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AseanPlus News 17 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Vietnamese airlines get access to US market

HANOI: Vietnamese airlines will be able to fly to the United States and codeshare with American carriers after the US Federal Aviation Admi­nistration declared the South-East Asian country complies with international safety standards.

Business 12 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Pilots’ strike leaves passengers stranded after holiday in Asia

SINGAPORE: A shortage of pilots has caused chaos for thousands of passengers during peak travel season in the region, as cockpit crew complaining of overwork extended a strike at Taiwan’s biggest carrier to a fourth day.

Corporate News 11 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Philippine Airlines plans strong comeback

KUALA LUMPUR: Although it was the first established airline in the region, Philippine Airlines (PAL) has experienced ups and downs in its 78-year history – but now hopes to re-establish itself as a forerunner to those travelling to key cities in North America.

Nation 08 Feb 2019 | 5:52 AM

Perak govt looking to set up new international airport

IPOH: The Perak government is working on a setting up a new international airport, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.

TECH 10 Jan 2019 | 11:00 PM

Low-cost airline Norwegian to launch free WiFi for long-haul flights

Norwegian Air Shuttle is launching a first-class service on its low-cost airline – with the rollout of free WiFi on long-haul flights.

Corporate News 27 Dec 2018 | 11:46 AM

Vinci swoops in on Gatwick Airport with US$3.7billion acquisition

LONDON (Bloomberg): Vinci SA agreed to acquire control in Gatwick Airport for £2.9bil (US$3.7bil) as the French construction company jumped on the chance to add a major London hub to its aviation portfolio.

Business 01 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Air France-KLM CEO pledges ambitious approach as profit drops

PARIS: Air France-KLM group chief executive officer Ben Smith pledged to pursue an “ambitious and innovative strategy” after the carrier posted lower earnings in its first results under his leadership.

TECH 25 Oct 2018 | 12:12 PM

Millions of passengers hit in worst ever airline data hack

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said a hacker accessed personal information of 9.4 million customers, becoming the target of the world’s biggest airline data breach.

TECH 13 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

These airlines help flyers meditate and zone out in the clouds

Virgin Australia is the latest airline to launch a meditation programme on their in-flight entertainment system, to help flyers find a bit of zen 35,000 feet (10.7km) in the air.

Nation 23 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Boosting aviation standards

Newly minted Mavcom executive chairman Dr Nungsari Ahmad Radhi aims at turning Malaysia into an important regional aviation hub while protecting consumer rights.