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  1. Talking points

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... such as the 'Arab spring'- and cyber crime and security. Commentators have expressed scepticism that the varying interests of Europe and the United States on the one hand and Russia and China ... and 10 per cent. Singapore Airlines reveals name of budget carrier Singapore Airlines unveils the name of a new low-cost carrier and some of the destinations it will fly to. The world's ...

  2. News - World - AVIATION

    Continental Airlines cleared of crime in Concorde disaster

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Versailles Appeal court overturns involuntary homicide conviction over supersonic jet disaster in 2000 Airline cleared of Concorde crime A French court on yesterday cleared Continental Airlines of any crime over the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde but upheld a ruling that the US airline bore civil responsibility for the disaster. The US airline had ...

  3. Weather - Hong Kong

    Airlines blamed for chaos in aftermath of typhoon

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Johnny Tam Desperate travellers blamed poor arrangements by airlines for their confusion and delayed trips, as thousands were still stranded at Chek Lap Kok airport yesterday ... airline staff failed to provide them with clear messages on baggage and flight times. The Airport Authority said 348 flights were delayed and 39 cancelled as of 5pm yesterday. Cathay Pacific ...

  4. Airlines share blame for delayed flights

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Mainland airlines can no longer blame air traffic control for flight delays , as more than a third of the incidents are of their own making, according ... cent of the 538,000 delays last year were caused by the airlines themselves. Air traffic control, which is commonly blamed for the delays, accounted for only 27.5 per cent. Bad weather ...

  5. Airlines take off amid railway woes

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for airlines on that route. Shares in China Eastern Airlines rose 10 per cent to 5.60 yuan (HK$6.77) in Shanghai, exceeding the trading limit yesterday. They were 3 per cent higher in Hong Kong ... agent on the mainland. 'Passengers are worried about the reliability and service quality of the trains which were previously winning business from the airlines,' said Kelvin Lau, ...

  6. Japan Airlines to suspend flights from Narita

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Japan Airlines will temporarily suspend flights between Hong Kong and Tokyo's Narita airport for three weeks starting from April 6 because of the fall in passenger demand ... Japan Airlines will also reduce the number of flights between Narita and Beijing and Shanghai during the same period. There will be just one daily return flight to Beijing instead of the usual ...

  7. Crash report may help families seek payouts

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com A report indicating that Henan Airlines' safety lapses contributed to a plane crash two years ago could help families of the 44 deceased victims ... but also because of the substandard safety management by the airline, which is indirectly owned by Air China. The plane, flying from Harbin, crashed on its approach to Yichun in Heilongjiang ...

  8. Japanese airliner cleared after fire scare

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong An All Nippon Airways aircraft with nearly 200 passengers and crew was forced to return to Chek Lap Kok Airport about an hour after takeoff when the smell of burning was detected. The airline said it came from a burn mark on a seat it believed was caused by a cigarette lighter. The plane took off at 4am after a delay of two hours, arriving in Tokyo at 8am. ...

  9. Technical glitch forces airliner to return to HK

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... was not alerted. The airlines transferred the passengers to another flight, which took off at 6.41pm. Dragonair said flight KA720 returned to Hong Kong as a precaution due to a technical problem. Among ... told the plane had to return for an examination as the required facilities were unavailable at Changsha. After landing, engineers checked the aircraft's starboard engine. The airline ...

  10. Runway protests by air passengers are investigated

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... restricted areas. Mainland airlines and airports have been asked to improve their response to flight delays in the wake of the incidents. Last Wednesday, Shenzhen Airlines passengers, furious after a delay of more than 10 hours, attacked a boarding gate at Shanghai's Pudong International Airport. Frightened airline staff were forced to unlock the gate and more than 20 passengers ran ...




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