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Old May 5th, 2008, 03:08 AM   #2481
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Icelandair in Hong Kong

Photographer notes that Icelandair jet is operating for Air Niugini.

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Old May 5th, 2008, 05:13 PM   #2482
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Photographer notes that Icelandair jet is operating for Air Niugini.

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Old May 7th, 2008, 07:35 AM   #2483
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HAECO mulls JV to repair aircrafts
7 May 2008
China Daily - Hong Kong Edition

The Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO) is in talks with companies in South Asia and West China to form a joint venture (JV) to develop an aircraft maintenance business, HAECO Chief Executive Officer Chan Ping-kit said after the firm's annual meeting yesterday.

And since the company will be using most of its money on new projects such as acquiring new facilities, no special payout dividends will be given, Chairman Christopher Pratt said. It's a sharp contrast to the HK$2.50 special payout given for 2006.

The interim and final dividend per share is HK$3.08.

HAECO is controlled by Swire, an aircraft maintenance company.

Pratt declined to comment on the profit contributions of previous mergers and acquisitions.

In response to the surging oil prices, Pratt said that there are pressures for airlines to reduce costs, but HAECO will provide valuable packages to them, especially in China.

The oil price set a record of $121 a barrel on Tuesday, putting cost pressure on airlines. This may also slow down the growth of the industry and affect HAECO's business.

Meanwhile, the renminbi appreciation will become another concern to the company, as a great portion of its turnover is in US dollar terms.

Pratt said that this will put some pressure on the company's profits margin, but it should be able to protect the margin given the company's strong market position and position in Hong Kong.

The company has signed contracts to convert Boeing 737 passenger flights into cargo flights. Chan said the company has already transformed 12 aircrafts, and three additional aircrafts are in the works and expected within the next three years.

HAECO's 2007 turnover increased 20 percent to HK$4.62 billion, and its net profits increased HK$1.07 billion.

Its major customers include Cathay Pacific Airways, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airlines.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 08:59 AM   #2484
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Hong Kong Airlines Press Release on April 28 2008:
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Old May 7th, 2008, 03:00 PM   #2485
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Old May 12th, 2008, 09:33 AM   #2488
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Eight injured as turbulence rocks airliner
10 May 2008
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Five passengers and three flight attendants on a China Eastern Airlines flight were injured after the plane was hit by turbulence before landing at Hong Kong yesterday.

A passenger said the plane had fallen a long way and some passengers had suffered minor injures.

The Hong Kong Airport Authority said it was alerted by the plane's captain at 4.24pm that the Airbus A333 had encountered turbulence and there were several injured people on board.

Flight MU507 had taken off from Shanghai's Pudong airport at about 2pm and was scheduled to land at Hong Kong at 4.35pm.

Firemen and police were on standby when the plane landed safely at 4.37pm. Three flight attendants and a male passenger were taken to Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment, while the four other injured passengers were treated at the airport clinic.

The flight attendants, all women aged between 22 and 24, were discharged after treatment. A 71-year-old man was treated and discharged late last night.

The Civil Aviation Department said the plane was hit by a strong airstream outside Hong Kong.

A passenger, surnamed Hui, said a friend with an unfastened seat belt had hit the cabin's ceiling when the plane plunged suddenly. Mr Hui said there had been no warning broadcast before the plane hit the turbulence, so many passengers and crew members were not prepared and their seat belts were not fastened.

A woman said a colleague had also hit the ceiling and the plane "fell suddenly for more than 10 seconds. I was so scared. There were exclamations everywhere in the cabin".

Another passenger said the plane felt like a roller coaster.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 07:17 AM   #2489
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Cathay Pacific To Offer Fourth Direct Flight To Hong Kong Next Month

KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 (Bernama) -- Cathay Pacific Airways will launch its fourth direct flight to Hong Kong through the airline's Penang hub next month.

In a statement today, the airline said the new additional A330 non-stop flight will start service from June 5, increasing its flight frequency to four times direct weekly and complementing the three times weekly services to Hong Kong via Kuala Lumpur.Effective from June 6, the daily flights, namely Hong Kong-San Francisco, Hong Kong-Shanghai and Hong Kong-Beijing, are the additional destinations with convenient connecting flights from Penang via Hong Kong, it said.

There will be no change with Cathay Pacific's existing service on other days of the week.

The additional direct CX693 Hong Kong to Penang service, which operates every Thursday, is scheduled at a departure time of 1600 hours, enabling more connections from the Cathay Pacific and Dragonair, the airline said.

It added that the initiative served to further enhance its service to passengers. Cathay Pacific also said that it will continue to actively promote Malaysia across its network this year with the government's decision to extend "Visit Malaysia Year" from 2007 to 2008.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 02:43 PM   #2490
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Ten Hong Kong flights disrupted by huge China quake

HONG KONG, May 12, 2008 (AFP) - Ten flights in and out of Hong Kong were disrupted Monday because of a huge earthquake in southwest China, with some passengers stranded on a runway for more than six hours, officials said.

