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    Lobsters lead way for Air New Zealand

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 11:33am by Charlotte So

    ... the two countries, despite its status as the national carrier. Out of the 230,000 mainland visitors and 28,000 Hong Kong visitors to New Zealand each year, it carries only about 30 per cent, ... to Australia first, which partly explains Air New Zealand’s low market share. Promoting New Zealand as a standalone destination for mainland visitors was the top priority for Air New Zealand ...

  2. Taiwan visa quota for mainlanders not enough, say analysts

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... the relatively low load factor to the tougher visa applications procedures on the mainland. Mainland visitors on direct flights to Taiwan need to join tour groups of at least five people in order to get ... Charlotte So The full benefits of an agreement to more than double the number of direct cross-strait flights would not be felt until the mainland and Taiwanese governments raised visa ...

  3. Airport Authority logs 18pc jump in earnings

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... The negative impact would be offset by the opening up of quotas for mainlanders entering Taiwan, according to a report by Nomura. Additional mainland visitors allowed into Taiwan would amount to 1.1 ... for passenger growth was dimmed by soaring oil prices, inflation and the impact of direct flights between Taiwan and the mainland. The government-owned airport increased dividends to the government ...

  4. Cathay's $13.6b deal worth more than sum of its parts, says Swire

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Charlotte So, Russell Barling

    ... extensive international network with Dragonair's service to 23 mainland cities, could raise the number of visitors coming to Hong Kong and those using the airport as a transit hub. The two ... Hong Kong's role as a hub for the mainland by introducing a well-financed, internationally known carrier with a reputation for superior service into a market dominated by domestic carriers ...

  5. First drop in Cathay passengers since Sars

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So, Dennis Eng

    ... Diu, general manager of cargo sales and marketing for the airline, said: 'The expected post-Olympics surge from mainland China didn't materialise and there was also no significant rush before either the Mid-Autumn Festival or National Day holidays.' Despite the oil boom, visitors from the Middle East fell about 5 per cent in the first nine months, compared ...

  6. Air China chief takes safe route in stormy weather

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... challenge in his 30-year airline career. For mainland airlines, an already difficult year was made worse by horrific snowstorms just before Lunar New Year and the devastating earthquake in Sichuan ... is around half a million. We are discussing with Air Macau's management about a possible transformation of the carrier. There are 30 million visitors coming to Macau every year but only ...



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