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  1. Department reduces surcharges

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The maximum fuel surcharges commercial airlines can levy on their passengers have been lowered by the Civil Aviation Department. Short-haul flights on Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and All Nippon Airways will carry a maximum surcharge of HK$98, down from HK$105, while long-haul flights will carry a maximum levy of HK$505, down from HK$513. The surcharge adjustment ...

  2. Pilots accuse regulator of breaching aviation safety rules

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from Melbourne to Hong Kong on February 27. The union said the Civil Aviation Department had no authority to let Cathay Pacific ignore safety rules because a third pilot was sick and unable ... said. 'The objectives of [safety rules] were ignored by the Civil Aviation Department, thus rendering its decision 'irrational'.' Pilots had to be alert not only for takeoff ...

  3. Aviation officials order Cathay, Dragonair to check wings

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Updated at 1.06pm: Hong Kong civil aviation officials have ordered Cathay Pacific and Dragonair to check their Boeing 747 aircraft for possible wing fractures, Apple Daily reported on Wednesday. The requirement comes after a Boeing 747 passenger jet wing plate ? used for decelerating during landing ? was found to have fractured, the paper reported, quoting Civil Aviation acting ...

  4. Flight did not require a third pilot, aviation body tells court

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... of the Civil Aviation Department stated yesterday. The director general, represented by Anthony Ismail, was responding to a summons at the Court of First Instance brought by the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers' Association. The union accused the department of breaching aviation rules that determine the number of crew that should be on a flight. One pilot rostered for the Melbourne to Hong Kong ...

  5. No change in fuel surcharges

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Civil Aviation Department yesterday agreed existing passenger fuel surcharges levied by Cathay Pacific Airways and Nepal Airlines could be maintained in November. The levels will remain HK$71 for Cathay's short-haul flights and HK$328 for long-haul flights, and HK$239 for Nepal Airlines. ...

  6. When will low-cost airlines depart from Asia?

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... subsidiary]. If there are unused traffic routes between Singapore and another country, then the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore could enable another airline to operate on those routes. Obviously, we want to take advantage of any routes that already exist.' Peter Harbison, managing director, Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation: 'The low-cost airline phenomenon is creating ...

  7. More delays in flights to mainland

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The proportion of flights from Hong Kong to mainland destinations that were delayed rose from 3.6 per cent to 6.7 per cent in the space of 12 months, Civil Aviation Department figures show. In June, 395 of the 5,932 mainland-bound flights were delayed, compared with 203 out of 5,680 in July last year. The main causes for delays were bad weather, limitations ...

  8. Fuel surcharges to be reduced

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... The Civil Aviation Department yesterday approved a reduction in passenger fuel surcharges levied by Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines for tickets issued in September. The new maximum fuel surcharges will be HK$97 each way for short-haul flights and HK$481 each way for long-haul flights, which constitute reductions of between 1 and 5 per cent from ...

  9. Fuel surcharges costly for airlines

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis Keith.wallis@scmp.com Airlines in Hong Kong that fixed fuel surcharges on freight in a collusive process supported and approved by the Civil Aviation Department have been the subject of investigations by cartel-busters across the globe. The probes, which began in 2006, have resulted so far in US$3 billion in criminal and civil penalties to international airlines ...

  10. Monthly review for airline fuel surcharges

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Air passenger fuel surcharges will be reviewed every month instead of every two months to better reflect changes in jet fuel prices, according to the Civil Aviation Department. Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines will raise surcharges by between HK$3 and HK$71 for short-haul flights, and HK$10 and HK$328 for long-haul flights next month. The surcharges were last reviewed ...




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