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Families demand apology on AirAsia crash anniversary

Dec 28, 2015 - 8:13 PM

Relatives of some of the passengers AirAsia officials and the head of Indonesia s search and rescue agency gather in Surabaya for a private ceremony to remember those killed in the crash

AIRASIA CRASH ANNIVERSARY. Widya Sukarti Putri (C), widow of the pilot of the crashed AirAsia QZ-8501, holds flowers shortly after a private vigil to mark the first anniversary of the plane crash in Surabaya, Indonesia, December 28, 2015. Photo by Fully Handoko/EPA

Losses in Indonesia drag down AirAsia revenue

Nov 26, 2015 - 11:21 PM

The company s Indonesian operations Indonesia AirAsia IAA took a hit with a drop in passengers and revenue fell by 14

LOSSES. AirAsia reports losses in the 3rd quarter. File photo by EPA

AirAsia: PH unit to be profitable in Q4; IPO in 2018

May 29, 2015 - 5:35 PM

AirAsia s Philippine unit is seen to go public in 2018 as it continues to remain cash positive this quarter Group CEO Tony Fernandes says

RENEWED OPTIMISM. "Philippines is already showing good growth numbers and we are targeting for the associate to be profitable in the fourth quarter of the year," CEO Tony Fernandes says. File photo by Agence France-Presse

AirAsia PH to be profitable in Q2 2015, think tank says

May 07, 2015 - 10:00 PM

After incurring losses in its first 3 years the Philippine unit of AirAsia Berhad will likely be profitable this quarter the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation says

AirAsia families accept 'sad reality' as search ends

Mar 18, 2015 - 5:28 PM

The decision to end the search had been taken after consulting the victims relatives at a meeting

Family members of passengers onboard Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 pray together inside a holding room at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya on Dec. 31, 2014. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

AirAsia 'not giving up' but hunt for bodies drawing to close

Mar 12, 2015 - 2:20 PM

60 bodies have yet to be found including the captain

RETRIEVAL. In this file photo, Indonesian rescuers inspect body bags of victims of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 on board of the Navy's war ship KRI Banda Aceh at sea off Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, 23 January 2015. Photo from EPA

6 more AirAsia crash victims found – Indonesian official

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Two bodies are found inside the fuselage of the plane while another 4 are located near the wreckage on the bottom of the Java Sea

RETRIEVAL. Indonesian rescue personnel ride on rubber boats during the recovery operation of the victims and wreckage of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 airliner on the ocean off Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia, 23 January 2015. Photo by EPA/STR

Co-pilot at controls when AirAsia plane crashed: Investigator

Jan 29, 2015 - 5:30 PM

The second in command was the pilot flying chief investigator Mardjono Siswosuwarno told reporters

This picture taken in 2013 shows the co-pilot of AirAsia QZ8501, Remi Emmanuel Plesel, posing in a cockpit as he flies over an unknown location. Photo courtesy of the Plesel family/AFP

Indonesia search team to float AirAsia fuselage

Jan 24, 2015 - 2:14 PM

The bid comes a day after divers were able to enter the main section of the jet which crashed in the Java Sea last month for the first time

According to media reports Indonesian Navy divers on 22 January reached the crashed AirAsia plane's fuselage and retrieved six bodies, as the recovery operation continued. Photo by EPA/STR

AirAsia crash probe focuses on human error, plane damage

Jan 20, 2015 - 5:54 PM

Indonesia s National Transportation Safety Committee NTSC which is probing the crash said that it will release a preliminary report on January 28

BLACK BOX. Indonesian officers move the FDR (Flight Data Recorder) (C) of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 into a suitable protective transportation case in Pangkalan Bun after it was retrieved from the Java Sea on January 12, 2015. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Dampak regulasi tarif bagi maskapai dan penumpang

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Di luar isu keselamatan apa sebenarnya efek dari penerapan batas bawah ini untuk maskapai?

