Danny Lee

Hong Kong

Danny Lee

Senior reporter, Hong Kong

Danny was the Post's specialist reporter on the aviation beat from 2016-2022.

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Hongkongers to feel the pinch as prices of basic necessities set to rise in new year

Residents will have to pay more for bus rides and face higher electricity bills, while McDonald’s will raise prices by HK$1 for its major offerings including à la carte and set meals.

Residents will have to pay more for bus rides and face higher electricity bills, while McDonald’s will raise prices by HK$1 for its major offerings including à la carte and set meals.

1 Jan 2022 - 8:45PM
Growing cluster of Covid-19 infections tied to Hong Kong restaurant could delay launch of mainland China travel scheme

Woman who dined at Moon Palace where Omicron cluster has emerged is listed as suspected Covid-19 case; Cathay Pacific sacks two employees for flouting isolation orders.

Woman who dined at Moon Palace where Omicron cluster has emerged is listed as suspected Covid-19 case; Cathay Pacific sacks two employees for flouting isolation orders.

2 Jan 2022 - 10:31AM
Cathay Pacific cargo flight suspension set to hit Hong Kong consumers hard with industry players warning food shipping costs could rise 30 per cent

Trade body chief says it is inevitable consumers will bear the brunt of food and product shortages, especially seafood and vegetables, over the next few weeks.

Trade body chief says it is inevitable consumers will bear the brunt of food and product shortages, especially seafood and vegetables, over the next few weeks.

6 Jan 2022 - 8:33PM
Cathay Pacific suspends all long-haul cargo flights after Hong Kong ramps up quarantine for its aircrew from 3 to 7 days

In an internal memo obtained by the Post, the airline said the new quarantine requirement would come into effect after midnight.

In an internal memo obtained by the Post, the airline said the new quarantine requirement would come into effect after midnight.

31 Dec 2021 - 2:46AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to axe quarantine exemptions for aircrew on all passenger flights except mainland China routes

Cathay Pacific is at risk of widespread flight cancellations in coming days, as it is unable to secure enough hotel rooms to meet new quarantine rules.

Cathay Pacific is at risk of widespread flight cancellations in coming days, as it is unable to secure enough hotel rooms to meet new quarantine rules.

30 Dec 2021 - 4:34PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to mandate hotel quarantine for cargo aircrew, as top health official warns ‘spark could ignite fifth wave’

The tightening of rules for the previously exempt personnel came after two crew members were found to have flouted home isolation rules before testing positive.

The tightening of rules for the previously exempt personnel came after two crew members were found to have flouted home isolation rules before testing positive.

29 Dec 2021 - 12:12AM
Hong Kong confirms 25 imported Covid-19 cases, as airlines including Cathay Pacific handed 2-week bans on routes

Of the 25 cases, nine are from Britain and flew on a Cathay Pacific flight on December 23. The infections have resulted in bans on certain routes operated by Cathay, Korean Air and Emirates Airlines.

Of the 25 cases, nine are from Britain and flew on a Cathay Pacific flight on December 23. The infections have resulted in bans on certain routes operated by Cathay, Korean Air and Emirates Airlines.

25 Dec 2021 - 11:18PM
Hong Kong food truck scheme to be axed as social unrest and coronavirus pandemic hammer tourism

Covid-19 pandemic, social unrest in Hong Kong has cut off vendors from profitable trade by tourists.

Covid-19 pandemic, social unrest in Hong Kong has cut off vendors from profitable trade by tourists.

24 Dec 2021 - 12:38AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong pilots to be barred from leaving home for 3 days in tougher surveillance system, as Cathay Pacific decries ‘endless’ rules

Pilots will not be allowed out for exercise, food or other errands – Cathay says it has to ‘keep dodging the bullets’ from the ‘endless’ challenges.

Pilots will not be allowed out for exercise, food or other errands – Cathay says it has to ‘keep dodging the bullets’ from the ‘endless’ challenges.

23 Dec 2021 - 9:51PM
Omicron variant: Cathay Pacific requires London-Hong Kong passengers to test Covid-19 negative within 24 hours of departure

From Friday, Cathay’s Heathrow passengers can only board Hong Kong flights if they test Covid-19 negative within 24 hours of departure – halving the time demanded by officials.

