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Old March 16th, 2006, 05:03 AM   #1501
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港联航空公司计划开辟香港—台中定期航线
2006-03-14
台湾《中华日报》
记者诸葛志一、徐义雄/台中  2006/03/14(16:50:22)

香港港联航空公司有意在台中清泉岗机场开辟定期航线。昨(13)日下午港联航空公司总裁谢天赐与台湾“立法委员”谢明源、台中市商业团体分别拜会台中市县政府,寻求支持;台中市市长胡志强与副县长张壮熙均表示,不但乐观其成,还会全力配合支持,以促进大台中的繁荣。

港联航空公司去年九月间因包机航线曾飞到清泉岗机场一次,对清泉岗机场留下良好的印象,同时有感台湾中部地区台商约有七、八万人,而中科园区以及机械园区成立之后,如果清泉岗机场开辟直飞香港地区航线,客源无限,因此有意以对等航权、每天当日来回方式,与华信航空公司合作在清泉岗机场开辟定期航线。
  
胡志强、张副县长表示,清泉岗机场有定期地区航线后,将大大降低中部厂商的成本,台商不必再绕远路,可以就近在台中搭机,而除了港联航空公司在清泉岗机场开辟定期航线,对大台中居民来说是一大利多外,就连彰化也关切,希望能透过清泉岗的地区航线,将彰化的花卉外销到日本,以缩短运输时间。

胡志强、张副县长强调清泉岗机场优点多,又靠近国道高速公路,交通运输相当方便,发展成为国际机场的潜力无穷,配合台中港未来的发展,因此对于港联航空公司有意在清泉岗机场开辟定期航线,市府不但乐观其成,也会全力配合支持,以促进大台中的繁荣。
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Old March 16th, 2006, 08:07 AM   #1502
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CR Airways secures order for 40 Boeings
16 March 2006
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong carrier CR Airways has made the deadline to secure its order for more than 40 Boeing aircraft in a move that indicates the government will soon approve a new ownership structure for the ambitious young airline.

CR management made its first deposit last week on the aircraft - 30 B737-800s and 10 B787 Dreamliners - valued at US$3.48 billion according to the average list prices posted on Boeing's website.

Industry standard is for airlines to pay 0.001 per cent of the agreed total price of the order, but CR Airways is understood to have negotiated a lower initial deposit.

"The deposit was paid and they negotiated it down to about 35 per cent of the original amount," a source close to the process said yesterday.

"Boeing's training courses for the engineers, etcetera started [yesterday]."

Discounts of at least 30 per cent of the listed price are common for big aircraft deals.

The state-owned HNA Group, owners of Hainan Airlines, and its chairman Chen Feng in November said they would take a majority stake in CR Airways, a move that raised concerns about whether the restructured entity would meet the ownership and business criteria to be a Hong Kong-designated carrier.

But it is understood the proposal was substantially revised this month to make it easier for the government to accept the new partnership as a local carrier.

The revamped proposal is believed to include a role for Hong Kong-listed Yu Ming Investments, which in 2003 bought $140 million in CR Airways convertible bonds redeemable in 2009.

Maintaining its status as a Hong Kong-registered airline would allow CR Airways to continue to take advantage of bilateral aviation deals struck by Hong Kong, including a substantial expansion of Russian overflight rights for the city's carriers.
the news must be new. I don't see that in boeing website yet.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 05:11 PM   #1503
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Oasis Hong Kong Airlines acquires two 747-400s 16 March 2006 Hong Kong Oasis Hong Kong Airlines is very pleased to announce the acquisition of its first two aircraft. The aircraft are B747-400 previously operated and maintained by SingaporeAirlines and SIA Engineering Co. Ltd. respectively.

Mr. Stephen Miller, CEO, commented: "Demand for these two aircraft from leading full service carriers has been very strong. So we are absolutely delighted to have secured them as they are in excellent condition and perfect for our exclusive new long haul, non-stop services priced for the budget conscious traveller.

