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Old August 3rd, 2004, 10:45 PM   #241
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A Chinese air hub to rival Hong Kong's

GUANGZHOU, China Posing a potent threat to Hong Kong's position as Asia's second-biggest air hub, a $2.4 billion, state-of-the-art airport will open here Thursday.
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Workers made final checks of machinery at the cargo terminal and farmers in straw hats peered through fencing on Monday as a China Southern Airlines plane made a ceremonial landing at what will be its new hub at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
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Once the second phase is done, as it is expected to be around 2010, the airport will be able to handle 80 million passengers a year. "Baiyun Airport will attempt to become the air transport hub for the Pearl River Delta, southern China, and connect with Southeast Asia," Huang Hua Hua, governor of Guangdong Province, told officials gathered Monday on the airport's freshly laid tarmac.
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The airport is a two-hour drive from Hong Kong, in the heart of the industrial Pearl River Delta, which produces more than one-third of China's exports. The airport is expected to snare a significant slice of China's booming cargo market. The package-delivery company FedEx is considering moving its Asia hub to Guangzhou.
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"What you're going to see is the pie getting larger and larger," said David Cunningham, FedEx's Asia Pacific president. "But, yes, a smaller percentage of goods will come out of Hong Kong."
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Hong Kong's airport is the largest handler of international cargo, but 70 to 80 percent of that freight, including electronics and components, comes from the Pearl River Delta. Air France, Lufthansa and Thai Airways International are among about a dozen international passenger carriers that fly to Guangzhou.
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Northwest Airlines will begin flying daily to Guangzhou from Detroit via Tokyo on Oct. 31, after a newly signed air-services agreement between China and the United States will increase by more than fourfold the number of commercial and cargo flights.
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To fend off competition from Guangzhou, Hong Kong's airport, Chek Lap Kok, has begun ferry services to cities in China and started offering reductions on landing charges to airlines flying to new destinations from Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong's airport was plagued by many problems, including computer failure and lengthy baggage and flight delays when it opened in 1998. It has since been named the world's best airport four years in a row by Skytrax Research in Britain.
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GUANGZHOU, China Posing a potent threat to Hong Kong's position as Asia's second-biggest air hub, a $2.4 billion, state-of-the-art airport will open here Thursday.
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Workers made final checks of machinery at the cargo terminal and farmers in straw hats peered through fencing on Monday as a China Southern Airlines plane made a ceremonial landing at what will be its new hub at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
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Once the second phase is done, as it is expected to be around 2010, the airport will be able to handle 80 million passengers a year. "Baiyun Airport will attempt to become the air transport hub for the Pearl River Delta, southern China, and connect with Southeast Asia," Huang Hua Hua, governor of Guangdong Province, told officials gathered Monday on the airport's freshly laid tarmac.
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The airport is a two-hour drive from Hong Kong, in the heart of the industrial Pearl River Delta, which produces more than one-third of China's exports. The airport is expected to snare a significant slice of China's booming cargo market. The package-delivery company FedEx is considering moving its Asia hub to Guangzhou.
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"What you're going to see is the pie getting larger and larger," said David Cunningham, FedEx's Asia Pacific president. "But, yes, a smaller percentage of goods will come out of Hong Kong."
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Hong Kong's airport is the largest handler of international cargo, but 70 to 80 percent of that freight, including electronics and components, comes from the Pearl River Delta. Air France, Lufthansa and Thai Airways International are among about a dozen international passenger carriers that fly to Guangzhou.
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Northwest Airlines will begin flying daily to Guangzhou from Detroit via Tokyo on Oct. 31, after a newly signed air-services agreement between China and the United States will increase by more than fourfold the number of commercial and cargo flights.
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To fend off competition from Guangzhou, Hong Kong's airport, Chek Lap Kok, has begun ferry services to cities in China and started offering reductions on landing charges to airlines flying to new destinations from Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong's airport was plagued by many problems, including computer failure and lengthy baggage and flight delays when it opened in 1998. It has since been named the world's best airport four years in a row by Skytrax Research in Britain.
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Old August 4th, 2004, 08:23 AM   #243
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Old August 4th, 2004, 05:30 PM   #244
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Wednesday August 4, 7:34 PM
DHL plans Guangzhou centre in addition to HK hub



HONG KONG, Aug 4 (Reuters) - DHL plans to build an express parcel-handling centre at Guangzhou airport in southern China in addition to its US$100 million newly opened hub in Hong Kong, the global courier said on Wednesday.

