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Malaysia Airlines to buy more A380s

Malaysian Air is retiring 30 aircraft to cut fuel costs.Photo: Reuters

Malaysia Airlines plans to add more Airbus superjumbos to its fleet as modern, fuel-efficient aircraft will assist a turnaround from two consecutive years of losses.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 5:03am

Airlines rise on state's vow to lift industry

Shares of mainland airlines soared in Hong Kong yesterday after the central government issued a circular aimed at boosting the aviation industry, predicting a tripling of the mainland's air transport volume by 2020.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Europe's Carriers may lose US$1.1b

Losses at European airlines will hit US$1.1 billion this year - almost double the US$600 million estimate made just three months ago, as the euro-zone crisis continues to worsen, the International Air Traffic Association (IATA) has warned.

12 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

Comfort at a price

As competition intensifies, airlines are constantly rolling out new products and services to woo passengers.

Cathay Pacific has introduced a premium economy class, a new seating class with 24 to 36 seats located between the business and economy sections, that offers better seating and services than ordinary economy class.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Airlines brace for rising costs, falling sales

Airlines around the world are bracing for falling revenues and rising costs as the uncertain outlook for European economies dampens traffic demand, and jet fuel prices continue to climb.

Singapore jet kerosene spot prices have been hovering at 10-month highs of more than US$135 per barrel in the past two weeks.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Scared Donald may have bigger agenda in Davos

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hazards of high flying

It's almost New Year, and with an early Lunar New Year coming up soon, hundreds of millions of Asians will be on the move, travelling for leisure or to close that elusive business deal.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Planes on high alert for credit scammers

Southeast Asian syndicates are using fake and stolen credit cards to defraud shops at Hong Kong airport and make fraudulent purchases on short-haul flights bound for the city, airport police warned yesterday.

The police reported five fake card scams on planes in the first 11 months of this year.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

More Cathay freight routes on the horizon

Emerging airfreight markets in Europe, Africa and Latin America are on the radar for Cathay Pacific as it mulls plans for the launch of new cargo services to a raft of destinations.

Nick Rhodes, director of Cathay Pacific Cargo, said cargo flights to Zaragoza in Spain would start next month following the launch of freighter services to Chengdu.

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A class of their own

AIR TRAVEL began as the preserve of the privileged few. The democratisation of flying in recent decades has been brought about by an explosion in discount, budget airlines. Yet the apparently relentless rise of no-frills hasn't been the only story in air travel.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

New connections

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Wake-up call

A certain 'budget' airline has some answering to do. Its latest promotion was for a '50 per cent off' seat sale for 'low, low fares' to Manila, Cebu and Clark. The deal sounded attractive, I thought. And against my better judgment, I rang the airline's number.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Break with tradition

It's almost that time of year - the Christmas and New Year's holidays feel like eons ago, and your feet are getting itchy. Thankfully, the Easter break is coming up, but there's no reason why you should head to the same old beach in Phuket. Take a couple of extra days off, stretch the break into an entire week and select one of these quick regional getaways.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

HK plans flight into international market by seat of its pants

The humble aircraft seat may be Hong Kong's ticket to enter the fiercely competitive international aviation industry.

6 Dec 2010 - 12:00am