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  1. Business - Companies - AVIATION

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

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

    ... in the first half of this year, with slower growth across markets recorded last month and a decline for Southeast Asia which the company blamed on political turmoil in Thailand. Cathay yesterday ... of an airline's profitability determined by demand and supply. Cargo capacity in the first half rose 10.8 per cent and passenger capacity 5.3 per cent, while tonnage and passenger volume rose 8.6 per cent ...

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

    Airport bosses accused of manipulating flight figures to justify third runway

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

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Groups fighting plans for third runway say bosses pushing up usage rates of existing two by letting 'half-empty planes' serve minor routes Airport ... questioned whether this was the most efficient use of the runways given that some small narrow-body jets were taking off only half full. "There are currently no efficient monitoring mechanisms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553618/airport-bosses-accused-manipulating-flight-figures-justify-third
  3. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Tiger Airways shuts down Indonesian budget airline Mandala

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... of the challenges budget airlines face in Southeast Asia, where competition among half a dozen carriers has pushed fares down. "This is definitely an example of the very challenging conditions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1536453/tiger-airways-shuts-down-indonesian-budget-airline-mandala
  4. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    In China, small plane makers chase growth in car industry slipstream

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... requires foreign carmakers who want to manufacture in the country to team up with local partners, who share half the proceeds and use the joint venture production to bolster their own earnings. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1529551/china-small-plane-makers-chase-growth-car-industry
  5. News - World - AVIATION

    Private jets are not just for celebrities

    Posted May 26th 2014, 06:03am by AFP

    ... from Bristol to Cannes is £3,630 (HK$47,350), less than half the regular price of €8,730, according to the website. "When we launched in 2008, many people told me that people would never ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519441/private-jets-are-not-just-celebrities
  6. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    China's first large airliner delayed by technology problems

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:19am by Daniel Ren

    ... half of this year and that a test flight was likely to take place at the end of next year. The 168-seat C919 had been expected to make its maiden flight this year, before delivery to buyers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1517501/chinas-first-large-airliner-delayed-technology-problems
  7. Business - Comment - AVIATION

    Why US passengers loathe airport productivity gains

    Posted May 19th 2014, 10:13am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... passengers using fewer employees. Yet passengers loathe US airports. In a recent survey of world airports by Skytrax, not one US facility cracked even the top 25 best airports, while half the top 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1515416/why-passengers-loathe-airport-productivity-gains
  8. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Boeing 777 at centre of Malaysia Airlines disappearance had clocked up 'normal' 20,000 hours' flying time

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 02:09pm by DANNY LEE, Lana Lam, AGENCIES

    ... CAPA Centre for Aviation, the average age of Malaysia Airlines’ 15 Boeing 777-200ER planes is 14.3 years. The average age of its entire fleet of 93 aircraft is four-and-a-half years. Malaysia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1443524/lost-malaysia-airlines-plane-had-clocked-normal-20000-hours-flying-time
  9. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Qantas chief resets plan to make airline profitable as losses build

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 01:14am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Job cuts and cancelled jet orders aim to stem first-half international losses of A$262m Qantas chief resets plan to make airline profitable Qantas Airways chief ... with their feet." Virgin Australia yesterday posted a first-half net loss of A$84 million, compared with the A$235 million loss reported on Thursday by Qantas for the same period. Revenue at the smaller ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1437536/qantas-chief-resets-plan-make-airline-profitable-losses-build
  10. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Virgin's Branson issues warning over state support for rival Qantas

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... as it flagged a half-year loss of up to A$300 million (HK$2.1 billion) and the axing of 1,000 jobs. The airline reports its interim first-half results later this month. Branson said Qantas already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1429237/virgins-branson-issues-warning-over-state-support-rival-qantas

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