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  1. New services just the ticket for agencies

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Technology is broadening the range of products and services travel agents can supply, including an ever-growing range of ancillary services offered by airlines. 'Technology is vital ... vice-president for marketing at Abacus, a provider of end-to-end technologies that contribute to a portfolio of solutions and services for the travel services industry in Asia. The unbundling ...

  2. Cathay to dump herringbone seats

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... to the herringbone seating layout, which has been criticised by some travellers, and although seating will still be slightly angled, people by the window will see outside rather than into the cabin. The new ... would lure passengers away from first class, Slosar said people 'entitled to travel first class probably do'. He does not see people trading down, but says he would be flattered ...

  3. Leasing firm files suit to wind up HK Airlines

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Team Cignus, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-listed NEC Capital Solutions, filed a petition in the High Court to wind up Hong Kong Airlines. According to a directors' report for the year ended March, Team Cignus, an Irish-registered comp ...

  4. It's easier to be a Cathay cadet but there's less money in flying

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Nelson Chang Way-man and Oscar Francis were members of two very different professions but they had one thing in common: a love of flying. It led the doctor and investment banker to quit their highly paid jobs and join Cathay Pacific Airways' cadet pi ...

  5. Cathay rolls out new baggage charges

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... and not more than 203cm long will be subject to a charge of US$100 per piece from next month on all classes. Passengers travelling to or from the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East will be subject ...

  6. Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... of a four-star, 454-room hotel, they can reserve the special 'toy suite'. It is tailored to the needs of parents travelling with children and is just one of several family-friendly initiatives ... checking in. Chen explains that these innovations are just part of a new year-round campaign to meet the needs of 'family type' travellers, whose numbers are steadily increasing. ...

  7. Subsidies plan to boost northeast's airports

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So The central government is considering subsidies and tax breaks to encourage mainland airlines to re-route some of their international flights to underused airports in the northeast, easing the load on Beijing and Shanghai. However, analysts a ...

  8. Three more freighters rejoin Cathay fleet

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So The better-than-expected rebound in air cargo demand has prompted Cathay Pacific to put three more mothballed freighters back into service in the summer. The aircraft would return from desert storage sites in the United States in June and Jul ...

  9. Customers feel squeeze as airlines cut costs

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So After annoying customers by charging for carry-on bags, airlines are now looking for more ways to squeeze money out of passengers and reduce costs. United Airlines, a Chicago-based carrier, last month rolled out a service to ship passenger lu ...

  10. Hotel seeks staff with passion

    Posted Mar 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jan Chan Located in Aberdeen, L'hotel Island South is set to open in May this year and plans to fill about 170 new vacancies, including middle managers and frontline hospitality staff. The mid-level management posts are primarily in sales, guest serv ...




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