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Old December 19th, 2005, 10:41 PM   #1341
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CR expands fleet amid doubts over traffic rights
19 December 2005
South China Morning Post

CR Airways, which began scheduled flights in January, will invest more than US$3 billion on 40 Boeing aircraft as it expands services to the mainland but the potential acquisition by Hainan Airlines has put its traffic rights in jeopardy.

CR Airways would sign a memorandum of understanding with Boeing to buy 30 B737-800s and 10 B787s tomorrow, sources close to the deal said.

But government sources said Hainan Airlines, which is in talks to buy 60 per cent of CR Airways, would struggle to acquire a majority stake without forfeiting CR Airways' routes.

The regulatory body is consulting legal advisers.

"The case is still under consideration," Deputy Secretary for Economic Development Wilson Fung Wing-yip said.

According to Boeing's price list, the average prices of B787s and B737-800s would be US$130 million and US$66 million each, pushing the aggregate contract price of the 40 aircraft to US$3.28 billion without any discount.

This is an enormous investment for CR Airways considering that Cathay Pacific Airways has just secured the biggest aircraft deal in its history with a US$4.35 billion purchase of 19 aircraft.

But the commercial decision to take advantage of the mainland's growing numbers of air travellers will be in vain if the Economic Development and Labour Bureau decides to deprive CR Airways' qualification as a designated Hong Kong airline and its traffic rights.

Hainan Airlines, which began life as a charter flight operator in 2001, and the bureau are believed to be locked in a question-and-answer process over the stake bid.

To qualify as a Hong Kong designated airline, it must be incorporated in Hong Kong, its principal place of business must be in Hong Kong, and it must be managed and controlled from Hong Kong. If Hainan Airlines gets a controlling stake, CR Airways will have violated the last two criteria.

It is hard to see how CR Airways will finance the Boeing deal, given its existing shareholder structure and business scope. The carrier is solely owned by Robert Yip Kwong and has an outstanding convertible bond with an aggregate amount of US$140 million held by Yu Ming Investments.

The carrier operates three Bombardier jets of about 70 seats each and flies to six second-tier mainland cities.

Sources speculated CR Airways could hardly place an order with Boeing, let alone pay the bill without the help of Hainan Airlines.

Hainan Airlines, the mainland's fourth-biggest, was one of seven mainland operators selected to share in as many as 150 B737s that Premier Wen Jiabao agreed to buy from Boeing last month.

There is also industry speculation that the 30 B737-800s targeted by CR Airways are actually among the batch signed up by Mr Wen last month. Hainan Airlines may have just used CR Airways' name to buy them in order to save on the substantial mainland import tax.

Sources said CR Airways' formal purchase agreement was scheduled to be signed next month.
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Old December 20th, 2005, 02:16 AM   #1342
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It doesn't make sense for a passenger from Europe to fly into Hong Kong and then head back north to Beijing or Shanghai. The same goes to North American passengers. However, Hong Kong will be an appropriate place to transit for flights to Southeast Asia and Australia due to geography. The mainland-bound transit traffic is not the market Hong Kong is designed for because the day will come when there is enough capacity to handle direct flights between Europe / North America and China. Hence it is not worth spending the money to lure these passengers. Mainland competitors that offer direct services are far cheaper than Cathay Pacific. Rather, direct point-to-point traffic, such as mainland tourism, is far more profitable to the entire economy. The transit market will only be sustainable for secondary cities that can't sustain direct flights. Guangzhou was one of them, but with a new airport, residents now have a choice to head to Hong Kong or fly out from home.
I never said they would connect to Beijing or Shanghai. You can already fly direct to those cities from Europe and America so there would be no point. I am thinking of all the other smaller or less significant Chinese cities that do not have direct flights from Europe or America. I made that perfectly clear in my previous post. Hong Kong may be more expensive, and it may be further geographically, but business travellers don't care about the relatively modest extra expenditure nor even the extra time in the air. If they want to get to Chengdu or Chongqing they're going to have to backtrack no matter which China hub they use - be it Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, or Guangzhou. And the fact that there are so many flights from, say, London to Hong Kong (nine per day as opposed to two or three per day to Shanghai and even less to Beijing), means that Hong Kong does have hub potential for China. It means that a London businessman can leave his desk in London at any time of day and there will always be a flight about to depart for Hong Kong from where he can catch his connecting flight. If he has to connect in Beijing or Shanghai then he may be limited to just one or two departures per day from London. Businessmen, especially in the financial industry, are prepared to pay for this kind of flexibility.