"We chose the Pearl River Delta for our hub, and Hong Kong is the best option," John Mullen, DHL's chief executive officer for Asia Pacific, told reporters before an opening ceremony for its new facility at Hong Kong's airport.

"But it's not an either or. We will be investing significantly in Guangzhou," he said, adding that costs are lower in the southern Chinese city.

Mullen said booming trade with China was driving demand for express parcel deliveries. Around 40 percent of the country's exports come from the Pearl River Delta, China's export heartland.

Hong Kong's airport is the world's largest handler of international air cargo, and 70 to 80 percent of that freight comes from the Pearl River Delta.

But many industry observers say Guangzhou's sprawling US$2.4 billion airport, due to open on Thursday, will pose a competitive threat to Hong Kong.

Mullen said that DHL, a unit of Germany's Deutsche Post AG , planned to build its own "fairly large" facility at Guangzhou. DHL is still in negotiations, but a decision on the first level of infrastructure will be made in the next couple of months, he said.

"You don't build on-airport facilities for peanuts. It would be quite a few million US dollars that's for sure, but not US$100 million like we have spent here (in Hong Kong)," he said.

DHL is jostling with United Parcel Services Inc and FedEx Corp for a slice of China's booming parcel market. FedEx and UPS both have their Asian hubs in the Philippines, but FedEx is considering moving to Guangzhou.

Mullen said the Guangzhou investment would be in addition to the US$215 million DHL has already earmarked for expansion in China over the next five years.

The express courier said revenue from its China express parcel business totalled around US$300 million in 2003 and was expected to grow by a record 50-60 percent this year.

DHL has a 40 percent market share in China, where it has a 50-50 joint venture with freight forwarder Sinotrans Ltd .

In Hong Kong, it has a 40 percent stake in cargo-only carrier Air Hong Kong, while Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd owns the remainder. Its new express hub can handle 440 tonnes of air express cargo a day.
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Old August 4th, 2004, 08:02 PM   #245
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Wednesday August 4, 1:41 PM
QANTAS Wins Right to Fly to U.K. Via Hong Kong

PERTH, Aug 4 Asia Pulse - Australia's air services watchdog has granted Qantas Airways Ltd (ASX:QAN) the right to operate daily air services through Hong Kong to the United Kingdom.

The ruling comes after the International Air Services Commission (IASC) took the unusual step in May of inviting public submissions on Qantas' application due to the historical difficulty in securing rights on the route.

The flights only became available after the Australian and Hong Kong governments struck a bilateral air services agreement in April that allows Australian operators to use Hong Kong as a stopover en route to London for the first time.

The IASC said it had not received any applications for the capacity sought by Qantas.

Under the ruling announced today, Qantas must operate at least three services per week beyond Hong Kong to the UK by November 1, and four services a week by November 1 next year.

The capacity must be fully utilised by the beginning of the 2006 northern summer scheduling period.

Qantas can use the capacity to provide services with its code share partner British Airways.

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Thursday August 5, 8:43 AM
HK PRESS: Dragonair Seeks To Extend, Raise Fuel Surcharge

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd. will ask civil aviation authorities to approve the extension of a fuel surcharge levied on passengers, the Chinese-language Sing Tao Daily reports.

Citing Dragonair Chief Executive Stanley Hui, the paper says Hong Kong's No. 2 airline may seek a higher surcharge this time.

The Hong Kong government in late May allowed five airlines, including Dragonair and rival Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (0293.HK), to levy a HK$42 fuel surcharge a sector for each passenger, effective until Aug. 31.