A total of 174 passengers on a Dragonair flight to Hong Kong were stuck on the plane on the runway at Chengdu airport, close to the epicentre of the 7.8-magnitude quake, an airline spokeswoman told AFP.

"The earthquake hit shortly before the plane was set to take off. We thought the delay would be a short one," she told AFP.

"Now it is totally out of our control. We cannot let them get off the plane as there will be no staff to take care of them in the airport."

The KA 821 flight was due to take off around 1:55pm (0555 GMT) and was still on the runway at 8:15pm, the spokeswoman added.

Three later departures from Hong Kong to Chengdu were cancelled, while one flight from Chengdu to Hong Kong was also scrapped, a Hong Kong Airport Authority spokeswoman told AFP.

"Ten flights were either delayed or cancelled because of the earthquake," the spokeswoman told AFP, confirming six were delayed and four cancelled.

The delays included a flight from Paris to Hong Kong that was diverted to the Chinese capital after the air traffic control tower in Chengdu was closed due to the quake, Godwin Mak, the communications manager for Air France here, told AFP.

The AF 188 flight had been due to land in Hong Kong at 5:05pm (0905 GMT), before it was diverted as it passed through China's airspace.

The plane later took off from Beijing and was expected to land in Hong Kong at around 9:30pm, Mak added.

Long-haul flights between Hong Kong and London were also disrupted by the quake, the Airport Authority spokeswoman added.

State media estimated between 3,000 and 5,000 killed in one county alone by the powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which struck Monday close to densely populated areas of southwest China around 2:30pm.

The quake struck 93 kilometres (58 miles) from Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province and a city of more than 12 million people, and about 260 kilometres from Chongqing and its 30 million.
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Did anyone took a photo of AirAsia landing
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Old May 15th, 2008, 02:51 PM   #2494
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airasia fly to hongkong ?
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Old May 15th, 2008, 03:03 PM   #2495
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airasia fly to hongkong ?
I believe they start flying HKG today - May 15.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #2496
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aerial view from Ngong Ping cable car, its a bit cloudy that day. may 1, 2008.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 09:26 AM   #2498
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Old May 19th, 2008, 01:53 PM   #2499
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China Airlines expects 20pc cut in HK flights
19 May 2008
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Taiwan carrier China Airlines says it will cut scheduled Hong Kong-Taiwan passenger flights by about 20 per cent due to increases planned in mainland services once direct weekend charter flights between Taiwan and the mainland begin on July 4.

"It is pretty obvious that people would prefer to travel directly from Taiwan to the mainland in 90 minutes instead of spending half a day transiting in Hong Kong," said Michael Wu, general manager of the airline's Hong Kong branch.

Mr Wu said in an interview last week that some Airbus 330-300 aircraft would be redeployed to provide direct cross-strait services once weekend charter flights began in July.

As a result two to three daily flights from Hong Kong would be cut, he said.

Relaxing cross-strait travel is one of the policies driven by Taiwan president-elect Ma Ying-jeou who will be inaugurated as president tomorrow.

Mr Ma has suggested that airports in Taoyuan near Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung be opened to four destinations on the mainland - Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Xiamen - with effect from July 4.

Meanwhile the Hong Kong office of China Airlines, which accounts for 10 per cent of total group sales, expects an increase in revenues of between 5 and 10 per cent this year to about HK$4 billion, according to Mr Wu.

Revenue earned by the cargo division of the Hong Kong office was up 30 per cent in March and last month, he said, while passenger sales increased by 5 per cent.

To alleviate a negative impact on Hong Kong office passenger revenues from the rescheduling of flights once direct links with the mainland are established, Mr Wu said the office would co-operate with travel agencies to promote more chartered flight tours from Hong Kong via Taiwan to attractions in Asia such as Hokkaido and New Delhi, and to long-haul destinations such as Frankfurt and Seattle.

"But the impact of the changes on us will be far less than that on Cathay Pacific and Dragonair," Mr Wu said.

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair fly 18 daily flights to Taipei and five daily flights to Kaohsiung.

Cathay chief executive Tony Tyler said in a newsletter last Friday that the airline would reduce and eliminate flights on routes that were draining cash because of soaring fuel costs. But he did not specify the affected routes.

Overall, China Airlines would benefit from the opening of direct links, Mr Wu said. "Passengers presently bypassing Hong Kong will now fly with other flights on offer from China Airlines," he said.

The initial impact on the Hong Kong office of China Airlines would also depend on the frequency as well as capacity of the weekend charter flights, he said.

On a monthly basis, there are 3,000 flights operated by five airlines between Hong Kong and Taiwan, providing almost 1 million seats. China Airlines provides more than 270,000 seats per month with 80 per cent load factor, or percentage seats sold, on average.

China Airlines, the fifth-largest international cargo carrier, operates 18 weekly freighter flights between Hong Kong and Taiwan using Boeing 747-400Fs, a freighter that can carry 100 tonnes of cargo per flight. China Airlines is the largest operator of B747-400Fs in the world with 20 aircraft.

"I think in Hong Kong we will continue to enjoy serving a niche air cargo market due to our efficiency in customs-control and comprehensive financial system," Mr Wu said.
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