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Hong Kong Airlines to launch Taipei route

The 2001-founded carrier Hong Kong Airlines announced yesterday that it will launch flights to Taipei by the end of the year.

Hong Kong Airlines gets first Airbus

Seattle Post-Intelligencer 15.06.2010
Hong Kong Airlines gets first Airbus

Hong Kong Airlines Tuesday marked delivery of its first Airbus airliner, an A330-200.


Cathay Pacific to launch world’s first round-the-world freighter service

Cathay Pacific Airways will launch its first round-the-world freighter service on July 9, offering its cargo customers a wider choice and at the same time helping to further develop Hong Kong’s position as a leading international air cargo hub.

Cathay Is in Talks to Buy Long-Range Jets, Shuns Super-Jumbos

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Hong Kong’s biggest carrier, is in talks with Boeing Co. on buying 787 Dreamliner aircraft and with Airbus SAS on A350 jets as it seeks to enhance its cargo business.


British Airways reports record annual loss of £531m

Roland Jackson Yahoo! News 22.05.2010
British Airways reports record annual loss of £531m

British Airways on Friday posted a record annual pre-tax loss of 531 million pounds (609 million euros, 765 million dollars) on slumping sales but forecast it would break even this year.

WestJet sings interline pact with Cathay Pacific

Canadian low-cost carrier, WestJet Airlines has signed a partnership deal with Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways.


Cathay Pacific’s Fuel Needs ‘Reasonably’ Well Hedged

Paul Gordon and Wendy Leung BusinessWeek 04.05.2010
Cathay Pacific’s Fuel Needs ‘Reasonably’ Well Hedged

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Hong Kong’s largest carrier, has its fuel needs “reasonably” well hedged for the next 12 months, according to Chief Executive Officer Tony Tyler.

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Finnair is to begin its own cargo flights on Seoul and Hong Kong routes in May. The flights will be operated using a Boeing MD-11 which was formerly used in Finnair's passenger traffic but which has now been converted into a cargo aircraft.


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Cathay Pacific Airways sees Vietnam as a promising market, based on the optimistic outlook for the countrys economic development, an executive of the airline has said.

HK race for Lufthansa as pilots strike

Mary Ann Benitez and agencies The Standard 23.02.2010
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Lufthansa pilots scared of losing their jobs began a crippling four-day strike yesterday, as the German flag carrier filed for legal action against the walkout.


Railway face-off turns into numbers game

Colleen Lee The Standard 01.02.2010
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When it comes to figures, opponents of the express rail link to Guangzhou claim the transport chief simply can't add up.

Train to Nowhere

June Ng HK-magazine.com 02.10.2009
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The government wants to tear down a village, build a tunnel under two country parks, and spend $63 billion of taxpayer money to construct a new railway to Guangzhou. But do we need it? By June Ng


Air China clears air on Cathay

Kathy Wang The Standard 28.08.2009
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Air China (0753) is not planning to increase its stake in Cathay Pacific Airways (0293), easing market concerns over a mandatory general offer if it did.

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The government says Queen's Pier will not be re-assembled at its original location at Edinburgh Place. The Secretary for Development, Carrie Lam, said that instead, it would be re-assembled at the harbourfront between Piers Nine and Ten.


Red skies ahead

Katherine Ng and Mandy Lo The Standard 18.08.2009
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Air China (0753) boosted its stake in Cathay Pacific (0293) to 29.99 percent yesterday, raising speculation that Hong Kong's de facto flag carrier has taken a key step toward becoming a mainland- owned entity.

Heat on MTR in West and East rail changes

Andrea Chan The Standard 17.08.2009
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The Kowloon Southern Link had a baptism of fire yesterday, with protesters calling the MTR Corporation "heartless" for its operating changes in line with the extended service while many New Territories residents complained of steep fares for a spe...


MTR chief eases fare rise fears

Kwok Ho-lum The Standard 11.08.2009
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MTR commuters have been assured that fares will remain unchanged even if the HK$15.4 billion cost to build the West Island Line surges.

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Cathay Pacific has returned to the black, after suffering an annual loss last year.


Tang's 2020 vision

Bonnie Chen The Standard 20.07.2009
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You may soon be better off commuting from Guangdong than living in Hong Kong.

New airport ferry - takes city reach deep into delta

Timothy Chui The Standard 15.07.2009
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Chek Lap Kok has extended its ferry service to all major Pearl River Delta ports with the launch of the direct Hong Kong International Airport-Nansha link yesterday.



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