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  1. News - World - AVIATION

    At least half of Air France flights cancelled as pilots' strike bites

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:28pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris Air France cancels half its flights as pilots start strike At least half of Air France flights around the world were cancelled yesterday as pilots kicked off ... Transavia. Air France pilots' unions are crying foul, and called the strike from yesterday as they seek better conditions under the plan. The Paris airport authority said only half of Air France ...

  2. 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

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Air China reported a 55.42 per cent fall in first-half earning to 510 million yuan (HK$642.5 million) as mainland airlines suffer from the depreciating ... dollar exchange rate was volatile and has dragged down the overall performance for the first half of the year”. It recorded a net exchange translation loss of 721 million yuan, compared ...

  3. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Cargo revival hinges on US economy, says Cathay

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

    ... because the moment trade picks up, goods need to be moved fast," he said. Tonnage at Cathay Pacific and Dragonair increased 8.5 per cent to 804,000 tonnes in the first half of the year, ... while the growth of belly space in passenger jets- which are getting ever bigger- adds further cargo capacity. In the first half of this year, cargo carried in the belly space of Cathay’s ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay pilots mull industrial action after disappointment at 10pc pay offer

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Phila Siu

    ... The association is initiating a motion seeking its members' stance on the offer, though no date has been fixed. The offer will be rejected if more than half of the members vote against it. "In ...

  5. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    Hong Kong drives China airports

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 09:25am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... of mainland airport revenue Shanghai has beaten Beijing as the busiest mainland air hub for the first time in the first half but for both cities, Hong Kong is fast becoming one of the most important ... in the first half, making them the most promising growth driver, followed by Japan and South Korea, the Shanghai Airport Authority says. Beijing handled 9.9 million passengers for international routes ...

  6. Business - Economy - AVIATION

    China key to revival in air-cargo growth

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

    ... half of 2014, world freight traffic grew 3.7 per cent, almost one point higher over the 12-month rolling period, according to Airport Council International. Asia, by far the world’s largest ... growth close to 10 per cent, followed by a decline in 2011 to 2013. “We have finally come out of that in the first half of this year as domestic freight increased 5.7 per cent and international ...

  7. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Hainan Airlines profit down 25.35pc

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:03am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Hainan Air earnings dive on yuan fall Hainan Airlines, the mainland's largest privately held carrier, posted a 25.35 per cent drop in first-half net ... revenue from premium classes. Financial costs jumped 73 per cent on a net exchange translation loss of 337 million yuan in the first half, against a gain of 330 million yuan a year earlier. ...

  8. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Bank of China leasing unit to expand fleet with 82 Boeings

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:10am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... of Boeing's and Airbus' backlogs, Fitch said. BOC Aviation last week reported unchanged first-half net profit of US$163 million. In the six-month period which Martin described as "a busy first half with a strong delivery momentum", the company took delivery of 37 new aircraft and sold 12 owned and managed ones. ...

  9. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Malaysia Airlines steward put hand down my pants, weeping passenger says

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by AFP

    ... Channel Seven on Sunday evening that three hours into the half-full flight from Kuala Lumpur to Paris the steward sat beside her and then allegedly began massaging her legs. He’s massaging my ...

  10. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Haeco results likely to be hit by labour shortage in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Aircraft maintenance company expects to report first-half earnings that are affected by a shortage of skilled workers Haeco held back by lack of labour ... Engineering Co (Haeco), due to announce its first-half performance this week, has warned results are likely to suffer from a sustained labour shortage. Haeco and its subsidiaries, with a market ...




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