Malaysian Airline System Bhd. said that one of its aircraft with 239 people on board lost contact while flying to Beijing overnight, sparking a regional search to locate the plane as anxious relatives and friends waited for news and Australia’s government said that it feared the worst.
Tony Fernandes’s decision to ease growth plans at AirAsia Group is a rare display of caution following his expansion across the continent, as the region absorbs some of the largest aircraft orders of the past decade.
Air France-KLM Group is introducing business-class seats that each cost 50,000 euros ($68,000) to make and turn into fully-flat beds, more than a decade after competitors including British Airways pioneered the experience.
Turk Hava Yollari AO, the flag carrier known as Turkish Airlines, plans to buy as many as 20 777-300ER wide-body aircraft from Boeing Co. as part of an effort to expand its transfer traffic in Europe and Asia.
Anyone who boards a commercial airliner might wonder at some point: What would happen in a crash? Is my seat in a good part of the plane? Would that man next to me panic? Is this dirty seat fabric really fireproof?