The report adds that Dragonair posted a profit of more than HK$100 million in the first six months of this year, reversing year-earlier losses caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak. The first-half earnings also marked an increase from the same period in 2002.

Dragonair's major shareholders are China National Aviation Co. (1110.HK), which holds a 43.29% stake; CITIC Pacific Ltd. (0267.HK), with 29.35%; Cathay Pacific, with 17.79%; and Swire Pacific Ltd. (0019.HK), which holds 7.71%.
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Thursday August 5, 1:12 PM
DHL Opens US$100 Mln Cargo Facility At Hong Kong Airport

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--German express-delivery company DHL (DHL.XX) has opened a new, US$100 million cargo-handling facility in Hong Kong, marking a vote of confidence in the territory's continued relevance as a logistics hub amid increasing competition from mainland China.

"The new central Asia hub will significantly increase express shipment throughput capacity in Hong Kong and southern China," said John Mullen, DHL's chief executive officer for Asia-Pacific, in a statement. It will handle 440 metric tons a day in 2004, expanding to 900 tons a day by 2014.

DHL, a unit of Deutsche Post AG (DPW.XE), said the investment in the new facility reflects the increasing importance of the Asian market. Shipments among Asian countries now account for nearly half of DHL's express revenue and are the company's fastest-growing market segment.

Much of that growth is driven by the expanding Chinese economy, where DHL's volume of shipments has been growing by about 40% annually in recent years. And the majority - 70% - of DHL's shipments into and out of China are still routed through Hong Kong.

But mainland Chinese cities are increasingly trying to capture some of Hong Kong's freight business for themselves - as shown this week by the opening of the new Baiyun international airport in Guangzhou, the capital of neighboring Guangdong province. It will be able handle 1 million tons of cargo annually, nearly twice what the old airport handled last year.

Stephen Ip, Hong Kong's secretary for economic development and labor, said the Hong Kong airport is trying to meet that challenge by increasing its links to the Pearl River Delta region, which is the source of so much of its traffic. In his speech at the opening ceremony Wednesday, he emphasized the new DHL facility "will strengthen our airport's position as the premiere air cargo hub in the region."

But DHL said it also plans to make parallel investments in Guangzhou, though Hong Kong remains its primary hub for north and central Asia. It is also opening new facilities, in the Pearl River Delta cities of Dongguan and Zhongshan, and expanding its office in Shenzhen.
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Old August 6th, 2004, 06:58 PM   #248
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CR Airways launches HK-Danang service
Keith Wallis, HK Standard



CR Airways, owned by businessman Robert Yip, has inaugurated charter flights between Hong Kong and Danang, Vietnam, in what it hopes will soon become a regular scheduled service.

The Civil Aviation Department approved the airline's application last week to operate two charter flights. These were flown on July 30 and last Monday (August 2).

But just 22 people, including 10 journalists, were on board the airline's 50 seat Bombardier CRJ-200, for the first flight last Friday.

Despite the low passenger load, Yip was upbeat about the service. He told reporters in Danang: "We are delighted to have this opportunity to expand our regional network to Vietnam, one of Asia's fastest growing economies and newest and most exciting tourism destinations.''

The two charter flights came about two weeks after Vietnam's Pacific Airlines stopped its twice-weekly service between Hong Kong and Danang because of lack of business.

Undeterred, CR Airways has filed a licensing application with the Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) to operate regular scheduled services between Hong Kong and Danang.

Kenneth Thong, CR Airways director and chief executive, said it normally takes ATLA between six weeks and three months to process an application.

Asked if the scheduled flights would start by Christmas, Thong said: "I don't think as quickly as that.''

After receiving the licence, CR Airways would have to be made a designated carrier on the Hong Kong-Danang route by the Economic Development and Labour Bureau. It would also have to seek traffic rights from the Hong Kong and Vietnamese authorities.

