Danny Lee

Danny 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 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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Qantas’ vision to convert plane cargo holds into entertainment and exercise zones won’t be easy, experts say

Carrier has challenged aircraft makers to churn out such designs, but experts cast doubt on concept ever reaching market.

16 Feb 2019 - 10:33PM
Qantas’ vision to convert plane cargo holds into entertainment and exercise zones won’t be easy, experts say

Carrier has challenged aircraft makers to churn out such designs, but experts cast doubt on concept ever reaching market.

Vietnamese airlines cleared for take-off on direct flights to US, a further shot in the arm for aviation boom

There are currently no non-stop flights between the two countries, despite a large market catering to tourism and visits by friends and relatives

15 Feb 2019 - 10:50PM
Vietnamese airlines cleared for take-off on direct flights to US, a further shot in the arm for aviation boom

There are currently no non-stop flights between the two countries, despite a large market catering to tourism and visits by friends and relatives

Hong Kong Airlines scraps Auckland flights and turns back on long-haul services to focus on more profitable Asian destinations

Carrier says flights to New Zealand cut from May 22, as part of ‘adjustments to its business strategy’. Announcement follows the carrier also pulling out of Australia market in 2018, cancelling flights to Cairns and the Gold Coast.

14 Feb 2019 - 10:28PM
Hong Kong Airlines scraps Auckland flights and turns back on long-haul services to focus on more profitable Asian destinations

Carrier says flights to New Zealand cut from May 22, as part of ‘adjustments to its business strategy’. Announcement follows the carrier also pulling out of Australia market in 2018, cancelling flights to Cairns and the Gold Coast.

Doubts over Hong Kong Airlines’ Auckland route after troubled carrier halts ticket sales to New Zealand’s largest city

In the first sign it may pull out of New Zealand, the carrier stopped selling tickets for non-stop flights to the country’s biggest city in recent days.

14 Feb 2019 - 6:56AM
Doubts over Hong Kong Airlines’ Auckland route after troubled carrier halts ticket sales to New Zealand’s largest city

In the first sign it may pull out of New Zealand, the carrier stopped selling tickets for non-stop flights to the country’s biggest city in recent days.

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways set to close Toronto cabin crew base, with up to 120 jobs at risk

Flight attendants told of changes when staff were invited to meet the airline at a hotel in Toronto’s airport to clarify their future.

12 Feb 2019 - 5:59PM
Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways set to close Toronto cabin crew base, with up to 120 jobs at risk

Flight attendants told of changes when staff were invited to meet the airline at a hotel in Toronto’s airport to clarify their future.

Cathay Pacific eyes passenger health and wellness as potential new revenue stream

New yoga offering just the start, says carrier’s CEO Rupert Hogg.

10 Feb 2019 - 9:58PM
Cathay Pacific eyes passenger health and wellness as potential new revenue stream

New yoga offering just the start, says carrier’s CEO Rupert Hogg.

Relations within Oneworld airline alliance strong, chief says, dismissing exit rumours of Cathay stakeholder Qatar Airways

Doha-based Qatar Airways, which has a stake in Hong Kong’s Cathay, sparked concerns over holdings in fellow member airlines, while separately squabbling with others over flight routes.

9 Feb 2019 - 11:26PM
Relations within Oneworld airline alliance strong, chief says, dismissing exit rumours of Cathay stakeholder Qatar Airways

Doha-based Qatar Airways, which has a stake in Hong Kong’s Cathay, sparked concerns over holdings in fellow member airlines, while separately squabbling with others over flight routes.

Cathay Pacific pilots’ union chief quits after improved offer to end industrial dispute fails to take off

Darryl Soligo says time has come for Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association to take a different direction after 78 per cent of pilots voted to reject deal offering improved pay, perks and conditions on February 1.

9 Feb 2019 - 11:30PM
Cathay Pacific pilots’ union chief quits after improved offer to end industrial dispute fails to take off

Darryl Soligo says time has come for Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association to take a different direction after 78 per cent of pilots voted to reject deal offering improved pay, perks and conditions on February 1.

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways and Australia’s Qantas move ever closer – and Virgin is miffed

New code-share plan – still to be approved – would dramatically boost the travel options for fliers between Hong Kong and Australia. But a struggling rival says the deal would be to the ‘detriment of the travelling public’.

8 Feb 2019 - 12:38PM
Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways and Australia’s Qantas move ever closer – and Virgin is miffed

New code-share plan – still to be approved – would dramatically boost the travel options for fliers between Hong Kong and Australia. But a struggling rival says the deal would be to the ‘detriment of the travelling public’.

Dramatic footage emerges of tyre explosion on aircraft tug at Hong Kong airport as plane prepares for flight to Seoul

Tyre shoots off aircraft tractor at high speed and lands about 10 metres away as workers stand within striking distance.

7 Feb 2019 - 1:46PM
Dramatic footage emerges of tyre explosion on aircraft tug at Hong Kong airport as plane prepares for flight to Seoul

Tyre shoots off aircraft tractor at high speed and lands about 10 metres away as workers stand within striking distance.

