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  1. Japanese airliner cleared after fire scare

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong An All Nippon Airways aircraft with nearly 200 passengers and crew was forced to return to Chek Lap Kok Airport about an hour after takeoff when the smell of burning was detected. The airline said it came from a burn mark on a seat it believed was caused by a cigarette lighter. The plane took off at 4am after a delay of two hours, arriving in Tokyo at 8am. ...

  2. Department reduces surcharges

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The maximum fuel surcharges commercial airlines can levy on their passengers have been lowered by the Civil Aviation Department. Short-haul flights on Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and All Nippon Airways will carry a maximum surcharge of HK$98, down from HK$105, while long-haul flights will carry a maximum levy of HK$505, down from HK$513. The surcharge adjustment ...

  3. City Digest

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Airlines to cut fuel surcharges from August 1 Fuel surcharges levied by All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines will fall from August 1. The short-haul surcharge will drop ...

  4. Cathay posts record festive passenger traffic

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways saw record daily passenger volumes last week as holidaymakers travelled during the Lunar New Year holiday. Passenger numbers reached 970,000 on Saturday when most ... billion. The airline expects to take delivery of all the planes by 2019, and it will phase out its entire fleet of Boeing 747s by 2017. Chu was speaking yesterday at the re-opening ...

  5. Engine shutdown forces return of Cathay Pacific jet

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Pacific Airways confirmed that the captain of the Boeing 747-400 shut down the No3 engine and turned the aircraft around near Taiwan before dumping 60 tonnes of fuel to meet airport weight ... surge, causing flames to exit the front and rear of the engine,' she said. 'Engine surge is usually short in duration but most often accompanied by noise and vibration. All modern ...

  6. Comfort and privacy at the fore of Cathay business class design

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... class passengers wanted, above all else, a completely flat bed that would provide both sleeping comfort and privacy. The new configuration meets both of these essential requirements, and our ... the custom of the some two million passengers who choose to fly Cathay Pacific every month. Dane Cheng, general manager, corporate communication, Cathay Pacific Airways ...

  7. Airlines pull out all the stops for charter flights

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... airlines assigned by Taiwanese and mainland authorities to fly the landmark missions say they have pulled out all the stops to ensure value for money for passengers. 'We promise a pleasant surprise and highly satisfactory service for all of our passengers during this historic flight,' said Nieh Kuo-wei, spokesman for EVA Airways, one of Taiwan's largest airlines. ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan chemical plant blast may threaten diaper supply

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... producer Nippon Shokubai’s factory in Himeji city, Hyogo prefecture, exploded on Saturday, killing a firefighter and injuring 35 other emergency service workers who responded to a callout, the fire ... it could affect production of disposable diapers, the newspaper said. The company produces 320,000 tonnes of superabsorbent polymer at the Himeji plant annually, the Sankei said. Nippon Shokubai ...

  9. News - World - AVIATION

    Continental Airlines cleared of crime in Concorde disaster

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... France was primarily responsible for the crash and that the plane would never have taken off that day if all necessary safety precautions had been taken. The victims were 100 passengers, most ... and British Airways since 1976, was taken out of service in 2003. The two companies blamed falling passenger numbers in the aftermath of the crash and rising operating costs for a plane ...

  10. Safety more important than young cabin crew, poll finds

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Pacific and British Airways local staff say the mandatory retirement policy goes against passengers' wishes. 'Passengers are concerned most about safety,' said Kamen Ho, a member of the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union. 'Certainly, cabin crew with more experience would handle emergency situations better than new recruits.' The union says Hong Kong flight ...




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