From Friday, Cathay’s Heathrow passengers can only board Hong Kong flights if they test Covid-19 negative within 24 hours of departure – halving the time demanded by officials.

21 Dec 2021 - 9:03PM
Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific cargo pilot becomes first known carrier of Omicron variant in Hong Kong community

The 36-year-old, exempt from typical quarantine restrictions, was allowed to leave his home and travel within the city for two days before testing positive.

The 36-year-old, exempt from typical quarantine restrictions, was allowed to leave his home and travel within the city for two days before testing positive.

18 Dec 2021 - 10:18PM
Hong Kong’s zero-Covid strategy ‘killing’ Cathay Pacific, CEO of major shareholder warns

Qatar Airways boss Akbar Al Baker tells Post he believed a significant percentage of Cathay flights would have been back in the air by this stage of the pandemic.

Qatar Airways boss Akbar Al Baker tells Post he believed a significant percentage of Cathay flights would have been back in the air by this stage of the pandemic.

18 Dec 2021 - 4:37PM
Coronavirus: 3,000 cross-border travellers a day ‘doable’ when Hong Kong-mainland China border reopens; city awaiting results on possible first Omicron case in community

However, the positive development on the long-awaited reopening came as the city uncovered what may prove to be its first case of the highly transmissible Omicron variant in the local community.

However, the positive development on the long-awaited reopening came as the city uncovered what may prove to be its first case of the highly transmissible Omicron variant in the local community.

16 Dec 2021 - 11:08PM
Hong Kong World Trade Centre fire: diners and workers describe fleeing to roof and turning back from smoke-filled stairways

Thirteen people injured, while many others were trapped for as long as two hours while firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.

Thirteen people injured, while many others were trapped for as long as two hours while firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.

16 Dec 2021 - 7:53AM
Fire alarm on some floors shut down due to renovation, authorities reveal after blaze grips Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre, trapping hundreds on rooftop

Blaze at the World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay broke out at about 12.30pm in an electrical switch room, before spreading to scaffolding.

Blaze at the World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay broke out at about 12.30pm in an electrical switch room, before spreading to scaffolding.

15 Dec 2021 - 10:48PM
Qatar Airways expects to ground more Airbus A350s over surface flaws, with CEO accusing planemaker of ‘destroying’ business relationship

In addition to affecting at least 21 Qatar Airlines planes, the issues with the surface finish are said to also extend to other carriers, including Cathay Pacific.

In addition to affecting at least 21 Qatar Airlines planes, the issues with the surface finish are said to also extend to other carriers, including Cathay Pacific.

14 Dec 2021 - 8:11PM
Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific aims to stop pilots from leaving overseas hotel rooms with one-time-use key

The airline’s efforts to comply with government rules include requesting records of the time Cathay staff enter and leave hotel rooms, according to a leaked email.

The airline’s efforts to comply with government rules include requesting records of the time Cathay staff enter and leave hotel rooms, according to a leaked email.

12 Dec 2021 - 12:23AM
Omicron variant: Hong Kong tightens measures for US arrivals, requires first week of 21-day quarantine to be at Penny’s Bay government facility

Officials confirm city residents returning from the US will have to quarantine for the first seven days at Penny’s Bay before completing the remaining two weeks at designated hotel.

Officials confirm city residents returning from the US will have to quarantine for the first seven days at Penny’s Bay before completing the remaining two weeks at designated hotel.

11 Dec 2021 - 4:39PM
American Airlines axes Hong Kong-Dallas service as another carrier pulls routes amid city’s tough Covid-19 aircrew rules

World’s largest airline slashes several international services, blaming Boeing for not delivering new aircraft.

World’s largest airline slashes several international services, blaming Boeing for not delivering new aircraft.

10 Dec 2021 - 7:28PM
Can Hong Kong’s airport achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050? Switch to electric vehicles a focus in blueprint

Air hub reached 2035 midpoint target of 55 per cent slash in emissions last year due to pandemic.

