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  1. News - World - AVIATION

    The windowless plane set for take-off in a decade

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:03pm by GDN

    ... needed to be strengthened, and by omitting them in favour of walls of screens, the fuselage would be lighter. "Let's take all the windows out- that's what they do in cargo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1626043/windowless-plane-set-take-decade
  2. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    German pilots plan strike at Lufthansa’s cargo unit

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 11:16am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Frankfurt German pilots union VC has again called a strike at Deutsche Lufthansa in a dispute over retirement benefits, targeting the airline’s cargo unit. The strike ... Wednesday, affecting all Lufthansa Cargo flights departing from German airports. The Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) trade union, representing about 5,400 Lufthansa pilots, wants the airline to maintain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1611286/german-pilots-plan-strike-lufthansas-cargo-unit
  3. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Cargo revival hinges on US economy, says Cathay

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Cargo revival hinges on US economy, says Cathay Cathay Pacific, one of the world's largest cargo carriers, is hoping the Christmas season will start a little earlier this year. The last quarter, traditionally a peak season for cargo, may signal the start of a real recovery for the sluggish global cargo market thanks to new hi-tech consumer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1592729/cathay-pacific-cargo-revival-hinges-festive-us-buyers
  4. Business - Economy - AVIATION

    China key to revival in air-cargo growth

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 06:21pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Asia, in particular China, is key to rejuvenating growth in air cargo, a US$6 trillion industry that has suffered from sustained stagnation since the 2008 financial crisis, and e-commerce is expected to spearhead that revival, global aviation and air-cargo leaders meeting in Zhengzhou, China, for the first Air Cargo Development Forum said yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1585178/china-key-revival-air-cargo-growth
  5. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Air China blames yuan depreciation for 55.42pc fall in first-half profit

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 11:17am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... in an announcement filed with the Hong Kong stock exchange late on Tuesday. The company said “its passenger and cargo transport business achieved an above average performance, although the renminbi-to-US ... measures per unit profitability for airlines, declined 3.33 per cent to 0.58 yuan for its passenger business and 2.53 per cent to 1.54 yuan for cargo. The airline carried a total of 40.14 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581078/air-china-blames-yuan-depreciation-5542pc-fall-first-half-profit
  6. News - World - AVIATION

    Black week for aviation a reminder of the 'magic of flight and fragility of life'

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:10pm by Reuters

    ... accidents involving cargo and charter airlines as well as scheduled passenger flights. "One of the things that makes me feel better when we look at these events is that if they all were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559279/black-week-aviation-reminder-magic-flight-and-fragility-life
  7. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Thailand strife a drag on Cathay Pacific's June passenger volume

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... "[Demand] in Southeast Asia was affected by various factors including the political situation in Thailand," Tong said. Cargo traffic, accounting for more than a quarter of the group's ... of Hong Kong and the mainland, particularly on the transpacific lanes, was robust. "Cargo demand has been weak in the past three years," said Paul Wan, the head of transport at brokerage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1554318/thailand-strife-drag-cathay-pacifics-june-passenger-volume
  8. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Airport bosses accused of manipulating flight figures to justify third runway

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... to one passenger, or 100kg of cargo. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553618/airport-bosses-accused-manipulating-flight-figures-justify-third
  9. Lifestyle - Books - AVIATION

    Book review: Hong Kong High, by Cliff Dunnaway

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:49pm by Simon Parry

    ... corporate guff it serves up in its inflight magazines. Sister airline Dragonair gets similar treatment over six pages, while Cathay Pacific cargo subsidiary Air Hongkong with its "superior service" gets two pages of praise. No other airline or cargo carrier is given this treatment. The book limps to a close with an anodyne afterword from Swire chairman John Slosar, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1496693/book-review-hong-kong-high-cliff-dunnaway
  10. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Cathay continues to idle part of its freight fleet

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:34am by CHALOTTE SO

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Cargo tonnage at the carrier drops 1.4 per cent amid overcapacity and weak overseas demand Cathay continues to idle freighters Cathay Pacific Airways plans to keep part of its freighter fleet in the hangar this year amid a protracted slump in the cargo market. The airline's cargo tonnage fell 1.4 per cent year on year last month, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1429933/cathay-continues-idle-part-its-freight-fleet

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