Maskapai penerbangan AirAsia tunggu lepas landas di Bandara. Foto oleh EPA

Rough seas stop divers reaching AirAsia jet's main body

Jan 15, 2015 - 10:26 PM

It was raining heavily there were high waves the visibility under water was less than 2 meter and there were strong currents

DIFFICULT SEARCH. Indonesian divers on January 15, 2015 descended to the main body of the AirAsia jet that crashed in late December, hoping to recover the bulk of the disaster's victims, a day after it was finally located by a navy ship. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

AirAsia QZ 8501 black box retrieved

Jan 12, 2015 - 10:58 AM

UPDATED Search and rescue chief: We succeeded in bringing up part of the black box that we call the flight data recorder ; Cockpit voice recorder still missing

In this photo, the tail part of the crashed AirAsia plane is is seen aboard the Crest Onyx ship, after it was hoisted from the Java Sea, in the waters off Kumai, Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia, 11 January 2015. Zulkarnain/EPA

Black box of doomed AirAsia QZ8501 found

Jan 11, 2015 - 8:58 PM

2ND UPDATE Indonesia s Directorate General of Marine Transport says the black box of the doomed AirAsia flight QZ 8501 has been found; retrieval attempt on Monday January 12

SEARCHING. Indonesian navy ship 'KRI Sultan Hasanudin' is seen through the window of a Super Puma helicopter during a search operation for AirAsia flight QZ8501 over the Java sea on January 7, 2015. Beawiharta/Pool/AFP

AirAsia to surmount crisis, analysts say

Jan 11, 2015 - 2:41 PM

The airline s handling of the crisis is an excellent case which contrasts the still unsolved disappearance of Malaysia Airline s flight MH370 according to aviation experts

This picture taken on February 15, 2012 shows an AirAsia airplane is flying over the Sukarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang. Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia zeroes in on crashed AirAsia plane's black boxes

Jan 11, 2015 - 1:46 PM

Strong ping signals are coming from the seabed less than one kilometer 0 6 miles from where the tail of the plane was found Malaysian Navy chief Abdul Aziz Jaafar says in a post on Twitter

LIFTED TO SURFACE. Part of the tail of AirAsia flight QZ8501 floats on the water's surface as Indonesian Navy divers conduct search operations for black boxes of the aircraft in the Java sea on January 10, 2015. Adek Berry/AFP

Tail of crashed AirAsia plane lifted from seabed

Jan 10, 2015 - 3:32 PM

UPDATED Indonesian authorities say floating balloons were used to lift the tail to the surface but apparently without the crucial black box recorders

LIFTED TO SURFACE. Part of the tail of AirAsia flight QZ8501 floats on the water's surface as Indonesian Navy divers conduct search operations for black boxes of the aircraft in the Java sea on January 10, 2015. Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesian divers chase crashed AirAsia black box pings

Jan 10, 2015 - 2:42 PM

The search for the black boxes takes a frustrating twist when authorities realized the pings were likely coming away from the plane s tail found 10 days after the crash

POOR VISIBILITY. Part of the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501, with the recognizable first parts of its logo, laying on the sea floor. Photo from Basarnas/EPA

Hingga Jumat, total jenazah AirAsia menjadi 48

Jan 09, 2015 - 2:23 PM

Hingga Jumat siang tim belum berhasil menentukan lokasi dari kotak hitam sehingga muncul kekhawatiran kotak hitam telah hancur akibat benturan

Gambar potongan ekor pesawat AirAsia QZ8501 yang dirilis oleh Basarnas pada 7 Januari 2015. Foto oleh EPA

Tim SAR angkat ekor pesawat AirAsia Jum'at

Jan 08, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Tim SAR gabungan temukan empat jenazah lagi sehingga jumlah berhasil dievakuasi menjadi 44

Gambar potongan ekor pesawat AirAsia QZ8501 yang dirilis oleh Basarnas pada 7 Januari 2015. Foto oleh EPA

Kebijakan cabut tiket murah untuk siapa?