One insider doubted whether there was spare capacity under the existing Hong Kong-Vietnam air services agreement for CR Airways to launch a large number of weekly flights. "All the capacity is on routes to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City,'' the insider said. He added that the new services would form an extension of the airline's existing twice-weekly service between Hong Kong and Siem Reap in Cambodia.

"The schedule would be Hong Kong-Danang-Siem Reap,'' he said.

Thong said the CR Airways flights would become the first direct scheduled service between Hong Kong and Danang. He said the airline is currently reviewing plans to expand the fleet with the acquisition of additional Bombardier regional jets.

Asked how many aircraft the airline was planning to acquire, Thong said: "We don't know yet. It all depends on the routes we have.''

There has been speculation CR Airways plans to acquire up to 20 Bombardier CRJ-200s. The airline has also actively been seeking outside investors with Hutchison Whampoa named as one of the firms that have been approached.

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FRANKFURT AND LONDON STANSTED ADDED TO FREIGHTER NETWORK



(HONG KONG) Frankfurt in Germany and London Stansted in the UK will become the ninth and 10th destinations in Dragonair's freighter network, doubling the number of points the airline operates to in Europe on July 29.

"We're very excited about adding these two major points to our network," said Chief Executive Officer Stanley Hui. "They will provide us with even deeper access to central and eastern Europe and the important southern UK market.

"Demand for goods from the China mainland is high in Europe and by providing additional connections between these two major markets we expect the growth momentum in our cargo operation to continue."

Services to Frankfurt and London Stansted will operate from Hong Kong via Dubai three times a week. The airline's Boeing 747 freighters will be used on the route.

"We have been progressively building up our presence and name in Europe since introducing all-cargo flights there in 2000. With the launch of services to Frankfurt and London we are moving up to the next level," explained Mr. Hui.

Dragonair also flies six times a week to Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Manchester in the north of the UK.

Services to the two new destinations will operate every Monday, Thursday and Saturday on the routing Hong Kong-Dubai-London Stansted-Frankfurt-Dubai-Hong Kong .
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Airport to take Baiyun challenge in stride
Zach Coleman, HK Standard

Envy clouded Hong Kong's view of the debut of Guangzhou's HK$18.6 billion new Baiyun International Airport last week.

It is a given that factories over the border can sew shirts, make toys and build computers about as well as ever could be done here and at a fraction of the price. But pride requires Hong Kong to believe it's in another league from the mainland in service industries like construction and aviation.

Television crews from Hong Kong scoured the new airport for flaws, some kind of fiasco to top the baggage chaos that marked the opening of Hong Kong International Airport six years ago.

Though they had passed on rumours of problems for weeks, about the most egregious flaw the reporters could find on opening day was a bathroom for the handicapped so packed with surplus waste baskets that a wheelchair would be unable to enter.

New Baiyun took off better and cheaper than HKIA, but that should not spell doom for Hong Kong's aviation business. True, shipping is rapidly following manufacturing northward but aviation follows its own fundamentals and here Hong Kong retains key attractions.

HKIA handles more international cargo than any airport in the world and more international passengers than any other airport in Asia.

Recent figures showed air cargo throughput remained strong at Chek Lap Kok last month, with 270,000 tonnes handled, a 13.9 per cent rise from a year ago.

Passenger traffic was 2.83 million, up 12.5 per cent from last March, when Sars began to affect air traffic. However, passenger throughput for the past 12 months fell 19.2 per cent to 27.6 million, while cargo rose by 7.5per cent to 2.74 million tonnes.

The simple truth is, from this high baseline, further growth will inevitably be a bit slow. Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Macau are each experiencing much faster economic growth than Hong Kong and that will translate into a higher rate of air-traffic growth for them.

That's an uncomfortable truth for the Hong Kong government, which hopes to close its swelling budget deficit, in part through partial privatisation of the airport.

To reassure potential investors that HKIA is keeping up with market developments, the Airport Authority announced on the eve of New Baiyun's opening that it would again offer fee discounts for carriers opening new routes from Hong Kong over the next two years.

The authority has also been negotiating to take an equity stake in Shenzhen Baoan International Airport or Zhuhai Airport and has opened direct passenger and cargo ferry connections between the airport and points around the Pearl River Delta.

