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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Demand for Hong Kong flights in smaller decline than expected during protests, American Airlines says

AA eyes up Hong Kong to expand frequent-flier scheme in rare vote of confidence by a carrier in city, while others slash flights as long-running protests take their toll.

14 Oct 2019 - 9:26AM

AA eyes up Hong Kong to expand frequent-flier scheme in rare vote of confidence by a carrier in city, while others slash flights as long-running protests take their toll.

Demand for Hong Kong flights in smaller decline than expected during protests, American Airlines says
Hong Kong protests: tear gas, arrests and train stations trashed as anger over new anti-mask law rolls in fourth straight day

Hundreds gather in Tai Koo, Mong Kok and Tseung Kwan O, setting up roadblocks in some spots, while riot police fire tear gas and non-lethal rounds.

8 Oct 2019 - 6:40AM

Hundreds gather in Tai Koo, Mong Kok and Tseung Kwan O, setting up roadblocks in some spots, while riot police fire tear gas and non-lethal rounds.

Hong Kong protests: tear gas, arrests and train stations trashed as anger over new anti-mask law rolls in fourth straight day
Fresh questions raised over Cathay Pacific oxygen bottles sabotage as Hong Kong aviation chiefs again demand answers

CEOs of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon summoned to see Hong Kong aviation chiefs for second time after three new cases are uncovered, but Cathay quickly rules out crew involvement.

4 Oct 2019 - 11:49PM

CEOs of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon summoned to see Hong Kong aviation chiefs for second time after three new cases are uncovered, but Cathay quickly rules out crew involvement.

Fresh questions raised over Cathay Pacific oxygen bottles sabotage as Hong Kong aviation chiefs again demand answers
Hong Kong’s record for hot nights in a year over 28 degrees already smashed by September with 45 – most since records began in 1884

Forty-five hot nights is most since weather records began in 1884. Last month also had 26 per cent more sunshine and 60 per cent less rainfall.

3 Oct 2019 - 7:33PM

Forty-five hot nights is most since weather records began in 1884. Last month also had 26 per cent more sunshine and 60 per cent less rainfall.

Hong Kong’s record for hot nights in a year over 28 degrees already smashed by September with 45 – most since records began in 1884
Hong Kong retail sales suffer worst decline on record amid anti-government protests and US-China trade war

Value of sales plunges 23 per cent to HK$29.4 billion in August, compared with same month last year.

2 Oct 2019 - 11:54PM

Value of sales plunges 23 per cent to HK$29.4 billion in August, compared with same month last year.

Hong Kong retail sales suffer worst decline on record amid anti-government protests and US-China trade war
Cathay Dragon flight attendant sacked for ‘tampering with oxygen bottle’ claims she is being made a scapegoat and denies any wrongdoing

Woman who has worked for airline for more than seven years questions whether she was sacked because she found the partly emptied bottle.

30 Sep 2019 - 10:50PM

Woman who has worked for airline for more than seven years questions whether she was sacked because she found the partly emptied bottle.

Cathay Dragon flight attendant sacked for ‘tampering with oxygen bottle’ claims she is being made a scapegoat and denies any wrongdoing
Hong Kong airport feels unrest-related slump, set for 2 million fewer travellers in 2019

Whole-year drop estimated despite numbers being up in the first six months, before anti-government protests began.

25 Sep 2019 - 4:57AM

Whole-year drop estimated despite numbers being up in the first six months, before anti-government protests began.

Hong Kong airport feels unrest-related slump, set for 2 million fewer travellers in 2019
Two fired over oxygen bottle sabotage aboard Cathay Pacific planes, amid fallout from Hong Kong anti-government protests

Canister found to be partially emptied on a Cathay Dragon flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong. Police and aviation regulators have been investigating the repeated acts of apparent sabotage – now numbering seven – since last month.

24 Sep 2019 - 11:49PM

Canister found to be partially emptied on a Cathay Dragon flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong. Police and aviation regulators have been investigating the repeated acts of apparent sabotage – now numbering seven – since last month.

Two fired over oxygen bottle sabotage aboard Cathay Pacific planes, amid fallout from Hong Kong anti-government protests
Airlines call on Hong Kong government to waive airport fees to ease losses caused by anti-government protest crisis

Government has helped the aviation industry twice before – in 2009 and from 2000 to 2004 – but not on the scale now requested.

23 Sep 2019 - 11:33PM

Government has helped the aviation industry twice before – in 2009 and from 2000 to 2004 – but not on the scale now requested.

Airlines call on Hong Kong government to waive airport fees to ease losses caused by anti-government protest crisis
Petrol bombs and tear gas in tense stand-off in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

The “Reclaim Tuen Mun” rally kicked off in the New Territories town on Saturday after an initial police ban was overturned. 

22 Sep 2019 - 12:53AM

The “Reclaim Tuen Mun” rally kicked off in the New Territories town on Saturday after an initial police ban was overturned. 

Petrol bombs and tear gas in tense stand-off in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
More oxygen bottles found tampered with on Cathay Pacific flights, adding to Hong Kong carrier’s problems

Sabotage comes at a tough time for the airline, with unrest locally causing reduced passenger numbers and pressure from Beijing.

