Stanley Ho's Jetstar move highlights folly of express rail link to Shenzhen

The government is using HK$67 billion of public funds to link Hong Kong with the mainland's high speed rail network. Photo: Xinhua

Who has the greater business acumen, Macau gambling mogul Stanley Ho and his minions, or the Hong Kong government? Ho's track record speaks for itself. Despite losing its monopoly 10 years ago, his casino company, SJM Holdings, has gone from strength to strength, generating three-figure earnings growth year after year.

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013, 6:30am 8 comments

Hong Kong says it won't process new airlines' applications as Jetstar waits

Jetstar planned to start service at year-end but had not been granted a licence.

Hong Kong would not process any applications to start airlines in the city pending the completion of a review of its criteria for designating local carriers, the Transport and Housing Bureau said.

6 Jun 2013 - 4:15am

Escaping the city heat on the cheap

Jetstar is already offering discount flights from Hong Kong.

If it is just a short neighbouring city escape, try a budget airline. We all know about Malaysian-based Air Asia, but recently, Jetstar announced it would open its first no-frills airline based in Hong Kong. It will not officially launch until later this year, but discount Jetstar flights have already started from Hong Kong.

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

Jetstar woos Hong Kong investors to secure regulatory nod

Jetstar Hong Kong has been waiting for more than six months for the Transport and Housing Bureau to approve its application. Photo: AFP

Jetstar Hong Kong, the low-cost airline seeking regulatory approval to set up in the city, is inviting local investors on board to defuse political opposition to its take-off. The company - owned by China Eastern Airlines and Jetstar Group, a unit of Australian airline Qantas - lodged its application for an operating licence more than six months ago.

10 May 2013 - 5:25am 1 comment