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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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.

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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
Cathay Dragon cabin crew union leader becomes latest casualty of Hong Kong’s political crisis after her employment is ‘terminated’

Confederation of Trade Unions describes the case of Rebecca Sy, chairwoman of the Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Flight Attendants’ Association, as ‘white terror’.

23 Aug 2019 - 7:14AM

Confederation of Trade Unions describes the case of Rebecca Sy, chairwoman of the Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Flight Attendants’ Association, as ‘white terror’.

Cathay Dragon cabin crew union leader becomes latest casualty of Hong Kong’s political crisis after her employment is ‘terminated’
Hong Kong’s core industries hammered by anti-government protest crisis with deep drops in retail, tourism and stock market  

Economist lament ugly metrics: market down more than 25 per cent, tourist arrivals down 30 per cent and hotel prices slashed in half.

23 Aug 2019 - 3:59AM

Economist lament ugly metrics: market down more than 25 per cent, tourist arrivals down 30 per cent and hotel prices slashed in half.

Hong Kong’s core industries hammered by anti-government protest crisis with deep drops in retail, tourism and stock market
 
Cathay Pacific staff warned over social media use as airline deals with fallout from Chinese aviation authority move

Employees warned about what they do in and out of work hours as airline battles with implications of Chinese aviation authority move, with staff details leaked by pro-government group on Telegram app.

23 Aug 2019 - 12:04AM

Employees warned about what they do in and out of work hours as airline battles with implications of Chinese aviation authority move, with staff details leaked by pro-government group on Telegram app.

Cathay Pacific staff warned over social media use as airline deals with fallout from Chinese aviation authority move
Qantas cuts passenger capacity on Hong Kong flights as airlines, including Cathay Pacific, reel from impact of protests

Qantas to use smaller aircraft in first protest-related intervention on capacity with passenger numbers down 10 per cent, while Cathay makes revenue warning.

22 Aug 2019 - 5:23PM

Qantas to use smaller aircraft in first protest-related intervention on capacity with passenger numbers down 10 per cent, while Cathay makes revenue warning.

Qantas cuts passenger capacity on Hong Kong flights as airlines, including Cathay Pacific, reel from impact of protests
Cathay Pacific will bounce back, new CEO tells staff, as he makes compliance with mainland China’s aviation regulator top priority after turmoil over Hong Kong protests

Augustus Tang says the need to comply with rules stipulated by the Civil Aviation Administration of China go to the very foundations of the company’s right to exist.

19 Aug 2019 - 10:59PM

Augustus Tang says the need to comply with rules stipulated by the Civil Aviation Administration of China go to the very foundations of the company’s right to exist.

Cathay Pacific will bounce back, new CEO tells staff, as he makes compliance with mainland China’s aviation regulator top priority after turmoil over Hong Kong protests
HK Express gets first female CEO as Mandy Ng steps into the hot seat at Hong Kong budget airline

Ng was previously overseeing the integration of the low-cost carrier after its acquisition by Cathay Pacific.

19 Aug 2019 - 10:03PM

Ng was previously overseeing the integration of the low-cost carrier after its acquisition by Cathay Pacific.

HK Express gets first female CEO as Mandy Ng steps into the hot seat at Hong Kong budget airline
Finnair joins ranks of companies distancing themselves from Hong Kong anti-government protests

Company employing Nordic carrier’s 130-strong flight attendant base warns staff against linking it to recent demonstrations, citing consumer backlash against company, whose second-largest market for long-haul travel is China.

19 Aug 2019 - 9:20PM

Company employing Nordic carrier’s 130-strong flight attendant base warns staff against linking it to recent demonstrations, citing consumer backlash against company, whose second-largest market for long-haul travel is China.

Finnair joins ranks of companies distancing themselves from Hong Kong anti-government protests
Brazilian planemaker Embraer eyes up China return in battle with Airbus and others over regional jet market

Weak sales of its smaller passenger aircraft leads Embraer to consider using China as launch pad for new market offensive.

19 Aug 2019 - 10:54PM

Weak sales of its smaller passenger aircraft leads Embraer to consider using China as launch pad for new market offensive.

Brazilian planemaker Embraer eyes up China return in battle with Airbus and others over regional jet market
Cathay Pacific investigating rumours of anonymous letter from staff reiterating support for Hong Kong protests

City’s biggest carrier has felt Beijing’s anger for its response to involvement of employees in protests, with CEO Rupert Hogg resigning last Friday. Airline makes clear its condemnation of violence and vows to take zero tolerance approach to ‘unacceptable’ behaviour among staff.

18 Aug 2019 - 11:20PM

City’s biggest carrier has felt Beijing’s anger for its response to involvement of employees in protests, with CEO Rupert Hogg resigning last Friday. Airline makes clear its condemnation of violence and vows to take zero tolerance approach to ‘unacceptable’ behaviour among staff.

Cathay Pacific investigating rumours of anonymous letter from staff reiterating support for Hong Kong protests
Hong Kong protests have caused severe turbulence at Cathay Pacific but has airline done enough to appease Beijing after heads rolled at top?

