Cho Hyun-ah (centre) could face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of all four charges against her. File photograph:  Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

The former Korean Air executive famous for an inflight tantrum over macadamia nuts has pleaded not guilty to violating aviation safety law and hinderi(...)

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Heather Cho (with her back to the camera),  daughter of  Korean Air Lines chairman Cho Yang-ho, arrives to attend a hearing for reviewing the prosecution’s detention warrant request against her, at the Seoul Western District court. Photo: Reuters

South Korean prosecutors charged the daughter of the chairman of Korean Air on Wednesday for delaying a flight following an outburst over the way she (...)

Cho Hyun-Ah,  eldest daughter of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-Ho and former vice-president of the airline, appears for questioning at a public prosecutor’s office in Seoul, South Korea, on  December 17th last. File photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

A South Korean court on Tuesday ordered that a former Korean Air Lines executive be detained for delaying a flight following an outburst over the way(...)

Cho Hyun-ah, also known as Heather Cho, daughter of Korean Air  chairman Cho Yang-ho, outside the offices of the Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board in Seoul yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Song Eun-seok

A former Korean Air Lines executive who delayed a flight because she was unhappy with being served macadamia nuts in a bag rather than on a dish apolo(...)

Korean Air apologised for Friday’s incident at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport in which Heather Cho, a vice president of the airline, took issue with a crew member for serving nuts in a bag and not on a plate. File photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Korean Air has apologised for inconveniencing passengers after the daughter of its chairman ordered a crew member off a flight for serving bagged nut(...)

Qantas chief executive officer Alan Joyce said he will stay with Australia’s largest carrier “to complete the job that I started”. (Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Reuters)

Qantas Airways chief executive officer Alan Joyce plans to see through a A$2 billion (€1.4bn) cost-cutting program at Australia’s largest carrier. Wit(...)

Three-year-old Nino looks at a blackboard in a newly-opened Ebola isolation center set up in a school closed due to the epidemic  in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly under(...)

A passenger at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, where flags have been flown at half mast. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

There has been much discussion in recent days about the future of Malaysia’s national flag carrier, Malaysia Airlines. Its MH17 was downed over Ukrain(...)