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CAD grants Certificate of Airworthiness to special freighter
Monday, December 19, 2005
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The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) today (December 19) issued a Certificate of Airworthiness to a Boeing 747-400 special freighter, which is the first Cathay Pacific Airways’ B747-400 freighter converted from a passenger aircraft.

At a ceremony held in the Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (TAECO) in Xiamen today, Director-General of Civil Aviation Mr Norman Lo said that there were a number of “firsts” achieved in this event: the first conversion of a Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft into a freighter; the first time that such a conversion was carried out outside the Boeing facility; and the first time that the certification flight tests were conducted outside the United States.

Mr Lo highlighted that the modification of the passenger aircraft to freighter was performed by TAECO in Xiamen. As a regulatory authority, CAD had been monitoring the progress with a view to ensuring that high standards of workmanship, airworthiness and safety were achieved. During the conduct of the intensive certification flight tests in Hong Kong airspace, the Hong Kong Air Traffic Control Centre worked closely with the Boeing flight test team to ensure the smooth completion of the rigorous flight tests within the busy Hong Kong airspace.

On the same occasion, TAECO also received an approval for its new hangar – the fourth hangar of TAECO, which is capable of accommodating two aircraft, including an Airbus A380. Prior to the issue of the approval, a joint audit of the new facility was conducted to the satisfaction of CAD, the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China, Singapore Civil Aviation Authority, United States Federal Aviation Administration, Japan Civil Aviation Bureau and United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority. As this new hangar meets the regulatory requirements of the participating aviation authorities, it will come into service this month (December 2005).
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Old December 20th, 2005, 06:03 AM   #1344
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I never said they would connect to Beijing or Shanghai. You can already fly direct to those cities from Europe and America so there would be no point. I am thinking of all the other smaller or less significant Chinese cities that do not have direct flights from Europe or America. I made that perfectly clear in my previous post. Hong Kong may be more expensive, and it may be further geographically, but business travellers don't care about the relatively modest extra expenditure nor even the extra time in the air. If they want to get to Chengdu or Chongqing they're going to have to backtrack no matter which China hub they use - be it Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, or Guangzhou. And the fact that there are so many flights from, say, London to Hong Kong (nine per day as opposed to two or three per day to Shanghai and even less to Beijing), means that Hong Kong does have hub potential for China. It means that a London businessman can leave his desk in London at any time of day and there will always be a flight about to depart for Hong Kong from where he can catch his connecting flight. If he has to connect in Beijing or Shanghai then he may be limited to just one or two departures per day from London. Businessmen, especially in the financial industry, are prepared to pay for this kind of flexibility.
Then another problem arises because secondary cities won't get frequent flights so even if the European businessman is willing to pay, he'll still need to wait in a hub, whether it's Beijing, Shanghai, or Hong Kong. Given there are still restrictions on the number of flights from Hong Kong to the mainland pending more a more liberal air services agreement, Hong Kong may not be the number 1 choice even for the secondary cities. It really depends on the routing, and a hope that the Europe-Asia flight is not delayed such that the connecting passenger will miss the last flight of the day to the mainland.

The bottleneck is not getting to Asia, but how to get from an Asian hub to a secondary city.
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^ OK fair enough. I hadn't realised that China restricted the number of mainland flights from Hong Kong. The Chinese authorities seem to be deliberately restricting the development of Hong Kong as an aviation hub.
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^ China negotiates bilateral air service agreements with all countries and territories. Hong Kong is not excluded from that regulatory restriction.
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Old December 20th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #1347
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HK's CR Airways To Buy 40 Boeing Jets
20 December 2005

HONG KONG (AP)--Hong Kong's CR Airways Ltd. signed a preliminary agreement to acquire 30 Boeing B737-800s and 10 B787 Dreamliners that could be delivered in the next five years, the airline and aircraft maker said Tuesday.

'This move will surely enable CR Airways to develop its air routes and strengthen Hong Kong's airline industry,' the carrier said in a Chinese-language news release.

The total price for the planes was about $3 billion, said Mark Hooper, a Boeing Co. (BA) spokesman.

