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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Luxor resumes hot-air balloon trips for tourists despite pledge after tragedy

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 07:12pm by Tony Cheung, John Carney

    ... Tony Cheung and John Carney Five operators get green light to take off, despite promise of no flights until end of investigation Luxor resumes hot-air balloon trips for tourists Egyptian authorities have backtracked on a promise by allowing balloon flights to resume in Luxor yesterday- the first since the February 26 crash that killed 19 people, including nine Hongkongers. Mohammed ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Insurance seller in Luxor tragedy to remind clients of exclusions

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Balloon tragedy in Luxor is a timely reminder A teachers' union that is a licensed insurance seller will remind clients to read the exclusion clauses when buying travel policies, a senior officer says. The Professional Teachers' Union was responding to criticism in the aftermath of a hot-air balloon accident in Luxor, Egypt, in February ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON DISASTER

    Relatives identify Luxor crash victims

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Amy Nip in Cairo and Cheung Chi-fai Relatives identify Luxor crash victims Six of the nine Hong Kong victims in the hot-air balloon crash in Luxor have been identified by relatives ... four Cairo hospitals where the bodies of all 19 crash victims are being stored. They decided to postpone to today a trip they had planned to perform rituals in Luxor. Forensic pathologist Dr ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Luxor balloon operators compromise safety in fight for customers

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Chow Chung-Yan

    ... considered the highlight of a tour to Luxor- one of the top tourist destinations in Egypt. Most flights are scheduled around the sunrise or sunset hours and are extremely popular with foreign tourists, a manager from SindBad Hot Air Balloons in Luxor said. Competition has intensified in recent years as eight operators battle each other for business. The number of tourists to Egypt ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DISASTER

    Hong Kong police to advise in Luxor balloon tragedy probe

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by JIM MCG

    ... probe Hong Kong police have been given an advisory role in Egypt's investigation into the deadly hot-air balloon crash in Luxor that killed 19 tourists, including nine Hongkongers. The head ... On Wednesday, Xinhua quoted Luxor security officials saying the balloon was in "appalling condition". In a statement on its social media website on Wednesday, the ministry added ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON DISASTER

    Governor of Luxor apologises for deadly balloon tragedy

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Amy Nip in Luxor and Cheung Chi-fai City leader expresses sorrow for death of 19 tourists in balloon disaster and says he will follow any directives from inquiry into tragedy Luxor chief apologises and vows safety upgrade The governor of the Egyptian city of Luxor and the operator of the hot-air balloon that exploded and killed 19 tourists have apologised for the tragedy. Governor ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Tour agencies suspend balloon trips after Luxor tragedy

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi-fai and Lo Wei

    ... balloon trips Some Hong Kong tour agencies have suspended hot-air balloon trips in Egypt and elsewhere after yesterday's fatal accident in Luxor, while others are reviewing their activities. ... individual holidaymakers from taking part in such activities at their own risk.   Hong Thai, which currently has one tour group in Egypt, also cancelled balloon rides in Luxor and is reviewing ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Luxor tragedy puts safety of hot-air balloons in doubt

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... of balloons in doubt Until tragedy struck in Luxor, hot-air balloons were most famously associated with the film version of Jules Verne's classic novel Around the World in 80 Days, ... in tourist areas such as Luxor. Balloon festivals are also a great way to see hot-air balloons close up. But, with 19 people killed in Tuesday's accident- including nine tourists from Hong Kong- ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Nine Hongkongers killed in Egypt's Luxor balloon tragedy

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam, Cheung Chi Fai and Phila Siu

    ... only seconds from landing in a Egyptian sugar-cane field Balloon disaster kills 19 Nine Hong Kong tourists who died in a hot-air balloon fireball above the Egyptian city of Luxor yesterday were ... Luxor when I heard a loud explosion behind us and looked back and saw lots of smoke," he told Sky News. "It wasn't immediately clear it was a balloon. Then we could see ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Egyptian balloon operators could be back in business this week

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 04:16am by Amy Nip, Lana Lam

    ... Amy Nip in Luxor and Lana Lam Governor of Luxor says pressure is growing to resume dawn flights despite disaster because the Egyptian city depends on tourism dollars Flight Operators could be back in the air this week Operators of hot-air balloons in Luxor may restart their trips this week despite ongoing investigations into the accident that killed nine Hongkongers and 10 ...




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