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Big deal

If you're keen to snap up end-of-summer bargains in the Middle East's shopping capital, Emirates has a special economy class fare to Dubai starting at HK$5,739 (including taxes). The ticket is valid before November 30 and must be purchased before September 15.

Wednesday, 2 September, 2009, 12:00am

Sydney-bound Hongkongers can travel on giant new A380

Hongkongers will have a chance to fly on the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger airliner, if they fly to Singapore and then to Sydney on Singapore Airlines.

An A380 was set to be handed over to the airline at a ceremony next month at Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, France, the airline said yesterday.

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

whats on

September 26

'Business Prospects & Opportunities in the United Arab Emirates', luncheon organised by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

Inquiries: 2823 1210

Speaker: Saeed Hamad Ali al-Junaibi, consul-general of the United Arab Emirates

September 29

24 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Edelman takes issue with 'spurious numbers'

Arsenal managing director Keith Edelman has hit out at suggestions there is a general decline in attendances in the English Premiership, rejecting projected crowd figures as 'spurious numbers'.

23 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Emirates Palace

Where is it? On a pristine, 1.3km-long private beach in Abu Dhabi, the wealthiest of the seven states that comprise the United Arab Emirates, overlooking the almost comically turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf.

5 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Air cargo service spreads its

wings across the region

GULF AIR CARGO'S operations revenue of 55.3 million Bahraini dinar ($1.1 billion) last year was 20.4 per cent more than in 2003, exceeding the carrier's targets by 5 per cent and accounting for 13 per cent of the airline's total revenue, according to the airline's head of cargo, Ali Murtada.

25 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Growth in cargo slows at airport terminal

Growth in freight volume at Hongkong Air Cargo Terminal slowed last month due a drop in imports and decelerating export growth.

The terminal, which is responsible for more than 70 per cent of air freight at Chek Lap Kok International Airport, handled 213,868 tonnes of cargo last month, up 7.6 per cent year on year, according to the provisional figures provided by the operator.

6 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Readying for a heavier load

As the 18th busiest cargo handling facility in the world, Dubai's Cargo Village can justify its ambition to become a global logistics hub with a major expansion plan to increase handling capacity more than fivefold by the year 2020.

Established in 1991, the cargo village is next to the main building of the airport and operates round the clock with a staff of about 3,000.

16 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

An appeal for bigger, deeper, better airline seats

I refer to the sale to Emirates Airline of more than 40 Airbus airliners ('Airbus trumps Boeing again with US$5.1b Qatar Airways deal,' June 20).

This is not a thing to rejoice over because I find the Airbuses rather uncomfortable, whatever the layout, in that they pinch a little extra seating space, especially for those of us who fly economy class.

24 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Emirates considers A380 for SAR

Hong Kong and Shanghai are likely to be two of the first airports to land Airbus's massive new A380 freighter when it is rolled off the assembly line, according to the director of cargo for Emirates.

Ram Menen, whose company was among the first to commit to the 150-tonne capacity A380 due for delivery in 2008, said the two China hubs were a natural fit for the aircraft.

8 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Airlines to lose up to US$5b this year

The international airline industry will probably lose US$5 billion this year with a gloomy outlook for freight and passenger traffic, especially on routes linked to North America, according to the International Air Transport Association (Iata).

20 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

High hopes for import Desert Eagle

John Size capped a good week yesterday with the news that he would be taking over the training of Australian Group One winner Desert Eagle, who has been purchased to do his future racing in Hong Kong. 'Desert Eagle was bought by a guy called Peter Law, who does not have any horses with me, but he is a very exciting horse to have joining the stable,' Size said.

24 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Series doubt as sponsor scratches

World Series racing sponsor Emirates Airlines has withdrawn its financial support in the wake of last week's terror attacks in New York and Washington. But it was stressed last night that 'the health of the championship itself is not an issue', despite rumours that the future of the series is in doubt.

22 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Hot routes from Dragonair

Dragonair has announced additional flights to six cities in China. From June 1 it will operate 32 flights a week to Shanghai, up from 28, and 25 to Beijing, up from 21. Other cities which will have additional frequencies are Chengdu, Fuzhou, Qingdao and Xian.

19 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

31 Rolls-Royces to be won

More than two million people are expected to attend the fifth Dubai Shopping Festival in March. The tiny Emirate has become a major tourist attraction in the past decade, and a highlight of the festival will be the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race, with US$6 million (HK$46.5 million) in prize money.

23 Feb 2000 - 12:00am