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  1. Cathay Pacific, Singapore airlines cut surcharges

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines will reduce their passenger fuel surcharges for a month from July 1. The Civil Aviation Department said yesterday the airlines ... in operational costs due to fluctuations in aviation fuel prices. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing must address the lack of civil air space

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the People's Republic was founded in 1949, allocating as little as 20 per cent of it to civil aviation- compared with nearly 90 per cent in the US, where the air force controls only narrow corridors ... and scientific advances in China's defence capacity, and the growth of commercial aviation, raise the question whether the military needs to maintain such an iron grip on air space. The revival ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN AIR CRASH

    International experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site for clues to cause

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 08:29pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... to the ground. Seven French and one Canadian expert representing France’s Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety, the French-Italian aircraft maker ATR as well as aircraft engine maker ... director of Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council. TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 carrying 54 passengers and four crew plunged into houses near the airport in Magong in the Penghu islands on Wednesday, ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Gays rally in Singapore despite opposition from religious conservatives

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 07:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Thousands rally for gay rights despite opposition One of the largest crowds ever recorded in Singapore for a civil society gathering turned out yesterday ... in the colour, while dogs sported pink clothing and leashes for the event. Its name is a play on Singapore's nickname- "The Little Red Dot" on the world map. Watch: Thousands join gay ...

  5. News - China - AVIATION

    Why let doomed plane fly in storm? Relatives berate air chiefs over Taiwan crash

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:15am by Lawrence Chung, Andrea Chen

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Aviation officials say decision to take off for Penghu despite bad weather was in hands of pilot Taiwan officials under fire for letting ... the pilot attempted to make the go-around," said aviation expert Lee Ke-tsung. He said given that the ATR-72 is relatively small and lacks power when climbing, such a difference could result ...

  6. News - World - AVIATION

    European airlines join Emirates in avoiding Iraqi airspace for safety

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:22pm by AP

    ... on July 17, killing all 298 people on board. US and Ukrainian officials say it was shot down by a missile from rebel territory, most likely by mistake. The Ukraine crash has many in the aviation ...

  7. News - China - INNOVATION

    Chinese scientist plans parachutes for every plane passenger made of world's lightest material

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:44am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... may also find mental relief by wearing a parachute throughout a flight." Qi Yun, a life-saving equipment research scientist with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, said the new ... barrier is no longer technical, but administrative," Qi said. "The parachute issue is a taboo topic in the civil aviation industry. Airlines have long had an unspoken agreement ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Having more low-cost carriers would attract tourists and benefit aviation industry

    Posted May 17th 2014, 03:38am by LETTERS

    ... All airlines would benefit from increase in low-cost carriers In his article (" Budget break ", May 13) Edward Lau, CEO of Jetstar Hong Kong, makes several valid points. Aviation ... of competition in our aviation industry has made Hong Kong an expensive place to visit. We need to provide affordable means of travel to bring tourists to our region. Having more low-cost carriers based ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN AIR CRASH

    Improve air safety, Ma Ying-jeou demands after deadly Penghu crash

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 03:01am by LAWRENCE CHUNG; ADRIAN WAN

    ... while trying to land in bad weather and burst into flames. Ten people survived. Wednesday's crash, Taiwan's deadliest in 12 years, prompted criticism of the aviation authorities ... The authorities must take swift action to strengthen flight safety," Ma said. "The Civil Aeronautics Administration must also provide effective measures to uphold aviation safety," he said ...

  10. News - Asia - TOURISM

    Singapore launches tourism campaign in China after hit by MH370 mystery and Thai crisis

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore As tourist numbers fall, the Lion City distances itself from crisis-hit neighbours Singapore launches ad campaign in China Singapore is mounting a drive ... reported yesterday that Singapore's tourism sector was being hurt by Chinese travellers' reluctance to visit Malaysia due to the ongoing flight MH370 mystery, and Thailand because of its ...




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