Hong Kong’s HK$10 million Lunar New Year fireworks display dazzles despite forecast for foggy weather

The weather was much kinder than the forecasters had predicted, and fog and drizzle held off so visitors mostly enjoyed a clear view of the 23-minute show.

7 Feb 2019 - 12:25AM
Hong Kong’s HK$10 million Lunar New Year fireworks display dazzles despite forecast for foggy weather

The weather was much kinder than the forecasters had predicted, and fog and drizzle held off so visitors mostly enjoyed a clear view of the 23-minute show.

Hongkongers treated to a performance extravaganza in the annual Lunar New Year night parade

Crowds flocked to Tsim Sha Tsui to watch performances by entertainers both local and from overseas.

6 Feb 2019 - 7:37AM
Hongkongers treated to a performance extravaganza in the annual Lunar New Year night parade

Crowds flocked to Tsim Sha Tsui to watch performances by entertainers both local and from overseas.

Senior manager suspected to have stolen HK$3 million while working at unit of Hong Kong’s Bamboos Health Care Holdings

An operations manager at subsidiary is suspected to have funnelled cash to spouse and another family member, Bamboos Health Care Holdings says.

5 Feb 2019 - 6:55PM
Senior manager suspected to have stolen HK$3 million while working at unit of Hong Kong’s Bamboos Health Care Holdings

An operations manager at subsidiary is suspected to have funnelled cash to spouse and another family member, Bamboos Health Care Holdings says.

Asia’s aviation industry is booming, so why isn’t it making money?

Despite a surge in air travel, only six of the 20 publicly traded airlines based in the region are profitable, according to the latest figures.

4 Feb 2019 - 1:33PM
Asia’s aviation industry is booming, so why isn’t it making money?

Despite a surge in air travel, only six of the 20 publicly traded airlines based in the region are profitable, according to the latest figures.

American Airlines CEO says ‘no plans’ to raise its stake in China Southern, even as rivals do

United States carrier rules out increasing investment in China Southern even as Qatar Airways buys a 5 per cent holding

4 Feb 2019 - 7:01AM
American Airlines CEO says ‘no plans’ to raise its stake in China Southern, even as rivals do

United States carrier rules out increasing investment in China Southern even as Qatar Airways buys a 5 per cent holding

Hong Kong pilots’ union close to civil war after deal to end dispute with Cathay Pacific managers voted down

Proposals have been floated to oust union leaders and the negotiators responsible for extracting concessions from airline.

3 Feb 2019 - 11:27PM
Hong Kong pilots’ union close to civil war after deal to end dispute with Cathay Pacific managers voted down

Proposals have been floated to oust union leaders and the negotiators responsible for extracting concessions from airline.

Airline alliance Oneworld, which represents Cathay Pacific, British Airways, American Airlines and Qantas, rolls out tech upgrades ‘to stay relevant’

Travellers flying with more than one airline in the same journey will only need to check in, obtain boarding passes and access their itinerary from one carrier.

2 Feb 2019 - 11:09PM
Airline alliance Oneworld, which represents Cathay Pacific, British Airways, American Airlines and Qantas, rolls out tech upgrades ‘to stay relevant’

Travellers flying with more than one airline in the same journey will only need to check in, obtain boarding passes and access their itinerary from one carrier.

Cathay Pacific pilots overwhelmingly reject airline’s offer, meaning five-year industrial dispute will linger on

Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association members overwhelmingly rejected the deal negotiated by the union with management. The snub is a blow to Cathay’s latest attempts at restructuring and cost-cutting.

1 Feb 2019 - 11:21PM
Cathay Pacific pilots overwhelmingly reject airline’s offer, meaning five-year industrial dispute will linger on

Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association members overwhelmingly rejected the deal negotiated by the union with management. The snub is a blow to Cathay’s latest attempts at restructuring and cost-cutting.

Macau opens aviation sector after 25-year stranglehold, but can new local airlines take off?
  • Inspired by the city’s gaming reforms, officials have ended Air Macau’s hold over airport slots, but it remains unclear whether new airlines can thrive after past failures
26 Jan 2019 - 11:32PM
Macau opens aviation sector after 25-year stranglehold, but can new local airlines take off?
  • Inspired by the city’s gaming reforms, officials have ended Air Macau’s hold over airport slots, but it remains unclear whether new airlines can thrive after past failures
Law student in court accused of indecently assaulting two Cathay Pacific crew on flight to Adelaide

Canadian national was travelling to Adelaide from Hong Kong to study law when alleged offences took place.

18 Jan 2019 - 7:53PM
Law student in court accused of indecently assaulting two Cathay Pacific crew on flight to Adelaide

Canadian national was travelling to Adelaide from Hong Kong to study law when alleged offences took place.

International kindergarten closes after flu outbreak, as government monitors two public school similarly affected

At least 10 children contacted the illness at the preschool, prompting the immediate closure. The government is also monitoring a public kindergarten in Fanling, where 24 pupils were struck down, and a primary school in Kowloon City, where 21 boys took ill.