What's missing is a recognition that different airports can carve out different niches.

In both New York and London, one of each city's many airports is especially dominant as a long-haul international hub. Cargo flights are concentrated at certain of the airports, as are services by discount airlines. In Asia, Shanghai, Tokyo, Osaka, Taipei and Seoul each maintain one busy airport for domestic connections and one for international.

Absent any formal arrangement on splitting the delta's aviation market, Hong Kong will still retain many of the choicest bits.

Hong Kong is home to the largest, well-traveled, wealthy populace between Singapore and Tokyo. Many of these people will not spend the extra one to three hours it would take to catch a cheaper flight from another delta airport, say analysts.

This is especially true when flying on business. Likewise, most business travelers coming to Hong Kong will feel compelled to fly directly here. Tourists coming to splurge on Gucci and at Gaddi's aren't going to skimp on flights either.

These are markets that HKIA is looking to cultivate more, hence the planned exhibition centre, golf course and luxury hotel at the airport.

But even many mainlanders prefer to fly internationally via Hong Kong though they could fly directly from local airports because they want to make a shopping stop here, says Udom Tantiprasongchai, managing director of Orient Thai Airlines.

Each of the delta's five airports is the home base of a passenger airline. Only HKIA though accommodates more than one, with Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragonair, CR Airways and HeliHongKong's planned new regional jet operator all finding or expecting to find enough demand to build their bases here.

Though new jet models are increasingly making even the most distant cities reachable by direct flights, foreign airlines like Qantas and Virgin Atlantic still see Hong Kong as a profitable place to route through extended services, such as London-Sydney and Singapore-San Francisco. For this reason, Hong Kong stands to be one of the first airports to be served by the new Airbus A380 superjumbo.

Guangzhou and now Shenzhen have sizeable populations rich enough and keen enough to fly, as well as factories and trade shows drawing business visitors.

This does not have to come at a cost to Hong Kong. Singapore Airlines now serves four of the delta's five airports. Northwest Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines are starting flights to Guangzhou without reducing service to Hong Kong.

The outlook for HKIA's position as cargo king is more precarious.

Almost 90 per cent of Guangdong's air cargo shipments now fly out via HKIA. As mainland authorities give foreign carriers more freedom to serve its airports, more airlines will shift their attentions northward. United Parcel Service, for example, told United States regulators in its recent application for service rights to Guangzhou that it could improve delivery times by a half day by flying from Guangzhou instead of driving shipments to Hong Kong.

9 August 2004 / 01:47 AM
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HK, Iceland sign air services agreement



Hong Kong and Iceland today signed an air services agreement in Reykjavik to strengthen aviation relations between the two places.

Secretary for Economic Development & Labour Stephen Ip represented Hong Kong while Iceland's Minister for the Environment & Nordic Co-operation Siv Fridleifsdottir signed for Iceland.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mr Ip said the agreement provides a legal framework for the establishment of air links between Hong Kong and Iceland.

"It opens a new chapter in the development of aviation relations between the two places," he said.

"To further develop Hong Kong as a preferred transportation and logistics hub, we will continue to liberalise our air services regime and negotiate more new air services agreements with our aviation partners," he added.

The air services agreement with Iceland brings to 53 the number of Hong Kong's foreign aviation partners.

Following is the speech by the Secretary for Economic Development and Labour, Mr Stephen Ip, at HKSAR/Iceland Air Services Agreement signing ceremony in Reykjavik, Iceland today (August 9) :

Minister Fridleifsdottir, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is my great pleasure to be in Reykjavik to sign the Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Iceland. I would like to thank Minister Fridleifsdottir, Ambassador Egilssonfor and the Iceland Government for your hospitality and thoughtful arrangements.

The Air Services Agreement we are signing today is the first formal bilateral agreement between the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Iceland. It marks an important milestone in our bilateral relationship. The agreement will provide a legal framework for the establishment of scheduled air links between the two places.

