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Hong Kong's (Direct) Mongolian Connection

Duncan Mavin Wall Street Journal 22.04.2011
Hong Kong's (Direct) Mongolian Connection

Mongolia just got a little bit closer to Hong Kong, partly thanks to the city’s banking community. MIAT Mongolian Airlines says it will start flying direct from Hong Kong to Ulan Bataar. The new schedule—with flights Thursday and Sunday—will go in...

Air Traffic Controller Suspended for Watching Movie

The FAA confirmed on Monday that a local air traffic controller has been suspended while an investigation is underway into troubles that happened during the early morning hours on Sunday. The information was reported first on Fox 8 News and

Air traffic controllers need naps on the job, scientists agree

In the wake of several recent instances of air traffic controllers sleeping on the job, the Federal Aviation Administration is promising a "top-to-bottom review" of current policies, though some scientists say controlled naps are just what tired w...

Enjoy an upgraded experience at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers participates in the ‘Upgrade’ campaign launched by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Asia Pacific. This offer allows travelers to upgrade themselves to Towers rooms and suites by paying an additional of as little as HKD...

Experience Hong Kong Convention Center SkyCity Venue for Meeting Success

Business professionals can experience world-class amenities for successful meetings and events while enjoying special rates with the Residential Meeting Package offered at the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott. Offering exceptional facilities, state-of-t...

HKIA World's Best Airport Says Skytrax

China Hospitality News 12.04.2011
HKIA World's Best Airport Says Skytrax

According to the latest Skytrax poll of air travelers, Hong Kong International Airport has been named as the world's Best Airport for the eighth consecutive year.

Hong Kong Tourists Return to Japan for 'Cheap' Holiday

Even as strong aftershocks continue to rock Japan and stories of food and water tainted with radioactive material continue to come in, a travel agency in Hong Kong is planning to send 1,500 people on a holiday there this week.

Cathay Pacific reopens The Wing business lounge at Hong Kong

David Flynn Australian Business Traveller 07.04.2011
Cathay Pacific reopens The Wing business lounge at Hong Kong

Visitors to Hong Kong International Airport can now enjoy the first fruits of Cathay Pacific's renovation of its flagship lounge The Wing. The lower level of the lounge, which is located on the spur of Hong Kong Airport's South Concourse adjacent ...

Hong Kong Express launches new direct flights to Sabah

Hong Kong Express, which is under Hong Kong Airlines, will begin direct flights to Sabah to bring in more international tourists.

Hong Kong hotel and airport win Skytrax awards

The Regal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong, has edged out other airport hotels globally to be named 'World’s Best Airport Hotel' and 'Best Airport Hotel Asia' at the annual Skytrax awards.

"Widespread cracking" found on Southwest plane

Colleen Jenkins Yahoo! News 04.04.2011
"Widespread cracking" found on Southwest plane

National safety inspectors have found evidence of "widespread cracking" and fatigue on the fuselage of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that made an emergency landing in Arizona with a hole in the cabin, a government official said on Sunday.

3 'Strange' Men Cause Flight Diversion

Phil Rogers and Andrew Greiner NBC Chicago 31.03.2011
3 'Strange' Men Cause Flight Diversion

A Portland, Ore.-bound flight made a "level two emergency" stop in Chicago Tuesday night after passengers said three men, reportedly of Middle Eastern descent, were acting strangely, even fighting with flight crews.

Sources: Flight From Philadelphia Struck By Stray Bullet

Investigators say they now know what caused a small hole in a US Airways plane that traveled from Philadelphia to Charlotte Monday.

Higher and higher: The new hotel sits at the top of Hong Kong's ICC tower (in the foreground)

Many a hotel has used the prospect of a breathtaking view, whether of a pretty stretch of seafront, an urban skyline or towards rolling hills, to boost its appeal to would-be guests – only for said guests to find themselves staring at the kitchen ...

Hong Kong airline cuts Tokyo flights as nuclear scare hits demand

Hong Kong's main airline, Cathay Pacific, said Tuesday that it is temporarily reducing its flights to and from Japan because of falling demand amid ongoing radiation leaks.

Cathay Pacific to launch direct Abu Dhabi-Hong Kong flights

Cathay Pacific Airways will be flying out of Abu Dhabi four times a week non-stop to Hong Kong beginning June 2, the airline's general manager for the Middle East, India, Africa and Pakistan, Tom Wright announced yesterday in a press conference.

Rhombus to Open New Hotel in Hong Kong 28.03.2011
Rhombus to Open New Hotel in Hong Kong

Rhombus is preparing to open a new hotel in Hong Kong, the group's fourth in the vibrant SAR. Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus is scheduled to open mid-April, and is located in Connaught Road West, within walking distance to Hong Kong’s bustling city cent...

Royal Caribbean rolls out 'all-you-can-drink' packages

Worried about keeping track of your spending on drinks on your next cruise? Royal Caribbean hopes to allay your fears with a trio of new one-price, all-you-can-drink packages.

Qantas Tokyo Flights to Stop in Hong Kong as Quake Disrupts Transportation

Qantas Airways Ltd. (QAN) added Hong Kong stopovers to six flights serving Tokyo’s Narita Airport after an earthquake and nuclear-power plant emergency disrupted transport links in Japan.

TSA Admits Bungling of Airport Body-Scanner Radiation Tests

The Transportation Security Administration is re-analyzing the radiation levels of X-ray body scanners installed in airports nationwide, after testing produced dramatically higher-than-expected results.

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