Danny Lee

Danny Lee joined the Post in 2013 as an intern before becoming a reporter on the Hong Kong desk. He is an expert on aviation.
Danny Lee
Danny Lee joined the Post in 2013 as an intern before becoming a reporter on the Hong Kong desk. He is an expert on aviation.

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China Southern Airlines eyes world domination as it puts plans to join Oneworld on the back burner

Mainland China’s largest carrier content with handful of tie-up with rival airlines as flexibility allows it to ‘cooperate the way we want’, says senior vice-president.

24 Jun 2019 - 9:23AM

Mainland China’s largest carrier content with handful of tie-up with rival airlines as flexibility allows it to ‘cooperate the way we want’, says senior vice-president.

China Southern Airlines eyes world domination as it puts plans to join Oneworld on the back burner
Asian travellers feel the crunch as smaller seats and less legroom appears to be the trend for region’s low-cost carriers Cebu Pacific and AirAsia

Philippine airline Cebu has announced it will buy 31 Airbus neo planes, which with a reorganised layout, will allow for 460 passengers per aircraft.

23 Jun 2019 - 11:35PM

Philippine airline Cebu has announced it will buy 31 Airbus neo planes, which with a reorganised layout, will allow for 460 passengers per aircraft.

Asian travellers feel the crunch as smaller seats and less legroom appears to be the trend for region’s low-cost carriers Cebu Pacific and AirAsia
Cathay Pacific customers can now slip into something more comfortable on long-haul flights as airline adds mattress and slipper upgrade

Airline to invest in higher end of commercial travel amid keen competition from rivals in Asia by offering mattress and slippers to long-haul customers.

24 Jun 2019 - 9:25AM

Airline to invest in higher end of commercial travel amid keen competition from rivals in Asia by offering mattress and slippers to long-haul customers.

Cathay Pacific customers can now slip into something more comfortable on long-haul flights as airline adds mattress and slipper upgrade
Hong Kong Airlines and shareholder sued by HNA Group over HK$1 billion in alleged debt

Chinese conglomerate adds another legal battle for troubled carrier, which is already in the midst of a bitter fight for control.

22 Jun 2019 - 10:29PM

Chinese conglomerate adds another legal battle for troubled carrier, which is already in the midst of a bitter fight for control.

Hong Kong Airlines and shareholder sued by HNA Group over HK$1 billion in alleged debt
Flight delays expected as cabin crew from Taiwan’s EVA Air strike over pay

Aviation authorities say industrial action will affect at least 7,000 passengers.

20 Jun 2019 - 11:14PM

Aviation authorities say industrial action will affect at least 7,000 passengers.

Flight delays expected as cabin crew from Taiwan’s EVA Air strike over pay
Roads around Legco reopen as last remaining Hong Kong protesters voluntarily leave

Hundreds of demonstrators had continued to block roads around legislature and government buildings before leaving on Monday morning.

17 Jun 2019 - 6:53PM

Hundreds of demonstrators had continued to block roads around legislature and government buildings before leaving on Monday morning.

Roads around Legco reopen as last remaining Hong Kong protesters voluntarily leave
Hong Kong International Airport and other transit hubs under threat as Qantas moves towards 20-hour non-stop flights between Melbourne and London, Sydney and New York

Australian carrier waiting for final offers from Airbus and Boeing as it weighs up whether to launch new ultra long-haul flights, bypassing Hong Kong and other airports.

16 Jun 2019 - 1:37PM

Australian carrier waiting for final offers from Airbus and Boeing as it weighs up whether to launch new ultra long-haul flights, bypassing Hong Kong and other airports.

Hong Kong International Airport and other transit hubs under threat as Qantas moves towards 20-hour non-stop flights between Melbourne and London, Sydney and New York
Policeman opens fire on Hong Kong driver as he ‘tries to mow him down’

Force says car was hurtling towards officer when he shot at driver twice. Driver gets away, with car later found by roadside.

15 Jun 2019 - 11:38PM

Force says car was hurtling towards officer when he shot at driver twice. Driver gets away, with car later found by roadside.

