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Rytis Beresnevicius
FAA downgrades Malaysia to Category 2 safety rating

After commencing an audit of the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) in April 2019, the FAA presented its findings to the Malaysian authorities in July 2019. In the latest developments, Malaysia's IASA rating has been downgraded to Category 2, restricting flight rights to the US of airlines registered in the country....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Malaysia and Singapore Airlines agree on partnership agreement

Two Asia-Pacific airlines have shaken their hands on an extensive partnership, including flying on a joint business agreement. Yet both Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines represent different airlines alliances, making a fairly huge conflict of interest....


Ruta Burbaite
Operation Matterhorn: Thomas Cook customers flown home on A380

Following the announcement of Thomas Cook’s bankruptcy on September 23, 2019, more than 600,000 holidaymakers found themselves without return flights home. The collapse of the tour operator left British authorities with a major task of repatriating more than 150,000 of its citizens. In response, the Civil Aviation Authority launched the UK's largest repatriation operation back to Britain in peacetime, known as "Operation Matterhorn...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Japan Airlines to potentially purchase Malaysia Airlines stake

Malaysia Airlines, which has been running under constant losses, seems to have acquired another potential buyer, Japan Airlines:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Low-cost carrier boom in Asia (Part II)

As mainline carriers consolidate the market share in Asia-Pacific, somebody has to fill the void left in the market. This is where the carriers like IndiGo or AirAsia Group come in:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Asia’s air travel is booming but it shows troubling signs

Asia-Pacific has become the star of the show, as both Airbus and Boeing predicts that the demand for more capacity at the region will flourish in the next 20 years. While the region is already growing at an unprecedented pace, it's showing very troubling signs: ...


Ruta Burbaite
Malaysia Airlines turns to Morgan Stanley in recovery scramble

Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund has hired Morgan Stanley to explore strategic options for Malaysia Airlines, including a potential stake sale, as part of a recovery plan for the country’s struggling flag carrier. The move is the latest in a scramble to turn around the loss-making airline as speculation on potential buyers and conflicting views regarding how the carrier’s woes should be dealt with continue....


Ruta Burbaite
AirAsia to take over struggling Malaysia Airlines?

Recent reports in the Malaysian news media indicate the ailing national carrier Malaysia Airlines may be put up for sale or possibly taken over by its low-cost competitor, AirAsia, unless the country’s government comes up with a feasible turnaround plan for the airline....


Zivile Zalagenaite
BREAKING | Dutch authorities name four suspects in MH17 crash

The Dutch authorities are charging four suspects in Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash case, the joint investigation team (JIT) reveals, noting that the move marks the beginning of the Dutch criminal proceedings....


AeroTime Team
Malaysia Airlines could be sold, shut or refinanced by government

Malaysia Airlines might be facing an uncertain future, as the country’s government is reportedly weighting in to shut, sell or refinance the national carrier. The news comes two weeks after the airline has revealed its latest annual financial results, calling the year 2018 “challenging”....