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Airline Destinations

Dubai nudging Hong Kong out as transit hub between Asia-Pacific and Europe

Expanding the passenger-handling capacity of Hong Kong's airport, which is expected to run out by 2018, with a third runway - due to be completed 10 years from now - will fail to restore the city's role as a transit hub for flights between Asia-Pacific and Europe, analyst

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Environment chiefs halt vital Guangdong airport

The opening of a new airport in eastern Guangdong next month has been suspended over pending environmental inspections, a setback in the remote region's plans to bring other cities within reach.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Railway industry chief dies amid probe

The general manager of the mainland's major supplier of railway signalling equipment died on Monday at the height of a probe into last month's fatal high-speed train collision in Wenzhou, prompting speculation about his cause of death.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Credit Suisse warns of 'value trap' for developers in second-tier cities

The conventional wisdom that developers are smart to build in second-tier mainland cities is wrong because many of these areas suffer from oversupply and low development margins, according to Credit Suisse.

Last year, land with a potential gross floor area of 410 million square metres was purchased on the mainland for building private housing, up 28 per cent from 2009.

10 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Second day of internet disruptions

Some internet users were still experiencing difficulties browsing websites yesterday after service disruptions were reported across the mainland on Monday.

Users in Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing, as well as the provinces of Henan, Hunan, Shanxi, Sichuan and Zhejiang, had been unable to surf the Web since Monday afternoon, according to the Shanghai Evening Post.

23 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Cooling measures start to kick in

Average home prices in the mainland's 10 major cities grew by a sedate 0.41 per cent last month, indicating Beijing's cooling measures are starting to take effect.

3 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Ningbo, Fuzhou lead rise in transaction volumes

Home transaction volumes last week increased significantly in more than half of the 35 cities monitored by mainland property website SouFun.com. The biggest growth was seen in Ningbo at 125.4 per cent, followed by Fuzhou at 121.61 per cent, according to the latest data from SouFun. Beijing rose 50.15 per cent and Shanghai was up 22.36 per cent.

1 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Second Brazilian jet lands in trouble

A Brazilian-made aircraft belonging to Tianjin Airlines skidded off the runway during a landing in Nanning , Guangxi , but no injuries were reported.

A state-run Nanning newspaper, Nanguo Zaobao, blamed heavy rain and poor visibility for the Wednesday morning accident, citing an official at Wuyu International Airport. An official investigation is under way.

27 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Recent deadly crashes

November 21, 2004: Some 54 people are left dead after a plane crashes shortly after take-off at Baotou , Inner Mongolia

May 25, 2002: A passenger plane heading from Taipei to Hong Kong disintegrates in mid-flight over the sea near Penghu county, Taiwan, killing 225

26 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

UPS adding extra flights to Europe despite euro crisis

UPS, the world's largest package-delivery company, said it still believed there would be strong growth in Asia-Europe trade and would increase air services from Hong Kong and Shenzhen to Europe in July, despite the steep depreciation in the euro stemming from the Greek debt crisis.

19 May 2010 - 12:00am