ARTICLES RELATING TO AIR TRAVEL

Emergency landing after cocaine bursts in drug mule's stomach

2014-07-28 09:26

A Virgin Atlantic flight was forced to make an emergency landing when the cocaine packages a passenger had been smuggling burst in his stomach.

Malaysia Airlines crew reel after disasters

2014-07-28 08:16

Jonathan Takom has been a Malaysia Airlines steward for 16 worry-free years, but after the carrier's loss of two planes and nearly 30 crew, when he touches down these days his anxious family calls to check he's safe.

First MH17 crash victims identified

2014-07-26 21:18

Forensic experts have identified the first of 298 people killed when flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine, the Dutch government says.

Air France ends diversion from Mali crash site

2014-07-25 20:03

Air France-KLM has ended a temporary precautionary measure which diverted its traffic away from the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airline.

Air France to avoid Mali crash site as "precaution"

2014-07-25 14:20

Air France-KLM is to avoid flying over the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airlines as a "precautionary measure", a spokesperson for the French group says.

Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

2014-07-25 08:51

Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, but industry analysts and safety experts say they can find no common themes.

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

2014-07-24 23:36

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing with 116 people on board, has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army co-ordinator in Ouagadougou says.

AS IT HAPPENED: Flight AH5017 crashes

2014-07-24 13:34
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Get the latest details as Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

First flight takes off from Kenya's new airport terminal

2014-07-23 10:34

A Kenya Airway's flight to Johannesburg has inaugurated the new terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which is expected to be fully operational by August.

Twin air disasters threaten Malaysian tourism push

2014-07-23 08:20

An unprecedented second major aviation disaster in four months could further associate Malaysia with calamity in the eyes of travellers, observers warn.

Top airlines cancel Tel Aviv flights

2014-07-22 21:16

Major US, European and Canadian airlines have cancelled flights to and from Israel after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near its main international airport in Tel Aviv.

6 of the deadliest airspaces airlines need to avoid

2014-07-22 12:21

The tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on the border of Ukraine and Russia last Thursday has opened up a whole new can of worms for nervous passengers.

Malaysia Airlines flies over Syrian airspace - Flightradar24

2014-07-21 14:19

Malaysia Airlines re-routed a Kuala Lumpur-to-London flight over Syrian airspace after its usual route over Ukraine was closed, flight tracking data showed on Monday.

SA visa regulations may create 'new black market'

2014-07-21 09:53

New visa regulations have introduced a number of financial pros and cons, for SA's economy, travellers, airlines and criminals alike.

Air India plane only 90 seconds away from MH17 tried to make contact

2014-07-21 09:11

An Air India plane flying less than 25 kilometres from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 when it was downed had tried to make contact with the pilots.

World Aids forum opens to tribute for plane dead

2014-07-20 16:12

A six-day world forum on Aids has got under way to tributes to six campaigners killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Malaysia very 'concerned' over crash site security

2014-07-19 14:43

Malaysia's transport minister says the country is "deeply concerned" that the site in Ukraine where a Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down with 298 people onboard "has not been properly secured".

Malaysia minister heads for Ukraine

2014-07-19 08:06

Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai will fly to the Ukraine capital of Kiev to ensure an investigating team gets safe access to the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Bizarre new version of Ukraine crash

2014-07-18 21:04

A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in which 298 people died.

Flight MH17: Missile likely fired from separatist-held area

2014-07-18 17:45

The Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed in Ukraine, killing 298 people, was "likely downed" by a surface-to-air missile launched from a separatist-held area, a US envoy says.

Drunk guy poses as airport security to pat down women

2014-07-18 15:14

In what must be one of the most desperate moves in history, a man pretended to be a TSA agent at a San Francisco airport just so that he could pat down women.

World Aids expert among victims of plane crash

2014-07-18 14:08

World-renowned Aids expert Joep Lange was among the victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine, his society says.

 

Ebola travels by plane to Nigeria

2014-07-28 11:38

A death in Nigeria shows Ebola can spread by air travel – West African airports take precautions.

Bad weather seen as probable cause of fatal Air Algerie crash

2014-07-28 08:19

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed 118 people on board, French officials have said.

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2014-07-27 16:00

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2014-07-25 15:47

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Officials doubt Air Algerie plane was attacked

2014-07-25 09:03

Investigators have concluded that the Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board broke apart when it hit the ground, French officials say, suggesting it was unlikely to have been attacked.

Family of 4 among victims of Air Algerie plane crash

2014-07-25 07:44

Canadian media says a Canadian family of four was among the victims of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali.

Missing Algerian plane in good condition

2014-07-24 20:06

An Air Algerie jet leased from a Spanish firm that has gone missing was checked recently and was in good condition.

European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

2014-07-24 09:30

European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights amid ongoing safety concerns

US Airways to resume Tel Aviv flights Thursday

2014-07-23 11:39

US Airways plans to resume its direct flights from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv after a temporary ban from federal authorities on flights to Israel amid an intensifying conflict with the Palestinians.

Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

2014-07-23 09:01

Airlines cancel flights to Israel after rocket falls near Tel Aviv airport

Netanyahu asks Kerry to help resume flights

2014-07-23 07:55

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked US Secretary of State John Kerry on to help restore commercial flights to Israel.

IATA says governments should lead review of airspace risks

2014-07-22 14:11

Governments should take the lead in reviewing how risk assessments for airspace are made, the head of the International Air Transport Association said.

Malaysia Airlines retires MH17 flight code, offers full refunds

2014-07-22 08:30

Malaysia Airlines announced that it will be retiring the flight number MH17 out of respect for the 298 people killed in a fatal crash last week.

'Game of Thrones' star denied entry to BA business lounge, responds with Twitter rant

2014-07-21 14:01

See why British Airways denied a Game of Thrones stars access to their business lounge and how the drama unfolded on Twitter.

SAA rated among the world’s best in airline catering

2014-07-21 09:26

The national carrier announced in a statement that it made it to the top ten in the World’s Best Business Class Airline Catering category at the 2014 World Airline Awards.

Mr Putin, send my children home - distraught mom

2014-07-20 21:51

A distraught, grieving mother has summed up a swelling mood of despair and anguish in the Netherlands at faltering efforts to repatriate the bodies of loved ones killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Interpol team heading to Kiev to help identify crash victims

2014-07-19 14:43

Investigators from the international policing organisation Interpol and its European counterpart Europol will go to Ukraine to help in the process of identifying victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Top Aids official says 6 colleagues on doomed plane

2014-07-19 08:23

International Aids Society president Francoise Barre-Sinoussi says six colleagues heading for a global conference in Melbourne were on a Malaysian plane that crashed over Ukraine, not 100 as reports suggested.

Plane crash could be Ukraine game changer

2014-07-18 22:47

The apparent downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and the loss of nearly 300 lives could be a game changer in the Ukraine crisis, piling pressure on key players, especially Russia.

Obama wants Ukraine cease-fire for MH17 probe

2014-07-18 19:09

US President Barack Obama has called for an immediate cease-fire in the Ukraine for a full investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Malaysian plane crash: 181 bodies recovered

2014-07-18 17:26

Rescuers have recovered as many as 181bodies so far at the site of the Malaysian airliner crash in eastern Ukraine, an official at Kiev’s foreign ministry says.

New flights added to fastjet network

2014-07-18 14:38

Low-cost pan-Africa airline fastjet has announce that it is increasing the number of flights to Mwanza ans Lusaka.

Malaysia Airlines deletes tweet sent shortly before MH17 went down

2014-07-18 13:49

Just a few hours before Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down on the border of, the carrier sent out an innocent tweet that suddenly turned grim.

 
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