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  1. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... China produces GDP growth without per capita wealth creation. It is analogous to a cocktail party without the cocktails; what is the point? Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer of Eclectica Asset Management, in the Financial Times It does not matter whet ...

  2. Korean Air gets down on its knees in hope of attracting more customers

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo At a time when most airlines around the world are cutting back on services, it's refreshing that Korean Air is bending over backwards, or should we say going down on its knees, to please customers. That is how it is advertising its service in a promotion campaign across the city. The ad (pictured) features a pretty flight attendant on her knees serving a glass ...

  3. HK in sky marshal talks with America

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Discussions are under way between Hong Kong and the US over the possible deployment of armed sky marshals on flights to the US from Chek Lap Kok airport. Officials from Cathay ... opposition to armed marshals, their use may be inevitable as Australia and Singapore have already agreed with the US directive, while Britain is expected to follow suit. Aviation consultant Jim Eckes ...

  4. HK airlines will push for more routes on mainland

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Officials to ask for a new open skies agreement in Beijing talks next month The central government will be asked to fully open up the mainland market to Hong Kong airlines when ... concluded expanded agreements with Singapore, Japan and Australia. By comparison, access to mainland cities from Hong Kong remains tightly governed by an air services arrangement largely put ...

  5. Air services deal with UK in doubt as EU says all carriers must benefit

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo The European Union has questioned the British government's mandate to negotiate a new air services agreement with Hong Kong, casting a shadow over plans by Virgin Atlantic ... that allowing Cathay to compete on the coveted transatlantic routes from Heathrow could set a precedent for other Asian carriers, such as Singapore Airlines, to demand similar rights. ...

  6. Aviation ties with Australia set for takeoff

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... and stopover packages within Australia, and vice-versa. Mainland authorities have recently signed a series of air services deals around the world, including one earlier this year with Singapore which ...

  7. Let's not get lost in transit

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... is Taiwan, Singapore or, in particular, the mainland. And the aviation industry itself - from the 45,000 people who work at Chek Lap Kok each day, to freight forwarders who help feed overseas demand ... to 195 flights to the mainland each week. Singapore has shown a 41 per cent rise to 111 flights. The figures appear to be ringing alarm bells at Cathay, but Mr Hui says they must be viewed ...

  8. Entrepreneurial zeal back in action as budget carriers rush to serve

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Below Deck spoke too soon when it raised fears that Hong Kong's famous entrepreneurial drive had gone missing - it seems that all the aviation industry needed was a figurative kick in the backside to get the creative juices flowing again. A few months ago, Below Deck lamented the possibility that Hong Kong entrepreneurs were falling behind, as their counterparts in Singapore ...

  9. Eight injured, two seriously, as turbulence hits Cathay flight

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Eight people on a Cathay Pacific flight were injured yesterday - two seriously - when they were tossed about by turbulence in the second such incident this month. The three crew and five passengers were hurt as the Airbus A330 approached Chek Lap Kok on a ...

  10. Warm welcome

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Ken Lo

    ... Swire Pacific's new chairman, Christopher Pratt, received a warm reception at his first extraordinary general meeting yesterday as the firm announced it had received overwhelming support for the buyout of the remaining 50 per cent stake in Festival W ...




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