23 Sep 2019 - 12:17PM

Sabotage comes at a tough time for the airline, with unrest locally causing reduced passenger numbers and pressure from Beijing.

More oxygen bottles found tampered with on Cathay Pacific flights, adding to Hong Kong carrier’s problems
Hong Kong Airlines to reduce number of flights as protests take toll on carriers

Nearly one in 10 tickets on stricken airline no longer available under major flight cancellation programme.

17 Sep 2019 - 10:47AM

Nearly one in 10 tickets on stricken airline no longer available under major flight cancellation programme.

Hong Kong Airlines to reduce number of flights as protests take toll on carriers
Hong Kong airport’s loss is Guangzhou and Shenzhen’s gain amid ongoing anti-government protests

Hong Kong’s airport recorded its biggest decline in a decade last month, as anti-government protests have gripped the city.

16 Sep 2019 - 11:01PM

Hong Kong’s airport recorded its biggest decline in a decade last month, as anti-government protests have gripped the city.

Hong Kong airport’s loss is Guangzhou and Shenzhen’s gain amid ongoing anti-government protests
Hundreds of doctors side with police over Hong Kong protests, exposing deep divisions in medical profession

Open letter also warns against glorification of anti-government violence and follows colleagues’ condemnation of police.

16 Sep 2019 - 11:37PM

Open letter also warns against glorification of anti-government violence and follows colleagues’ condemnation of police.

Hundreds of doctors side with police over Hong Kong protests, exposing deep divisions in medical profession
Hong Kong International Airport posts biggest monthly drop in travellers since 2009, with 851,000 fewer passengers in August amid anti-government protest crisis

Decline of 12.4 per cent was biggest monthly drop since June 2009 – with protests crisis blamed for reduced arrivals.

16 Sep 2019 - 7:09AM

Decline of 12.4 per cent was biggest monthly drop since June 2009 – with protests crisis blamed for reduced arrivals.

Hong Kong International Airport posts biggest monthly drop in travellers since 2009, with 851,000 fewer passengers in August amid anti-government protest crisis
Cathay Pacific swings axe in response to sharp drop in passenger numbers, with flights to Dublin, New York and Paris all hit, and a freeze on spending

Hong Kong carrier suspends long-haul services ahead of difficult winter, with flights to Dublin, New York and Paris all cut, while hiring freeze is also brought in, and analyst expects more cuts are coming.

13 Sep 2019 - 1:08PM

Hong Kong carrier suspends long-haul services ahead of difficult winter, with flights to Dublin, New York and Paris all cut, while hiring freeze is also brought in, and analyst expects more cuts are coming.

Cathay Pacific swings axe in response to sharp drop in passenger numbers, with flights to Dublin, New York and Paris all hit, and a freeze on spending
Hong Kong Airlines postpones public debut of new US$229 million training centre, citing ‘recurring issues’ in city following city protests

Unveiling of HK$1.8 billion 11-storey training centre on the airport island of Chek Lap Kok was originally scheduled for September 25.

11 Sep 2019 - 11:26PM

Unveiling of HK$1.8 billion 11-storey training centre on the airport island of Chek Lap Kok was originally scheduled for September 25.

Hong Kong Airlines postpones public debut of new US$229 million training centre, citing ‘recurring issues’ in city following city protests
Cathay Pacific suffers 38 per cent plunge in passengers travelling to Hong Kong in August as busy holiday month hit by anti-government protests

Year-on-year figures for the busy holiday month of August plummet as anti-government protests continue to rock the city, with demand for business class travel experiencing a ‘more significant drop’.

11 Sep 2019 - 11:21PM

Year-on-year figures for the busy holiday month of August plummet as anti-government protests continue to rock the city, with demand for business class travel experiencing a ‘more significant drop’.

Cathay Pacific suffers 38 per cent plunge in passengers travelling to Hong Kong in August as busy holiday month hit by anti-government protests
Cathay Pacific takeover ‘not on the agenda’ says Air China director Stanley Hui

The state-owned carrier already owns 29.99 per cent of Cathay, the legal maximum at a Hong Kong-listed company. Aviation veteran Stanley Hui says a full takeover would send the wrong signal to investors abroad.

9 Sep 2019 - 10:46AM

The state-owned carrier already owns 29.99 per cent of Cathay, the legal maximum at a Hong Kong-listed company. Aviation veteran Stanley Hui says a full takeover would send the wrong signal to investors abroad.

Cathay Pacific takeover ‘not on the agenda’ says Air China director Stanley Hui
John Slosar resigns as chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways

Slosar ends 39-year career with Swire Group, which included appointments as CEO of Cathay Pacific from 2011 to 2014 and then as chairman since 2014

4 Sep 2019 - 6:38PM

Slosar ends 39-year career with Swire Group, which included appointments as CEO of Cathay Pacific from 2011 to 2014 and then as chairman since 2014

John Slosar resigns as chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways
Cathay Pacific suspends dozens of cabin crew members after flights found with depleted oxygen bottles, pending investigation

Move comes as mainland China’s airline regulator joins Civil Aviation Department and police in investigating the oxygen bottle situation.

