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  1. HK airlines will push for more routes on mainland

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

    ... foreign tourism destination for the mainland with more than 1.4 million Chinese people travelling there each year,' Mr Wu said. Cathay Pacific's general manager of international affairs, ...

  2. Cathay confident of EU approval for agreement

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Cathay Pacific is confident of European Commission approval for a Hong Kong-Britain air services agreement that gives it the right to fly between London and New York. Andrew Pyne, Cathay's chief government negotiator, said: 'We are very encouraged that the Hong Kong government held firm to its position that the new agreement be confirmed ...

  3. Cathay reports bumper March sales

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen, Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo and Andy Cheng in Xiamen Easter holiday, Sevens traffic help offset growing competition, rising fuel costs Cathay Pacific Airways says it flew 21.8 per cent more passengers in March than it did during the same month a year earlier, largely on an upturn in leisure travel during the Easter holidays. Hong Kong's largest carrier said the influx of tourists ...

  4. Airlines cut back on promotional fares

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... the region's airlines have been left surprised by a quick return of demand to pre-Sars levels. Peter Harbison, managing director of the Sydney-based consultancy Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation, said ... off the market, Cathay Pacific's general manager for Hong Kong and China sales, Dane Cheng, said current fares were still about 20 per cent lower than the same period last year. 'Our ...

  5. Aviation ties with Australia set for takeoff

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

    ... inked between the General Administration for Civil Aviation of China and French authorities in January. Peter Harbison, managing director of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation, a Sydney-based ... cities. The pact will help boost the mainland's outbound tourism to Australia, which is just one of three developed countries outside Asia - the others being Germany and New Zealand ...

  6. Let's not get lost in transit

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

    ... doing a good job in maintaining our lead? Some in the aviation industry are warning that Hong Kong is sitting on its laurels. Cathay Pacific Airways, which has been lobbying for rights to expand ... years' time, Hong Kong could be the worst place in Asia from which to fly into the mainland,' he says. Access to mainland cities from Hong Kong is still tightly governed by an arrangement ...

  7. Dragonair spreads its wings in region

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

    ... Dragonair will continue to expand its services in Southeast Asia, with plans to launch flights to Manila by the end of the year. The airline, which services about 20 mainland cities in its core routes, last month announced it would launch passenger flights to Tokyo for the first time in April. Since July 2002, the airline has also added flights to Taipei and Bangkok to its ...

  8. 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 Pacific and its pilots' union said the talks were aimed at gaining a better understanding of the requirements for marshals on flights designated a possible security risk by the US. ...

  9. Cathay touches down for historic return to capital

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo in Beijing Cathay Pacific completed a historic return to Beijing last night, ending a 13-year absence from mainland routes. The 280 passengers on flight CX318, which landed in the capital at 8.40pm, disembarked to applause from two dozen airline employees, led by controlling shareholder Raymond Yuen, Swire's chief representative in Beijing. The Airbus A330-300, flown ...

  10. Deal to let Virgin fly to Sydney is signed

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Travellers may soon be able to fly from Hong Kong to Sydney on Virgin Atlantic if a deal signed yesterday between the Hong Kong and British governments passes European Commission scrutiny. The agreement also gives Cathay Pacific the right to operate daily services on the popular London to New York route, as well as to work with its oneworld alliance partners in developing ...




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