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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Self-proclaimed Hong Kong Airlines chairman obtains injunction in battle for control with HNA Group

Sources say former director Zhong Guosong has taken legal step against HNA Group in bid to stop rivals from interfering in running of carrier, with lawyers from both sides reportedly meeting on Monday to thrash out a settlement.

22 Apr 2019 - 10:42PM

Sources say former director Zhong Guosong has taken legal step against HNA Group in bid to stop rivals from interfering in running of carrier, with lawyers from both sides reportedly meeting on Monday to thrash out a settlement.

Self-proclaimed Hong Kong Airlines chairman obtains injunction in battle for control with HNA Group
Cathay Pacific cracks down on petty theft by cabin crew of Hong Kong carrier’s in-flight supplies

Airline sources say staff are being searched on leaving aircraft after loss of property cost company ‘untold hundreds of millions’ over the years.

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Airline sources say staff are being searched on leaving aircraft after loss of property cost company ‘untold hundreds of millions’ over the years.

Cathay Pacific cracks down on petty theft by cabin crew of Hong Kong carrier’s in-flight supplies
Two Chinese nationals reported dead in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings that killed scores of people, but Hong Kong tour groups and flight crews are safe

The deaths were reported by state-run newspaper China Daily. At least 22 Hong Kong tourists plus Cathay Pacific crew confirmed safe.

22 Apr 2019 - 8:24AM

The deaths were reported by state-run newspaper China Daily. At least 22 Hong Kong tourists plus Cathay Pacific crew confirmed safe.

Two Chinese nationals reported  dead in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings that killed scores of people, but Hong Kong tour groups and flight crews are safe
Indian budget airline SpiceJet set to open a new route from Mumbai to Hong Kong – but will it just mean more delays for passengers?

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet already flies to the city, having launched a service between New Delhi and Hong Kong in November last year.

20 Apr 2019 - 2:42AM

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet already flies to the city, having launched a service between New Delhi and Hong Kong in November last year.

Indian budget airline SpiceJet set to open a new route from Mumbai to Hong Kong – but will it just mean more delays for passengers?
HNA Group tells warring Hong Kong Airlines parties to behave as battle for control of airline continues

De facto parent company breaks silence after four days of infighting played out in public arena. Chinese conglomerate says allegations of impropriety are false and says it is committed to seeing governance issues resolved.

19 Apr 2019 - 11:35PM

De facto parent company breaks silence after four days of infighting played out in public arena. Chinese conglomerate says allegations of impropriety are false and says it is committed to seeing governance issues resolved.

HNA Group tells warring Hong Kong Airlines parties to behave as battle for control of airline continues
Factions fighting for control of Hong Kong Airlines meet to broker deal amid claims of office break-in and theft of documents

HNA Group staff were said to have entered Hong Kong Airlines’ office and removed papers – but carrier denies there had been any break-in or theft.

19 Apr 2019 - 7:25AM

HNA Group staff were said to have entered Hong Kong Airlines’ office and removed papers – but carrier denies there had been any break-in or theft.

Factions fighting for control of Hong Kong Airlines meet to broker deal amid claims of office break-in and theft of documents
‘Financial irregularities’ cited as reason for apparent boardroom coup at Hong Kong Airlines

Zhong Guosong and Hou Wei issue separate statements just a day apart claiming to be at the helm of struggling carrier.

18 Apr 2019 - 1:26AM

Zhong Guosong and Hou Wei issue separate statements just a day apart claiming to be at the helm of struggling carrier.

‘Financial irregularities’ cited as reason for apparent boardroom coup at Hong Kong Airlines
Shenzhen airport third runway expansion sets up Greater Bay Area battle for the skies with Hong Kong

Top economic planning body approves third runway costing 9.35 billion yuan, which will allow the airport to handle 80 million passengers annually by 2030.

17 Apr 2019 - 1:12PM

Top economic planning body approves third runway costing 9.35 billion yuan, which will allow the airport to handle 80 million passengers annually by 2030.

Shenzhen airport third runway expansion sets up Greater Bay Area battle for the skies with Hong Kong
Leadership shake-up at troubled Hong Kong Airlines lands former director Zhong Guosong in control with a Chinese private equity partner

Ex-director Zhong Guosong appointed chairman but heavily indebted Chinese conglomerate HNA Group still holds a 29 per cent stake.

16 Apr 2019 - 11:23PM

Ex-director Zhong Guosong appointed chairman but heavily indebted Chinese conglomerate HNA Group still holds a 29 per cent stake.

Leadership shake-up at troubled Hong Kong Airlines lands former director Zhong Guosong in control with a Chinese private equity partner
Troubled Hong Kong Airlines gets lifeline again from authorities for more time to present fifth finance plan, as it vows to keep flights going over Easter

Licensing authority demands ‘further clarifications’ and ‘concrete plan’ after fourth meeting. With reported losses last year of HK$3 billion, fate of company has been laid bare.

