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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. Promoter adds hip hop mix to footage of wailing YouTube woman

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Hong Kong has finally made it big on YouTube. By now, you are probably one of more than 5 million viewers who have watched an astonishing temper tantrum thrown by a woman at the airport after she missed a flight from Hong Kong to San Francisco. Music prom ...

  3. Dragonair to double cargo fleet in 3 years

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... rather than wait for the delivery of five B747-400s which it purchased last year that are being converted into freighters in Singapore and Xiamen. Those planes are due for delivery from the end ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    More respect all round would help Cathay Pacific's harassed attendants

    Posted May 06th 2014, 04:07am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Harassed by the Cathay class system Does wearing sexy clothes make women a more enticing target of sex pests? Cathay Pacific's Flight Attendants Union seems to think so. Indeed, a figure cited by the union's honorary secretary Michelle Choi sounds positively alarming. Since the introduction of more revealing uniforms for female attendants in 2011, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific flight in emergency landing after pilot smells smoke

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Investigators are looking into an incident that forced a Cathay Pacific flight to make an emergency landing at a mainland airport early on Sunday. London-bound flight CX251 changed course for Tianhe Airport in Wuhan , Hubei province, after the captain rep ...




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