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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crack on windshield forces Hong Kong Airlines flight to return from Manila airspace

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 07:09pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Plane turns back after windshield found cracked A cracked windshield forced an Indonesia-bound Hong Kong Airlines plane carrying 261 people to return ... in the cockpit's windshield about 1-1/2 hours after take-off," the airline said. "For safety reasons, the pilot decided to fly back to Hong Kong airport." The carrier did not reveal the size ...

  2. HK Express air-cargo bid flies into headwind

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... city airline that is controlled by the mainland's HNA Group, filed an objection with the Air Transport Licensing Authority after Hong Kong Express applied for a cargo licence. 'Until the airline hands in a comprehensive feasibility study on the cargo service, I will continue to put in an injunction whenever it reapplies for a licence,' said Mr Tse, who asked that any licence ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Air China and Cathay Pacific inject 2b yuan into cargo venture

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... its operating costs and develop its cargo charter flight business with China Postal Airlines. Air China Cargo, whose principal operating bases are in Beijing and Shanghai, reported an audited ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Air China Cargo gets top-up of 2b yuan Air China Cargo, a joint venture between Air China and Cathay Pacific since 2010, will see its registered capital ...

  4. News - Asia - WILDLIFE

    Singapore Airlines ends shipments of shark fins

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:51am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Singapore Airlines ends shipments of shark fins Singapore Airlines has bowed to pressure from conservationists by agreeing to end cargo shipments of shark fins. The city state's national airline said it considered "increasing concerns" about the shark fin trade. "SIA Cargo has been carrying out a thorough review, taking ...

  5. Record numbers pass through Baiyun

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... as their south China gateway in the first nine months rose a comparative 80 per cent, to 1.76 million, and management says there are more foreign airlines lined up to begin cargo and passenger services. ... Cargo, the world's biggest scheduled cargo carrier last year, yesterday became the first European airline to offer direct all-cargo flights to the continent from Guangzhou, launching ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Two more national airlines join ban on shark fin cargo

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Air New Zealand slaps on total embargo while Qantas will allow fins from 'sustainable sources' Two more national airlines join ban on shark fin cargo Qantas yesterday announced a partial ban on shark fin on its planes and Air New Zealand a total ban in significant new victories for a Hong Kong coalition fighting to block the controversial cargo. The Australian ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE VAN DER KAMP

    Let spoiled airlines fund Hong Kong's third runway, not the public purse

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Let spoiled airlines fund third runway, not the public purse An association representing 2,500 pilots in Hong Kong has voiced support for a third airport runway, saying ... money in its demands that we lay out up to HK$200 billion to save airline customers the inconvenience of taking a flight at a not entirely suitable time. These travellers must wait for 15 ...

  8. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Overcapacity puts the brakes on Asian cargo carriers growth

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... airlines' profit margins are being eroded by a struggling air cargo business, even as they capitalise on increasing passenger demand, industry executives said over the weekend. Weak global economic ... "The biggest worry of the airline industry right now is probably cargo," Tony Tyler, director general of the International Air Transport Association (Iata), said. The biggest worry ...

  9. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Airline profits to rise amid recovery of cargo sector

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... profits to rise amid cargo recovery A rebound in cargo volumes and growing passenger demand has led a global airline lobby group to raise its forecast for airline profitability and revenues ... of US$3.9 billion for last year. Brian Pearce, IATA chief economist, said "a significant amount" of Asian airlines' profit would come from the resurgence in cargo volumes. He said ...

  10. News - World - AIR SAFETY

    Timeline: The tragic history of civilian airliners shot down since the cold war

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 09:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris In the wake of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy, here are some cases of civilian airliners being shot down by armed forces since the end of the second world war. Cathay Pacific VR-HEU, July 23, 1954. Chinese PLA Air Force jets shot down a DC-4 airliner operated by Cathay Pacific Airways on a flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong, killing 10 ...




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