The CEO and deputy have left, and the airline has complied with Beijing’s new rules. But it remains to be seen if the crisis has passed.

18 Aug 2019 - 11:57AM

The CEO and deputy have left, and the airline has complied with Beijing’s new rules. But it remains to be seen if the crisis has passed.

Hong Kong protests have caused severe turbulence at Cathay Pacific but has airline done enough to appease Beijing after heads rolled at top?
Hong Kong’s top accounting firms added to mainland Chinese media’s protest hit list

Tabloid claims staff from big four accounting firms crowdfunded advert in local newspaper in support of protests.

19 Aug 2019 - 12:52AM

Tabloid claims staff from big four accounting firms crowdfunded advert in local newspaper in support of protests.

Hong Kong’s top accounting firms added to mainland Chinese media’s protest hit list
Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns in midst of Hong Kong protest controversy

One of Hogg’s deputies Paul Loo also steps down under major changes at protest-stricken airline, as chairman says new leadership needed to ‘reset confidence’.

16 Aug 2019 - 11:34PM

One of Hogg’s deputies Paul Loo also steps down under major changes at protest-stricken airline, as chairman says new leadership needed to ‘reset confidence’.

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns in midst of Hong Kong protest controversy
Cathay Pacific Airways’ handover of crew details ‘satisfies mainland Chinese regulator’

Hong Kong’s flagship carrier has come under pressure from the CAAC, which banned any crew involved in illegal protests from mainland skies.

15 Aug 2019 - 11:42PM

Hong Kong’s flagship carrier has come under pressure from the CAAC, which banned any crew involved in illegal protests from mainland skies.

Cathay Pacific Airways’ handover of crew details ‘satisfies mainland Chinese regulator’
Hong Kong airport protest: how a terrifying night unfolded as demonstrators turned on mainland Chinese men and fought police

Previously peaceful demonstrations at terminal descended into acrimony on fifth day as protesters tried to prevent passengers from reaching departure gates.

15 Aug 2019 - 3:12PM

Previously peaceful demonstrations at terminal descended into acrimony on fifth day as protesters tried to prevent passengers from reaching departure gates.

Hong Kong airport protest: how a terrifying night unfolded  as demonstrators turned on mainland Chinese men and fought  police
Cathay Pacific sacks two pilots over Hong Kong protest-related incidents

City’s flagship carrier says one pilot who was arrested and charged over police clashes in Sheung Wan has been dismissed. Another had his employment terminated after he was suspended for misuse of company information.

15 Aug 2019 - 3:15PM

City’s flagship carrier says one pilot who was arrested and charged over police clashes in Sheung Wan has been dismissed. Another had his employment terminated after he was suspended for misuse of company information.

Cathay Pacific sacks two pilots over Hong Kong protest-related incidents
Cathay Pacific’s majority shareholder pressed into condemning ‘violent’ Hong Kong protests

Swire Pacific expressed strong backing for the Hong Kong government and the city’s police after senior executive visited Beijing on Monday.

14 Aug 2019 - 10:27AM

Swire Pacific expressed strong backing for the Hong Kong government and the city’s police after senior executive visited Beijing on Monday.

Cathay Pacific’s majority shareholder pressed into condemning ‘violent’ Hong Kong protests
Anti-government protesters severely disrupt Hong Kong International Airport for second day running

Demonstrators descend on departures area on Tuesday afternoon as airport tries to recover from crippling impact of Monday’s mass sit-in. Angry confrontations ensue between travellers and protesters blocking their path.

13 Aug 2019 - 10:04PM

Demonstrators descend on departures area on Tuesday afternoon as airport tries to recover from crippling impact of Monday’s mass sit-in. Angry confrontations ensue between travellers and protesters blocking their path.

Anti-government protesters severely disrupt Hong Kong International Airport for second day running
Hong Kong protesters cripple airport as Beijing raises stakes with ‘terrorism’ warning

Thousands bring Hong Kong airport grinding to a halt, while police play down State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office terrorism comments and say they will treat situation like a ‘violent protest’.

13 Aug 2019 - 9:31AM

Thousands bring Hong Kong airport grinding to a halt, while police play down State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office terrorism comments and say they will treat situation like a ‘violent protest’.

Hong Kong protesters cripple airport as Beijing raises stakes with ‘terrorism’ warning
Stranded passengers at Hong Kong International Airport left to fend for themselves not knowing when they will be able to escape protest-hit city

Thousands stuck as 180 flights are cancelled, leaving passengers not knowing when they will be able to escape protest-hit city.

13 Aug 2019 - 1:03AM

Thousands stuck as 180 flights are cancelled, leaving passengers not knowing when they will be able to escape protest-hit city.

