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  1. Fare war looms as Jetstar Asia flies cut-price from Singapore

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Low operating costs, efficient aircraft use and packing in passengers key to cheap flights Singapore's latest entrant in the low-cost airline sector, Jetstar Asia, says it is not concerned about a looming fare war on the Hong Kong-Singapore route, despite increasingly competitive pricing by airlines already flying between the two cities. Jetstar, which is 49 per cent owned ...

  2. Star Cruises acquires 20pc stake in Valuair

    Posted Dec 21st 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Star Cruises has bought 20 per cent of Singapore budget airline Valuair in a deal that will allow the two companies to jointly offer fly and cruise holidays while helping ... parties,' Mr Pritam said. Valuair raised US$17 million late last year through a share sale to Asiatravel.com Holdings, a Singapore online hotel reservations company, and publishing firm Blu Inc ...

  3. Budget carriers meet a spot of turbulence on way to landing

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... environment for cross-border air services, raising questions about the longer-term viability of some start-up carriers. The inability of the Singapore government to gain more access to the critical Indonesia and mainland markets for the city state's new carriers has already led one airline, Jetstar Asia, to announce a scaling back of its fleet expansion plans. Another Singapore ...

  4. Jet fuel blow threatens China services

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... monopoly jet fuel supplier, China Aviation Oil Holdings (CAOH), is unable to come up with a rescue package for its Singapore-listed trading subsidiary, which has run up losses estimated at US$550 ... (Singapore)] having sufficient cash flow to... continue with its core business of jet fuel procurement' without a stay against claims being made against CAOS by counterparties of its derivatives ...

  5. Hainan poised to lure air traffic from HK

    Posted Jul 18th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... for international flights to key cities. That deal followed agreements signed earlier this year with Singapore and France which also offered significant liberalisation. As a result of the new 'open skies' policy for the island, Hainan Airlines executive vice-president Zhong Shu said the carrier would apply for more traffic rights to southeast Asian destinations, such as Singapore ...

  6. United Airlines gives post-Sars campaign a lift

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... flight between Hong Kong and Singapore on October 26. Mr Tilton said the move to promote the city was a gesture from United to acknowledge the importance of Hong Kong and Asia to the airline ... three of its four daily flights into and out of Hong Kong - to Chicago, San Francisco and Singapore - maintaining only its daily Hong Kong-Tokyo service. Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, a legislator ...

  7. HK still the world's freest economy

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... 23 legislation - was ranked ahead of Singapore, the US, New Zealand and the United Kingdom in the yearly Economic Freedom of the World report. Hong Kong has been ranked No1 each year since ... is drafted on the mainland and in Singapore. While most studies identify Hong Kong as highly competitive in goods and services that are tradable across borders, actual barriers to entry in many ...

  8. Dragonair to double cargo fleet in 3 years

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... rather than wait for the delivery of five B747-400s which it purchased last year that are being converted into freighters in Singapore and Xiamen. Those planes are due for delivery from the end ...

  9. Sino-Thai pact a boost for secondary carriers

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... traffic rights, allowing carriers from both sides to fly onwards to third countries, such as Singapore or Malaysia, both popular destinations for mainlanders. Peter Harbison, managing director ...

  10. Expert puts Sars impact on tourism at $280b

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Joseph Lo, Kelvin Chan

    ... their holidays. They may go to Singapore or Japan instead.' Zhang Baojian, north Asia director of the International Air Transport Association, described Sars as 'a disaster never experienced ...




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