3 Sep 2019 - 11:54PM

Move comes as mainland China’s airline regulator joins Civil Aviation Department and police in investigating the oxygen bottle situation.

Cathay Pacific suspends dozens of cabin crew members after flights found with depleted oxygen bottles, pending investigation
Third Cathay Pacific Group oxygen tank found emptied before take-off from Hong Kong airport

When the Airbus A330 arrived from Bali, its oxygen bottles were full. By the time it was preparing for take-off to Kuala Lumpur the next morning, one of its canisters had been discharged. Police have been called in.

31 Aug 2019 - 7:00AM

When the Airbus A330 arrived from Bali, its oxygen bottles were full. By the time it was preparing for take-off to Kuala Lumpur the next morning, one of its canisters had been discharged. Police have been called in.

Third Cathay Pacific Group oxygen tank found emptied before take-off from Hong Kong airport
Hong Kong airport officials prepared to ground flights during planned protest

Authorities will not rule out cancelling flights as they produce contingency measures to reduce take-offs and landings in response to two-day demonstration threat.

31 Aug 2019 - 1:02AM

Authorities will not rule out cancelling flights as they produce contingency measures to reduce take-offs and landings in response to two-day demonstration threat.

Hong Kong airport officials prepared to ground flights during planned protest
Cathay Pacific whistle-blowing policy urging staff to ‘speak up’ under spotlight as Hong Kong employees fear possible reprisals for support of anti-government protests

Policy, updated in May 2019, tells staff to report anonymously if they suspect a breach of code of conduct or the law, or have concerns about serious wrongdoing.

29 Aug 2019 - 7:32PM

Policy, updated in May 2019, tells staff to report anonymously if they suspect a breach of code of conduct or the law, or have concerns about serious wrongdoing.

Cathay Pacific whistle-blowing policy urging staff to ‘speak up’ under spotlight as Hong Kong employees fear possible reprisals for support of anti-government protests
Hundreds gather in Central to protest against Cathay Pacific’s sacking of cabin crew union leader Rebecca Sy – who says she was fired over Facebook posts

At least 20 aviation workers sacked or have resigned after Beijing exerted pressure. Cathay declined to comment on dismissal.

29 Aug 2019 - 3:47AM

At least 20 aviation workers sacked or have resigned after Beijing exerted pressure. Cathay declined to comment on dismissal.

Hundreds gather in Central to protest against Cathay Pacific’s sacking of cabin crew union leader Rebecca Sy – who says she was fired over Facebook posts
Hong Kong Airlines staff face unpaid leave and reduced working hours as travellers deferring or cancelling trips cause cash flow shortfall

Beleaguered airline blames deteriorating financial situation on anti-government protests that have been rocking the city since early June.

31 Aug 2019 - 5:43AM

Beleaguered airline blames deteriorating financial situation on anti-government protests that have been rocking the city since early June.

Hong Kong Airlines staff face unpaid leave and reduced working hours as travellers deferring or cancelling trips cause cash flow shortfall
Probe launched after oxygen bottles on Cathay Pacific planes found half-empty before flight from Toronto to Hong Kong

All 13 discharged or partially discharged canisters were found on two flights earlier this month. News comes as carrier bears the brunt of pressure from Beijing over staff who support anti-government protests in its home city.

31 Aug 2019 - 5:38AM

All 13 discharged or partially discharged canisters were found on two flights earlier this month. News comes as carrier bears the brunt of pressure from Beijing over staff who support anti-government protests in its home city.

Probe launched after oxygen bottles on Cathay Pacific planes found half-empty before flight from Toronto to Hong Kong
United Airlines suspends non-stop flights between Chicago and Hong Kong, citing weak demand amid anti-government protest crisis

American airline giant does not directly blame protests – and will add another direct flight from San Francisco. Customers to get refunds.

24 Aug 2019 - 11:44PM

American airline giant does not directly blame protests – and will add another direct flight from San Francisco. Customers to get refunds.

United Airlines suspends non-stop flights between Chicago and Hong Kong, citing weak demand amid anti-government protest crisis
Failing to jam airport-bound traffic on Saturday, Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters vow to return with disruption plan next weekend

Protesters fail to show up in enough numbers to disrupt traffic by 7am, but announce they will come back with same plan next weekend.

24 Aug 2019 - 11:44PM

Protesters fail to show up in enough numbers to disrupt traffic by 7am, but announce they will come back with same plan next weekend.

Failing to jam airport-bound traffic on Saturday, Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters vow to return with disruption plan next weekend
Sacked Cathay Dragon union leader says company asked about Facebook posts before firing her

Cathay Dragon union leader Rebecca Sy says she was questioned by bosses about three Facebook posts and then told she had been dismissed from her job as a flight attendant.

24 Aug 2019 - 6:30AM

Cathay Dragon union leader Rebecca Sy says she was questioned by bosses about three Facebook posts and then told she had been dismissed from her job as a flight attendant.

Sacked Cathay Dragon union leader says company asked about Facebook posts before firing her