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World 06 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Plane stuck in mud keeps Angkor Wat airport shut

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's Siem Reap airport, gateway to the famed Angkor Wat temples, was closed on Wednesday after a Vietnam Airlines Airbus 320 slid off the runway and got stuck in the mud, officials said.

World 06 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Plane stuck in mud keeps Angkor Wat airport shut

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's Siem Reap airport, gateway to the famed Angkor Wat temples, was closed on Wednesday after a Vietnam Airlines Airbus 320 slid off the runway and got stuck in the mud, officials said.

AseanPlus News 27 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shelving the past to forge ahead 30 years after Vietnam war

In the last days before the fall of Saigon, Nguyen Thanh Trung was a pilot with a mission to bomb the Presidential Palace and the US Embassy. Thirty years later, his ambition is to pilot the first direct Vietnam Airlines flight to the United States.

Business 27 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Foreign news in brief

News briefs, including that Singapore's fourth largest conglomerate, SembCorp Industries Ltd, said yesterday it would book a S$200mil provision after losing an appeal over a ship conversion contract in a London court, triggering a 2% slide in its share price.

Business 26 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Vietnam government to pay 15 percent of Airbus deal

The Vietnamese government will subsidize 15 percent of the national air carrier's plan to buy 10 new Airbus SAS planes as part of its 10-year expansion, state-controlled media reported Friday.

Nation 22 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Successful heart op for baby from Vietnam

No words could describe the happiness of Vietnamese couple Ngo Ha Nam, 34, and his wife, Pham Thi Hao, 32, when their baby son underwent a successful operation to correct a congenital heart defect at the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Kuala Lumpur.

Business 16 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Air France launches direct flights to Vietnam

Air France said Friday it has launched direct flights to Vietnam, becoming the first European air carrier to have nonstop service to the Communist country.

Business 10 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Foreign carriers increase frequency

MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said 31% of the 35 foreign passenger carriers have increased their frequency effective this month.

Business 04 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Passenger traffic growing, say Asia-Pacific airlines

THE Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said international passenger traffic continued to recover in November last year with revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) rising by 4.5% .

Nation 27 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bangladeshi held after airline lodges terror report

A 38-year-old Bangladeshi was arrested on Christmas Day shortly after an airline lodged a police report that its aircraft may come under a terror attack at KL International Airport.