The signed deal was an agreement stating the airline's intention to acquire the planes, but the carrier did not say whether it would buy or lease the jets.

CR Airway's statement said that it planned to introduce the planes into its fleet in the next five years.

The airline, founded in 2001, flies scheduled and chartered flights to Southeast Asia and mainland China.

-Edited by Marissa Chew
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Old December 20th, 2005, 05:18 PM   #1348
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New airport venue ready to rock the town
19 December 2005
South China Morning Post

Promoters hope the new venue opening soon at Chek Lap Kok will make it easier for them to schedule concerts - despite its location away from the city centre.

Meanwhile, operators of other venues are gearing up for the competition that will come with the opening of the AsiaWorld Arena.

The new venue will compete with Hall 3 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre and with the Coliseum.

Promoter Colleen Ironside, of Live Limited, said booking a venue remained the biggest problem for putting on shows. Even if a band wanted to come to Hong Kong, finding a venue to fit in with the touring schedule could be hard. She hopes the arena will improve the situation.

Adrian Hobbs, chief executive of ONE Group Investments, believes the arena will be a boost to the region, while Nigel Peters of Midas says location should not be a problem.

"While initially there might be some resistance to the travel time, the public will quickly learn that the trip is worthwhile," Mr Peters said.

Michael Roche, of Lushington Entertainments, said: "I think everyone is used to flitting over to Lantau now and the airport is a regular trip for many concert-goers. After six months, it will establish itself as a strong viable venue."

The Coliseum and exhibition centre welcomed the competition.

"A new arena in the entertainment industry will mean more venue options to the promoters and lead to more opportunities to bring international acts to the city," said Monica Lee-Muller, the convention centre's director of business development.

Arena director Rachel Sutton hopes the venue can provide more choice for promoters. She said the hiring rate would be competitive with other venues.

"We benchmark ourselves against existing venues regionally," she said.

Ms Lee-Muller said: "In 2006, a 30 per cent rental discount will extend to May, in addition to the current five off-season months of February, June to August and December. Our rental rates have been frozen since 1999."

The Coliseum has no plans to adjust its rental charges.
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Old December 20th, 2005, 06:22 PM   #1349
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CR Airways In Advanced Talks To Sell Stake
20 December 2005

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Hong Kong small-air-service operator CR Airways Ltd. Tuesday confirmed it is in advanced talks to be acquired by a new airline group featuring Chinese firm Hainan Airlines Co. (600221.SH).

"There are talks going on right now, but we aren't ready to make any announcements yet," CR Airways Chief Financial Officer Kelly Cheng told Dow Jones Newswires.

Cheng said the owner and chairman of CR Airways, Robert Yip, is considering selling a stake in the airline to Grand China Air, a newly formed company that will merge Shanghai-listed Hainan Airlines with its subsidiaries.

However, Cheng wouldn't say whether Yip will sell a majority stake in CR Airways to Grand China Air. "This is still a very sensitive issue," she said. "Right now, CR Airways is still 100% owned by Robert Yip."

She said any deal between CR Airways and Grand China Air will require Hong Kong regulatory approval.

But in a statement issued Tuesday, CR Airways referred to Hainan Air's chairman, Chen Feng, as chairman of CR Airways, while Yip as the executive vice chairman. The company's spokesperson declined to comment on the apparent changes in its management.

The talks with Grand China Air continue as CR Airways signed a preliminary agreement Tuesday to acquire 30 Boeing Co. (BA) B737-800s and 10 B787 Dreamliners that could be delivered in the next five years. Currently, the airline operates three Bombardier Inc. (BBD.SV.B.T) regional jets on routes from Hong Kong to China and Southeast Asia.

The signed deal was an agreement stating the airline's intention to acquire the planes, but CR Airways didn't say whether it would buy or lease the jets, which have a list price of about US$3 billion, a Boeing spokesman said.

Cheng said CR Airways has rights to fly to 48 destinations in China and Southeast Asia from its base in Hong Kong.

Hainan Airlines Group, the parent of China's fourth-largest carrier by revenue, in October obtained approval by the country's civil aviation regulator to form Grand China Air by merging Hainan Airlines with subsidiaries Xinhua Airlines, Changan Airlines and Shanxi Airlines.

