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Oneworld awarded best airline alliance award


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) American business travel magazine "Global Traveler" has named global airline alliance 'Oneworld' as the best inter-airline network."The honour was granted to Oneworld for the second ... Read more...

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MotoGP: Simoncelli’s body returns to Italy


October 26th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 26 (IANS/AKI) The body of Italy's Marco Simoncelli, who died following a crash during in Malaysian Moto Grand Prix in Sepang, has arrived in Rome.The Malaysia Airlines flight ... Read more...

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Ireland’s leading airline opts for Indian solution


October 10th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 10 (IANS) Ireland's flag carrier Aer Lingus has entered into a contract with Technopark-headquartered IBS Software Services (IBS) here for help in planning and managing their cockpit and ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines bans babies from first class


June 30th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Malaysia Airlines has banned babies from first-class cabins after wealthy passengers complained they were not able to sleep peacefully during their flights, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines offers 80 percent discount on fares


May 14th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a bid to entice Indian travellers, Malaysia Airlines Saturday launched a promotion scheme offering 80 percent less airfare on bookings between May 16 and ... Read more...

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Indian tourists prefer upscale packages in Malaysia


August 13th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 13 (IANS) Malaysian tourism industry was Friday urged to create more upscale high-quality travel packages for visitors from India, China and Middle East. Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board chairman Victor Wee ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines to hire cabin crew from Frankfinn


July 15th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 15 (IANS) Malaysia Airlines will recruit cabin crew for its international operations from Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training in India. "The selected candidates will join the airline's cabin crew ... Read more...

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Malaysia to make visa access easier for Indian tourists


July 8th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 8 (ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has said that he has instructed the Immigration Department to facilitate the issuance of visas easier for Indians visitors.Najib said the ... Read more...

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Malaysia to make visas easier for Indians


July 8th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 8 (IANS) Malaysian immigration authorities have been instructed to facilitate the issuance of visas to make it easier for Indians to visit Malaysia, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday. Speaking ... Read more...

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South Korea’s Asiana named World’s Best Airline


May 21st, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 21 (ANI): South Korea's Asiana Airlines has been named the airline of the year at the annual World Airline Awards in Hamburg, Germany.The annual awards by Skytrax, based on ... Read more...

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Indian software firm develops programmes for four airlines


January 14th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) Four leading airlines have joined hands with IT firm IBS Software to launch an airline manpower management solution that will enable them to plan cost effective and efficient ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni on cloud nine after hearing her songs play on MAS planes


October 9th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 9 (ANI): France's First Lady Carla Bruni is delighted that Malaysian Airlines is playing her album on their planes.Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who returned home after ... Read more...

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Malaysian spiritual seeker who ‘went through bad karma in India’ leaves for home


September 12th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 11 (ANI): A Malaysian spiritual seeker, who landed in a Varanasi jail for violating Indian immigration laws, has finally left for home in Johor.After being released from jail on ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines opts for IBS crew management solution


June 30th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) IBS Software Services, a city-based IT solutions provider to travel, transportation and logistics industry, has signed an agreement with Malysia Airlines for providing a crew management solution, the ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines cuts fuel surcharge, lowers return fares


May 11th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Malaysia Airlines Monday announced a huge 53 percent reduction in the fuel surcharge, bringing down return fares from India to Malaysia to an all-inclusive Rs.16,528 from Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines chooses Kerala IT firm’s software


April 30th, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) MASholidays, the travel and leisure arm of Malaysia Airlines, has opted for the city-based IBS Software Services' tour management solution 'iFly Tour', the IT firm said here Thursday. ... Read more...

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Cathay Pacific named World’s best airline


April 6th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 6 (ANI): Cathay Pacific has been honoured with the title of the world's best airline at the annual Skytrax awards.The Hong Kong based airline has beaten world's most renowned ... Read more...

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GMR, Malaysia Airlines to set up aircraft repair facility


February 27th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) A GMR-led consortium that operates the city airport, and MAS Aerospace Engineering, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, have floated a 50:50 joint venture to set-up a maintenance, ... Read more...

