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Malaysia corrects last words from Flight MH370

Malaysia's civil aviation department said late Monday the last words spoken by one of pilots of missing Flight MH370 were "Good night Malaysian three seven zero", and not the more casual "All right, good night" originally reported.

Malaysia corrects last words from Flight MH370
Undersea volcanoes, huge seas complicate MH370 search
Undersea volcanoes, huge seas complicate MH370 search

Searchers racing to find flight MH370's "black box" face daunting hurdles ranging from undersea volcanoes to mountainous seas as they operate in one of Earth's most remote locations.

Undersea volcanoes, huge seas complicate MH370 search
Two objects spotted possibly related to MH370: Australia
Two objects spotted possibly related to MH370: Australia

Two objects possibly related to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been sighted, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday in a potential breakthrough.

Two objects spotted possibly related to MH370: Australia
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Why didn't missing jet passengers use their cellphones?

In the age of smartphones and social media, one question surrounding the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner is why none of the passengers tried to contact relatives, as they did during the 9/11 attacks.

Why didn't missing jet passengers use their cellphones?
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Air Arabia launches Sharjah-Shymkent flight

Airline company Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s largest low-cost carrier, has launched the flight Sharjah-Shymkent on March 16.

Air Arabia launches Sharjah-Shymkent flight
Boeing joining Malaysia crash investigation
Boeing joining Malaysia crash investigation

Boeing said Monday it has joined an official US team investigating the still-mysterious disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines 777 aircraft, feared to have plunged into the Gulf of Thailand.

Boeing joining Malaysia crash investigation
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Kazakhstan’s Air Astana to perform chartered flights to Turkey

The reason behind the decision to start chartered flights is lowering demand for direct and transit flights both within Kazakhstan and to Russia and Ukraine.

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana to perform chartered flights to Turkey
Struggling Australian carrier Qantas to axe 5,000 jobs
Struggling Australian carrier Qantas to axe 5,000 jobs

Struggling Australian carrier Qantas Thursday said it will axe 5,000 jobs, defer aircraft deliveries and freeze growth at Asian offshoot Jetstar in a major shake-up after deep first-half losses, warning of more pain to come.

Struggling Australian carrier Qantas to axe 5,000 jobs
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80 Kazakhstan travel agencies to claim damages from Turkish companies

78 Kazakhstan travel agencies have requested the General Prosecutor's Office to assist them in claiming damages from Turkish companies over disrupted tours in 2013.

80 Kazakhstan travel agencies to claim damages from Turkish companies
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Kazakhstan to launch another airline: President Nazarbayev

We are interested in Bombardier’s entering the Kazakh market. In this context we plan to launch Air Kazakhstan airline to perform domestic flights: Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan to launch another airline: President Nazarbayev
Ethiopian plane forced to Geneva, hijacker arrested: police
Ethiopian plane forced to Geneva, hijacker arrested: police

An Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome was on Monday hijacked and forced to land in Geneva, where the hijacker has been arrested.

Ethiopian plane forced to Geneva, hijacker arrested: police
Missing Nepal passenger plane found, no survivors: official
Missing Nepal passenger plane found, no survivors: official

Nepalese police discovered the wreckage of a plane carrying 18 people that had gone missing one day earlier in the country's mountainous west, but no survivors have been found.

Missing Nepal passenger plane found, no survivors: official
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Devaluation may drive airline tickets up in Kazakhstan

Airlines are adjusting their ticket prices to the new exchange rate of the tenge.

Devaluation may drive airline tickets up in Kazakhstan
Myanmar carrier to boost international routes with lease deal
Myanmar carrier to boost international routes with lease deal

Myanmar's national carrier on Tuesday signed a deal to lease 10 Boeing aircraft worth nearly $1 billion that will ply international routes in a bid to tap booming tourism as the once-reclusive country opens up to the world.

Myanmar carrier to boost international routes with lease deal
Turkish F-16s scrambled for 'drunken' Sochi hijack attempt
Turkish F-16s scrambled for 'drunken' Sochi hijack attempt

Turkey scrambled two F-16 jets Friday to force down an airliner from Ukraine when an apparently drunk would-be hijacker ordered it to Sochi where the Winter Olympics opening ceremony was underway.

Turkish F-16s scrambled for 'drunken' Sochi hijack attempt
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Kazakhstan to rely on its own airlines to fly tourists to Turkey this coming summer

Back in June 2013 due to bankruptcy of Turkey-based Sky airline and financial hardships of the Turkish Qualitum tourism, over 1000 Kazakhstanis faced problems returning to their homeland.

Kazakhstan to rely on its own airlines to fly tourists to Turkey this coming summer
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Air Canada suspends ticket sales in Venezuela

Air Canada suspended ticket sales in Venezuela on Friday, adding to a rising number of airlines protesting a government devaluation of the local currency just for travellers.

Air Canada suspends ticket sales in Venezuela
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Turkey considers compensating Kazakhstan for spoilt vacation

The Turkish government is ready to consider Kazakhstan’s claims against Turkish Qualitum Tour company.

Turkey considers compensating Kazakhstan for spoilt vacation
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Sri Lanka bars Australian luxury hotelier in flag spat

Sri Lankan authorities barred the Australian owner of one of the world's most exclusive hotels from returning to his adopted homeland Tuesday for flying the national flag upside down, officials said.

Sri Lanka bars Australian luxury hotelier in flag spat
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BA airplane wing strikes Johannesburg airport building

A British Airways airplane carrying 202 people struck an office building at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport with its wing while taxiing for take-off Sunday, injuring four.

BA airplane wing strikes Johannesburg airport building