Hainan Airlines is 14.8%-owned by American Aviation Ltd., a company backed by financier George Soros.

In October American Aviation injected US$25 million into Hainan Air as part of the US$617 million needed for its reorganization. The balance was paid by domestic strategic investors, according to Chinese state media reports.

Hainan Air's Chen has said he hopes to list Grand China Air on the Hong Kong stock exchange next year.

-By Jeffrey Ng, Dow Jones Newswires
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Old December 21st, 2005, 03:43 AM   #1350
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^ China negotiates bilateral air service agreements with all countries and territories. Hong Kong is not excluded from that regulatory restriction.
Yes but it should be. Hong Kong should not be treated as an outsider.
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Old December 21st, 2005, 05:37 AM   #1351
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I think most of 737-800 and 787 purchased by CR Airways will be eventually leased to Hainan Airlines. I don't think CR Airways will expand its fleet at such a high speed, it's too risky in a way!!!!!
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 07:58 AM   #1354
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CE speaks at the opening ceremony of AsiaWorld-Expo
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Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr Donald Tsang, at the opening ceremony of AsiaWorld-Expo this afternoon (December 21):

Mr Rowse, Mr Borit, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you all for joining us here today to celebrate the opening of AsiaWorld-Expo.

This new addition to our infrastructure is one of the many initiatives which the Government has been spearheading in recent years.

First of all, AsiaWorld-Expo is a world-class convention and exhibition facility. It is situated right next door to our international airport that year after year is voted one of the world's best.

When we adopted the brandname "Asia's World City" for Hong Kong a few years ago, it was intended to be partly descriptive and partly aspirational. We have since been working hard to live up to the promise of being a premier city in the region and beyond. With the opening of AsiaWorld-Expo, we have turned another small part of our vision into reality.

Second, the new facility speaks for Hong Kong's changing economic role. We recognised over 10 years ago that we were moving away from manufacturing to become a services economy. To facilitate this shift in the structure of our economy, the Government had set up a Services Promotion Strategy Group to consider the initiatives that the Government should take, as well as the Business and Services Promotion Unit as an executive agent. AsiaWorld-Expo is one of the many projects to emerge from these initiatives. Today, services make up 90% of our economy, probably the highest percentage in the world.

One major role of Hong Kong is to serve as a regional hub and a base for international and, increasingly, Mainland companies to manage their business operations in East Asia. A complementary role is to serve as a two-way springboard: for companies from around the world wishing to access the Mainland of China, in particular the Pearl River Delta, and for Mainland companies to launch themselves into the international marketplace. It is no coincidence that many of the exhibitions to be held here in the coming years are to show off Chinese goods and services to the world. Others will show the world's best products to an increasingly sophisticated and substantial market in the Mainland.

We facilitate trade; we facilitate business. We help to put the different parties in touch with each other. And in so doing we earn our own living.

The third initiative which Asia World-Expo exemplifies is the partnership between the public sector and the private sector.

The Government is putting in a substantial amount of equity for the new facility, in recognition that it is our responsibility to provide the infrastructure to revive the economy, to enable the economy to flourish and grow. The private sector has also played a critical role in ensuring the success of the project. The first phase of this state-of-the-art facility has been built and commissioned on schedule and within budget – two characteristics of Hong Kong businesses on which we pride ourselves.

The decision to include a fabulous Arena within the complex is a good example of the commercial instincts that the private sector partner brings. With a facility that will seat up to 13,500 people indoors in air-conditioned comfort, we will be better able to attract major events and world-class performers to Hong Kong in future.

The responsibility of winning new business for AsiaWorld-Expo falls upon the operating company which is entirely privately owned. I am pleased to note that the drive has been unrelenting and very successful.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we will continue our efforts in maintaining Hong Kong's status as Asia's World City. We will continue to facilitate the growth of Hong Kong's economy as the pre-eminent service centre in Asia. In addition, we will continue to explore opportunities for public private partnerships, and in the process, we will take care to select our partners in a transparent way in open competition. AsiaWorld-Expo is an excellent example of our efforts in all three areas.

I would like to congratulate everyone associated with the AsiaWorld-Expo project on its smooth delivery, and I wish AsiaWorld-Expo every success in the future.

