Danny Lee

Hong Kong

Danny Lee

Senior reporter, Hong Kong

Danny is the Post's specialist reporter on the aviation beat. From breaking news at Cathay Pacific and interviews with industry leaders to reports on the latest Asian airline trends, Danny brings his passion for frequent flying into his reporting. He joined the Post in 2013.

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Coronavirus: delayed BioNTech vaccine to arrive in Hong Kong ‘on Saturday’, city records 13 new infections

Mr Ming’s Chinese Dining, a restaurant in high-end shopping mall K11 Musea in Tsim Sha Tsui, latest suspected cluster.

25 Feb 2021 - 8:40PM

Mr Ming’s Chinese Dining, a restaurant in high-end shopping mall K11 Musea in Tsim Sha Tsui, latest suspected cluster.

Coronavirus: delayed BioNTech vaccine to arrive in Hong Kong ‘on Saturday’, city records 13 new infections
First Covid-19 vaccines land in Hong Kong, as city confirms 13 new cases and experts back Sinovac jab for healthy older people

Carrie Lam and her top officials to receive the city’s first doses of the Sinovac jab next Monday, according to sources.

20 Feb 2021 - 12:05AM

Carrie Lam and her top officials to receive the city’s first doses of the Sinovac jab next Monday, according to sources.

First Covid-19 vaccines land in Hong Kong, as city confirms 13 new cases and experts back Sinovac jab for healthy older people
Coronavirus: Hongkongers rediscover joy of evening meals at restaurants on first day of relaxed social-distancing rules

City’s night restaurant scene returns but industry and customers wary of new contract-tracing measures including ‘Leave Home Safe’ app.

19 Feb 2021 - 1:54PM

City’s night restaurant scene returns but industry and customers wary of new contract-tracing measures including ‘Leave Home Safe’ app.

Coronavirus: Hongkongers rediscover joy of evening meals at restaurants on first day of relaxed social-distancing rules
Cathay Pacific warns of challenging months ahead, as latest report reveals Hong Kong carrier flew fewer than 1,000 people daily in January

Airline reveals it flew fewer than 1,000 people a day in January, as stringent quarantine measures dampen hopes of recovery in near future.

17 Feb 2021 - 11:53PM

Airline reveals it flew fewer than 1,000 people a day in January, as stringent quarantine measures dampen hopes of recovery in near future.

Cathay Pacific warns of challenging months ahead, as latest report reveals Hong Kong carrier flew fewer than 1,000 people daily in January
Coronavirus: first batch of Sinovac jabs could be delivered to Hong Kong as early as Friday

Aviation industry workers would be among the first groups in line to be vaccinated a week later, according to a source.

18 Feb 2021 - 1:14AM

Aviation industry workers would be among the first groups in line to be vaccinated a week later, according to a source.

Coronavirus: first batch of Sinovac jabs could be delivered to Hong Kong as early as Friday
Coronavirus: Hong Kong panel says decision to approve Sinovac vaccine for use in city was not rushed, no need to wait for WHO nod

Group of 12 experts gives unanimous support for Chinese manufacturer’s vaccine after reviewing new data. Recommendation is for second dose to be given 28 days after first.

17 Feb 2021 - 6:54PM

Group of 12 experts gives unanimous support for Chinese manufacturer’s vaccine after reviewing new data. Recommendation is for second dose to be given 28 days after first.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong panel says decision to approve Sinovac vaccine for use in city was not rushed, no need to wait for WHO nod
Beijing hits out at European Union over ‘irresponsible comments’ on Hong Kong affairs following BBC World News ban

Beijing’s mission in Brussels says the bloc has no right to use the ban on BBC as a pretext to make irresponsible comments on Hong Kong’s security law.

13 Feb 2021 - 9:59PM

Beijing’s mission in Brussels says the bloc has no right to use the ban on BBC as a pretext to make irresponsible comments on Hong Kong’s security law.

