Fool me once, shame on you; fly civilains over a war-zone twice, shame on Malaysian Airlines. In what is perhaps the most incredulous news of today (aside from Kerry's belief that he will make a difference in Gaza) is, as BNO reports, a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane flying from Kuala Lumpur to London flew over Syria on Sunday... The U.S.
The dispute between America's three major domestic airlines — American, Delta, and United — and the Middle Eastern trio of Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways is heating up. This feud is far more than your average business argument. "This is really about what the future of US international air travel will look like," Airways News senior business analyst Vinay Bhaskara told Business Insider.
Today, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews delivered remarks at the 2016 Footwear Distributors and Retailers Association (FDRA) Executive Summit. During his remarks, Deputy Secretary Andrews stressed the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and how the trade agreement would ensure our nation’s competitiveness in the 21st century global economy.
Airlines including Deutsche Lufthansa AG and KLM said they will avoid flying over eastern Ukraine after the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet, while Delta Air Lines Inc. is staying away from the whole country.
Lufthansa, which has its main hub in Frankfurt, is diverting flights, according to a spokesman, Thomas Janchow. KLM, whose booking codes were shared on Malaysian Air Flight 17, said “as a precautionary measure KLM avoids flying over the concerned territory,” according to the Dutch carrier.
OTTAWA — A year after a Malaysian Airlines flight crashed in Ukraine, killing 298 people, sorrow runs deep and many questions linger.
RCMP Insp. Tony McCulloch, a forensic expert, helped shattered families begin healing in the days after the disaster by assisting with the grim task of matching names on the passenger manifest with human remains.
The plane, heading to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, came down in strife-ridden eastern Ukraine near the Russian border. It carried 196 Dutch nationals, sending a country into mourning.