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Malaysian women MPs accuse male colleagues of being sexist


February 24th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) Women members of the Malaysian parliament have submitted a memorandum to the presiding officers, complaining of sexist remarks against them by male members in the two ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines signs code-sharing pact with Jet Airways


February 18th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 18 (Xinhua) Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Wednesday signed a code-sharing agreement with Jet Airways and plans to seal a deal with it for a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) joint ... Read more...

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AirAsia boss Fernandez eyes Singapore Airlines


December 5th, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 5 (IANS) Malaysian budget airline AirAsia's ethnic Indian boss Tony Fernandez has said his long-term goal is to one day "take over" Singapore Airlines (SIA), the national airline of ... Read more...

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Flights to operate in Kuala Lumpur


December 2nd, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
29 flights has been opened yesterday between Singapore and Malaysia. The chain between the two cities linked up 60 per cent more than the day before. The firs departure was of Tiger Airways ... Read more...

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AirAsia cancels routes to Bangkok


November 27th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines cancelled their flights into and out of Bangkok after Thai authorities closed Suvarnabhumi International Airport. AirAsia, on its website, said all affected customers would automatically receive a refund via ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines places new Indian cuisine on flight menu


November 4th, 2008 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Chettinad chicken, Kerala vegetarian curry, Kodaikaanal mutton, vegetable rice biryani and other Indian cuisines are now part of Malaysia Airlines' new menu items.The airlines announced Tuesday that ... Read more...

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Airlines scrap agent’s commission, all tickets become costlier (Lead, changing dateline)


November 1st, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Airlines operating in India scrapped the five percent agent's commission on tickets, beginning Saturday, and replaced it with a transaction fee for all tickets, irrespective of whether ... Read more...

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Travel agents boycott airlines offering no commission


November 1st, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 1 (IANS) Air travel agents in Kerala Saturday stopped selling tickets of those airlines which withdrew the five percent agent's commission on tickets.Several air operators, looking for ways to cut ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines adds a tenth flight to Delhi


October 30th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS)Malaysia Airlines Thursday announced it will start yet another flight on the Delhi-Kuala Lumpur route as New Delhi was a "very important business gateway' for the flagship carrier.With ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways in code-share pact with Malaysia Airlines


September 15th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 15 (IANS) In order to give its passengers greater access to destinations in Asia, Etihad Airways - the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) - has entered into ... Read more...

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Now call Malaysian Airlines in Tamil too


July 15th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 15 (IANS) Malaysia Airlines customers can now contact its call centres and get their queries answered in Tamil too, in addition to Malay, English and Mandarin. The new service, ... Read more...

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Eva Air third airline to suspend Indian operations


May 15th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
By Varada Bhat Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Rising fuel costs coupled with the choice of destinations have forced Taiwan-based Eva Air to pull out of India, making it the third international carrier in ... Read more...

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Goan owner of AirAsia in battle to control Malaysian skies


May 6th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, May 6 (ANI): The Goan-Portuguese owner of the budget airliner AirAsia, Tony Fernandes, has announced two subsidised offers to counter Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Zero Fare campaign.Fernandes announced that AirAsia ... Read more...

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Australian police defend closing Perth airport


May 4th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin
DPA Sydney, May 4 (DPA) Australian authorities Sunday defended their decision to shut Perth's international airport terminal for 12 hours after a security alert that proved unfounded. The terminal was cleared Saturday after ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines offers Indians more Australian connections


March 5th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will offer Indian travellers seamless connectivity to over 60 Australian cities through a proposed interline agreement with Virgin Blue, the airline said Wednesday. "The ... Read more...

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Malaysians urged not to visit Pakistan


December 29th, 2007 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, Dec.29 (ANI): Malaysians have advised to postpone their intended visit to Pakistan in the wake of Benazir Bhuttos assassination. The Star quoted the acting Malaysian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Roseli Abdul, ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines sees India as the airline business market of the future


December 3rd, 2007 - 6:01 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, Dec.3 (ANI): Malaysia Airlines sees India as the next big market for the airline business, and hopes to expand its present five destinations in the country. Currently, the airline flies to ... Read more...

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