Monthly Archives: January 2015

AirAsia’s “Spokewoman” Done It Again

AIrlines reducing fuel surcharge

The Star on 27-1-2015:  Another master piece by BK Sidhu, the editor of Star Business.

 

On 26-1-2015 Tony Fernandez, the CEO of AirAsia issued a press statement that AirAsia was abolishing fuel surcharge for its flights.  BK Sidhu, the Star Business Editor, went on an overdrive to assist in the spinning of the said announcement to put AirAsia in the good light during this particular period.  Prior to the crash of the unauthorised AirAsia’s flight QZ8501, Tony and/or AirAsia have been enjoying positive stories from BK Sidhu, the editor of Star Business.

 

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Indonesian Military Called Off Recovery Of Wreckage of AirAsia QZ8501

Part of the wreckage of the UNAUTHORIZED AirAsia's flight QZ8501

Part of the wreckage of the UNAUTHORIZED AirAsia’s flight QZ8501.

 

On 27-1-2015 the Indonesian military called off efforts to recover the wreckage of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month, after failing to find any more bodies inside the fuselage. Continue reading

AirAsia QZ8501 Climbed Faster Than Jet Fighter Before Crashed

The wreckage of unauthorised AirAsia flight QZ8501.

The wreckage of unauthorised AirAsia flight QZ8501. 162 innocent lives have to be scarified

 

The AirAsia flight QZ8501 that crashed in the Java Sea, killing 162 people, climbed too fast before stalling, Indonesia’s Transport Minister, Ignasius Jonan, told BBC. Continue reading

AirAsia X Melbourne to Bali Route Without Approval

Now Everyone Can Still Buy Tickets For Flight Without Approval From Aviation Authority.

Now Everyone Can Buy Tickets For Flight Without Approval From Aviation Authorities.

 Updates at 3:00 pm on 21-1-2015:  The Indonesian Minister of Transport, Ignasius Jonan told BBC today that:  “Now route permits must be obtained four months before the flight and airlines will not be allowed to sell tickets before that.”, HERE.  In the light of this statement, lets see whether AirAsia will remove the Melbourne – Bali route from its booking engine HEREContinue reading

Aviation Safety Ratings: MAS high & AirAsia Low

MAS has an above average rating for safety.

Congratulation! MAS has an above average rating for safety. Five out of seven stars.

 

It has been reported in the Malaysian Digest that according to the Australian based AirlineRating.com,   MAS has five out of seven stars and AirAsia has two or three stars.

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AirAsia Claimed “Verbal Application” Made For QZ8501

The wreckage of unauthorised AirAsia flight 8501.

The wreckage of the unauthorised AirAsia flight QZ 8501.  162 innocent lives have been killed!

Updates on 14-1-2015: Jakarta Post – I admitted that administrative negligence occurred when requesting the change in flight schedule, as the verbal information failed to reach the ministry,” Sunu Widyatnoko said. Sunu Widyatnoko is the director of AirAsia.  For full Jakarta Post report HERE.   

 

On 13-1-2015 it has been reported in Antara News that AirAsia had finally admitted during the hearing before the Members of the Commission V of the Indonesian House of Representatives that AirAsia was only allowed to fly four days a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  

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AirAsia QZ8501 Black Box Found & Sent To Jakarta

AIrAsia QZ8501 found.

The black box of AirAsia’s flight QZ8501 has been found.

 

 Updates on 13-1-2015:  Today Jakarta Post has published that the divers have retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane’s second black box, which was believed to have recording of the conversations of the pilots, from the bottom of the Java Sea.  For more detail please read HERE.

 

12-1-2015:  PANGKALAN BUN: The flight data recorder of the sunken AirAsia Flight QZ8501 is found to be in good condition, Indonesian authorities said on Monday.

The black box will be sent to Jakarta on Monday for analysis.

“The flight data recorder has been recovered,” Bambang Soelistyo, chief of Indonesia National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), told a press conference. He added that the black box was discovered under the wing of the ill-fated Airbus 320-200 that went down on Dec 28 in the Java Sea.

The other black box – the cockpit voice recorder – has also been located in the afternoon, but not retrieved yet, he noted.

The Strait Times report, HERE.