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Vistara and Singapore Airlines launch Frequent Flyer Programme partnership

It was inevitable. Singapore Airlines and Vistara (Tata-SIA) have announced a partnership between their KrisFlyer and Club Vistara frequent flyer programmes. The partnership enables KrisFlyer members to earn and redeem miles on Vistara flights and Club Vistara members can earn and redeem points on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights. The accrual of miles and points for members of both frequent …

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Malaysia Airlines says website intact after hacker attack

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-400 9M-MMD Penang Bayan Lepas Int'l Airport.

National carrier Malaysia Airlines suffered a DNS poisoning attack where visitors who typed in the airline’s website address www.malaysiaairlines.com were re-directed to a hacker site. However the carrier said all the passenger data remains secure. In a statement the airline said At this stage, Malaysia Airlines’ web servers are intact. The airline has resolved the issue with its service provider …

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Malaysia Airlines equips its A330 pilots with iPad Air electronic flight bags

Malaysia Airlines implements electronic flight bag from Lufthansa Systems with Airbus Flysmart application.

National carrier, Malaysia Airlines is equipping its Airbus A330 fleet with electronic flight bags consisting of Apple’s iPad Air tablets installed with electronic navigation charts from Lufthansa Systems and integrating the Airbus Flysmart application. The iPad will replace the bulky hard copy charts, route navigation, and other information with a paperless cockpit solution containing all the information required for routes …

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Singapore Airlines introduces Taittinger Prelude Champagne in business class

Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus Cuvée NV tasting notes

Singapore Airlines is now serving the Prelude “Grands Crus” from the world renowned Champagne house, Taittinger, one of the few remaining family-owned Champagne houses. Prelude “Grands Crus” is comprises only cuvée (first pressing) and is a blend of 50% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs (Avize, Le Mesnil sur Oger) and 50% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims area …

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Seat-belt warning. Mumbai bound A380 suffers injuries during turbulence

Bangalore Aviation has always promoted the wearing of seat-belts when seated on-board an aircraft. An incident on-board a Mumbai bound flight highlights our safety campaign. On Saturday October 18, 2014, at around 21:30 IST (16:00Z) approximately 30 minutes before arrival, a Singapore Airlines A380-800 9V-SKJ performing flight SQ424 from Singapore to Mumbai with 408 passengers and 25 crew on-board, suffered …

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China Airlines receives first Boeing 777-300ER featuring “family couch” economy seat

China Airlines' first Boeing 777-300ER B-18051.

Taiwan’s China Airlines’ first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft has landed at its home base of Taipei. Line number 1227, registration B-18051 is part of a 10 aircraft order. The carrier will induct two more 777-300ERs in October and November this year. The 777-300ERs will feature a new cabin product designed by award-winning Taiwanese architect Ray Chen. China Airlines will seat 358 …

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Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand alliance code-share flights on sale now

Star Alliance members Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand who announced an alliance in February, will launch their flights under the alliance from January 6, 2015. Tickets for their code-share flights are on sale now. The alliance will see the two airlines operating one daily round-trip flight each, between Singapore and Auckland, and Singapore Airlines operating a daily flight between …

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TigerAir offers exclusive special fares on Cleartip as part of partnership

Tigerair signs strategic distribution partnership with Cleartrip Also announces exclusive special fares for Cleartrip customers Singapore based budget airline Tigerair, has signed a strategic distribution partnership with on-line travel agent Cleartrip.com. To celebrate this partnership, Tigerair has announced one off special fares with limited sales period exclusively for Cleartrip customers starting at INR 5,499 for one-way travel to Singapore for …

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#MH17 – Count increased to 298. Aircraft first flew on same date of crash exactly 17 years ago

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash 9M-MRD Engine Debris July 17, 2014 Boeing 777-200ER

On the ill-fated flight MH17 which crashed in eastern Ukraine while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines has increased the POB (persons on board) count from 295 to 298. This would imply a full flight given the seating capacity on board Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777-200ERs are 282; 35 in business class, 247 in economy. Nationalities of persons on …

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#MH17 – Malaysia Airlines releases official statement

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER 9M-MRL. Sister of 9M-MRO which crashed #MH370 and 9M-MRD which crashed #MH17.

Malaysia Airlines has released a statement at 12:30am local July 18, (16:30Z July 17) regarding flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that has disappeared presumed crashed on July 17, 2014. Media Statement 1 MH17 Incident Released at 12:30am/18 July 2014 Malaysia Airlines confirms it received notification from Ukrainian ATC that it had lost contact with flight MH17 at 1415 …

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Malaysia Airlines decommissions it’s Boeing 737-400 fleet

Last Saturday, Malaysia Airlines operated the last flights of it’s 737-400 fleet. The airline has now decommissioned the last of it’s 737-400 fleet. The -400 is being replaced by the newer 737-800 series in the airlines fleet. The Boeing 737-400 was part of the “Classic Series” of the 737. The 737-400 launched in 1985 to fill the gap between the 737-300 and the …

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Exclusive videos: Singapore Air’s A380 gets water cannon salute at Delhi

Yesterday, Singapore Airlines commenced the first scheduled commercial Airbus A380 service to India when it landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi airport. The aircraft was welcomed by the traditional water cannon salute customary to every first flight to an airport. View our exclusive videos and photos. Exclusive video of Singapore Airlines first A380 landing at New Delhi airport [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sj29hgSBoU” …

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Videos of Asiana Airlines’ new A380 – from production to delivery

Asiana Airlines first Airbus A380 HL7625. Photo copyright Airbus S.A.S.

Airbus delivered to Korea’s Asiana Airlines the airline’s first A380 superjumbo yesterday. We present a series of five videos for your enjoyment on this aircraft registration HL7625. Above is the “best of” video highlighting the special delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France which included a performance by two young Korean musicians living in France, along with a dance presentation symbolising the …

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SriLankan Airlines becomes first oneworld member from Indian sub-continent

SriLankan A330 in oneworld livery

National carrier SriLankan Airlines (UL) has become the first carrier from the Indian sub-continent to join the oneworld alliance of airlines. The carrier joins Cathay Pacific Airways, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Jordian Airlines and Qatar Airways from Asia, Australia’s Qantas, airberlin, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and S7 Airlines from Europe, American Airlines and US Airways from the USA, and …

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ATC recording: #MH192 incident – ground vehicle clears runway seconds before emergency landing

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800(WL), aircraft registration 9M-MXJ performing flight MH192 from Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia to Bangalore, India faced some anxious moments when returning back to KL after suffering a burst tyre emergency. Radar track of MH192 [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBMQyMYwe6o” width=”640″ height=”480″ controls=”no” rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes”] As per an airline statement, soon after take-off at 10:09pm (14:09 UTC) from Kuala Lumpur …

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New pings give cautious certainty in search for #MH370

Map of ping locations found by Australian ship Ocean Shield and Chinese ship Hai Xun 01. Malaysia Airlines #MH370

In his daily briefing earlier today, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, who is leading Australia’s search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 made a telling statement “I’m now optimistic. We’ll find the aircraft or what’s left of the aircraft in the not too distant future.” His optimism in over a month of uncertainty was based on the fresh signals …

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