Beijing hits out at European Union over ‘irresponsible comments’ on Hong Kong affairs following BBC World News ban
Hong Kong fourth wave: Covid-19 daily caseload drops to 12, while officials warn against misplaced optimism

But authorities caution fewer screenings expected over Lunar New Year holiday when people reluctant to visit doctors and most private clinics are closed.

14 Feb 2021 - 8:27AM

But authorities caution fewer screenings expected over Lunar New Year holiday when people reluctant to visit doctors and most private clinics are closed.

Hong Kong fourth wave: Covid-19 daily caseload drops to 12, while officials warn against misplaced optimism
Hong Kong BN(O): visa applications taking hours to complete, but reports suggest some may have already been approved

Despite lack of official data from London, Simon Cheng, who leads Hongkongers in Britain, says he knows of ‘a few cases’ where the applications have been successful just two weeks after the scheme opened.

13 Feb 2021 - 11:28PM

Despite lack of official data from London, Simon Cheng, who leads Hongkongers in Britain, says he knows of ‘a few cases’ where the applications have been successful just two weeks after the scheme opened.

Hong Kong BN(O): visa applications taking hours to complete, but reports suggest some may have already been approved
Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year flower markets generate 83 tonnes of waste, but officials say most of it can be recycled

Government says most of the waste, which includes 24 tonnes of wilted or unsold flowers, can be recycled.

13 Feb 2021 - 7:52AM

Government says most of the waste, which includes 24 tonnes of wilted or unsold flowers, can be recycled.

Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year flower markets generate 83 tonnes of waste, but officials say most of it can be recycled
Officials call for restrained festivities over Lunar New Year as Hong Kong logs 21 new coronavirus cases

Residents urged to keep celebrations to a minimum and use the government’s risk-exposure app when visiting public places. Tourism industry floats idea of locals crossing border into mainland China to receive vaccine jabs.

12 Feb 2021 - 3:26AM

Residents urged to keep celebrations to a minimum and use the government’s risk-exposure app when visiting public places. Tourism industry floats idea of locals crossing border into mainland China to receive vaccine jabs.

Officials call for restrained festivities over Lunar New Year as Hong Kong logs 21 new coronavirus cases
Cathay Pacific to axe host of long-haul flights with all routes to Australia cut, apart from Sydney, in response to quarantine plan for flight crews

All routes to Australia cut, apart from Sydney, while services to Vancouver, San Francisco and Frankfurt also scrapped. Regional services also hit as airline readies for government-imposed rules.

12 Feb 2021 - 11:31AM

All routes to Australia cut, apart from Sydney, while services to Vancouver, San Francisco and Frankfurt also scrapped. Regional services also hit as airline readies for government-imposed rules.

Cathay Pacific to axe host of long-haul flights with all routes to Australia cut, apart from Sydney, in response to quarantine plan for flight crews
National security law: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam honours police top brass sanctioned by US

Chief Executive Carrie Lam awards seven serving and retired police leaders in recognition of their public service contributions.

10 Feb 2021 - 11:33PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam awards seven serving and retired police leaders in recognition of their public service contributions.

National security law: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam honours police top brass sanctioned by US
Cathay Pacific regains permit to fly many China routes vacated by its closed subsidiary, while Greater Bay’s bid meets with no objections

Mainland aviation authorities have granted Cathay Pacific the rights to fly to 15 Chinese cities, while upstart Greater Bay Airlines’ bid to operate more than 100 routes appears to be progressing.

6 Feb 2021 - 11:10PM

Mainland aviation authorities have granted Cathay Pacific the rights to fly to 15 Chinese cities, while upstart Greater Bay Airlines’ bid to operate more than 100 routes appears to be progressing.