Mr. Robert Laird, Vice President of China Sales for The Boeing Company, congratulatedOasis on its choice of aircraft, commenting: "The 747-400 is an excellent aircraft for Oasis; it provides outstanding service and is used by most of the world's major airlines, has an excellent safety record and a new future ahead of it in the form of the 747-8".

The purchase of these two aircraft by Oasis is the first step in an expansion programme which includes acquisition of new aircraft. The aircraft will be delivered in July this year and after customising for Oasis' unique service, will enter service later this year, initially between Hong Kong and London, Gatwick. The exact date will be announced in May 2006.

For further information, please contact Mr. Stephen Miller at +852 2523 3333.
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14 March 2006
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HONG KONG (XFN-ASIA) - China will fully open its skies to Hong Kong airlines, and Cathay Pacific's long-held dream of access to Shanghai will come true this year, a press report said.

Yang Yuanyuan, director of the General Administration of Civil Aviation, said China will allow Hong Kong carriers to expand their traffic rights in the mainland from the current 45 cities.

In return, Hong Kong should open up its air routes to Chinese carriers, he told Hong Kong-based Wen Wei Po in an interview.

Yang also said China will allow Hong Kong carriers to load cargo at mainland airports and then fly to destinations in a third country, significantly reducing their costs.

He said air traffic growth in Hong Kong has slowed in recent years as the passengers flying to the mainland via Hong Kong declined due to the growth of direct international fights to China.

Yang added that Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific, which for years has been applying to fly its passengers flights to China's business hub Shanghai, will be approved to fly that route this year.
Bravo!!

This will give Oneworld a proper Chinese partner - not just a SE Asian partner.
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Old March 17th, 2006, 02:23 AM   #1505
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Oasis Hong Kong Airlines acquires two 747-400s 16 March 2006 Hong Kong Oasis Hong Kong Airlines is very pleased to announce the acquisition of its first two aircraft. The aircraft are B747-400 previously operated and maintained by SingaporeAirlines and SIA Engineering Co. Ltd. respectively.

Mr. Stephen Miller, CEO, commented: "Demand for these two aircraft from leading full service carriers has been very strong. So we are absolutely delighted to have secured them as they are in excellent condition and perfect for our exclusive new long haul, non-stop services priced for the budget conscious traveller.

Mr. Robert Laird, Vice President of China Sales for The Boeing Company, congratulatedOasis on its choice of aircraft, commenting: "The 747-400 is an excellent aircraft for Oasis; it provides outstanding service and is used by most of the world's major airlines, has an excellent safety record and a new future ahead of it in the form of the 747-8".

The purchase of these two aircraft by Oasis is the first step in an expansion programme which includes acquisition of new aircraft. The aircraft will be delivered in July this year and after customising for Oasis' unique service, will enter service later this year, initially between Hong Kong and London, Gatwick. The exact date will be announced in May 2006.

For further information, please contact Mr. Stephen Miller at +852 2523 3333.
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Old March 17th, 2006, 02:34 AM   #1506
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Cheap flyer Oasis takes first aircraft on board
Airline picks Boeing in US$100m deal after long route talks affect plan to lease

17 March 2006
South China Morning Post

Oasis Hong Kong Airlines agreed a US$100 million deal to secure its first two aircraft yesterday, bringing the low-cost carrier closer to its inaugural flight to London in the second half of the year.

Hong Hong's newest airline, controlled by property magnate Raymond Lee Cho-min, bought two Boeing 747-400 aircraft from Deucalion Capital, an aviation fund set up by finance house DVB Bank of Germany.

"Demand for these two aircraft from leading full-service carriers has been very strong, so we are absolutely delighted to have secured them," chief executive Stephen Miller said yesterday. "They are in excellent condition and perfect for our exclusive new long haul, non-stop services priced for the budget-conscious traveller."

The 17-year-old aircraft, sold by Singapore Airlines to DVB three years ago and now in service with Spain's Iberia, are to be delivered in July after the European carrier's two-year wet lease expires.

Oasis had been hopeful of flying in June. However, a lengthy battle to secure route rights, during which the management had to defend its application against the objections of other airlines, will delay the launch by several months.

