Malaysia Airlines MH2718 Flight Incident

SIBU – Saturday, April 8th 2017: A Malaysia Airlines Flight MH2718 carrying 61 passengers and 6 crew members has skidded on the runway of Sibu Airport upon landing at 10:17 PM that day.

Sibu Airport 2015-03-27 16.17.04
Sibu Airport 2015-03-27 16.17.04

Everyone onboard had safely disembarked from the Boeing 737-800 aircraft via two side rafts. The cause of the incident is still unknown.

April 10th 2017 Update: Malaysia Airports said the runway at Sibu Airport has been reopened at 0000 hrs on Sunday, April 9th 2017. Due to the runway closure, 48 lights and 3,787 passengers were affected.

Source: The Star

 

[ MH370 Update ] Search Will Conclude in December 2016

9M-MRO, the aircraft involved in MH370. Picture by planespotters.net.
9M-MRO, the aircraft involved in MH370. Original picture by planespotters.net.

Canberra, August 24th 2016: The Joint Agency Co-ordination Centre (JACC) said the Australian-led search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is expected to wrap up in December.

The search will be suspended indefinitely if there is no new evidence found. It was originally scheduled to finish in August, but bad weather and unexpected search vessel maintenance has pushed forward the schedule.

The latest statement, jointly released by JACC as well as Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said over 110,000 square kilometers out of 120,000 square kilometers total search zone has been thoroughly explored.

About MH370: On March 8th 2014, the airplane vanished while it is on its way to Beijing, China. No major piece of wreckage has found. It is believed to be crashed at a remote location in Indian Ocean.

Coming Soon: Better Meals from Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines 9M-MLQ 2014-07-15 09.28.21
Malaysia Airlines 9M-MLQ 2014-07-15 09.28.21

Malaysia Airlines will revamp its economy class meals to give more value for its customers. Yes, you heard it right. Economy class passengers will enjoy better meals in the future.

Malaysia Airlines Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Simmons has said the new menu have improvement in ingredients by having more than double the protein size and bigger portions. Besides, overall presentation of the meal will also be improved.

Passengers for short-haul flights will be able to enjoy better in-flight dining experience as hot meals will be introduced for them. All these improvements have added 20% of the overall meal cost.

“This (hot meal) includes dishes such as Japanese inspired appetiser shrimp salad with spring onion, sesame seed chicken teriyaki served with Japanese rice and also Korean influenced kimchi chicken with Asian greens and deep fried queen fish and Kung Pao sauce for North Asian destinations”, said Malaysia Airlines in a statement.

“More Malaysian dishes will also be served on flights between Kuala Lumpur to Australia including curry and rendang as part of the airline’s move to provide a truly Malaysian experience to reflect the cultural richness of the national airline,” it added.

Source: The Star

New Airbus A350 for Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines has decided to utilize the new Airbus A350 for its Asia and London routes, starting as early as October 2017. The aircraft, also known as Airbus A350 XWB is a family of long-range, twin-engine wide-body jet airliners developed by Airbus.

The company has signed a long-term lease agreement for four new Airbus A350-900s with Air Lease Corporation (ALC). Additionally, two A350-900s and two A330-900neo (New Engine Option). It is not known whether the lease type is wet lease or dry lease.

Malaysia Airlines CEO, Christoph Mueller has expressed interest in acquiring more aircraft of that type to fulfill Malaysia Airlines’ future needs. The aircraft will be delivered between fourth quarter of 2017 and second quarter of 2018.

Source: Malaysia Airlines

Another Debris of MH370 Found?

MOZAMBIQUE, March 2nd 2016: A piece of wreckage, believed from Boeing 777 is found washed ashore on the cost of Mozambique, according to a CNN news report. Since there is no reported crash (other than Flight MH 17) involving Boeing 777 of that nature, it is strongly believed that the missing piece is from Flight MH 370, the one that disappeared during nighttime on March 8th 2014.

The unnamed source from United States further elaborated that the piece of wreckage is on its way to Malaysia for further examination. A quick look on Malaysian news sites has yet to reveal anything but we are expecting wide news coverage in tomorrow’s newspaper.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing while on its way from Kuala Lumpur International Airport – KLIA (KUL) to Beijing (PEK). It is being investigated as a crime by Malaysian police as they found it was being deliberately changed course from its intended path. Search so far has been proved futile with no credible lead found.