16 Apr 2019 - 11:28PM

Licensing authority demands ‘further clarifications’ and ‘concrete plan’ after fourth meeting. With reported losses last year of HK$3 billion, fate of company has been laid bare.

Troubled Hong Kong Airlines gets lifeline again from authorities for more time to present fifth finance plan, as it vows to keep flights going over Easter
Collapse of Jet Airways ‘bad for everyone’ as cost of flight to India soars, making it cheaper to fly to London than Delhi

Indian community in city facing prospect of higher fares, as Cathay Pacific and Air India are left to dominate the market place.

15 Apr 2019 - 1:54PM

Indian community in city facing prospect of higher fares, as Cathay Pacific and Air India are left to dominate the market place.

Collapse of Jet Airways ‘bad for everyone’ as cost of flight to India soars, making it cheaper to fly to London than Delhi
More than 100 employees have left troubled Hong Kong Airlines in past three months but carrier insists few departures were through compulsory job cuts

But few of the departures were down to compulsory job cuts, the carrier insists.

14 Apr 2019 - 8:22AM

But few of the departures were down to compulsory job cuts, the carrier insists.

More than 100 employees have left troubled Hong Kong Airlines in past three months but carrier insists few departures were through compulsory job cuts
Hong Kong forecasters warn worse weather is on the way next week after weekend washout

Hong Kong Observatory said an easterly airstream of unsettled weather is affecting coastal areas of Guangdong province and also Hong Kong.

13 Apr 2019 - 10:15PM

Hong Kong Observatory said an easterly airstream of unsettled weather is affecting coastal areas of Guangdong province and also Hong Kong.

Hong Kong forecasters warn worse weather is on the way next week after weekend washout
Hong Kong cable car Ngong Ping 360 forced to close as stormy weather hits city

City soaked by rain since last night with amber rainstorm warning in place for two hours.

12 Apr 2019 - 12:23PM

City soaked by rain since last night with amber rainstorm warning in place for two hours.

Hong Kong cable car Ngong Ping 360 forced to close as stormy weather hits city
Southeast Asia’s biggest budget carrier plans to turn airasia.com into online mall for travellers

AirAsia, whose website is used by 65 million customers every month, is considering a plan to sell tickets of non-competing carriers on airasia.com, using its size to give online travel agents a run for their money.

9 Apr 2019 - 6:23AM

AirAsia, whose website is used by 65 million customers every month, is considering a plan to sell tickets of non-competing carriers on airasia.com, using its size to give online travel agents a run for their money.

Southeast Asia’s biggest budget carrier plans to turn airasia.com into online mall for travellers
China’s belt and road trade strategy could determine the design of Boeing’s new 797 plane

Initiative could encourage a meeting of minds on requirements for new plane type, Boeing marketing chief says.

7 Apr 2019 - 11:29PM

Initiative could encourage a meeting of minds on requirements for new plane type, Boeing marketing chief says.

China’s belt and road trade strategy could determine the design of Boeing’s new 797 plane
Beijing ‘fully behind’ Hong Kong taking leading aviation role for China’s ambitious global trade and infrastructure projects

Civil Aviation Administration of China deputy administrator Dong Zhiyi hails Hong Kong as ‘very important location’ for Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative and Greater Bay Area projects.

3 Apr 2019 - 5:32AM

Civil Aviation Administration of China deputy administrator Dong Zhiyi hails Hong Kong as ‘very important location’ for Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative and Greater Bay Area projects.

Beijing ‘fully behind’ Hong Kong taking leading aviation role for China’s ambitious global trade and infrastructure projects
Revealed: How Tony Fernandes’ distaste for acquisitions drove AirAsia’s growth into Southeast Asia’s biggest passenger carrier

AirAsia has bought one airline in its 18-year history, to secure a landing slot in the Philippines

31 Mar 2019 - 11:25PM

AirAsia has bought one airline in its 18-year history, to secure a landing slot in the Philippines

Revealed: How Tony Fernandes’ distaste for acquisitions drove AirAsia’s growth into Southeast Asia’s biggest passenger carrier
Pregnant Cathay Pacific flight attendants threaten to all go on sick leave after staff member becomes 33rd person in Hong Kong to catch measles this year

Staff member, who works in customer relations department, is 13th airline and airport employee infected, and flight attendants accuse airline of not doing enough to protect them against disease.

1 Apr 2019 - 10:59AM

Staff member, who works in customer relations department, is 13th airline and airport employee infected, and flight attendants accuse airline of not doing enough to protect them against disease.

Pregnant Cathay Pacific flight attendants threaten to all go on sick leave after staff member becomes 33rd person in Hong Kong to catch measles this year
Director of Hong Kong science institute ASTRI charged with misconduct for not disclosing shares in vendor companies

Research head at government-run ASTRI accused of holding shares in two vendor companies he approved buying HK$535,000 worth of computers and software from.

30 Mar 2019 - 5:06AM

Research head at government-run ASTRI accused of holding shares in two vendor companies he approved buying HK$535,000 worth of computers and software from.

