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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

Friday, 14 February, 2014, 5:25pm 8 comments

Qantas, British Airways headphones linked to Chinese prison labour

Australian flag carrier Qantas launched an investigation on Wednesday into claims it purchased headphones made in a Chinese jail where inmates who miss production targets are reportedly beaten and held in solitary confinement.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Qantas sees tie-up benefits

Qantas Airways, Australia's largest carrier, says it is managing to fill a surge in capacity to Singapore from its tie-up with Emirates as economic growth encourages travel demand in Asia.

13 Apr 2013 - 4:51am

Qantas boss has no regrets over grounding fleet

Qantas chief Alan Joyce said he has no regrets about ordering the shock grounding of the Australian airline’s entire fleet last year, saying it paved the way for much needed change.

26 Oct 2012 - 11:22am

Qantas sets break-even hopes on alliance with Emirates

Embattled Qantas Airways said yesterday its lagging international business was expected to break even again from 2014 after a tie-up with Emirates it hoped would help it refocus on Asia.

10 Sep 2012 - 3:32am

Qantas dumps BA as it signs 10-year flight-sharing deal with Emirates

Qantas Airways will work with Emirates on European routes as it quits a 17-year partnership with British Airways in a bid to end losses on international operations.

7 Sep 2012 - 3:09am

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Rising Down Under

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Spirit may not be enough to save inept China

Any green shoots of promise that may have peeked out during China's opening round win over Kuwait at the Asian Cup were indisputably erased with a performance so inept against a limited Qatar side that Gao Hongbo's side now stand on the verge of elimination.

14 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Sundart net profit up 97pc as orders flow in

Sundart International Holdings, the fitting-out contractor that listed in August, said yesterday revenue grew 104 per cent to HK$1.21 billion for the first six months to September, while net profit rose 97 per cent to HK$120 million.

The company designs and constructs fixtures, furnishings and interiors for residential, commercial and hotel projects.

11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Airbus and Boeing fly different routes to cutting costs and greater comfort

It is easy to forget that the Airbus A380 started as a co-operative development between Airbus and Boeing.

Both companies believed that the future of commercial aviation lay in transporting ever-larger volumes of passengers, up to 800 at a time, from one giant dispersal hub to another.

8 Sep 2009 - 12:00am