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  1. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Passengers thrown about Hong Kong-bound plane by turbulence

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:26pm by Clifford Lo, LO WEI, Johnny Tam, VICTORIA DUTHIE

    ... Airbus after it encountered what the airline termed "severe turbulence" over Malaysia. David Mkumbuje, who was travelling alone on a business trip to Guangzhou, said the rough patch ...

  2. News - World - AVIATION

    Malaysia Airlines passenger jet ‘shot down’ over Ukraine

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:34am by AGENCIES

    ... seen severe fighting in recent days between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels. The plane was due to travel from Amsterdam on an overnight flight to Kuala Lumpur ...

  3. News - China - AVIATION

    Ticket to the market: State-run China Eastern Airlines launches new budget carrier

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 05:31pm by Reuters

    ... carrier to tap the low-cost travel segment long dominated by privately run Spring Airlines. China Eastern said it would use the 80 Boeing 737 planes it had ordered from Boeing last month ... for over one-third of the market.” Low-cost carriers, led by Shanghai-based Spring Airlines, account for up to 7 per cent of air travel market in China, compared to Europe, where they control 50 ...

  4. News - World - AVIATION

    British Airways to offer Slow TV on flights out of Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... including the airlines' new Boeing 787 Dreamliners and the Airbus A380 superjumbos that fly to and from Hong Kong. Airline passengers in Britain and France were bracing for travel chaos thanks ...

  5. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    China clears way for global travel networks

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 12:27am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Mainland clears way for global travel networks Foreign players of a global distribution system popped champagne last week when the mainland aviation authority granted them direct access to the thriving but closely held travel market, but some analysts say the celebration is premature. After 14 months of vetting, the Civil Aviation Administration ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific offers improved pay deal in bid to end pilots' dispute

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Disruption still possible as cockpit crew union sees improved deal as only a 'stepping stone' New pay offer in bid to end Cathay pilots' dispute Cathay Pacific Airways has made an improved pay offer to its pilots in a bid to end a long-running dispute that could trigger a work-to-rule by cockpit crew over the peak summer travel period. The offer ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - AVIATION

    Pilots aim for first solar-powered aircraft circumnavigation of globe

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:22pm by Jamie Carter

    ... But the pilots will get a break. Solar Impulse 2 will travel about 1,610km each day in its 20-day circumnavigation, but it's a feat that will be performed in stages over three months. In between ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Fred Lam, head of trade development council, to be Airport Authority chief executive

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... in the Trade Development Council and his commitment to Hong Kong." Lam said: "I travelled a lot during my days in the Trade Development Council, especially in the past 10 years. It allowed me ...

  9. News - World - AVIATION

    US air travellers could face increasing congestion, studies show

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:07pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times Airport congestion agony 'looms for US travellers' Two new studies have found that US air travellers may face rough days ahead. Air travel infrastructure in the United States is in such bad shape that, within the decade, the average day at the nation's airports might resemble the busiest travel days of the year at nearly all of the top 50 US ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific explores online auction for seat upgrades

    Posted May 29th 2014, 12:40pm by DANNY LEE

    ... the company's tiered membership system depending on how often and how far they travel. Currently, customers who gain the higher tier are more likely to receive better rewards. But concerned frequent ...




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