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Tourists shore up Hong Kong-Taiwan flights

Tourists are snapping up the opportunities for travel to a number of Taiwanese cities, with the island a top destination. Photo: Denise Tsang

Demand for airline tickets between Hong Kong and Taiwan has stood up well five years after the launching of direct flights across the strait, with demand from tourists compensating for the drop in business travellers who used to have to travel via Hong Kong, Taiwanese carrier China Airlines said yesterday.

Friday, 19 July, 2013, 5:08am

Chinese, Indian airlines face EU pollution fines

Eight Chinese and two Indian airlines face fines for not paying for their greenhouse gas emissions during flights within the EU. Photo: Reuters

Eight Chinese and two Indian airlines face fines of up to several million euros for not paying for their greenhouse gas emissions during flights within the bloc, the European Commission said on Friday.

17 May 2013 - 5:58pm 1 comment

Bird flu, property curbs hit Shanghai market

A vendor plucks slaughtered chickens at a poultry market in Wuhan, Hubei province. Photo: Reuters

China’s onshore market slumped on Monday when trading resumed after the four-day Qingming festival, when stocks were hit by bird flu jitters and by fresh moves to curb Beijing’s housing sector.

8 Apr 2013 - 4:16pm

China Eastern to expand cross-strait alliance

Closer co-operation between China's four carriers is seen as being a threat to Cathay Pacific. Photo: Reuters

The alliance between China Eastern Airlines and three other carriers providing cross-strait services has announced big ambitions as it seeks to boost market share on the lucrative route.

5 Jan 2013 - 3:13am

Asia-Pacific airlines to see sharp fall in profit

Asia-Pacific airlines including Cathay Pacific Airways are bogged down by the sluggish cargo demand from the West. Photo: Xinhua

Carriers in the Asia-Pacific will see their profits fall 44 per cent this year because of the weak cargo market and the slowdown in China, the International Air Transport Association said yesterday.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

End row over carbon scheme, E.U. urged

Airbus is ratcheting up pressure on European Union policymakers to resolve rising international tensions over the controversial emissions trading scheme after claims that US$12 billion worth of contracts have been withheld by Beijing.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Fledgling airline is fast spreading its wings

Oasis Hong Kong Airlines has been in business for less than 11/2 years, but has already established itself as a forceful presence in the aviation industry. According to chief executive Stephen Miller, the carrier was intended from the beginning to appeal to the value-conscious passenger, but with a strong emphasis on business-class service.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

China Airlines says freight rates to face pressure

World's No5 cargo carrier says short peak season suggests slowdown

The senior management of Taiwan's China Airlines, the fifth-largest international air cargo carrier in the world, expects freight rates to come under pressure next year following the early end of the peak season this year.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Cargo jet in first direct flight to mainland

The first direct cargo flight between Taiwan and the mainland was scheduled to land in Shanghai early today, in what Taiwanese business executives said was a small but significant step towards direct transport links.

20 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Chen 'defending dignity' with detour

Taiwanese leader's marathon flight arrives in Paraguay

Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian arrived in Paraguay late last night after making unannounced refuelling stops in Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam to avoid travelling through the United States on a trip to Latin America.

6 May 2006 - 12:00am

Chen turns back on the US and goes the long way to Paraguay

Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian finally set off yesterday on a marathon trip the island's media dubbed 'a journey to nowhere' - bound for Latin America the long way round after rejecting the United States' humiliating offer of a refuelling stop in Alaska.

5 May 2006 - 12:00am

New Year flights 'ran half full'

The 48 direct charter flights over the Lunar New Year - the first to run non-stop between Taiwan and the mainland since 1949 - have been operating only at about half of their seating capacity, according to a report by a semi-official agency yesterday.

21 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

China Airlines report must be made public

The graphic images we publish today depicting the final moments of ill-fated flight CI 642 serve as a powerful reminder of the dangers inherent in air travel. While statistics show flying to be relatively safe, every passenger knows only too well that when things go wrong, tragedy often follows.

28 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Seconds from disaster ...

These are the final moments of a China Airlines jet before it slammed into the runway at Chek Lap Kok airport in August 1999.

Today we reveal for the first time video images showing the full horror of flight CI 642.

Exclusive story and pictures pages 4 and 5

To see the full video log on to scmp.com tomorrow morning

28 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Taipei-Shanghai air link to bypass HK

Taiwan's China Airlines and the mainland's China Eastern Airlines plan to open a Taipei-Shanghai route through Okinawa, potentially taking business away from Hong Kong.

24 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

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