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Malaysia Airlines’ third quarter loss widens to $167.4 million

Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur) reported its third quarter loss expanded to MYR 576.1 million ($167.4 million) for the three months ending on September 30, deepened from a deficit of MYR 375.4 million ($109.1 million) in the same quarter of 2013.

The government-owned airline has been suffering from the aftermath of two tragic Boeing 777-200 accidents.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

In other news, previously the company issued this statement on November 10 concerning missing flight MH 370 concerning media speculation:

Malaysia Airlines refers to recent news articles speculating on an official declaration of loss of flight MH 370.

Addressing the speculation to family members via letters, the airline highlighted that any course of action is always guided by the advice of the technical team in charge of the search operations.

The assurances given to us are that the ongoing search and recovery operations will remain and will not be discontinued.

Recent speculation in the press regarding a declaration of loss followed the expression of a personal opinion only. Any information regarding MH 370, the search and recovery operations and any matters related to the missing aircraft will only be communicated by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC).

Malaysia Airlines is hopeful that we will find closure to this tragedy and we support and thank our government as well as the governments of Australia and China for their invaluable assistance in this time of crisis.

The airline shares the pain and anguish of family members in having to deal and come to terms with this situation, as such we have assured them that locating the aircraft and recovering the flight data recorders remain the key priority. Every party involved in this complex operation is as determined as the families and Malaysia Airlines to find answers to our many questions.

With regard to the level of compensation available pursuant to the Montreal Convention, or similar applicable legal regime, the airline has made it very clear that payments are determined by law to take account of proven passenger and family circumstances and will be assessed accordingly.

Malaysia Airlines and its insurers remain steadfast to ensure that fair and reasonable compensation is paid to the families of all MH 370 passengers in accordance with the law when the families are ready to discuss the issue. We have stated this publicly on many occasions and we reiterate that the airline will honor any commitments that we have made.

The well-being of the family members is always our main priority, and we will continue to communicate on any updates as and when we have them.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families of passengers and crew of MH 370.

Copyright Photo: David Apps/AirlinersGallery.com. Malaysia Airlines is down to one remaining passenger Boeing 747-400, the pictured 747-4H6 9M-MPP (msn 29900), which is mainly used as a back-up aircraft for the Airbus A380s.

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World Airways to fly the Polar Route under its new authorization

World Airways (Atlanta), a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., now offers Polar route service for its customers after receiving authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Polar authorization allows World to eliminate intermediate stops for several routes, reduce flight times and save fuel. This new authority affects mainly its MD-11 flights.

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer.

Malaysia Airlines lost $170 million in the second quarter

Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur) lost $170 million in the second quarter.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Boeing 747-4H6 9M-MPC (msn 25700) taxies past the camera at London (Heathrow).

World Airways to lease two Boeing 747-400 freighters

World Airways (Atlanta), a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., has entered into an agreement to add two leased Boeing 747-400 freighters to its fleet. The aircraft, scheduled for delivery in December 2010 and February 2011, will grow World’s B747-400 freighter fleet to four aircraft.

World is also in the process of reactivating a MD-11 freighter that it had placed into storage in 2009. This aircraft will enter revenue service in September 2010, and will return World’s fuel efficient MD-11 freighter fleet to nine active aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Wade DeNero. Boeing 747-4H6 (F) N740WA (msn 25700) lands at Miami.

Air India in crisis, first the accident, now the strike

Air India (Mumbai) today is dealing with an unexpected strike by its employees (ground crews and engineers), in the aftermath of the Air India Express crash.

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Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross. Boeing 747-4H6 VT-AIS (msn 25703) taxies from the gate at Frankfurt.

Malaysia Airlines posts a first quarter net profit

Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur) posted a first quarter net profit of $97 million.

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Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Malaysia’s Boeing 747-4H6 9M-MPC (msn 25700) taxies to the runway at London (Heathrow).

World Airways to operate a Boeing 747-400 freighter for Cargolux

World Airways (Atlanta), a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings, Inc., has signed an agreement with Cargolux Airlines International (Luxembourg) to operate one Boeing 747-400 freighter on a full-time basis for air cargo service beginning October 2010 through June 2011.

Cargolux currently operates 15 747-400Fs.

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. Boeing 747-4H6 (SF) N741WA (msn 25702) stops at Nuremberg.

Boeing places the final Dreamlifter into service

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle, Wichita and Charleston) placed the fourth Boeing Dreamlifter, specifically 747-4H6 N718BA, msn 27042, the final airplane in the fleet of specially modified 747-400s, into service yesterday (February 16). Dreamlifters transport the large composite structures of the 787 Dreamliner from partners around the world to Everett, WA for final assembly. The unique airplane, which was modified by Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. in Taipei, Taiwan, took off from Paine Field (PAE) in Everett early yesterday morning. Bound for Wichita, Kan., the Dreamlifter is returning the equipment used to transport the forward fuselage section known as section 41.

Alwafeer Air to start charter operations

Alwafeer Air (Jeddah) is a new Hajj and Umrah charter airline with an ex-Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747-4H6 registered HZ-AWA1 (msn 27672, ex 9M-MPI) which was delivered on September 10, 2009. The new airline, which is partly owned by Saudi Arabian Airlines, expects to start operations this month. Copyright Photo: Pervez 183A via Flickr.

QANTAS to retire its first Boeing 747-400


Copyright Photo: John Adlard.  Please click on photo for more photos.

Copyright Photo: John Adlard. Please click on photo for more photos.

QANTAS Airways (Sydney) is planning to retire its first Boeing 747-400. 747-4H6 VH-OED (msn 25126) is due to operate its last revenue flight tomorrow (September 13) as flight QF 107 to Los Angeles and New York and then it will  probably be moved to desert storage.