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  1. Spring Air launches cheap flights to Shanghai

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Spring Airlines, the budget carrier that grabbed headlines with its 'one-yuan' tickets and offers to sell passengers homes as they cruise at 10,000 metres, is shaking up the Hong ... trip. Demand on the route has been underpinned this year by the World Expo in Shanghai. Analysts said Spring Airlines' daily service, using a 180-seat Airbus A320 airliner, would have ...

  2. Airlines struggle with pilot shortage

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... attracting pilots. Spring Airlines said it needed to hire pilots at higher salaries than those on offer in the industry to compete with big airlines. 'We have to pay a pilot 500,000 yuan annually, compared with an industry average of 300,000 yuan,' said Spring Air chairman Wang Zhenghua. This means the budget airline has to trim costs in areas such as marketing and maintenance. ...

  3. Aviation veteran says airlines in for nasty flight

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... spent his early childhood. The former chief executive of Cathay Pacific Airways has a genuine interest in all things aviation that springs from those formative experiences. And in his new role ... Aircraft Engineering from March 1995 to August 2006, and as a non-executive director of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp, Hysan Development and Air China. How can airlines survive the tough ...

  4. Business - Companies - MONDAY FACE

    Taipan takes in the big picture

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 03:52am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... third stint with the airline, via the shipping services business in Silicon Valley and managing director of Hong Kong Aviation Engineering Company and MD of Swire Pacific's beverage ... add." Slosar will go from running an airline to being in command of a conglomerate which does everything from making Campbell's soup to laundry services, selling cars and repairing ships. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Female pilots on top at Cathay Pacific

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Women do not automatically spring to mind when one thinks of the job of a commercial airline's pilot. But in fact, there is no reason why women should not apply to be among the 300 pilots Cathay Pacific is hiring this year. 'I used to be a flight attendant with the company,' says Yvonne Tou. 'One of my stays in Melbourne gave me the chance to go on a trial ...


    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stock markets in Hong Kong and Singapore fell yesterday after the city state reported its first case of Sars in four months. Asian travel-related stocks such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay ... in the spring. But with the Hang Seng touching a 15-month high yesterday morning, stocks are vulnerable to a bout of profit-taking. ...

  8. Airline set to expand horizons

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong Airlines, controlled by the mainland's fourth-largest airline company, HNA Group, has unveiled ambitious expansion plans, including a bid for a HK$4 billion hotel development in Tsim Sha Tsui and the acquisition of a stake in Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl). The airline, which has ordered 10 Airbus 380s, says it is not only interested in expanding its ...

  9. Travellers' checks

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from CX Holidays' Pure Pamper Spa Kayumanis winter specials in Nanjing. Stay in one of the private pool villas (HK$4,399 for two nights), which have access to open air springs (below) ...

  10. Cathay seeks more flights to Taiwan

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'In the context of new flights, we would certainly be interested in getting another daily flight or two.' He said the airline had added back all the flights that it cancelled from late ... flights from Hong Kong to Tokyo were cut to three or four for most of last month. The airline has some flights and will operate six daily flights to Narita up to the end of the month. ...




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