Thank you.
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19 December 2005
New Record for Dragonair Cargo Posted in November
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(HONG KONG) Dragonair set a new cargo volume record in November, carrying more than 35,000 tonnes in a single month for the first time in its history. The total of 35,529 tonnes surpassed a mark established in October last year.

Passenger numbers also rose year-on-year, rising 9.7% over the same month in 2004 to 440,416.

"The October-December period is shaping up into our best quarter this year in terms of headline numbers," said CEO Stanley Hui.

"Cargo had an excellent month, because November is traditionally a peak time for shipments. Shipments from Europe were particularly strong on a month-month basis due to demand for charter flights to Japan for Beaujolais wine from France.

"The number of passengers remained over 400,000 for a second consecutive month, and we expect a similar situation in December. Both individual traveller and group travel numbers saw robust growth, partly driven by promotions in several markets."

Mr Hui continued: "We do see, however, that the overall travel market is becoming more price sensitive, which continues to place pressure on yields. This, combined with the high price level of oil, is making for a more difficult environment at the operating level. And unfortunately we expect these factors to persist in 2006."

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19 December 2005
Dragonair Plans Series of Additional Flights Over Holiday Period
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(HONG KONG) Dragonair plans to operate a total of 109 additional services, including charter flights, over the Christmas and Lunar New Year holidays, a period that is traditionally the busiest of the year.

"The Lunar New Year comes just over one month after Christmas, so we have a very busy six weeks coming up, with business people heading home and leisure travellers off in search of either snow or sun," said Chief Operating Officer Andy Tung.

"As a result we shall be operating a total of 109 extra flights over the period, with those services offering something for everyone: from snow and ice festivals to lush tropical islands with sandy beaches."

Among the airline's scheduled destinations, Taipei and Shanghai will see the biggest increases. Taipei will have 22 services added between January 20 and February 5 to cater to demand from Taiwanese business people in the Mainland returning home for the holidays. Shanghai will see five more flights operated between January 25 and February 5.

Extra services will also operate to Guilin, Changsha and Kota Kinabalu.

"We shall be using larger aircraft on most of our flights to Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia and adding 16 services there between December 23 and February 5, for people in search of warmer climes," said Mr. Tung. "We shall also be operating our annual service to Harbin, the home of the Ice-Snow Festival, as part of a twin-centre package with Dalian."

The airline is planning a large number of charter flights over the holiday period as well.

"By far the biggest number of additional flights is agent-chartered services to Japan," Mr Tung noted. "Destinations in Japan are always a popular choice at this time of year and now there is the added attraction of a good exchange rate for travellers."

The airline will operate 15 flights to Miyazaki, the legendary home of the gods that created Japan, six to Hakodate, the third-largest city on Hokkaido, nine to Asahikawa, the gateway to Soun-kyo Gorge and the town of Furano, four to the sub-tropical island of Okinawa, three to Kushiro, renowned for its fauna and flora, and two each to the coastal city of Niigata, famous for its rice and sake, and Nagasaki, one of the first Japanese towns to open to foreigners, between December 20 and February 10.

"While most of the demand for the Japan services is expected to come from Hong Kong, some, such as Okinawa and Niigata, should see considerable interest from Japanese travellers keen to visit the attractions of our home town."

Seven charter services will also be operated to Langkawi in Malaysia, while three are planned for Siem Reap, the gateway to the Angkor Wat jungle complex in Cambodia.
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China Eastern Airlines to open business office in HK
28 December 2005
Xinhua News Agency

HONG KONG, December 28 (CEIS) -- China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited announced here on December 28 that its Hong Kong business office will start operation on January 1, 2006.

Luo Chaogeng, president of China Eastern, said "By providing quality services to customers with a more direct and open manner, the business office will reinforce China Eastern's participation in the aviation industry in Hong Kong, and also enable us to play an active role in linking Chinese mainland with Hong Kong and other places all over the world."

According to China Eastern, the business office will cater the needs of different market segmentation in Hong Kong by directly providing featured passenger and air cargo services, as well as establishing an effective and efficient communication channel for customers.

It will also directly provide customers with one-stop services including lounge counter, check in, inquiry, and handling abnormalflights.

Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange in February 1997 and on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in November 1997, China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited is one of the three largest air carriers in Chinese mainland which has a market share of approximately 10 percent in Hong Kong International Airport, following Cathay Pacific and Dragonair.
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