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  1. Qatar Airways spreads its wings with focus on Asia

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Qatar Airways will fly to at least four new destinations in Asia this year as the Middle Eastern carrier looks to establish itself as one of the region's elite ... of the expansion would be in Asia, chief executive Akbar Al-Baker said. 'Fifty per cent of the [10 new flights] will be in Asia,' Mr Al-Baker told the South China Morning Post. 'Commercial ...

  2. Asia-Pacific air travel tops North America's

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... For the first time since the dawn of aviation, more passengers took flights in the Asia-Pacific region than in North America last year - thanks in part to economic growth in China ... and New Zealand in the region and excludes the Middle East. Globally, passenger numbers last year dropped 3.5 per cent. Asian carriers have begun restoring to their schedules flights cut during ...

  3. Airline needs key personnel to help it take flight in Asia

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Susie Gyopos Various challenging posts have cropped up for dynamic, motivated and open-minded airline personnel. In order to extend its wings further into Asia, an East African airline ... sales and marketing- of which two years must have been at a senior sales level. In addition to being willing and able to travel extensively in Asia and Africa, candidates should be fluent ...

  4. Growing to meet demand

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... As airfreight volumes between Saudi Arabia, Asia and other parts of the world remain in positive mode, Saudi Airlines Cargo Company (SACC) is expanding the size of its fleet and increasing the frequency of its services to meet client demand. Adding to the growth, SACC announced in June the opening of its new Far East regional office in Hong Kong. The newly established regional office ...

  5. Record Cathay profit clouded by worries over jet fuel prices

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... passenger growth in East Asia outside China this year by half. Demand growth from China will be more robust. But even so, higher costs and weaker passenger growth will eat into Cathay's ... cent of Cathay's entire operating expenses last year. Since then the turmoil in the Middle East has pushed prices up sharply, and yesterday jet fuel was quoted in Singapore at just under ...

  6. Travellers' checks

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... flight surcharges around peak holiday times), but similar offers for cruises to the Bahamas on the new Disney Dream (top) and around the East and West Caribbean are available for similarly low ...

  7. Emirates to launch A380 route between HK and Dubai

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... the carrier flies the A380 are in Asia. Dubai has been in the process of transforming itself into an international air hub linking the East and the West. In the financial year that ended in March ... in their first month, Lau said. Mainland visitors to Dubai are expanding partly due to the growing number of Chinese state-owned enterprises taking their business into the Middle East and Africa. ...

  8. Asian carriers worst hit as premium traffic slumps

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Association. In the Far East, premium travel was down 31.6 per cent year on year in May. Across the Pacific, it was down 30.7 per cent, and from Europe to the Far East, it was down 26.3 per cent. All ...

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    Asia's top airlines should keep from charging for ancillary services

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty It would be detrimental to the good names of Asia's top airlines to follow an industry trend of charging for services such as extra legroom Descend not to a low level How long can Asia's leading airlines, including Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines, resist the lucrative lure of "unbundling" their services and charging separately ...

  10. Airlines adjust capacity to control cargo rates

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Airfreight rates between Asia and Europe have been on a roller-coaster ride for the past year, descending from May's high after a volcanic eruption in Iceland to a current low ... starts to ramp up in preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 'Around half of global high-technology products are made in south and east China,' one airline executive said. 'I ...




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