Jan 08, 2015 - 10:57 PM

Menhub Jonan bersikukuh kebijakan kontroversial tersebut demi keselamatan penumpang KPPU dan YLKI berpendapat sebaliknya yang dirugikan adalah konsumen

Menteri Perhubungan Ignasius Jonan saat konferensi pers terkait hilangnya pesawat AirAsia QZ8501 di Bandara Juanda, Surabaya, pada 28 Desember 2014. Foto oleh EPA

Kebijakan Jonan atur tarif bawah tiket pesawat tak masuk akal

Jan 08, 2015 - 5:34 PM

Menurut Jonan tiket pesawat murah adalah salah satu faktor penyebab kelalaian maskapai penerbangan dalam menjaga keselamatan penumpang

Menteri Perhubungan Ignasius Jonan saat konferensi pers terkait hilangnya pesawat AirAsia QZ8501 di Bandara Juanda, Surabaya, pada 28 Desember 2014. Foto oleh EPA

Pencarian blackbox AirAsia QZ8501 terhambat jarak pandang bawah laut

Jan 08, 2015 - 12:20 PM

Jarak pandang yang rendah itu disebabkan oleh arus yang cukup kuat dan juga kondisi dasar laut yang berlumpur

Gambar potongan ekor pesawat AirAsia QZ8501 yang dirilis oleh Basarnas pada 7 Januari 2015. Foto oleh EPA

Basarnas pastikan ekor pesawat AirAsia QZ8501 telah ditemukan

Jan 07, 2015 - 1:49 PM

Pencarian korban semakin sulit Basarnas alihkan pencarian ke serpihan pesawat

A handout picture released by the Indonesian Search And Rescue Agency (Basarnas) on Jan. 7,  2015, shows a part of the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 laying on the sea floor, off Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo. Photo by EPA

Crashed AirAsia flight QZ 8501 plane tail found

Jan 07, 2015 - 1:38 PM

UPDATED The discovery on the seabed could mark a breakthrough in the search as the tail of a plane usually houses the black box flight data recorders

A handout picture released by the Indonesian Search And Rescue Agency (Basarnas) on Jan. 7,  2015, shows a part of the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 laying on the sea floor, off Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo. Photo by EPA

Indonesia expands search for AirAsia crash victims

Jan 05, 2015 - 11:34 AM

As the massive relief operation enters its 9th day officials are hopeful for a break in poor conditions to send divers down to the area where large parts of the crashed Airbus A320 200 have been found

Members of an Indonesian search and rescue team carry items for investigation, after being delivered by a Singapore Super Puma helicopter from the RSS Persistence in Pangkalan Bun on January 4, 2015. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

AirAsia's Fernandes: Latest flight incident 'not stalled engine'

Jan 05, 2015 - 7:07 AM

It s not that the engine failed The plane wanted to take off but the APU auxiliary power unit which is the equipment that helped to start the engine suddenly shut down

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Jonan dan pertaruhan keselamatan penerbangan

Jan 04, 2015 - 8:31 PM

Selain perlu bebenah memberikan hukuman bagi pejabat yang ikut bersalah Jonan perlu memulai transparansi di Kementerian Perhubungan Umumkan data maskapai yang memiliki izin termasuk ijin rute penerbangan sebagai bagian dari perlindungan konsumen

Menteri Perhubungan Ignasius Jonan saat konferensi pers terkait hilangnya pesawat AirAsia QZ8501 di Bandara Juanda, Surabaya, pada 28 Desember 2014. Foto oleh EPA

Menteri Jonan bekukan izin rute AirAsia Surabaya-Singapura

Jan 03, 2015 - 3:16 PM

Kementerian Perhubungan melarang AirAsia menerbangi jalur Surabaya Singapura dengan alasan pelanggaran persetujuan rute terbang Benarkah kasus AirAsia QZ8501 tergolong fenomena “ghost plane”?

Menteri Perhubungan Ignasius Jonan saat konferensi pers terkait hilangnya pesawat AirAsia QZ8501 di Bandara Juanda, Surabaya, pada 28 Desember 2014. Foto oleh EPA

DVI identifikasi 3 jenazah; satu kru AirAsia QZ8501

Jan 02, 2015 - 6:44 PM

3 jenazah yg telah teridentidikasi adalah Grayson Herbert Linaksita Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi dan Kevin Alexander Soetjipto

Peti jenazah pramugari AirAsia QZ8501 Khairunnisa Binti Haidar Fauzi. Foto oleh Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