It had also planned to lease the aircraft. But demand for long-haul models such as the B747 grew while the company was in the process of answering the objections, leading Oasis to buy the aircraft.

While management says capital has not been an issue, leasing the first few aircraft would have given it a proven business model to take to the banks, perhaps allowing Oasis to negotiate better terms for any purchase.

Oasis said the aircraft were "the first step in an expansion programme which includes acquisition of new aircraft".

A sales team from Airbus was understood to have pitched several long-haul models to Oasis this week, with the A340-600 being the most attractive due to early possible delivery dates and discounted prices.

After delivery in July, the B747s will undergo a rigorous 40-day maintenance overhaul and a custom cabin rebuild before flying.

A launch in time for the end of summer peak season looked doubtful, one analyst said.

Oasis is still waiting for the Civil Aviation Department to approve its air operator's certificate but has the route rights to fly to Stansted Airport in London, Milan, Cologne, Chicago and Oakland.

Management has suggested ticket prices will undercut other carriers' by 25 to 30 per cent.

The new aircraft are expected to be the first of many.

"Our business model identified 60 possible points we could fly to in the next 10 years," commercial director Ken Chad said. "So, we will need a fleet to satisfy that."
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Old March 17th, 2006, 02:54 AM   #1507
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Am I to understand that Hong Kong carriers will be allowed full access to the China market but that Cathay will be limited merely to opening Shanghai or will Cathay be free to open as many routes as it wants in China?
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Am I to understand that Hong Kong carriers will be allowed full access to the China market but that Cathay will be limited merely to opening Shanghai or will Cathay be free to open as many routes as it wants in China?
If the plan reported by Wen Wei Po is real, then Cathay will be able to fly to multiple Chinese cities and have fifth freedom rights to go beyond. In fact, any Hong Kong carrier will benefit, not just Cathay. However, there aren't too many details about the plan, so we'll all have to wait and see how this develops.
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^ Thanks. I really hope Cathay gets the "freedom of China" and not just one extra route to Shanghai.

If that happens then I wonder how Cathay's relationship with Dragonair will evolve? Will they merge or compete? Will Dragonair go long-haul as Cathay builds up a rival route network in China? Whatever happens the future looks exciting. Hong Kong aviation will no longer be held back by China....
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i just realized there is a website for Oasis already.
http://www.oasis-air.com/en/index.asp
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Hong Kong's startup airline Oasis buys two used Boeing jets, will start flying in Sept.
17 March 2006

HONG KONG (AP) - Startup discount carrier Oasis Hong Kong Airlines said Friday it has acquired two used Boeing planes in a US$100 million (€82.9 million) deal that will finally see the airline take to the skies after a year's delay.

The long-haul carrier plans to start nonstop flights between Hong Kong and London's Gatwick Airport by the end of September, chief executive Stephen Miller said.

The airline had earlier planned to launch late last year.

Miller said Oasis bought the two Boeing 747-400 airplanes from Deucalion Capital, a unit of Germany's DVB Bank AG for a total of US$100 million.

The planes entered service in 1989 with Singapore Airlines Ltd., and have a list price of about US$220 million (€182.29 million) each if purchased new, according to Boeing's Web site.

"Demand for these two aircraft from leading full service carriers has been very strong," Miller said. "So we are absolutely delighted to have secured them as they are in excellent condition and perfect for our new long haul services."

Oasis said the aircraft, due to be delivered in July, will undergo heavy maintenance and be fitted with new cabins before entering service in September.

After launching services to London, the airline will start flights to other European destinations such as Milan, Berlin and Cologne, Miller said, adding that he hoped to increase Oasis' fleet to five Boeing 747 aircraft by 2007.

Hong Kong's Air Transport Licensing Authority has also granted Oasis rights to fly from Hong Kong to Oakland, California, and Chicago.

Oasis was founded by entrepreneur Raymond Lee and his wife. Other investors include Allan Wong, chairman of local electronics firm VTech Holdings Ltd.

The airline had signed an agreement last year to lease two ex-United Airlines Boeing 747-400 aircraft and planned to begin flights by the end of 2005. But its application for route licensing was delayed after several local airlines filed objections.