Cathay Pacific regains permit to fly many China routes vacated by its closed subsidiary, while Greater Bay’s bid meets with no objections
Coronavirus: Hong Kong goes ahead with quarantine requirements for aircrew over aviation industry’s objections

The new regulation will require pilots and cabin crew to undergo 14 days of quarantine and seven of medical surveillance upon entering the city.

5 Feb 2021 - 10:54PM

The new regulation will require pilots and cabin crew to undergo 14 days of quarantine and seven of medical surveillance upon entering the city.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong goes ahead with quarantine requirements for aircrew over aviation industry’s objections
Cathay Pacific asks Hong Kong aircrew to ditch BN(O) passports as row between Britain and China intensifies

Internal email requests that local employees change travel document in system to HKSAR passport by end of February.

1 Feb 2021 - 6:46AM

Internal email requests that local employees change travel document in system to HKSAR passport by end of February.

Cathay Pacific asks Hong Kong aircrew to ditch BN(O) passports as row between Britain and China intensifies
Hong Kong Airlines penalised for breaching rules of Covid-19 wage relief scheme it tapped for HK$154.3 million

The carrier on Saturday acknowledged a discrepancy in the employee headcount given to the government after ex-flight attendants filed a complaint.

30 Jan 2021 - 10:55PM

The carrier on Saturday acknowledged a discrepancy in the employee headcount given to the government after ex-flight attendants filed a complaint.

Hong Kong Airlines penalised for breaching rules of Covid-19 wage relief scheme it tapped for HK$154.3 million
Hong Kong BN(O): Britain stands firm on visa offer after Beijing declares the passports will no longer be recognised for travel, identification

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman says Britain will ‘not look the other way’ when it comes to Hongkongers with BN(O) status.

1 Feb 2021 - 12:00PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman says Britain will ‘not look the other way’ when it comes to Hongkongers with BN(O) status.

Hong Kong BN(O): Britain stands firm on visa offer after Beijing declares the passports will no longer be recognised for travel, identification
FedEx Express balks at Hong Kong’s new coronavirus quarantine measures, will temporarily relocate aircrew and families to San Francisco

In a memo seen by the Post, the cargo giant says it hopes to avoid ‘extended periods of isolation’ that would be created by the new 14-day requirement.

28 Jan 2021 - 11:38PM

In a memo seen by the Post, the cargo giant says it hopes to avoid ‘extended periods of isolation’ that would be created by the new 14-day requirement.

FedEx Express balks at Hong Kong’s new coronavirus quarantine measures, will temporarily relocate aircrew and families to San Francisco
National security law: boost for Britain, blow to Hong Kong? How the BN(O) ticket may affect fortunes of both sides

Cash-rich Hongkongers could provide the fillip Britain’s battered economy needs badly.

28 Jan 2021 - 8:31AM

Cash-rich Hongkongers could provide the fillip Britain’s battered economy needs badly.

National security law: boost for Britain, blow to Hong Kong? How the BN(O) ticket may affect fortunes of both sides
Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific tells aircrew quarantine could start in two weeks, as airline industry chiefs urge rethink over damage it could do

In memo to staff, airline says new rules could be in place by February 11 as global body expresses grave concern over the damage the move could cause.

28 Jan 2021 - 9:33AM

In memo to staff, airline says new rules could be in place by February 11 as global body expresses grave concern over the damage the move could cause.

Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific tells aircrew quarantine could start in two weeks, as airline industry chiefs urge rethink over damage it could do
Cathay Pacific warns new Covid-19 quarantine for aircrew could slash passenger flights by two-thirds and cost company HK$400 million a month

Hong Kong government plans to impose 14-day quarantine and seven-day medical surveillance on all aircrew, and airline says move could have dire consequences for passenger and cargo business.

26 Jan 2021 - 9:30AM

Hong Kong government plans to impose 14-day quarantine and seven-day medical surveillance on all aircrew, and airline says move could have dire consequences for passenger and cargo business.

Cathay Pacific warns new Covid-19 quarantine for aircrew could slash passenger flights by two-thirds and cost company HK$400 million a month
Hong Kong fourth wave: 81 new coronavirus cases push city past 10,000 mark as official warns more infections expected

Some 78 of the latest cases are locally transmitted, of which 35 are untraceable, while at least 21 infections tied to Yau Tsim Mong district, where several blocks have been locked down.

23 Jan 2021 - 11:59PM

Some 78 of the latest cases are locally transmitted, of which 35 are untraceable, while at least 21 infections tied to Yau Tsim Mong district, where several blocks have been locked down.

Hong Kong fourth wave: 81 new coronavirus cases push city past 10,000 mark as official warns more infections expected
Hong Kong upstart Greater Bay Airlines formally applies for rights to operate more than 100 routes

The application to take over the routes is a major step for the fledgling airline, but it could face objections from would-be competitors.

22 Jan 2021 - 11:46PM

The application to take over the routes is a major step for the fledgling airline, but it could face objections from would-be competitors.

Hong Kong upstart Greater Bay Airlines formally applies for rights to operate more than 100 routes
Coronavirus: Hong Kong set to hit aircrew on long-haul flights with strict new quarantine measures from next week in bid to contain surge of infections

‘We don’t have other alternatives,’ health minister says of tough 14-day quarantine plan that could plunge struggling aviation industry into a fresh crisis.

22 Jan 2021 - 2:10PM

‘We don’t have other alternatives,’ health minister says of tough 14-day quarantine plan that could plunge struggling aviation industry into a fresh crisis.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong set to hit aircrew on long-haul flights with strict new quarantine measures from next week in bid to contain surge of infections
Hong Kong fourth wave: city confirms 70 new coronavirus cases, Yau Tsim Mong outbreak worsens

Around half of the 63 locally transmitted cases were in Yau Tsim Mong district.

21 Jan 2021 - 11:08PM

Around half of the 63 locally transmitted cases were in Yau Tsim Mong district.

Hong Kong fourth wave: city confirms 70 new coronavirus cases, Yau Tsim Mong outbreak worsens
Coronavirus: Hong Kong set to approve Pfizer-BioNTech jab before end of week as deep-freeze storage facility selected

Health secretary Sophia Chan could approve use of the vaccine this week, according to a source.

21 Jan 2021 - 9:33PM

Health secretary Sophia Chan could approve use of the vaccine this week, according to a source.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong set to approve  Pfizer-BioNTech jab before end of week as deep-freeze storage facility selected
Hong Kong fourth wave: easing Covid-19 rules could lead to rebound, health officials warn; experts reassess vaccination roll-out

City also faces a possible delay in vaccination drive amid concern over side effects of Pfizer-BioNTech jab, following reports of 23 deaths in Norway.

17 Jan 2021 - 4:41AM

City also faces a possible delay in vaccination drive amid concern over side effects of Pfizer-BioNTech jab, following reports of 23 deaths in Norway.

Hong Kong fourth wave: easing Covid-19 rules could lead to rebound, health officials warn; experts reassess vaccination roll-out
Hong Kong fourth wave: airport passenger numbers plunge 89 per cent for year amid coronavirus pandemic, with under 9 million for first time since 1985

More than 90 per cent of the estimated 8.8 million came in the first three months of 2020, before the city effectively sealed its borders.

13 Jan 2021 - 11:52PM

More than 90 per cent of the estimated 8.8 million came in the first three months of 2020, before the city effectively sealed its borders.

Hong Kong fourth wave: airport passenger numbers plunge 89 per cent for year amid coronavirus pandemic, with under 9 million for first time since 1985
Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific extends ban on flights from Britain to Hong Kong until late January

But carrier will resume flying passengers from the Asian financial centre to London next week.

7 Jan 2021 - 8:28AM

But carrier will resume flying passengers from the Asian financial centre to London next week.

Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific extends ban on flights from Britain to Hong Kong until late January