16 Jan 2019 - 1:35AM
International kindergarten closes after flu outbreak, as government monitors two public school similarly affected

At least 10 children contacted the illness at the preschool, prompting the immediate closure. The government is also monitoring a public kindergarten in Fanling, where 24 pupils were struck down, and a primary school in Kowloon City, where 21 boys took ill.

Government presses Hong Kong Airlines to further clarify finances, casting fresh doubt on troubled carrier’s business

Call by licensing body comes after review on the same day, suggesting dissatisfaction with carrier’s presentation, while authorities vow to continue assessing situation and take follow-up action if needed.

17 Jan 2019 - 2:11PM
Government presses Hong Kong Airlines to further clarify finances, casting fresh doubt on troubled carrier’s business

Call by licensing body comes after review on the same day, suggesting dissatisfaction with carrier’s presentation, while authorities vow to continue assessing situation and take follow-up action if needed.

Cathay Pacific sells first-class tickets from Portugal to Hong Kong at one-tenth of original price

Carrier promptly admits to mistake selling tickets for only US$1,512, when full fares on similar routes cost US$16,000. It says it will honour discounts in the case, which comes less than two weeks after similar incident.

13 Jan 2019 - 11:14PM
Cathay Pacific sells first-class tickets from Portugal to Hong Kong at one-tenth of original price

Carrier promptly admits to mistake selling tickets for only US$1,512, when full fares on similar routes cost US$16,000. It says it will honour discounts in the case, which comes less than two weeks after similar incident.

Hong Kong-based online travel agent Zuji, now without a licence, unable to operate

Its licence has expired, it has lost its right to sell air tickets and its website is down. The city’s travel watchdog says it owes customers HK$250,000.

12 Jan 2019 - 11:38AM
Hong Kong-based online travel agent Zuji, now without a licence, unable to operate

Its licence has expired, it has lost its right to sell air tickets and its website is down. The city’s travel watchdog says it owes customers HK$250,000.

Hong Kong Airlines shrugs off cash flow concerns and says ‘it’s business as normal’ despite being under growing financial strain

Troubled carrier had delayed the delivery of new planes, seen a host of senior managers quit and experienced trouble paying staff; but now airline says it is business as usual and will pay US$550 million debt on time.

17 Jan 2019 - 2:11PM
Hong Kong Airlines shrugs off cash flow concerns and says ‘it’s business as normal’ despite being under growing financial strain

Troubled carrier had delayed the delivery of new planes, seen a host of senior managers quit and experienced trouble paying staff; but now airline says it is business as usual and will pay US$550 million debt on time.

Attention passengers, your gate has changed: travellers urged to take extra care as improvement work continues at Hong Kong International Airport

Changes come as airport authority says it will invest extra HK$2 billion for upgrades in Terminal 1, while third runway and passenger concourse will eventually double size of facility.

10 Jan 2019 - 9:59PM
Attention passengers, your gate has changed: travellers urged to take extra care as improvement work continues at Hong Kong International Airport

Changes come as airport authority says it will invest extra HK$2 billion for upgrades in Terminal 1, while third runway and passenger concourse will eventually double size of facility.

Hong Kong Airlines: government considers contingency plan for possible Lunar New Year shutdown

Tens of thousands of travellers could be stranded if city’s third largest carrier ceased operations during peak season.

17 Jan 2019 - 2:11PM
Hong Kong Airlines: government considers contingency plan for possible Lunar New Year shutdown

Tens of thousands of travellers could be stranded if city’s third largest carrier ceased operations during peak season.

Man, 21, arrested after cargo pallet catches fire at Hong Kong airport while awaiting loading for flight to Taipei

The fire is being treated as arson, police say. The cargo was meant to be loaded on a plane bound for Taipei. No passengers were on board at the time of the incident.

8 Jan 2019 - 11:43PM
Man, 21, arrested after cargo pallet catches fire at Hong Kong airport while awaiting loading for flight to Taipei

The fire is being treated as arson, police say. The cargo was meant to be loaded on a plane bound for Taipei. No passengers were on board at the time of the incident.

One dead, two still missing after explosion rips through oil and chemical tanker off Hong Kong’s Lamma Island

Rescue operation under way to find crewmen after 23 are pulled from sea, as firefighters put out blaze after battling it for five hours.

9 Jan 2019 - 2:36PM
One dead, two still missing after explosion rips through oil and chemical tanker off Hong Kong’s Lamma Island

Rescue operation under way to find crewmen after 23 are pulled from sea, as firefighters put out blaze after battling it for five hours.

Troubled Hong Kong Airlines threatens to sue anyone starting ‘untrue and groundless’ rumours about its financial health

Hong Kong Airlines issues a statement slamming suggestions the carrier will stop flying and be liquidated.

17 Jan 2019 - 2:11PM
Troubled Hong Kong Airlines threatens to sue anyone starting ‘untrue and groundless’ rumours about its financial health

Hong Kong Airlines issues a statement slamming suggestions the carrier will stop flying and be liquidated.