A December ruling by the licensing authority went in favor of Oasis, allowing it to move ahead with plans.
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HK International Airport conducts infectious disease drill
17 March 2006
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HONG KONG, March 17 (CEIS) -- The Hong Kong International Airport ( HKIA), together with related government departments and other business partners, conducted a drill to examine its preparedness on managing infectious diseases on March 17.

As part of HKIA's stepped-up measures to prevent and be prepared for the potential outbreak of an avian flu, a large-scale exercise simulating an arriving flight carrying a sick passenger with avian flu symptoms was conducted.

More than 300 volunteers and staff from the airport community participated in the drill.

Local and international aviation industry, as well as World Health Organization (WHO) and International Civil Aviation Organization ( ICAO) also sent around 100 observers to the exercise.

Codenamed "Laurentian Spring," the exercise was tailored to enable the responding parties to familiarize with the agreed processes and procedures on managing contagious diseases like avian influenza on board an arriving flight.

The exercise also drilled participating parties on their acquaintance with the precautionary measures required by the Department of Health for handling passengers, aircrew and aircraftin response to infectious diseases.

"It is our top priority to maintain HKIA a healthy and safe place for all passengers, airport staff and the community at large.We must remain vigilant and be prepared for a potential outbreak of avian flu, " said David J. Pang, CEO of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA).

He added that "today's exercise allows us to strengthen our readiness in managing an infectious disease like avian influenza."

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government departments including Department of Health and Port Health Office, Civil Aviation Department, Customs and Excise, Fire Services Department and Hong Kong Police participated in the exercise. Cathay Pacific provided an airplane and the crew for the exercise.
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Cargolux Adds Third Frequency From Asia To Spain
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Luxembourg, 15 March, 2006 - Based on strong clients demand in Hong Kong and Barcelona, for both, exports from Asia as well as imports and exports from Spain, Cargolux Airlines International S.A. announces the addition of a third frequency from Asia directly to Spain, starting on 30 March 2006.

CV 7934 departs Hong Kong on Thursdays at 21.05h, arriving in Barcelona on Friday mornings at 07.00h. Departure from Barcelona is at 08.30h , with arrival in Luxembourg at 10.25h.

The two existing flights, CV7333 and CV7336, operational since June 2004, are operated out of Hong Kong on Wednesdays, with departure at 06.50h, arriving in Barcelona at 16.10h, and on Saturdays, departing Hong Kong at 19.25h , with arrival in Barcelona on Sunday mornings at 04.55h. From Luxembourg, the services feed into Cargolux's worldwide network, offering over 50 scheduled flights, plus additional interline possibilities.

Shipments include hi-tech items, telecommunication equipment, consumer goods and garments for both, the Spanish market and Cargolux's additional flight destinations. From Spain, the company’s modern B747-400 freighters carry additional perishables, fashion and leather goods, as well as industrial cargo shipments that are fed into Cargolux's worldwide route network.
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Is this still the expansion plan for Chek Lap Kok?

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CAD to hold exhibition of civil aviation development in Hong Kong
Friday, March 17, 2006
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In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Civil Aviation Department, the exhibition, "Development of Civil Aviation in Hong Kong", will be staged from March 23 to 28 at the Hong Kong Central Library.

Organised by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD), the exhibition traces the development of civil aviation in Hong Kong over the past six decades, focusing on airports, aircraft and the department, which was established in 1946.

The exhibition, which will include a collection of precious photographs and display of air traffic control equipment, will enable the public to enrich their knowledge of local civil aviation development and allow aviation enthusiasts to reminisce about the good old days.

A spokesman for the CAD said the six-day exhibition would also highlight the achievements of the department over the past 60 years. Through the exhibition, the department hopes to give the public a better understanding of its work, major developments and commitment to a safe and efficient air transport system.

The exhibition will be open from 10am to 8pm at Exhibition Gallery 5. Members of the public are welcome to visit the exhibition. Admission is free.

In connection with the exhibition, six lectures will be given on the theme "Professional Career Opportunities in Civil Aviation". Speakers will include representatives from the CAD, