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  1. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    China United Airlines converted into budget carrier

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Parent China Eastern says move is intended to create mainland's biggest low-cost airline China United converted into budget carrier China Eastern Airlines has converted fully-owned subsidiary China United Airlines into a budget airline, it said yesterday, making it the first of the mainland's three big, state-owned aviation players ...

  2. News - China - AVIATION

    Ticket to the market: State-run China Eastern Airlines launches new budget carrier

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 05:31pm by Reuters

    ... Kong. The mainland’s airline market, which is dominated by state-owned carriers China Eastern, China Southern Airlines and Air China, is believed by analysts to be on the cusp of a low-cost ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hong Kong Airlines staff may stage 'No Putonghua' protest after sit-in

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by Phila Siu

    ... 1 after more than 70 passengers, mostly mainlanders, staged an 18-hour sit-in on a plane when their flight to Shanghai was cancelled. Problems with the Hong Kong-Shanghai flight started at about 9pm on Friday after 276 passengers had boarded. Due to problems with mainland air traffic control, the passengers were asked to leave and offered alternative flights. However, about 70 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hong Kong Airlines passengers stage 18-hour sit-in on plane over flight cancellation

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Ada Lee

    ... and an apology. Police were called in just before 4am. An airline spokeswoman said the delay was due to mainland air traffic control. All passengers had left for Shanghai by yesterday evening. In November ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Would you take off in this? Cathay pilot's pet project almost ready for first flight

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by Ada Lee

    ... it on a world tour, crossing mainland China, Russia, America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Cambodia and Thailand. Cheng hopes to raise money from the journey for a charity organisation. Before being ...

  6. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Tourists shore up Hong Kong-Taiwan flights

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com While business travellers opt for cross-strait services, the leisure market is keeping two-way demand strong, says China Airlines chairman Tourists shore up HK-Taiwan flights Demand for airline tickets between Hong Kong and Taiwan has stood up well five years after the launching of direct flights across the strait, with demand from tourists ...

  7. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Jetstar Hong Kong seeks next tourist hot spots

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... it was in search of other less-visited resort islands in Asia such as Lombok, Indonesia, which have yet to be fully developed as tourist spots. Mainland China, Japan and South Korea are also target markets ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com New low-cost carrier plans to avoid congested airports, instead focusing on destinations which are less developed in the tourist market Jetstar HK seeks ...

  8. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    China's first large airliner delayed by technology problems

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

    ... to deliver a regional passenger jet, the 90-seat ARJ21, to buyers soon. The company said buyers had placed orders for 252 ARJ21s. It estimates that mainland carriers will buy 5,000 jets, worth about ...

  9. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    Shandong Airlines orders 50 Boeing aircraft for US$4.6 billion

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 12:50am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The deal, worth US$4.6 billion, highlights the growing demand for air travel in the mainland Shandong Airlines orders 50 more Boeing aircraft Shandong Airlines, one of China's smaller carriers, said it has agreed to buy 50 passenger planes from US manufacturer Boeing for US$4.6 billion, in another sign of the country's growing demand ...

  10. News - China Insider - AVIATION

    Air China faces heat for allegedly sneaking Red Cross official past closed boarding gate

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:39pm by Amy Li

    ... to elaborate, Fan said, “[The accusation] could be a misunderstanding … Planes only report to ground controllers after the gate is closed.” The airline came under fire on mainland social media when ... response failed to pacify mainland microbloggers, who continued to blast the carrier for “not telling the truth” and bending the rules. “Why is the Red Cross [officer] still not sacked?” many ...




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