Korean Air’s Cho quits as macadamia outburst prompts criticism

Heather Cho, Vice President of Korean Air Lines Co. Heather Cho, daughter of Korean Air Lines Co. Chairman Cho Yang Ho, resigned after her decision to remove an employee from a plane over the service of macadamia nuts created a public backlash. Cho, 40, had been the vice president for cabin service and catering at the Seoul-based airline. Her father presided over the meeting … [Read more...]

China unveils sophisticated stealth fighter aircraft

A Chinese J-31 stealth fighter performs at the Airshow China 2014 in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong province on November 11, 2014. Photo: AFP China unveiled a sophisticated new stealth fighter jet at an air show on Tuesday, a show of muscle during a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama for an Asia-Pacific summit China hopes the much-anticipated J-31 stealth aircraft, … [Read more...]

How flight attendants are trained in Vietnam

A classy uniform, well made-up face, and bright smile are the assets of showy air hostesses in Vietnam, but not many people know they have to break a sweat to be able to present such a flashy image. Besides serving food to each passenger, an air hostess has to take care of passengers before themselves if a flight faces trouble. It is a well-paid but hard job. They have … [Read more...]

Heads roll in Russia as more details emerge of Total crash

Top Russian airport officials quit on Thursday as more employees were detained over the Moscow plane crash that killed the CEO of French oil giant Total. The driver of the snowplough that collided with Total boss Christophe de Margerie's plane as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport late Monday was also ordered to be held for two months behind bars for further … [Read more...]

North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle

WASHINGTON, Oct 21 - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family in Ohio, the White House said on Tuesday. Spokesman Josh Earnest said the United States welcomed the move, but pressed Pyongyang to free the two remaining Americans. "While this is a positive decision ... we remain focused on the … [Read more...]

US air drops, Turkey boost Kurd battle against jihadists

MURSITPINAR, Turkey - Kurds battling jihadists for the Syrian border town of Kobane welcomed a first US airdrop of weapons on Monday as neighbouring Turkey said it will help Iraqi Kurds to support the fight. In an apparent bid to cut Kobane off from Turkey, two suicide car bombings struck the north of the town facing the border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, … [Read more...]

MH17 crash: Dutch minister says passenger ‘wore oxygen mask’

Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans has said that one of the 298 people killed in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine was found wearing an oxygen mask. MH17 crash: Dutch experts to publish preliminary report MH17 crash: Dutch PM rules out military mission to secure site MH17 plane crash: Ukraine rebels give up 'black boxes' MH17 plane crash: … [Read more...]

Airlines told to change cockpit screens in Boeing planes

Airlines have been ordered to replace or modify the cockpit display units fitted to hundreds of Boeing jets. Airlines face having to replace the display screens in affected aircraft The US air safety regulator said that tests had indicated that mobile phone and computer signals could cause the screens to go blank. The affected planes are typically fitted with several … [Read more...]

Hong Kong students take democracy protest to leader’s home

More than 2,000 people marched on the residence of Hong Kong's leader Thursday night as students escalated their protest action against China's refusal to grant the city full democracy. Students march to the Government House in Hong Kong on September 25, 2014 to push the Chief Executive to acknowledge their grievances. Student groups are spearheading a civil disobedience … [Read more...]