Since the opening of the Hong Kong International Airport in 1998, the Hong Kong SAR Government has implemented a policy of progressive liberalisation of our air services regime to enhance Hong Kong's position as an international and regional aviation centre. Hong Kong now enjoys an extensive air services network, with direct flights to more than 140 destinations worldwide. Each week, some 70 international airlines operate more than 4,500 flights into and out of Hong Kong. To maintain our status as an international aviation hub, we will continue with the policy of progressive liberalisation. The agreement between Iceland and Hong Kong is an extremely liberal one whereby airlines of the two sides are free to operate as many passenger and cargo flights between the two places as they wish.

The air services market between Hong Kong and Iceland has good potential. Among the 6.8 million Hong Kong residents, many are frequent travellers who are keen to explore new and exotic places around the world. Iceland certainly presents an attractive choice for Hong Kong people to experience its culture, friendly people and pollution-free environment.

On the other hand, Hong Kong also has a lot to offer. We are a world-renowned shopping centre with thousands of good restaurants serving Chinese and international cuisine. I am sure the people of Iceland would find Hong Kong a very attractive tourist destination.

The conclusion of our Air Services Agreement today signifies closer cultural and economic ties between our two governments and our people. Hong Kong welcomes all of you from Iceland and I look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong soon.

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New A330-300 Aircraft Off to Hong Kong

Sydney, 10 August 2004

Qantas today began operating its new Airbus A330-300 aircraft on international routes. The aircraft will initially operate from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth to Hong Kong.

Executive General Manager Qantas Airlines, John Borghetti, said this marked an important step in a fleet strategy which will see A330-300s replacing Boeing 767 aircraft on international routes.

Qantas recently took delivery of three new two-class A330-300s fully configured for international flying and featuring:
  • 30 Business Class and 267 Economy Class seats
  • Qantas' new International Business Class product which includes the award winning Skybed sleeper seat and specially trained, dedicated flight attendants
  • Qantas' Inflight Entertainment System offering individual inseat video screens and 18 video and 16 audio channels for customers in Business and Economy Class
  • two self-service Business Class bars
  • mood lighting throughout the Business Class cabin

"The A330-300 fleet will become an integral part of our international operations," Mr Borghetti said. "The aircraft will allow us to offer our new Skybed International Business Class product and inflight entertainment system on important routes such as Hong Kong."

The Airbus A330-300s will fly on other medium haul routes in coming months, including Tokyo Narita, Singapore and from Sydney to Shanghai when Qantas resumes services to China on 2 December later this year. A further three A330-300s will be delivered for international flying from November 2004, bringing the total A330-300 fleet to nine.

A330-300 statistics include:
* Length 63.7 metres
* Width 5.38 metres
* Wing Span 60.3 metres
* Average Cruise Speed 880 km/h
* Cruise Altitude 28,000-39,000 feet
* Maximum Range 9,445 km
* Engines General Electric CF6-80E1A3
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Wednesday August 11, 10:38 AM
HK PRESS: China, Hong Kong May Sign Air Pact August

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--The Hong Kong government and China's central government are in the final stage of negotiations on expanding air links, and are highly likely to sign an agreement this month, the Chinese-language Sing Tao Daily reports.

The two governments are likely to increase the number of weekly flights between China and Hong Kong to 860 from the 700 currently, the paper says, citing unnamed industry and government sources.

However, the Hong Kong negotiators are believed to have failed to secure rights for Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (0293.HK) to fly to Shanghai, though the airline should be able to add four weekly flights to Beijing to its current three.
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Old August 13th, 2004, 02:06 AM   #254
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Air services deal with Iceland comes under attack
Keith Wallis, HK Standard

The signing earlier this week of an air services agreement between Hong Kong and Iceland has been criticised for doing little to improve Hong Kong's position as an aviation hub.

The pact was signed between Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip and Iceland's environment minister Siv Fridleifsdottir in Reykjavik. Ip said the agreement, the first formal deal between Hong Kong and Iceland, would provide a legal framework for the creation of scheduled air links.

