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  1. Spring Air plans more Japan routes

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Spring Airlines plans to add three to four more Japanese destinations next year, despite tension over sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands denting revenue from its new route ... and parking fees, Wang said. As the first budget airline to fly into Japan's highly regulated market, Spring Air created a storm by offering one-way tickets as low as 4,000 yen (HK$375) from ...

  2. Budget airlines spread their wings

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... consultancy. Spring Airlines is currently the only mainland LCC operating international destinations including Hong Kong and Japan. None of the big four mainland operators has an LCC at present. ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com A proliferation of budget airlines in Japan has helped entrench the low-cost carrier model in Asia, leaving full-service airlines with a tough choice- ...

  3. Baggage-laden travellers shun the airlines

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... hundreds or thousands of kilometres away. This is despite airlines offering tickets that are as cheap as train fares during the Lunar New Year to attract more passengers. The Civil Aviation ... person. For example, Hainan Airlines is offering a 200 yuan (HK$226) fare from Taiyuan, Shanxi, to Xian, from January 25 to today. Air China has slashed ticket prices 80 per cent on routes from ...

  4. Fledgling airline is fast spreading its wings

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... The Hong Kong carrier is making its presence felt and targets more routes for low-cost long-haul portfolio. Reports by Robin Lynam Oasis Hong Kong Airlines has been in business for less ... business class of any airline.' Oasis is the second Hong Kong airline Mr Miller has seen from an idea through to a viable international carrier. He was also the architect and founding chief ...

  5. Business - China Business - MANAGEMENT

    Amadeus to get better access to soaring outbound travel demand from China

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 10:14am by Denise Tsang

    ... with foreign airlines offering outbound services in China and with Chinese tour agencies. But a prerequisite to the new arrangement is those foreign airlines and Chinese tour agencies must apply ... market, and Abacus, which is in turn owned by several regional carriers, including Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and All Nippon Airways. Amadeus has been in the mainland market for the past ...

  6. Aviation siblings struggle for altitude

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... low-cost carriers Spring Airlines and United Eagle Airlines. Amid problems in the domestic market, mainland carriers are intensifying efforts to internationalise. All three major airlines have ... is the sort of passenger mainland airlines covet. Shuttling weekly between Shanghai and Beijing, he usually flies Air China because of its good reputation and solid brand recognition. But seats ...

  7. Business

    Asia's top airlines should keep from charging for ancillary services

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty It would be detrimental to the good names of Asia's top airlines to follow an industry trend of charging for services such as extra legroom Descend not to a low level How long can Asia's leading airlines, including Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines, resist the lucrative lure of "unbundling" their services and charging separately ...

  8. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    First-half profit slump for Hong Kong Airlines

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... slump for HK Airlines High fuel prices and a loss-making London-Hong Kong route helped halve first-half net profit at Hong Kong Airlines, the carrier backed by the mainland's HNA Group. Hong Kong Airlines president Yang Jianhong said yesterday that the airline would terminate its all-business route to London from September 10 and planned to defer the delivery of six Boeing 777 ...

  9. HK Airlines works on passenger backlog

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong Airlines was still struggling to clear a backlog of passengers at Chek Lap Kok airport yesterday following last week's flight disruption because of storms. At the airline's check-in counters, long queues stretched as far as the entrance of the arrival hall. Many travellers complained they had waited for more than two hours and tempers occasionally became so ...

  10. Airlines rise on state's vow to lift industry

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing Celine.sun@scmp.com Shares of mainland airlines soared in Hong Kong yesterday after the central government issued a circular aimed at boosting the aviation industry, predicting a tripling of the mainland's air transport volume by 2020. Despite some of the airlines having issued profit warnings, airline shares were among the biggest gainers yesterday. ...




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