Logistics

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Hong Kong's international airport has recorded a sharp fall in cargo volume in January compared to the same period last year. In a statement, the Airport Authority said cargo volume dropped 29 percent in January to 210,000 tonnes.

Boeing warns of ice problem in some 777 engines

SEATTLE (AP) — The Boeing Co. has alerted airlines that Rolls Royce Trent engines in more than 200 777s could experience icing problems. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that the notice was sent Thursday. The notice suggests in-flight precau...


Thailand on Kingfisher Airlines' agenda

Kingfisher Airlines, dubbed India's five-star carrier, has included Thailand as part its first foray into international skies. The airline intends to begin scheduled daily services from its base in Bangalore to Bangkok in March, using Airbus A321 ...

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Four airlines including Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines are to reduce fuel surcharges by more than 40 percent from February 1.


MTR Looks Impressive to the Swedes

Entries (RSS) Living In Hong Kong 21.01.2009
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Associated Press reports that Hong Kong's MTR Corp. has won a 19.7 billion kronor ($2.4 billion) deal to run the subway in the Swedish capital, according to public transport owner SL AB.

No MTR Happy Valley Station

Living In Hong Kong 14.01.2009
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The MTR decided not to include an MTR station in Happy Valley for its Southern Line which will commence its construction in 2010.


Alitalia Chooses Air France as Partner

The Washington Post  13.01.2009
Alitalia Chooses Air France as Partner

Alitalia, whose 62 years as a state-run company ended in bankruptcy, begins its incarnation today as a private company with Air France-KLM as a minority shareholder alongside a varied group of Italian investors.

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Cathay Pacific has been ordered to pay three flight attendants an additional HK$110,000 in holiday pay.


Port giant in bribery probe

Benjamin Scent The Standard 12.01.2009
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China Harbour Engineering Co - which documents reveal is a precursor company of Hong Kong-listed China Communications Construction Co Ltd (1800) - bribed its way to a port contract in Bangladesh, the US Department of Justice alleges.

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Cathay Pacific has issued another profit warning, saying plummeting fuel prices and weak passenger volume will take a further toll on the airline's profits.


GMG adds aeroplane to its fleet

The Nation 06.01.2009
GMG adds aeroplane to its fleet

GMG Airlines yesterday added an MD-83 aircraft to its fleet. Managing director Shahab Sattar said the MD-83 aircraft, with 150-passenger capacity and powerful engines, would help open new routes for the private Bangladeshi airline.

Northwest Airlines wants to delay Seattle-Beijing service

Baltimore Business Journal 30.12.2008
Northwest Airlines wants to delay Seattle-Beijing service

Citing adverse market conditions, Northwest Airlines wants to delay its planned service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Beijing, China, from March 2009 to March 2010.


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A trade union representing ground staff at the airport wants Hong Kong Airport Services to give workers half a month's bonus should the company's results improve in the coming six months.

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The personalised vehicle registration marks scheme's eighth invitation exercise will launch on January 1, the Transport Department says.


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The Hong Kong Shipping Register has continued to attract quality ships in 2008, with the total gross tonnage of Hong Kong-registered ships now approaching 40 million gross tonnes, making the register among the world's top five.

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Hong Kong's main airline Cathay Pacific said Sunday it had been swamped with more than 1,600 requests for unpaid leave next year from cabin crew and pilots.


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China has postponed the decision to lift the ban on liquids, lighters and matches on board civil flights, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said in an urgent notice on its website.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan A Taiwanese jetliner departed Monday for Mainland China to open a new era of direct air and shipping services with the mainland, formally ending a nearly six-decade ban on regular links between the rivals.


Airport nosedives

Mandy Lo and Sanchez Wang The Standard 15.12.2008
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November cargo traffic throughput at Hong Kong International Airport was heavily hit by the threatening global recession, slumping 18.7 percent compared with a year earlier - the largest drop since Chek Lap Kok commenced operations in April 1998.

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HONG KONG (AFP) - Two Hong Kong Airlines pilots have been sacked after trying to take off from a taxiway rather than the main runway at the city's airport, a report said Sunday.



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