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Malaysia Airlines plane flew in wrong direction

Malaysia Airlines has said it is investigating a Christmas Day mix-up that sent a plane flying in the wrong direction after it left Auckland, in the latest incident to hit the carrier. Media reports said that eight minutes into the flight, the pilot of the

Star Wars takes flight with Emirates airline

The world is going crazy over the latest Star Wars movie and Emirates airline was quick to join the frenzy with a unique package for passengers. Starting next month, the first six of the Star Wars films will be available on the carrier’s in-flight entertainment

Air New Zealand lands in Houston

Air New Zealand launched new non-stop flights between Auckland International Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston this month. The city welcomed the carrier with a performance on the tarmac from a kapa haka group featuring Air New Zealand staff. Air New Zealand will

Mahan Air plane crashes into barrier at Istanbul airport

A Mahan Air Airbus A310-300, performing flight W5-112 from Tehran Imam Khomeini (Iran) to Istanbul (Turkey) with about 150 people on board, had safely landed on Ataturk Airport’s runway 05 and taxied to the apron, stand S6, but failed to stop on the stand, about

Qatar launches first U.S. Airbus 350 flights

Qatar Airways becomes the first commercial airline to fly the Airbus A350 to the United States this month. The Gulf carrier was the global launch customer of the new state-of-the-art aircraft, flying the jet to Europe, Asia and the Americas. The airline’s fleet of seven

Beechcraft crash in India kills all 10 aboard

A small Indian Border Security Force plane crashed shortly after takeoff in the Indian capital on Tuesday, killing all 10 people aboard. A spokesman for the border force said an investigation into the cause of the crash was under way. The plane, a Beechcraft Super

Malaysia’s first Sharia-compliant airline launched flights

Malaysia’s first Sharia-compliant airline launched flights on Sunday, following the tenets of Islamic law that ban alcohol, allow only halal foodstuffs, and require women to cover their hair. Rayani Air’s first service, from the capital Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, a popular holiday destination, followed rules