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  • Jul 15, 2014
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Qatar Airways deal could help Cathay Pacific regain Europe traffic

Cathay Pacific Airways' new partnership with Doha-based Qatar Airways could help the Hong Kong airline reclaim some of the Europe-bound passenger traffic poached from it by Middle Eastern rivals such as Emirates.

Friday, 14 March, 2014, 12:03am

Fuel savings propel Cathay's profit

Cathay Pacific Airways tripled its net profit last year to HK$2.62 billion largely on the back of savings in fuel costs and a slight improvement in passenger yields as Hong Kong's flagship carrier plans to expand cargo and passenger traffic in 2014.

13 Mar 2014 - 1:00am 2 comments

Qantas to cut 5,000 jobs after posting A$252 million pretax loss

Australian carrier Qantas Airways plans to cut 5,000 jobs, or 15 per cent of its workforce, sell older jets and reduce capital spending after reporting a first-half loss amid growing competition in both international and domestic operations.

27 Feb 2014 - 3:59pm

Overcapacity puts the brakes on Asian cargo carriers growth

Top Asian airlines' profit margins are being eroded by a struggling air cargo business, even as they capitalise on increasing passenger demand, industry executives said over the weekend.

11 Feb 2014 - 1:46am

Jetstar Hong Kong grounds 7 new Airbus planes as licence approval delayed

Jetstar Hong Kong is in talks to sell some of its fleet of new Airbus 320 planes and lease them back in a bid to cut the crippling costs of a prolonged delay in securing an operating licence in the city, people familiar with the negotiations told the South China Morning Post.

10 Jan 2014 - 12:53am 1 comment

Britain tells airlines to keep Snowden off UK-bound flights

The British government has warned airlines around the world not to allow Edward Snowden onto flights to Britain, marking the first official measure to target him even though he has yet to be charged with any crime and no warrant has been issued for his arrest.

15 Jun 2013 - 8:22pm 8 comments

Plane will not wait for you to buy cigarettes, says flight attendant to policewoman

Rumours of a Hong Kong flight attendant rejecting demands from a uniformed military police officer became an instant hit on weibo. The officer wanted to delay take-off so she could go out and buy cigarettes for her boss.

8 May 2013 - 3:44pm 3 comments

Three Chengdu Airlines pilots probed for autopilot landing in bad weather

The mainland's aviation authority is investigating three Chengdu Airlines pilots after they landed a plane using autopilot in poor weather conditions, despite warnings that that would place the passengers in danger.

20 Apr 2013 - 8:44am

Slicing through the airlines

The integration of air travel and high-speed rail services on the mainland will benefit major airports like Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, but hurt smaller airports and short-haul flights, say industry players.

12 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Airlines push for direct sales amid weak market

Airlines are estimated to have this year earned net profit of US$8.4 billion for a margin as thin as 1.3 per cent, a typical year in a highly volatile industry.

26 Feb 2013 - 5:22am