Australian agency believes it can locate MH370 with ‘unprecedented precision’

By Tom Westbrook and Rozanna Latiff SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 : Australia’s main scientific agency said on Wednesday it believed with “unprecedented precision and certainty” that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea northeast of an area scoured in a fruitless two-year underwater search. The agency’s assertion is based on satellite pictures taken […]

US issues revised security directive to airlines worldwide

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Jul 14 : The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a revised directive to airlines around the world in response to requests that it clarify aviation security measures scheduled to begin taking effect next week, the agency said today. “This clarifying update will strengthen global aviation security and is a […]

EU demands urgent talks with Washington over airline laptop ban

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS, May 11 : The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension of a ban on passengers taking laptops into the cabins of commercial aircraft to include some European countries, saying any threats faced are common. The Trump administration is likely to extend the ban […]

TPG pulls out of SriLankan Airlines bid talks – airline chairman

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO, May 5 : US private equity firm TPG, one of three bidders short-listed to buy a 49 percent stake in state-owned SriLankan Airlines, has pulled out of talks about the potential acquisition, the chairman of the national carrier said. Sri Lanka has been looking to sell the minority stake in the […]

US airlines bumping fewer passengers, compensation varies

By David Shepardson and Grant Smith NEW YORK, Apr 12 : U.S. airlines are bumping passengers off flights at the lowest rate since 1995, a Reuters analysis of federal data showed on Tuesday, even as United Continental Holdings has kicked up a storm over the practice. Compelling ticketed passengers to give up a seat can […]

In airline laptop ban, some in Turkey see commercial agenda

By Ceyda Caglayan ISTANBUL, Mar 23 : As Istanbul builds a massive new airport and Turkish Airlines pursues aggressive route expansion, some in Turkey see the ban on large carry-on electronics on U.S. and Britain-bound flights as a ploy to undermine their aviation industry. The U.S. and British decisions to forbid devices bigger than a […]