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  1. Dragonair pilot exodus 'grounding flights'

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Crew shortage forces airline to cancel services Dragonair is being forced to cancel up to eight flights a day as senior captains and first officers leave the airline at a rate of more than one a week. Six captains resigned in the space of a week this mont ...

  2. Pilots fail in plea for talks over armed guards on Dragonair jets

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... The Civil Aviation Department yesterday rejected a request to meet pilots and airline representatives to discuss concerns over VIP bodyguards armed with pistols being allowed to fly on leased Dragonair planes on the mainland. Instead, the department, whic ...

  3. Pilots demoted for refusing to fly

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Dragonair initially sacked men who declined to take delayed jet on day off but got free seats to HK Two senior Dragonair pilots have been demoted after they refused to take the controls of a delayed flight from Japan because the return leg of the journey ...

  4. Dragonair offers 'bonuses' to beat staff shortages

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Dragonair flight attendants are being given special 'bonuses' of around $100 to $250 a time for working on low-staffed flights or doing back-to-back duties as the airline struggles to cope with a crew shortage. The special payments - criticised ...

  5. Crew plans 'sick-in' to clip airline's wings

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... A breakaway group of Dragonair flight attendants will try to disrupt holiday flights in and out of Hong Kong today and tomorrow by phoning in sick in a protest over pay and rosters. An unsigned e-mail written by some cabin crew members has been circulated ...

  6. Court case will strain relations, says airline

    Posted Jan 30th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Cathay Pacific has dismissed suggestions it is insensitive to its staff but indicated flight attendants must bear in mind economic realities when it comes to pay and conditions. A spokesman for the airline said: 'We value all our staff and greatly ap ...

  7. HK mobile love affair hits new heights

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Mobile phone ownership in Hong Kong has jumped to 6.56 million subscriptions - equivalent to more than 96 per cent of the population. Despite analysts' predictions earlier this year that the mobile phone penetration rate had reached saturation point, ...

  8. Tax the tycoons closer to the posted rates

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Simon Ogus

    ... of the big tycoons were stumping up nearer the posted rates. Simon Ogus is chief executive of DSG Asia Jake van der Kamp is on holiday ...

  9. Phone firm used underhand tactics

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Hutchison Global Communications, Hong Kong's second-biggest phone service operator, has been given a written warning for using underhand tactics to poach PCCW customers in a dispute involving a rival company within the Li Ka-shing family empire. Door ...

  10. HK sees broadband boom

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... More than one million Hong Kong homes are now hooked up to the internet by broadband connections - and by 2005, virtually every home computer will be using high-speed links, experts predict. About 1,001,400 households had broadband internet connections in ...




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