Policeman opens fire on Hong Kong driver as he ‘tries to mow him down’
Finnair starting to climb again after China struggles, CEO says

Code-share agreement, which has expanded carrier’s access to 17 Chinese destinations important for growth, sees airline agree to deal with China Southern and Juneyao airlines.

12 Jun 2019 - 7:19PM

Code-share agreement, which has expanded carrier’s access to 17 Chinese destinations important for growth, sees airline agree to deal with China Southern and Juneyao airlines.

Finnair starting to climb again after China struggles, CEO says
China’s biggest low-cost carrier says new routes are frustrated by delivery delays of the A320neo model of its workhorse aircraft

Any delay in the delivery schedule would be a closely watched figure as any disruption stretching into 2020 would add to the 5,600-plane backlog for the bestselling workhorse aircraft of the European manufacturer.

8 Jun 2019 - 11:23PM

Any delay in the delivery schedule would be a closely watched figure as any disruption stretching into 2020 would add to the 5,600-plane backlog for the bestselling workhorse aircraft of the European manufacturer.

China’s biggest low-cost carrier says new routes are frustrated by delivery delays of the A320neo model of its workhorse aircraft
‘No turbulence from US sanctions’ on Huawei’s aviation business

Chinese tech giant’s global transport chief says trust with customers still strong and shows no sign of weakening.

4 Jun 2019 - 10:27PM

Chinese tech giant’s global transport chief says trust with customers still strong and shows no sign of weakening.

‘No turbulence from US sanctions’ on Huawei’s aviation business
Is Malaysia Airlines worth saving? CEO offers plan for Mahathir to avoid painful shutdown

Chief executive Izham Ismail says proposal to turn around ailing carrier to be submitted to state owners for approval by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, but he concedes that reversing the decline will be ‘super tough’ after years of losses.

4 Jun 2019 - 10:41AM

Chief executive Izham Ismail says proposal to turn around ailing carrier to be submitted to state owners for approval by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, but he concedes that reversing the decline will be ‘super tough’ after years of losses.

Is Malaysia Airlines worth saving? CEO offers plan for Mahathir to avoid painful shutdown
Asia-Pacific airlines wait to be convinced on safety of Boeing’s crash-linked 737 Max following crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed a total of 346 people

The 737 Max has been out of service since the second fatal crash involving the model, in March.

3 Jun 2019 - 11:28PM

The 737 Max has been out of service since the second fatal crash involving the model, in March.

Asia-Pacific airlines wait to be convinced on safety of Boeing’s crash-linked 737 Max following crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed a total of 346 people
US-China trade war ‘to knock US$7.5 billion off global airline profits’, says International Air Transport Association at Seoul conference

Industry body says US-China tariff dispute, along with high cost of fuel, will mean combined profit of US$28 billion– US$2 billion less than 2018 – well down on expectations.

2 Jun 2019 - 11:33PM

Industry body says US-China tariff dispute, along with high cost of fuel, will mean combined profit of US$28 billion– US$2 billion less than 2018 – well down on expectations.

US-China trade war ‘to knock US$7.5 billion off global airline profits’, says International Air Transport Association at Seoul conference
Parts are dropping off Hong Kong Airlines planes in mid-air, should you be worried?

The thought of missing aircraft parts – or worse, falling parts – is unsettling. Here’s a look at how common it is, and what the experts have to say.

31 May 2019 - 2:15PM

The thought of missing aircraft parts – or worse, falling parts – is unsettling. Here’s a look at how common it is, and what the experts have to say.

Parts are dropping off Hong Kong Airlines planes in mid-air, should you be worried?
Boeing 737 MAX unlikely to fly again before middle of summer, International Air Transport Association chief says, as China carriers estimate losses could hit US$580 million

International Air Transport Association CEO says plane’s return is minimum of 10 to 12 weeks away as China carriers estimate losses could hit US$580 million.

30 May 2019 - 9:52AM

International Air Transport Association CEO says plane’s return is minimum of 10 to 12 weeks away as China carriers estimate losses could hit US$580 million.