Air hub reached 2035 midpoint target of 55 per cent slash in emissions last year due to pandemic.

9 Dec 2021 - 8:59PM
Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong pilots weigh Los Angeles move as airline looks to ease burden of coronavirus quarantine rules

Embattled flag carrier asks for volunteers for four-month stints in California as it struggles to stem flight cancellations, pilot resignations.

Embattled flag carrier asks for volunteers for four-month stints in California as it struggles to stem flight cancellations, pilot resignations.

9 Dec 2021 - 5:50PM
Omicron variant: Hong Kong adds Singapore and Iceland to list of high-risk nations, Cathay Pacific cancels 23 more flights

Both nations have confirmed their first cases of the variant, prompting Hong Kong to toughen quarantine rules for its residents returning from the countries.

Both nations have confirmed their first cases of the variant, prompting Hong Kong to toughen quarantine rules for its residents returning from the countries.

3 Dec 2021 - 9:23PM
Omicron variant: Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific slashes passenger, cargo flights on Thursday in latest contingency bid amid tighter Covid-19 rules set to kick in for aircrew

Airline’s move comes as tighter government measures for aircrew quarantine loom.

Airline’s move comes as tighter government measures for aircrew quarantine loom.

2 Dec 2021 - 9:12PM
Omicron variant: all transit passengers in Hong Kong must be tested before boarding flight into city, ‘smaller segregation zones’ for those stranded at airport beyond 24 hours

City also moves five more countries to Group A high-risk list over fears of Omicron variant.

City also moves five more countries to Group A high-risk list over fears of Omicron variant.

3 Dec 2021 - 12:41PM
Hong Kong demands airlines use separate crew for mainland China flights as coronavirus’ Omicron variant prompts tough new measures

The move is just the latest to pile pressure on Cathay Pacific, which rushed staff members home before midnight last night ahead of potential new quarantine rules.

The move is just the latest to pile pressure on Cathay Pacific, which rushed staff members home before midnight last night ahead of potential new quarantine rules.

2 Dec 2021 - 6:08PM
Omicron variant: Cathay Pacific expects Hong Kong’s passenger-flight capacity to lag rest of world for ‘foreseeable future’

Cathay’s passenger capacity is sitting at 7 per cent of normal levels this year, while competitors globally are running closer to 70 per cent, the airline’s data shows.

Cathay’s passenger capacity is sitting at 7 per cent of normal levels this year, while competitors globally are running closer to 70 per cent, the airline’s data shows.

1 Dec 2021 - 9:44PM
Omicron variant: Hong Kong’s tightened quarantine rules throw travel plans into chaos as family reunions, Christmas hopes dashed amid rush to extend hotel bookings

Frenzy to extend hotel quarantine bookings, as countries get bumped up to high-risk category, follows city’s announcement of tougher measures in response to Omicron variant.

Frenzy to extend hotel quarantine bookings, as countries get bumped up to high-risk category, follows city’s announcement of tougher measures in response to Omicron variant.

1 Dec 2021 - 11:29AM
Coronavirus: British Airways temporarily suspends passenger flights to and from Hong Kong

Two separate sources say British flag carrier took decision after one crew member tested positive for Covid-19 at Hong Kong airport, resulting in most of flight staff being sent to quarantine camp.

Two separate sources say British flag carrier took decision after one crew member tested positive for Covid-19 at Hong Kong airport, resulting in most of flight staff being sent to quarantine camp.

28 Nov 2021 - 2:07PM
Revamped Bruce Lee exhibition to open in Hong Kong, with about 200 items previously unseen in the city on display

Fresh display featuring personal memorabilia entirely new to a Hong Kong audience opens on Sunday in Sha Tin.

Fresh display featuring personal memorabilia entirely new to a Hong Kong audience opens on Sunday in Sha Tin.

27 Nov 2021 - 5:46PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong toughens border controls over heavily mutated new variant, covering 8 African countries

Non-Hong Kong residents barred from entering the city from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe; city residents must undergo three weeks of quarantine.

Non-Hong Kong residents barred from entering the city from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe; city residents must undergo three weeks of quarantine.

26 Nov 2021 - 11:00PM