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  1. The famed Spring City is running on empty

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People are watching Jinan's Baotu park for signs that the long drought is ending A 15-year drought has dented Jinan's image as the 'Spring City', leaving the famed Baotu Springs dry except for a few shallow puddles. Baotu Springs Park was once a popular attraction in downtown Jinan, but it has not received any visitors since September 2001 because ...

  2. Airline shares will come down to earth

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland As the price of oil has fallen 14 per cent since last Tuesday, Hong Kong-listed airline shares have soared. Cathay Pacific is up 13 per cent, Air China 15 per cent and China ... of crude back to its January low of US$87, and China's passenger traffic grows about 9 per cent a year for the next few years as forecast, the long-term outlook for airlines is still grim. ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ('Airlines' fuel surcharge open and transparent', February 9) makes no mention of hedging. This is a common business practice that helps protect many firms against price fluctuations in raw materials. If, as Mr Barrington suggests, 'fuel is the largest single cost factor at Cathay Pacific', I would have thought he would have taken the opportunity to outline the airline ...

  4. Cargo hold of issues for Iata's new pilot

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty To celebrate his becoming chairman of the global airline club last week, Cathay Pacific Airways chief executive Tony Tyler set out not so much a stall but a whole department ... of airlines. His speech, in Singapore just before he took up the post of chairman of the International Air Transport Association, deserves a wider audience. Does it offer hope that he may use his year ...

  5. Wild at heart

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... Gorge. This is an accessible but untamed land where Formosan black bears can still be spotted and visitors can soak their weary bones in an abundance of hot springs. Cliffs of solid marble 300 ... weather when landslides and erosion are common. The Eternal Spring Shrine in Taroko is a memorial to the 450 workers who lost their lives as they blasted and dug these arteries to connect east ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and welcome; however, once this process is complete, the issue at hand needs to progress. Air pollution is another glaring example that immediately springs to mind as crying out for more action, ... safety claims', March 18) that fatal nuclear power plant accidents killed more people than have died in commercial US airline accidents since 1982. This poignant remark begs the question ...

  7. The real cost of travel

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as China, where many people can now afford to fly. Not all airliners boast the same fuel efficiency. The US government has calculated that the average airliner can fly one seat 27 kilometres per litre of fuel. This is about the same as driving a big SUV with four passengers. But the problem is that very often big cars carry only one or two passengers. In that case, an airliner is much ...

  8. Events

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, October 20: Australian Chamber of Commerce and Swedish Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Environment sustainability and the future of the airline industry'. Finnair seminar: 'Environment, sustainability and the future of the airline industry'. Tuesday, October 21: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'The PRD world factory: 30 years on'. ...

  9. IATA puts faith in biofuels to cut reliance on oil

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis in Geneva Aircraft fuelled by algae or household waste may seem the stuff of science fiction, but the International Air Transport Association is encouraging the global airline ... chosen as the next IATA president and director general designate. IATA has made lessening the environmental impact of aviation one of its core objectives. A Cathay spokeswoman said the airline ...

  10. Out of the ashes

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Jones

    ... capital is slowly under way. Swooping into Kabul on Tuesday's 10am Ariana Afghan Airlines flight from Urumqi, the only flight each week from China, all eyes were peeled for the 'Ariana ... city 'with mountains gleaming emerald green in spring'. Today, the harsh, craggy landscape is grey-brown and all but bare of foliage, its edges blurred and fuzzy ...




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