Boeing 737 MAX unlikely to fly again before middle of summer, International Air Transport Association chief says, as China carriers estimate losses could hit US$580 million
Hong Kong Airlines passengers stuck at Tokyo airport for six hours after screws fall out of plane’s wing – the seventh time in four days parts have fallen off

Passengers stranded on tarmac for six hours before aircraft is given all-clear to fly to Hong Kong. It is the seventh time in four days parts have fallen off one of the carrier’s aircraft.

30 May 2019 - 10:03AM

Passengers stranded on tarmac for six hours before aircraft is given all-clear to fly to Hong Kong. It is the seventh time in four days parts have fallen off one of the carrier’s aircraft.

Hong Kong Airlines passengers stuck at Tokyo airport for six hours after screws fall out of plane’s wing – the seventh time in four days parts have fallen off
Controversial same-sex advert finally goes on display in Hong Kong as lawmaker and anti-gay groups rail against ‘chilling effect’ LGBT movement is having on city

Cathay Pacific advert part of new ‘Move Beyond’ marketing campaign had been banned by metro and airport operators, but public saw MTR Corporation and Airport Authority reverse decision and poster is now up at city’s stations.

26 May 2019 - 9:56PM

Cathay Pacific advert part of new ‘Move Beyond’ marketing campaign had been banned by metro and airport operators, but public saw MTR Corporation and Airport Authority reverse decision and poster is now up at city’s stations.

Controversial same-sex advert finally goes on display in Hong Kong as lawmaker and anti-gay groups rail against ‘chilling effect’ LGBT movement is having on city
Lounge operator eyes shake-up of traditional airport facilities with introduction of collaborative workspaces for millennial travellers

Plaza Premium Group wants to break the mould of identical airports with ‘McDonald’s, KFC, and same duty free’.

26 May 2019 - 9:49AM

Plaza Premium Group wants to break the mould of identical airports with ‘McDonald’s, KFC, and same duty free’.

Lounge operator eyes shake-up of traditional airport facilities with introduction of collaborative workspaces for millennial travellers
Hong Kong airport services firm Plaza Premium Group plans to double global presence with US$100 million expansion, founder says, starting in mainland China

Song Hoi-see, the founder and chief executive of Plaza Premium Group, wants to double the company’s size in two years.

26 May 2019 - 9:46AM

Song Hoi-see, the founder and chief executive of Plaza Premium Group, wants to double the company’s size in two years.

Hong Kong airport services firm Plaza Premium Group plans to double global presence with US$100 million expansion, founder says, starting in mainland China
Model in Cathay Pacific’s banned same-sex advert proud of his role and says big firms may have misjudged Hong Kong public’s attitude to sexual orientation

Howard Chan said he was shocked that some Hong Kong companies could not accommodate such a subtle message portrayed in the advert.

22 May 2019 - 9:07AM

Howard Chan said he was shocked that some Hong Kong companies could not accommodate such a subtle message portrayed in the advert.

Model in Cathay Pacific’s banned same-sex advert proud of his role and says big firms may have misjudged Hong Kong public’s attitude to sexual orientation
Hong Kong’s Airport Authority joins MTR Corp in reversing ban on Cathay Pacific same-sex ad after LGBT outcry

MTR Corp to allow advert of same-sex couple at metro stations. Airport Authority quickly follows suit in overturning ban.

21 May 2019 - 11:28PM

MTR Corp to allow advert of same-sex couple at metro stations. Airport Authority quickly follows suit in overturning ban.

Hong Kong’s Airport Authority joins MTR Corp in reversing ban on Cathay Pacific same-sex ad after LGBT outcry
Cathay Pacific advert showing same-sex couple banned from Hong Kong’s MTR and airport

Visual showing two men strolling hand in hand along a beach part of a Cathay Pacific rebrand and is the only one from the campaign not being shown at prime advertising locations all around Hong Kong.