Director of Hong Kong science institute ASTRI charged with misconduct for not disclosing shares in vendor companies
Another Hong Kong airport worker has measles, bringing number of cases this year to 32

City recorded only 15 cases of the illness in the whole of last year, but the first three months of 2019 alone have seen more than double that number.

1 Apr 2019 - 11:00AM

City recorded only 15 cases of the illness in the whole of last year, but the first three months of 2019 alone have seen more than double that number.

Another Hong Kong airport worker has measles, bringing number of cases this year to 32
Hong Kong wins for immigration and dining but Singapore’s Changi Airport is world’s best for seventh year running

Asian airports dominate Skytrax World Airport awards as Changi, Tokyo Haneda, Seoul Incheon and Hong Kong all make the top five.

29 Mar 2019 - 12:27PM

Asian airports dominate Skytrax World Airport awards as Changi, Tokyo Haneda, Seoul Incheon and Hong Kong all make the top five.

Hong Kong wins for immigration and dining but Singapore’s Changi Airport is world’s best for seventh year running
It took 16 years but Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific has realised the benefits of having a low-cost carrier

After repeatedly resisting the growth of the sector and trying to stymie low-cost rivals, airline has taken the plunge with its acquisition of HK Express.

28 Mar 2019 - 2:35PM

After repeatedly resisting the growth of the sector and trying to stymie low-cost rivals, airline has taken the plunge with its acquisition of HK Express.

It took 16 years but Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific has realised the benefits of having a low-cost carrier
AirAsia keen on new airline base in Macau, the first overseas carrier to express interest in disrupting Air Macau’s monopoly

AirAsia, which has been flying to Macau since 2004, says it may set up a base in the casino hub to better serve Chinese travellers.

27 Mar 2019 - 10:16PM

AirAsia, which has been flying to Macau since 2004, says it may set up a base in the casino hub to better serve Chinese travellers.

AirAsia keen on new airline base in Macau, the first overseas carrier to express interest in disrupting Air Macau’s monopoly
Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways to pay HK$4.93 billion to buy budget carrier HK Express

Deal will make company the city’s dominant airline group, in control of three of Hong Kong’s four carriers.

27 Mar 2019 - 11:25PM

Deal will make company the city’s dominant airline group, in control of three of Hong Kong’s four carriers.

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways to pay HK$4.93 billion to buy budget carrier HK Express
Cathay Pacific agrees deal to take over budget airline HK Express, sources say

The acquisition would leave Cathay Pacific in control of three of Hong Kong’s four airlines.

26 Mar 2019 - 12:05PM

The acquisition would leave Cathay Pacific in control of three of Hong Kong’s four airlines.

Cathay Pacific agrees deal to take over budget airline HK Express, sources say
Two truck accidents on Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun motorways less than 24 hours after fatal Tolo crash

Trailer truck hits water barrier, while in other case on same morning, driver’s compartment mostly smashed as container flips over. No major injuries reported.

16 Mar 2019 - 11:29PM

Trailer truck hits water barrier, while in other case on same morning, driver’s compartment mostly smashed as container flips over. No major injuries reported.

Two truck accidents on Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun motorways less than 24 hours after fatal Tolo crash
Hong Kong man shot dead by police after knife attack at Kai Bo Food Supermarket in Yau Ma Tei

Shop manager knifed in the head before officers opened fire on his attacker in Kowloon.

16 Mar 2019 - 11:30PM

Shop manager knifed in the head before officers opened fire on his attacker in Kowloon.

Hong Kong man shot dead by police after knife attack at Kai Bo Food Supermarket in Yau Ma Tei
Troubled Hong Kong Airlines told to submit ‘concrete plans’ to city’s licensing authority on improving financial health

In a statement, the Air Transport Licensing Authority – a statutory body with the power to shut down carriers – said it would require carrier to produce a concrete plan to turn around its financial situation.

16 Mar 2019 - 6:40PM

In a statement, the Air Transport Licensing Authority – a statutory body with the power to shut down carriers – said it would require carrier to produce a concrete plan to turn around its financial situation.

Troubled Hong Kong Airlines told to submit ‘concrete plans’ to city’s licensing authority on improving financial health
Ethiopian Airlines crash puts US$633 billion worth of Boeing 737 MAX jet orders in jeopardy – with Asian airlines among the biggest customers

Korean Air, with 30 MAX jets on order, said it would still take delivery of the first plane in May, but would not fly any until they were considered safe, while Indonesia’s Lion Air considers dropping order of almost 200 jets worth US$22 billion, following the airline’s involvement in earlier crash in October

14 Mar 2019 - 11:27PM

Korean Air, with 30 MAX jets on order, said it would still take delivery of the first plane in May, but would not fly any until they were considered safe, while Indonesia’s Lion Air considers dropping order of almost 200 jets worth US$22 billion, following the airline’s involvement in earlier crash in October

Ethiopian Airlines crash puts US$633 billion worth of Boeing 737 MAX jet orders in jeopardy – with Asian airlines among the biggest customers