Jetstar Airways

Hong Kong Airlines plans to add three aircraft to its fleet in next two years

Cutting the cost of maintenance is a key aim. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong Airlines hopes to add at least three new aircraft to its fleet in the next two years in a bid to increase its competitiveness amid growing rivalry from budget carriers.

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012, 3:18am

Jetstar still to apply for HK licence

It has been over a month since the formation of Jetstar Hong Kong was announced, but those looking to fly cheap may have to wait a while as the budget carrier has yet to apply for the licence enabling it to operate here.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Budget carrier Jetstar puts its focus on China

Jetstar plans to operate flights to as many as 12 cities in China by the end of the year.

The budget carrier, owned by Qantas Airways, announced in Beijing yesterday that it would start daily services from Melbourne to Beijing via Singapore from November 24. It will use an Airbus A330 on the route, offering about 8,000 seats a week between the three cities.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

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19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Rush to get airborne in Asia's crowded skies

Despite expensive fuel bills, sharper competition and the merger of two small Singapore airlines last month, Asia's aviation industry is flying high with seats full across the region. Many new airlines are revving up as rising incomes, growing economies and unravelling red tape draw investors.

10 Aug 2005 - 12:00am