Stranded passengers at Hong Kong International Airport left to fend for themselves not knowing when they will be able to escape protest-hit city
Cathay Pacific threatens staff with sack after Beijing draws line on Hong Kong protests

CEO Rupert Hogg says staff who ‘support or participate in illegal protests’ in Hong Kong would face disciplinary action that ‘may include termination of employment’, as shares fall to lowest level in 10 years.

12 Aug 2019 - 11:44PM

CEO Rupert Hogg says staff who ‘support or participate in illegal protests’ in Hong Kong would face disciplinary action that ‘may include termination of employment’, as shares fall to lowest level in 10 years.

Cathay Pacific threatens staff with sack after Beijing draws line on Hong Kong protests
Cathay Pacific employee unions play down mainland China’s protest-linked aviation sanctions

No Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or HK Express flights were delayed or cancelled over weekend – but union head remains concerned.

12 Aug 2019 - 12:48PM

No Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or HK Express flights were delayed or cancelled over weekend – but union head remains concerned.

Cathay Pacific employee unions play down mainland China’s protest-linked aviation sanctions
Aviation regulator’s measures could threaten Cathay Pacific’s access to the lucrative mainland Chinese market, and the airline is moving fast to limit the damage

One-fifth of all Cathay’s flights serve mainland and, combined with Hong Kong, China constitutes half of airline’s total revenue.

12 Aug 2019 - 8:07AM

One-fifth of all Cathay’s flights serve mainland and, combined with Hong Kong, China constitutes half of airline’s total revenue.

Aviation regulator’s measures could threaten Cathay Pacific’s access to the lucrative mainland Chinese market, and the airline is moving fast to limit the damage
Cathay Pacific sacks two ground staff over passenger information leak and says pilot charged over Hong Kong protests has been removed from flying duties

Airport workers had disclosed details of Hong Kong police soccer team’s travel arrangements. City’s largest airline issues directives in internal circular following sanctions imposed by Civil Aviation Administration of China on Friday.

10 Aug 2019 - 11:59PM

Airport workers had disclosed details of Hong Kong police soccer team’s travel arrangements. City’s largest airline issues directives in internal circular following sanctions imposed by Civil Aviation Administration of China on Friday.

Cathay Pacific sacks two ground staff over passenger information leak and says pilot charged over Hong Kong protests has been removed from flying duties
China bans Cathay Pacific staff involved in Hong Kong ‘unlawful’ protests from mainland routes

Civil aviation authorities say ban comes into effect from Saturday, while the airline says it is studying the directive carefully and passenger safety is its top priority.

10 Aug 2019 - 4:04PM

Civil aviation authorities say ban comes into effect from Saturday, while the airline says it is studying the directive carefully and passenger safety is its top priority.

China bans Cathay Pacific staff involved in Hong Kong ‘unlawful’ protests from mainland routes
Hong Kong airport occupied by hundreds of protesters amid tightened security

Thousands expected to join the peaceful sit-in against the extradition bill, which could last until Sunday. Passengers told to arrive early as airport introduces extra ID and ticket checks.

10 Aug 2019 - 11:24AM

Thousands expected to join the peaceful sit-in against the extradition bill, which could last until Sunday. Passengers told to arrive early as airport introduces extra ID and ticket checks.

Hong Kong airport occupied by hundreds of protesters amid tightened security
Fall in ticket sales for coming months overshadows Cathay Pacific’s return to profit as Hong Kong protests begin to have effect on business

Medium-term bookings down but airline’s chairman John Slosar confident performance can continue to improve for rest of year.

8 Aug 2019 - 11:37AM

Medium-term bookings down but airline’s chairman John Slosar confident performance can continue to improve for rest of year.

Fall in ticket sales for coming months overshadows Cathay Pacific’s return to profit as Hong Kong protests begin to have effect on business
Hong Kong International Airport plays catch-up after anti-government strike cancels hundreds of flights

Long waits and congestion expected as global hub scrambles to get passengers to their destinations after local airlines forced to cancel 250 flights.

6 Aug 2019 - 5:53PM

Long waits and congestion expected as global hub scrambles to get passengers to their destinations after local airlines forced to cancel 250 flights.

Hong Kong International Airport plays catch-up after anti-government strike cancels hundreds of flights
Hong Kong residents wake up to transport chaos with suspended train service, blocked roads and cancelled flights as extradition bill protesters launch citywide strike

City comes to standstill in morning as protesters block roads, disrupt train services and airport officials skip duty, resulting in cancellation of flights.

6 Aug 2019 - 6:45AM

City comes to standstill in morning as protesters block roads, disrupt train services and airport officials skip duty, resulting in cancellation of flights.

Hong Kong residents wake up to transport chaos with suspended train service, blocked roads and cancelled flights as extradition bill protesters launch citywide strike
Hong Kong citywide strike hits international airport, stranding travellers

Hong Kong’s International Airport was caught up in the chaos of a citywide general strike on August 5, 2019. 

5 Aug 2019 - 3:29PM

Hong Kong’s International Airport was caught up in the chaos of a citywide general strike on August 5, 2019. 

Hong Kong citywide strike hits international airport, stranding travellers