20 May 2019 - 2:20PM

Visual showing two men strolling hand in hand along a beach part of a Cathay Pacific rebrand and is the only one from the campaign not being shown at prime advertising locations all around Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific advert showing same-sex couple banned from Hong Kong’s MTR and airport
Hong Kong weather hots up as temperatures hit 34 degrees Celsius

But warm days forecast to give way to more unsettled weather next week.

18 May 2019 - 11:48PM

But warm days forecast to give way to more unsettled weather next week.

Hong Kong weather hots up as temperatures hit 34 degrees Celsius
Boeing 747 plane abandoned in Hong Kong faces scrapyard but aviation enthusiasts call for more creative use of iconic jumbo jet

Airport Authority Hong Kong understood to be planning to dismantle plane formerly operated by Orient Thai Airlines but aviation experts call for more creative thinking such as converting it into a restaurant or boutique hotel.

18 May 2019 - 11:44PM

Airport Authority Hong Kong understood to be planning to dismantle plane formerly operated by Orient Thai Airlines but aviation experts call for more creative thinking such as converting it into a restaurant or boutique hotel.

Boeing 747 plane abandoned in Hong Kong faces scrapyard but aviation enthusiasts call for more creative use of iconic jumbo jet
Hong Kong health authorities find three new cases of rat hepatitis E infection in humans, including in elderly man who died of unspecified illness

The Centre for Health Protection says it is investigating three separate cases, each involving an elderly man with underlying liver function issues and in different districts.

15 May 2019 - 10:29AM

The Centre for Health Protection says it is investigating three separate cases, each involving an elderly man with underlying liver function issues and in different districts.

Hong Kong health authorities find three new cases of rat hepatitis E infection in humans, including in elderly man who died of unspecified illness
Boeing plane abandoned in Hong Kong by bankrupt Russian airline up for sale for US$795,000 … but is it worth it?

Russian airline that folded four years ago left aircraft stranded in city. Industry experts say asking price may be above scrap value and not worth the trouble, given plane’s condition and lack of documentation.

13 May 2019 - 4:06PM

Russian airline that folded four years ago left aircraft stranded in city. Industry experts say asking price may be above scrap value and not worth the trouble, given plane’s condition and lack of documentation.

Boeing plane abandoned in Hong Kong by bankrupt Russian airline up for sale for US$795,000 … but is it worth it?
Deadly in pigs but harmless to humans, why is African swine fever such a threat to China’s economy?

With the first case of the disease confirmed in Hong Kong, we look at how the latest outbreak since it first resurfaced last August.

6 Jun 2019 - 3:38AM

With the first case of the disease confirmed in Hong Kong, we look at how the latest outbreak since it first resurfaced last August.

Deadly in pigs but harmless to humans, why is African swine fever such a threat to China’s economy?
Cathay Pacific Airways ‘perfectly comfortable’ with HK Express purchase, says CEO Rupert Hogg, despite sideshow at Hong Kong Airlines

Analysts say legal fight at Hong Kong Airlines could cause complications for Cathay’s acquisition of budget carrier HK Express. But CEO says he is ‘perfectly comfortable with the progress’.

12 May 2019 - 12:00PM

Analysts say legal fight at Hong Kong Airlines could cause complications for Cathay’s acquisition of budget carrier HK Express. But CEO says he is ‘perfectly comfortable with the progress’.

Cathay Pacific Airways ‘perfectly comfortable’ with HK Express purchase, says CEO Rupert Hogg, despite sideshow at Hong Kong Airlines
Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways ready to cut capacity or cancel flights if US-China trade war hits cargo business, says CEO Rupert Hogg ahead of new tariffs from Donald Trump

Rupert Hogg says tariff battle has not been ‘catastrophic’ for the company’s freight arm as carrier, newly back in profit, launches new branding.

10 May 2019 - 9:32AM

Rupert Hogg says tariff battle has not been ‘catastrophic’ for the company’s freight arm as carrier, newly back in profit, launches new branding.

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways ready to cut capacity or cancel flights if US-China trade war hits cargo business, says CEO Rupert Hogg ahead of new tariffs from Donald Trump