Saturday, March 08, 02:30 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident update as 2.30pm
We regret to announce that Subang Traffic Control lost contact with flight MH370 at 2:40 am today.
We are currently working with international authorities on the search and rescue mission and as at 1400 hours, 08 March 2014, we have no information on the location of the aircraft.
MH370 is a Boeing 777-200 aircraft on a code share with China Southern Airlines. It departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am today for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time. The flight had a total number of 227 passengers and 12 crew members. The passengers were from 14 different countries, most of whom are from China.
Our team is currently calling family members of passengers to keep them updated on the situation and our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and the authorities. We are sending a MH team to support the families of passengers at Beijing. The airline will continue to publish regular updates on the situation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all passengers, our crew and their family members.
Media: +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.
Public: +603 7884 1234
Saturday, March 08, 10:30 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident – 3rd Media Statement
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are deeply saddened this morning with the news on MH370.
Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 had lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today. There has been speculation that the aircraft has landed at Nanming. We are working to verify the authenticity of the report and others.
Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. It departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time.
The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 14 different nationalities – citizens from:-
1. Chinese – 152, 1 infant
2. Malaysian – 38
3. Indonesian – 7
4. Australian – 6
5. French – 3
6. American – 3 pax plus 1 infant
7. New Zealander – 2
8. Ukrainian – 2
9. Canadian – 2
10. Russian – 1
11. Italian – 1
12. Indian – 5
13. Dutch – 1
14. Austrian – 1
15. Chinese Taipei – 1
We are working with authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.
Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew.
The flight was piloted by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a Malaysian aged 53. He has a total flying hours of 18,365hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981. First officer, Fariq Ab.Hamid, a Malaysian, is aged 27. He has a total flying hours of 2,763 hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 2007.
Our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.
The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.
Next-of-kin may head to the Support Facility Building at KLIA’s South Support Zone. For directions, call 03 8787 1269.
Saturday, March 08, 09:05 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident – 2nd Media Statement
We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts with flight MH370 which departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time. Subang Air Traffic Control reported that it lost contact at 2.40am (local Malaysia time) today.
Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing B777-200 aircraft. The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 13 different nationalities. Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft. Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew.
Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members. The airline will provide regular updates on the situation.
The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.
For the next-of-kin, please inform them to to Anjung Tinjau, Level 5, KLIA. Our staff will be there to assist. Transport will be provided to go to the South Support Zone Facility building for the next-of-kin.
Or next-of-kin may head straight to the Support Facility Building at KLIA’s South Support Zone.
Saturday, March 08, 07:30 AM MYT +0800 Media Statement – MH370 Incident released at 7.24am
Sepang, 8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today (8 March 2014).
Flight MH370, operated on the B777-200 aircraft, departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am on 8 March 2014. MH370 was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members.
Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.
The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. Meanwhile, the families may contact +603 7884 1234 for further info.
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We have official statements from Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, who both say the Love Field gates that American has to give up should go to them and not to Virgin America.
Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins
Southwest wants the opportunity to expand its low-fare competitive service in the Dallas Metroplex. An additional two gates at Love Field would allow Southwest to operate approximately 20 additional flights and serve numerous new nonstop destinations which would not be possible otherwise. Unlike other airlines, including Delta and Virgin America, Southwest’s only opportunity to expand service in North Texas is at Love Field due to restrictions in the compromise that led to the partial repeal of the Wright Amendment. Southwest will actively participate in the process of re-allocating American’s gates at Love Field.
Delta welcomes the opportunity to compete with Southwest and Virgin America at Dallas Love Field and believes the airport can accommodate all three carriers. Dallas citizens will benefit from having additional travel choices from Dallas Love Field.
Delta plans to serve both Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field, expanding our North Texas service to offer nearly 80 daily departures from both airports. Delta’s Love service will provide convenient access to Delta’s leading network, with nonstop service to New York-LaGuardia, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Detroit and Salt Lake City, and convenient connections to more than 300 destinations.
Delta’s Love Field proposal is part of its overall commitment to North Texas, which includes its recent expansion at D/FW Airport. Delta plans to continue to serve both airports to allow it to serve travelers who reside in all regions of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
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March 6, 2014 | 12:01 am
Sometimes an all-inclusive resort is exactly what you need. Or, in the case of an extreme winter, exactly what the doctor ordered: sun-drenched beaches, no wallets, no stress, no schedules and plenty of space to wind down … or wind up, depending upon your mood and disposition.
All-inclusive resorts can be purposeful as well. There are all-inclusive vacations that are perfect for weddings and family reunions, there are special ones for romance and couples and still others for families and watersport adventures. There are even all inclusive vacations where you can go for fitness and wellness. These are the Caribbean’s best all-inclusive resorts for 2014, with even more properties than last year, looking at all factors, from food and service to beaches and bars.
Spice Island Beach Resort – Grenada
You won’t realize this family-run gem of a property is an all-inclusive at all — until you have dinner or hit the bar, that is. A quintessentially Caribbean resort, with all the trappings of laid-back luxury (and terrific food), right on Grand Anse Beach. Be sure to check out sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, which offer all-inclusive packages. sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts call their all-inclusive packages Luxuary-included!
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March 4, 2014 | 5:36 pm
By Alexander Britell
MIAMI – Jeff Vasser took over as the Director and CEO of the Caribbean hotel and Tourism Association at the end of 2013, having most recently served as president and COO of the Atlantic City Convention Visitors Authority in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Vasser, who succeeded longtime CEO Alec Sanguinetti in the role, leads an organization that is looking, together with its partners in the public sector, to help promote the islands of the region together as a global Caribbean brand. To learn more about Vasser’s first few months on the job and his initial insights on the job, We caught up with him at one of CJ’s monthly Rum Tasting events at Caribbean Journal’s headquarters in downtown Miami.
How are things going so far? What have you learned in the few months since taking over?
Well, I’ve learned that there’s a lot to learn. But, if nothing else, I’ve learned about the passion that everybody has for the Caribbean. And I think that, in and of itself, gives me a great head start. Everybody has been fantastic, as far as just welcoming me, being warm, offering their advice and telling me what we’re doing right, what we’re doing wrong, what the issues are, what I should focus on. What I try to find from that is some common denominator that cuts across all the different islands on the issues that everybody faces, but, even without that, it shows just that people are passionate about what they’re doing and I think that is going to be a great help. We had the Caribbean Travel Marketplace [in Montego Bay in January], which
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March 4, 2014 | 4:49 pm
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The ABC television series “The Bachelor” will be airing its final scenes from the Cap Maison resort in St Lucia.
The series, which has frequently filmed in the Caribbean, will host its season finale’s “rose ceremony” on March 10 at Cap Maison (another episode that filmed at the resort debuted on Feb. 25).
This year’s series has filmed at several locations in St Lucia, including Anse Chastanet, Stonefield Resort, hotel Chocolat, Sugar Beach, Calabash Cove, the Landings and others.
“The Bachelor has become a staple in reality television. The fans of this show religiously tune in season after season,” said Tracey Warner, deputy director of tourism for the St Lucia Tourist Board. “We feel privileged to once again share in this journey toward love with them.”
It’s the latest reality television coup for St Lucia which recently received a wave of publicity thanks to locally-born Chef Nina Compton’s strong showing on Bravo’s Top Chef.
Cap Maison, which is located on a cliffside north of St Lucia’s Rodney Bay, includes 50 suites and guestrooms, along with the noted Cliff at Cap restaurant.
The hotel recently debuted a new beachfront eatery called “The Naked Fisherman Beach Bar Grill.”
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