AirAsia search in Java Sea graveyard for WWII naval battle

Jan 02, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Old wrecks whether from battles or peacetime disasters have occasionally given false leads to modern searches

SEA SEARCH. The Indonesian Navy vessel KRI Bung Tomo takes part in search operations on January 1, 2015 for victims and debris from AirAsia flight QZ8501 that crashed in the Java Sea.  Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Searchers hopeful in AirAsia search

Jan 02, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Investigators are hopeful that the search is closing in on the plane s crash site as well as the location of the plane s black box

SEARCHING. Indonesian Air Force personnel look out of the windows of a Super Puma helicopter of the 6th Air Squadron during a search operation for the victims of the crashed AirAsia over the Java Sea, Indonesia, 01 January 2015.  Dewi Nurcahyani/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Jan 2, 2015

Jan 02, 2015 - 12:32 PM

The latest updates on AirAsia QZ8501 Jakarta Governor reshuffles his uncooperating subordinates and 2 Papua Police officers shot dead at a Freeport site

The Indonesian Navy vessel KRI Bung Tomo takes part in search operations on January 1, 2015 for victims and debris from AirAsia flight QZ8501 that crashed in the Java Sea. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

DVI identifikasi korban pertama AirAsia QZ8501 bernama Hayati

Jan 01, 2015 - 10:25 PM

Sedangkan untuk jenazah kedua tim DVI belum dapat memastikan identitas pria muda tersebut

Anggota keluarga korban AirAsia QZ8501, Hayati Lutfiah Hamid, menangis saat menerima jenazah korban dari pihak kepolisian, Kamis, 1 Januari 2015. Foto oleh AFP

First AirAsia funeral as bad weather hampers search

Jan 01, 2015 - 9:40 PM

The first funeral takes place on January 1 after one of the bodies was formally identified as a woman named Hayati Lutfiah Hami and was handed over to her family in Surabaya

Family members including the mother, center, of Lutfiah Hayati, first identified victim of AirAsia QZ8501, cries upon receiving her daughter's remains at the police hospital in Surabaya on Jan. 1, 2015. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

AirAsia Indonesia pilot fails drug test – airline

Jan 01, 2015 - 8:52 PM

I would like to clarify that one of our pilots in a random preliminary drug test was found to be positive says airline president director Sunu Widyatmoko

AIRASIA. Sunu Widyatmoko, CEO of AirAsia Indonesia during a press conference on Thursday, January 1. Photo by Kartika Ikawati/Rappler

AirAsia plane may have managed to ditch: experts

Jan 01, 2015 - 7:50 PM

Experts say the results of the initial phase of search and rescue operations suggest the pilot may have conducted an emergency water landing before the plane was overcome by high seas

TRAGIC FLIGHT. Members of an Indonesian search and rescue team prepare to set off to search at sea for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Manggar in East Belitung on December 30, 2014. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Pilot AirAsia QZ7510 diduga pakai narkoba

Jan 01, 2015 - 5:57 PM

Presiden Direktur AirAsia Indonesia Sunu Widyatmoko tidak membantah namun ia menduga tes itu bisa salah karena pilot tersebut baru keluar dari rumah sakit

Presiden Direktur AirAsia Indonesia, Sunu Widyatmoko, saat konferensi pers di Posko Ante Mortem Polda Jatim, Kamis, 1 Januari 2015. Foto oleh Kartika Ikawati/Rappler

Indonesia vows 'all-out effort' in search for AirAsia victims

Jan 01, 2015 - 3:59 PM

Officials warn it could take at least a week to find the AirAsia plane at sea while searchers promise to locate bodies soon

WEATHER CRUCIAL. An Indonesian helicopter searches for victims and debris during recovery operations on January 1, 2015 for AirAsia flight QZ8501 that crashed in the Java Sea. Seven bodies have so far been retrieved from the Airbus A320-200 carrying 162 people, which crashed during a storm on December 28 in the sea near the island of Borneo en route from Indonesia's second city of Surabaya to Singapore. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia vows 'all-out effort' in search for AirAsia victims

Jan 01, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Seven bodies have so far been retrieved Two of the dead — one male and one female — have been identified and would be handed over to relatives after formal confirmation

