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Airlines to cut fuel surcharges on international routes in December

Airlines to cut fuel surcharges on international routes in December

Seoul: South Korean airlines will lower their fuel surcharges on international routes in December to mirror a fall in jet fuel prices, industry sources said Monday. The surcharges for one-way tickets on long-haul international routes will be capped at 37,700 won ($32.40) next month, down one notch from November. If the average jet fuel price […]

MH360 air-turn back due to landing gear issue: Malaysia Airlines

MH360 air-turn back due to landing gear issue: Malaysia Airlines

Putrajaya: Malaysia Airlines flight MH360, which departed from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday evening, experienced an air-turn back due to a landing gear issue. In a statement today, Malaysia Airlines said the operating captain made a decision to return to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in the interest of passengers’ safety. “The aircraft landed […]

Seoul: 6 Russian military aircraft intrude into S. Korea’s air defense zone

Seoul: 6 Russian military aircraft intrude into S. Korea’s air defense zone

  Seoul:  Six Russian military aircraft violated South Korea’s air defense identification zone on Tuesday, prompting the Air Force to scramble fighter jets to turn them back, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. An A-50 early-warning aircraft, three SU-27 fighter jets and two TU-95 bombers entered the Korean Air Defense Identification Zone (KADIZ) four […]

World’s largest underwater theme park opens in Bahrain

World’s largest underwater theme park opens in Bahrain

By Habib Toumi Manama: The world’s largest underwater theme park, Dive Bahrain, was officially opened on Friday. The initial phase of the project has been completed recently by submerging a 70-meter long decommissioned and specially prepared Boeing 747, 20-22 meters below the water North of Bahrain, to become the first attraction of the 100,000 m2 […]

Egyptians on a hijacked plane: what troubled them the most?

Egyptians on a hijacked plane: what troubled them the most?

Egypt’s state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram got in touch with one of the Egyptians who were on board the EgyptAir hijacked flight, which landed on Cyprus, as he recounted his experience and the reactions he witnessed from other passengers. Abdallah El-Ashmawy, a doctor and assistant lecturer at the University of Alexandria, described the “painful experience” as “a […]

Hijacked EgyptAir plane lands in Cyprus

Hijacked EgyptAir plane lands in Cyprus

An EgyptAir plane has been hijacked and has landed at Larnaca airport in Cyprus. Egypt’s Ahram Newspaper reported that that this flight was intended as an internal flight from Burj Al-Arab airport in Alexandria to the capital Cairo. Egyptian government reports that the plane was taken over by at least one armed hijacker. They asked for […]

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