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  • Sep 16, 2014
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Low-Cost Carrier

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

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.

Friday, 10 January, 2014, 12:53am 1 comment

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

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Welcome wagon out for US aircraft carrier

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am