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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Dozens of Hong Kong-based Virgin Atlantic cabin crew to lose jobs

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:04am by Charlotte So

    ... the number of redundancies could not be confirmed for a few weeks, until a consultation period was over. A source who attended a staff briefing yesterday said about half of the cabin crew based ...

  5. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    China clears way for global travel networks

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 12:27am by Denise Tsang

    ... profit rose 9.1 per cent to 634.7 million yuan in the first half to June last year. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    First HK-made plane may take off from Chek Lap Kok airport

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:36am by Stuart Lau

    ... from the city's airport in the second half of the year. Cheng, a captain with Cathay Pacific and amateur planemaker, has been toiling away on the project for four years- with a little help ... in the second half of the year. Cheng is still planning the route, but says the flight will likely be just a couple of minutes. "I understand Chek Lap Kok is a busy airport, but it is the only ...

  7. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    New budget carrier no threat to Hong Kong airlines

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 03:55am by TIFFANY AP

    ... look at connecting traffic and business traffic, Dragonair is actually targeting the premium band of the market." Although Hong Kong is within five hours' flying time of half ...

  8. News - China - AVIATION

    Chinese pilots told to certify for smog 'blind landings'

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:03pm by Zhuang Pinghui, Li Jing

    ... to land during poor visibility. About 80 per cent of pilots at Spring Airlines, half of those at China Eastern Airlines and most of those at Juneyao Airlines have already completed the training, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific set to offer pay rise to avert Christmas strikes by staff

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 05:23am by Emily Tsang

    ... an eight-year cap for housing allowances. The source said the airline was positive that the staff would get better rises than last year, as "the business performed better in the first half of this year than in the same period last year". The airline's net profit in the first half of the year amounted to HK$24 million. Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union vice-chairman ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay agrees pay deal with cabin crew, easing industrial action risk

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 07:29pm by Phila Siu

    ... in the first half of this year. Cabin crew last year called off a Christmas work-to-rule protest over a 2 per cent pay rise when other benefits were increased. Cathay chief executive John Slosar said ...




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