Low-Cost Carrier

Jetstar Hong Kong grounds 7 new Airbus planes as licence approval delayed

Jetstar Hong Kong chief executive Edward Lau and chairman Pansy Ho still await approval of the carrier's application for an operating licence. Photo: Felix Wong

Jetstar Hong Kong is in talks to sell some of its fleet of new Airbus 320 planes and lease them back in a bid to cut the crippling costs of a prolonged delay in securing an operating licence in the city, people familiar with the negotiations told the South China Morning Post.

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HK$888 'as low as we go' for HK-Osaka

Budget carrier Peach Aviation has said its cheapest one-way fare of HK$888 between Hong Kong and Osaka is the best it can offer for now as both cities are expensive to operate in for low-cost players.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Jetstar HK seeks operating licence

Jetstar Hong Kong, the budget airline set up by China Eastern Airlines and Australia's Jetstar, has sought regulatory approval for a licence to operate air services from Hong Kong, a senior China Eastern executive confirmed.

12 Jun 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

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

Budget airlines spread their wings

A proliferation of budget airlines in Japan has helped entrench the low-cost carrier model in Asia, leaving full-service airlines with a tough choice - to tap into a dynamic market or watch from the sidelines.

5 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

Travellers' checks

What a peach

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Welcome wagon out for US aircraft carrier

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Spring Airlines to list in Shanghai in 2012

Spring Airlines, China's only budget airline, plans to list on the Shanghai Stock Exchange as early as the first quarter of next year to help expand its fleet and international network.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

HK-bound Juneyao Airlines plans fleet boost

Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines, which launches its first overseas flight on Friday - to Hong Kong - plans to triple its fleet to more than 50 aircraft within five years, chairman Wang Junjin said yesterday.

14 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

I'm hopeful of a deal, says Oasis chairman

The chairman of embattled low-cost carrier Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, the Reverend Raymond Lee Cho-min, said yesterday he was cautiously optimistic about the possibility it would fly again.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Chairman tells of how the noose tightened

Last night, this open letter was issued by the chairman of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, the Reverend Raymond Lee Cho-min and his wife, Priscilla, in response to the collapse of the budget carrier. It read:

10 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Strong potential demand bodes well for mainland budget carriers

Kong Yuanyuan, 25, a project supervisor at a Shanghai-based licensing consultancy firm, is planning a simple business trip to Chengdu in two weeks' time.

But her travel arrangements are surprisingly complicated, and the first leg of her journey will be by budget airline to Chongqing from where she will travel to Chengdu by train.

17 Mar 2008 - 12:00am