Members of an Indonesian search and rescue team transport the body of a victim from AirAsia flight QZ8501 recovered from the Java at Pangkalan Bun in Central Kalimantan on January 1, 2015. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

AirAsia relatives 'surrender' to fate of loved ones

Dec 31, 2014 - 5:24 PM

As exhausted relatives prayed and awaited news about efforts to retrieve more bodies others started to prepare funerals for loved ones

Family members of passengers onboard Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 pray together inside a holding room at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya on Dec. 31, 2014. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Korea Selatan kirim bantuan untuk evakuasi korban AirAsia QZ8501

Dec 31, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Satu pesawat berjenis P3C Orion dengan 21 kru didatangkan Korea Selatan guna memudahkan proses pencarian korban

Peti jenazah korban AirAsia QZ8501 dipindahkan dari rumah sakit di Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan Tengah. Foto oleh AFP

Filipino's wife, child in crashed AirAsia flight – report

Dec 31, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Alejandro Santiago a Filipino says his wife and child wanted to fly to Singapore for a vacation with him

PASSENGERS' KIN. Relatives of the crashed AirAsia plane passengers pray at Juanda Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia on December 31, 2014. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 31, 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - 1:31 PM

The latest updates on AirAsia QZ8501 new fuel prices come the New Year prepare your travel schedule to avoid traffic on New Year s eve and more on today s wRap from Indonesia

The scene at Jakarta’s Hotel Indonesia traffic circle during the New Year celebration in 2013. Photo by EPA

3 bodies retrieved in AirAsia hunt – Indonesian official

Dec 30, 2014 - 8:22 PM

Navy spokesman said earlier that according to naval radio a warship had recovered more than 40 bodies from the sea But he later said that report was a miscommunication by his staff

A family member of passengers onboard the missing AirAsia QZ8501, reacts after seeing an unidentified floating dead body during a search and rescue mission with Indonesian military personnel over the waters of the Java Sea on Dec. 30, 2014. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

AirAsia disaster taints Indonesia's air safety progress

Dec 30, 2014 - 6:40 PM

The air travel industry in the sprawling archipelago is booming with domestic passengers growing nearly five fold over the past decade and airlines scoring billion dollar deals with foreign plane makers

Director of Air Asia Tony Fernandez (C), President Director Air Asia Indonesia Sunu Widiatmoko (R) and the head of Surabaya search and rescue agency Hernanto (L), speak during a press conference in Surabaya, East Java, on Dec. 28, 2014. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

'Miscommunication' in bodies retrieved at AirAsia hunt

Dec 30, 2014 - 5:49 PM

UPDATED Based on the navy radio it has been reported that the warship Bung Tomo has retrieved 40 bodies and the number is growing They are very busy now says Indonesia s navy spokesman who would later correct the figure

DEVASTATING NEWS. Family members of passengers onboard the missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 react after watching news reports showing an unidentified body floating in the Java sea, inside the crisis-centre set up at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya on December 30, 2014. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Debris, bodies found in suspected AirAsia crash site

Dec 30, 2014 - 2:04 PM

National Search and Rescue Agency chief Bambang Soelistyo clarifies on Tuesday December 30 that just 3 bodies had been recovered so far in the search for the AirAsia plane which crashed in the Java Sea after another official said 40 had been found

DEVASTATING NEWS. Family members of passengers onboard the missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 react after watching news reports showing an unidentified body floating in the Java sea, inside the crisis-centre set up at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya on December 30, 2014. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

PH ready to help in AirAsia plane search

Dec 30, 2014 - 3:05 AM

Two C 130s two Fokker planes one Islander and the Navy vessel PF 16 are on standby for deployment

EPA file photo

Meliput bencana, meliput tragedi

Dec 29, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Setiap wartawan harus mau dan pernah meliput peristiwa konflik atau bencana alam Ini jenis peliputan yang mengasah semua kepekaan rasa dan nurani

Perwakilan tim Basarnas, TNI AL, dan TNI AU gelar konferensi pers Bandara Juanda, Surabaya, terkait hilangnya pesawat AirAsia QZ8501. Foto oleh Fully Handoko/EPA