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Update: A code has been found on wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island last night, adding weight to the view that it belongs to a Boeing 777 – potentially the missing flight MH370. A two-metre-long (6ft) piece of wreckage washed up on the French Indian Ocean island, which sits 370 miles east [...]
Malaysia is calling for an international tribunal to be set up in order to prosecute those suspected of having shot down flight MH17 last year. The plane, which had been flying over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, is believed to have been taken down by anti-aircraft missiles. Separatist leaders have denied [...]
Malaysia Airlines flight MH 148 bound for Kuala Lumpur has been forced to turn back to Melbourne after a fire broke out in its engine shortly after take off. The passenger AirbusA330 had to circle around Melbourne airspace for nearly an hour after issuing a squawk 1256, but touched down an hour ago. [...]
Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said today that in the absence of any fresh leads, it will abandon the underwater search for lost Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The search operation, in the southern Indian Ocean, was expanded from 60,000 to 120,000 square kilometres of the ocean floor in April, but has yet to yield [...]
Malaysia Airlines has started a “hard reset” of its business, which could include as many as 6,000 job losses, as it struggles to keep running. Last week the troubled carrier, which suffered two major tragedies last year, entered a pre-pack administration as it transitions to a new company, Malaysia Airlines Berhad. PwC Malaysia's [...]
The website of troubled carrier Malaysia Airlines has been hacked by Lizard Squad, the group which previously claimed responsibility for taking down Sony’s PlayStation gaming network. The airline's website shows a picture of a lizard in a top hat used by the hacker group. In the message it claims to be the “official cyber caliphate” [...]
London Mayor Boris Johnson may be used to a political dust up, but he was faced with what sounds like a rather more physical session on his flight home last night. Johnson, who has been in Malaysia as part of a tour of Asia, was flying from Kuala Lumpur when a fellow passenger started to [...]
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was hit by numerous “high-energy objects” that “pierced the plane at high speed”, according to a report published by the Dutch Safety Board this morning. The Boeing 777-200 broke up in the air as a result of the objects which “penetrated the aircraft from outside”, the report said. There were [...]
Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the state-owned Malaysian investor buying out embattled carrier Malaysia Airlines, has announced plans to cut 6,000 staff at the airline – about a third of its 20,000-strong workforce – as part of a radical restructuring. Shares in Malaysia Airlines were suspended from trading on the Malaysian stock exchange before the announcement. Khazanah [...]
Malaysia Airlines could face a complete overhaul of its business. Khazanah Nasional, the Malaysian government's strategic investment fund, already owns 69.4 per cent of the company, but now it has proposed buying the remaining stock for 0.27 ringgit per share. If the purchase goes ahead, the airline will be delisted. Early morning trading [...]
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