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  1. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Hong Kong spells out status rules for airlines

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by SIJIA JIANG, NICK EDWARDS

    ... rules forairlines The government has finally given a clearer definition of what it means to be a "Hong Kong carrier", which may put an end to proposed budget carrier Jetstar Hong Kong's two-year wait for approval owing to objections on those grounds. The lack of a clear framework to determine the seemingly simple question of whether a carrier is a Hong Kong one or not has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1620169/hong-kong-spells-out-status-rules-airlines
  2. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hong Kong airlines to allow use of smartphones, tablets during take-off and landing

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:29pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Smartphones and tablets are cleared for take-off The familiar cabin announcement telling air travellers to turn off mobile gadgets during take-off and landing may soon be a thing of the past after Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department announced an easing of restrictions. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair passengers will be able to use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583724/hong-kong-airlines-allow-use-smartphones-tablets-during-take-and
  3. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    Hong Kong drives China airports

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

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Shanghai beats Beijing for the first time as the busiest travel hub with international flights growing faster than domestic routes Hong Kong a key driver 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1583474/hk-drives-china-airports
  4. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Delayed Cathay flight returns to Hong Kong after 24-hour grounding in Moscow

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 07:55pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Cathay flight stuck in Moscow for nearly 24 hours Dozens of passengers arrived back in Hong Kong yesterday after their flight was grounded in Moscow for almost 24 hours. Cathay Pacific flight 204 had been scheduled to leave Moscow at 5.15pm Hong Kong time on Tuesday, but was delayed because of a mechanical failure, which left its 248 passengers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578602/delayed-cathay-flight-returns-hong-kong-after-24-hour-grounding
  5. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Passenger 'tried to pull open cabin door' of Virgin jet sent back to Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:36am by Alex Millson

    ... Alex Millson A Virgin Atlantic flight from Hong Kong to London was forced to turn back after a passenger attempted to yank open the aircraft’s door mid-flight, a source at the airline has ... When he refused to calm down the crew took the decision to return to Hong Kong so as not to subject other passengers to hours of disruption, the source said. Flight VS201, which was carrying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571908/passenger-tried-open-cabin-door-virgin-atlantic-flight-sent-back-hong
  6. Business - Companies - AVIATION

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

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

    ... A shortage of labour is limiting Hong Kong's position in the aircraft maintenance industry even though it is home to the world's No 2 service provider. Swire-controlled Hong Kong Aircraft ... benefit of free MTR rides," said Ip Wai-ming, a deputy general secretary of the Staff and Workers Union of Hong Kong Civil Airlines. The nature of the aircraft maintenance, repair ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1570883/haeco-results-likely-be-hit-labour-shortage-hong-kong
  7. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Millions of Hong Kong fliers delayed by mainland military restrictions

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:40pm by Phila Siu

    ... in sky affects millions of passengers About 100,000 flights carrying almost 15 million passengers to and from Hong Kong airport each year are affected by military airspace restrictions, analysis ... said. He said that meant each flight wasted 10 to 20 minutes flying in circles to reach an altitude of 4,785 metres. The reverse applied for flights arriving in Hong Kong. The analysis found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563783/millions-hong-kong-passengers-have-their-flights-affected-military
  8. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Airbus to test-run newest passenger aircraft in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... newest passenger aircraft in HK Hong Kong is helping test the world's newest passenger plane as Airbus' A350 arrives for a series of trial flights, the final step before the aircraft ... Airlines with 70. This was partly why Hong Kong and Singapore were the only two Asian cities chosen for the aircraft's global airworthiness test flights that included 14 locations, said Didier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1562210/airbus-test-run-newest-passenger-aircraft-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Third Hong Kong runway gets backing of 2,500 pilots 'to stop air congestion'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... pilots backs new runway An association representing 2,500 pilots in Hong Kong has voiced support for a third airport runway, saying air traffic congestion during peak hours is already forcing planes to wait for 15 minutes or more to take off. This has resulted in higher fuel usage and carbon emissions, according to the Hong Kong Airline Pilots Association, which represents pilots ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556860/third-runway-has-backing-2500-strong-pilots-group
  10. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Passengers thrown about Hong Kong-bound plane by turbulence

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:26pm by Clifford Lo, LO WEI, Johnny Tam, VICTORIA DUTHIE

    ... and crew around a Hong Kong-bound jet yesterday, injuring 20. Witnesses told of passengers being thrown out of their seats and hitting the ceiling and overhead lockers of the South African Airways ... sitting at the rear of the plane. "A lot of passengers were scared, but … the crew had it under control and the landing was very good," she said. A Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555346/22-injured-severe-turbulence-hits-hong-kong-bound-flight

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