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Maiden flight of first home-grown passenger jet marks long-awaited emergence of rival to Western plane-making giants.
Collaboration between Hong Kong and mainland China on flight training programmes aims to address manpower shortage.
The authorities must seriously reflect on the damage to city’s reputation as a result of an unacceptable system failure, especially at a time when Hong Kong is spending billions in a bid to lure back visitors.
Whatever the nature of the flight, the incident threatens to derail efforts both sides have put into improving fraught bilateral relations.
Only through cooperation and trust, rather than tension and hostility, can the global pandemic be overcome.
A study cited the airline’s new Skynest economy beds and its safety record as two reasons for the top ranking.
A female attendant in skirt had to block the exit to prevent passengers from disembarking through the unsecured passageway after a man opened the door mid-air.
EU subsidies encouraging the use of rendered fats for road and air travel have doubled demand for animal-fat biodiesel over a decade, driving up prices for other fats and creating environmental fallout.
Unemployment among China’s youth rose above 20 per cent for the first time, while Hainan is readying for its first durian harvest this year and the C919 completed its first commercial flight in May.
Travellers will be expected to stand on a digital scale during preflight check-in. The airline claims that weight records will be kept anonymous and out of sight during the survey process.
Beijing responds to accusations that Chinese J-16 plane carried out risky manoeuvre, condemning Washington’s military reconnaissance activities as ‘root cause’ of maritime security issues.
China’s home-grown C919 passenger jet completed its first commercial on Sunday, but key technologies were all imported despite the involvement of 200 Chinese companies.
Readers discuss linguistic tensions between Hong Kong and the mainland, and staff morale at the city’s flag carrier.
With many airline routes still not reopened and fuel prices through the roof, a travel writer compares similar budget airline journeys in Asia in 2023 and 2018 to highlight the current reality.
The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) was formed in 2008 to develop the C919 narrow-body passenger jet, which completed its maiden commercial flight in May 2023.
Twelve people were slightly injured on Friday after the man opened the door of the Asiana Airlines Airbus A321-200. The man faces up to 10 years in prison on a charge of violating the aviation security law, officials said.
Latest incident attracted less attention than Cathay scandal because latter involves Hong Kong, which has deeper mainland ties than Singapore, observers say.
Readers discuss staff attitudes at Cathay Pacific, and the tendency of native speakers of a language to joke about others’ accents.
Inaugural passenger flight of the home-grown C919 is a milestone in China’s bid to challenge the Boeing-Airbus duopoly.
The passenger, who faces up to 10 years in prison for violating aviation safety laws, also told police he was stressed after losing his job recently.
Readers discuss an audio recording that resulted in the firing of three airline staff, the use of ChatGPT at Hong Kong universities, and support that would benefit the city’s elderly.
Scandal-hit airline’s bosses must also reflect on their role and not just suggest current woes are about proper training, public relations experts say.
‘It looked like passengers next to the open door were fainting’, a passenger said.
From Shanghai to Beijing and back, the journeys will mark the culmination of 14 years of home-grown development in China’s bid to compete with Boeing and Airbus.
City’s embattled carrier grappling with disgruntled staff as it claws its way back from pandemic.
As China’s Shenzhen looks to strengthen its economic foothold in the Greater Bay Area, Bao’an International Airport claims bragging rights as the world’s most beautiful airport, despite far fewer passengers than in Hong Kong.
Space Pioneer’s Tianlong-2 launch of a rocket powered by coal-based aviation kerosene is being hailed as an aerospace industry breakthrough.
In internal memo, CEO Ronald Lam calls for soul-searching within company, argues behaviour of fired attendants had compromised hard work of other colleagues.
Ricky Chu, who chairs the Equal Opportunities Commission, also voices hope work on legislation against intra-racial discrimination will be completed soon.
Analysts and employees of flag carrier ask whether Cathay can salvage reputation, save itself from mainlanders’ ire and rebuild standing in key customer base.
Cathay Pacific CEO Ronald Lam apologises for incident, saying airline has concluded investigation.
Readers discuss the need for balance between housing development and recreational facilities, the challenge of getting Cathay Pacific back to profitability, and a potential ally in facilitating contentious developments.