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Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff after disaster

BBC online Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two disasters this year. The reduction in staff numbers represents around 30% of its workforce of 20,000. The airline will become completely state owned, and a new chief executive will eventually be put in place. Investigators continue to hunt for flight MH370, ... Read More »

United Airways flight averts mid-air collision in Kolkata

An aircraft of United Airways with 148 passengers on board narrowly averted a mid-air collision with another aircraft in Kolkata airspace while heading to Dhaka from Oman’s capital Muscat on Monday morning, reports India’s NDTV. The incident took place around 8.30 Monday morning. Captain Ariful Islam of United Airways told NDTV that his plane almost came within “visual distance” of ... Read More »

350 tourists get stranded at St Martin due to inclement weather

Cox’s Bazar Correspondent Some 350 local and foreign tourists have got stranded at St Martin’s Island in Cox’s Bazar due to inclement weather in the Bay of Bengal. It is learnt that the stranded tourists are facing great difficulties over their food and accommodation. All the tourists are now waiting at St Martin to return to Teknaf. Since the Bay ... Read More »

BA to continue flying over Iraq

BBC Online British Airways flights will continue to fly over Iraq despite concerns over the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, its chief executive has said. Willie Walsh told the Financial Times: “We fly over Iraq because we consider it safe. If we thought Iraq was unsafe we would not fly over Iraq.” Qantas has become the latest airline ... Read More »

Airline group IAG moves into profit

BBC Online British Airways owner IAG has moved into profit for the first half of the year after an improved performance from its Spanish airline, Iberia. The group made a pre-tax profit of 155m euros ($207m; £123m), compared with a 177m-euro loss a year ago. Iberia, which has been loss-making for a number of years, made an operating loss of ... Read More »

US-Bangla Airlines’ domestic flight inaugurated Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Wednesday inaugurated the domestic flight of US-Bangla Airlines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The flights of the airlines on Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Jessore routes will, however, start operating on Thursday. Addressing the inaugural function, the minister asked the airlines companies to ensure safety and improved services for passengers before making profits. ... Read More »

Missing MH370 :New search area announced

BBC online A new search area for the missing Malaysian plane has been announced by the Australian government after further analysis of satellite data. The search will now shift south to focus on an area 1,800km (1,100 miles) off the west coast of Australia, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss confirmed. Flight MH370 vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing ... Read More »

Biman employees to gherao MD office June 30 Employees of Biman Bangladesh Airlines have threatened to lay a siege to the office of the Managing Director on June 30 to press home for their six-point demand including formation of a the organisation’s organogram and introducing uniform allowance. Biman Sramik League president Moshikur Rahman came up with the announcement at a rally in front of the Biman Head ... Read More »

Malaysia Airlines losses worsen on MH370 disappearance

Malaysia Airlines has seen its losses widen after Flight 370 vanished over two months ago, raising questions about the future of the 76-year-old carrier, reports BBC Online. The company’s net loss rose by 59% to 443m ringgit ($138m; £82m) in the January-to-March period, marking its fifth straight quarter of losses. The firm attributed it to “tough operating conditions” and “negative ... Read More »

Menon for picking Biman MD from local professionals

Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Sunday emphasised finding out a local person for appointing as the managing director of the national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines. He came up with the suggestion at a meeting with the Biman high-ups at its headquarters, Balaka. “We want to pick a person from the country, if we fail to ... Read More »