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Low-Cost Airlines

Qantas ditches BA in tie-up with Emirates on European flights

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.

Friday, 7 September, 2012, 10:55am

Travellers' checks

Boutique Bangkok

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Joseph Lau Luen-hung has not been having the best of times recently: the owner of property investor and developer Chinese Estates Holdings is facing trial for bribery and money laundering in Macau, and could face more than a decade in jail.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Budget carriers ready to take off

While full-service airlines are cutting jobs or freezing headcounts amid global economic gloom, things are looking up for budget airlines.

Hong Kong Express Airways, which plans to transform itself into a budget airline by the end of the year, is planning to hire 400 flight attendants in the city.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

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

Nightmare for disabled on mainland airlines

Mainland airlines treat disabled passengers with industry-wide discrimination, according to state media.

Such passengers have been overcharged, denied boarding or physically assaulted during air travel, China Central Television said in a report yesterday.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

New budget airline has no claim to home advantage

Australia's Qantas Airways and China Eastern Airlines have teamed up to launch a new budget airline for the region, Jetstar Hong Kong. The two are prepared to invest nearly US$100million each to pursue the fast-growing Asian market covering the mainland, Japan and South Korea, among other destinations.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Budget venture Jetstar facing bumpy take-off

Regulatory and licensing issues could cause significant headwinds for Jetstar Hong Kong, the low-cost airline being set up by Qantas Airways and China Eastern Airlines, even before it takes to the skies, aviation experts say.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Qantas and China Eastern to start HK budget airline

China Eastern Airlines and Qantas Airways are joining hands to build a budget carrier called Jetstar Hong Kong.

The joint venture comes at a time when airlines have been boosting the number of low-cost, long-haul flights across Asia to exploit the region's strong economic growth.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

AirAsia probed by Australian competition watchdog

AirAsia, the regional low-cost airline, is being investigated by a competition watchdog in Australia after it allegedly failed to properly display all-in ticket prices for flights on a raft of routes including services to Chinese cities including Macau. It faces fines that could run to millions of Australian dollars if convicted.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am