He said: "The air services market between Hong Kong and Iceland has good potential'' and claimed Hong Kong's frequent travellers are keen to explore new and exotic places.

But neither Cathay Pacific Airways nor Icelandair have plans to establish direct links between Hong Kong and Iceland.

One aviation insider said: "The government is wasting its time on minnows rather than spending time negotiating agreements with governments that are really important.''

He added: "I don't think it will open opportunities. Cathay Pacific has no interest in flying to Iceland, while Icelandair is focused on the North Atlantic market. Neither is it likely to make any difference to Air Atlantic Icelandic, which has leased aircraft to airlines including Cathay.''

The insider said: "We would prefer the government discuss measures to boost services to attractive destinations like London rather than Iceland, which has no commercial value.''

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Saturday August 14, 12:27 PM
Eleven airlines to increase fuel levies for flights into and out of Hong Kong

Hong Kong's government has allowed British Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, and nine other carriers to raise and extend fees for passengers traveling in and out of the territory to cover surging fuel prices, an official said Saturday.

Hong Kong requires airlines to individually seek government approval if they want to implement fuel surcharges on passenger flights. The 11 airlines had initially been granted permission to impose the fuel levies from June to the end of August.

Authorities have allowed British Airways to more than double its fuel levy from US$4 to US$10 for all flights. Swiss International and Virgin Atlantic Airways will charge US$19 instead of US$14, said Civil Aviation Department spokeswoman Stella Tse.

Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong's leading carrier, will increase its surcharge from US$5 to US$7 each way for flights within Asia, and from US$14 to US$19 for flights to other destinations, Tse said.

Hong Kong's Dragonair and three mainland China airlines - Air China, China Eastern and China Southern - can charge each passenger US$6.92 instead of US$5.40 per flight, regardless of its length.

The other airlines that won approval Friday to raise levies were EVA Air and China Airlines, both of Taiwan, and Royal Brunei Airlines, which will raise charges from US$5 to US$7.

The increased surcharges will run from Sept. 1 until Nov. 30, Tse said.

On Friday, the government also allowed five other airlines - Air India, Air New Zealand, Garuda Indonesia, Orient Thai Airlines and Royal Nepal Airlines - to extend their levies ranging from US$4 to US$14 until the end of November.
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Hong Kong's Airport Profits Drop 23 Pct.
08.10.2004, 04:17 PM

Hong Kong's airport profits plunged 23 percent in 2003 as revenue dwindled when airlines scaled back services to the territory during an outbreak of SARS, the airport operator said Wednesday.

The Airport Authority said its net profit for the fiscal year ending March 31 dropped from 502 million Hong Kong dollars (US$64.4 million) to HK$386 million (US$49.5 million) the previous year.

Its revenue declined from HK$5.42 billion (US$695 million) to HK$5.04 billion (US$646 million) over the same period.

The outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome devastated Hong Kong's tourism industry and other tourism-driven businesses by keeping travelers away. Airlines canceled thousands of flights.

Hong Kong's airport was hit hard because it typically draws about 40 percent of its revenue from charges to airlines, including landing, parking and terminal fees, an airport authority spokeswoman said on condition of anonymity.

She said revenue was also hurt because of reduced sales at retail outlets in the airport, which pay a fixed percentage of their profits to the airport.

The airport spent HK$192 million (US$24 million) on relief and incentive measures, including landing fee discounts, to draw airlines and travelers back.

The Airport Authority said passenger traffic fell by 19 percent to 27.7 million people during the 2003-04 fiscal year.

The SARS epidemic infected 1,755 people in Hong Kong and killed 299. Worldwide, 774 people died and thousands were sickened.
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dear "hkskyline" may you please post some information about the 2nd phase of the HKIA's development? (like the "X" terminal in the center of the airport)
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We probably see one of this on Cathay Pacific in a few years from now.
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The infield satellite terminal is in the master plan but it is not expected to be built any time soon. For more information, consult the Master Plan section here :
http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/a...velopment.html
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