Malaysia Airlines to change name to boost reputation

Reeling under the pressure of two catastrophic aviation tragedies, Malaysia Airlines is mulling a name change and restructuring of routes in a bid to repair its reputation, a media report has said.The Malaysian flag carrier, majority-owned by the government, is likely to change its name as part of a radical overhaul and also seek new investors to rebuild its business after two major tragedies within six months killing 537 people,

Australia sends plane to bring back MH17 victims

Australia Tuesday sent a C-17 military plane to the Netherlands to bring back the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which crashed in Ukraine last Thursday. The heavy-lift transport plane took off from its base in the Middle East and is heading for the Dutch city of Eindhoven, where the Netherlands’ second-largest airport is located, Xinhua reported. Prime Minister Tony Abbot Tuesday announced the launch of ‘Operation Bring Them

Malaysia Airlines to refund cancellations after MH17

Malaysia Airlines said it would offer full refunds to customers who want to cancel their tickets in the wake of the MH17 disaster, just months after the carrier suffered another blow when flight MH370 disappeared. Passengers can change or cancel their tickets without financial penalty until Thursday for travel throughout the rest of the year, the struggling national airline said. “In light of the MH17 incident, Malaysia Airlines will be waiving any

Chinese ship searching for MH370 picks 'pulse' signal

China’s official news agency says a Chinese ship that is part of the multinational search effort looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 has detected a “pulse signal” in southern Indian Ocean waters. The report says a black box detector deployed by the vessel, Haixun 01, picked up a signal at 37.5Hz per second on Saturday at around 25 degrees south latitude and 101 degrees east longitude. The report

Malaysian GP to hold minute's silence for MH370

Malaysian Grand Prix (Malaysian GP) organisers will hold a minute`s silence before this weekend`s race as a mark of respect for victims of the MH370 plane disaster, a senior official told. Teams and spectators will fall quiet just before Sunday`s Formula One grand prix to honour the 239 people who were on board the Malaysian Airlines jet when it disappeared on March 8. “There will be a tribute planned on

Mystery Malaysian Airlines jet MH370 went down in Indian Ocean

After 17 days of desperation and doubt over the missing Malaysian Airlines jet, the country’s officials said an analysis of satellite data points to a “heartbreaking” conclusion: Flight 370 met its end in the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean, and none of those aboard survived. The somber announcement late Monday by Prime Minister Najib Razak left unresolved many more troubling questions about what went wrong aboard the Boeing 777

Malaysian Airlines : Maldivians saw low flying plane

Maldives island residents saw a “low flying plane” of the morning of disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Maldivian news website Haveeru reported. Residents of the remote Maldives island of Kuda Huvadhoo said they saw a “low-flying plane” around 6.15 a.m. on March 8, the day when the flight disappeared, Xinhua quoted Haveeru as saying. It also said the residents reported that it was a white aircraft, with red

Formula One: Malaysia GP to go ahead despite jet saga

This month`s Malaysia GP will go ahead as planned despite the national crisis surrounding a missing airliner, but will be more subdued this year out of respect, the organiser said Monday. “People are not in the mood for an event like this. Everywhere, be it on radio, newspaper, TV or social media, it is all about finding MH370,” said Sepang International Circuit chief executive Razlan Razali. The race is set

India suspends search for missing Malaysian Airlines plane

India on Sunday put on hold its search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, at the request of the government in Kuala Lumpur, which wants to reassess the week-old hunt for the Boeing 777 that is now suspected of being hijacked reported Reuters. India had been searching in two areas, one around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and a second further west in the Bay of Bengal. Both searches have

Missing Malaysian Airlines plane sent signals to satellite for hours

A Malaysian Airlines plane sent signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it was still flying for hundreds of miles or more, a US official briefed on the search said Thursday. Six days after the plane with 239 people aboard disappeared, Malaysian authorities expanded their search westward toward India, saying the aircraft may have flown for several hours after its last contact with the

Missing Malaysian Airlines plane: China asks Malaysia to tell truth

Annoyed over conflicting reports about the missing Malaysian Airlines plane, China on Wednesday night asked Malaysia to verify rumours and share all information about the flight MH370 after official admission that it may have turned back and disappeared over the Straits of Malacca. “We have send requests to the Malaysian side through diplomatic channels, asking them to check up on rumours right away and inform China of all information available,” Foreign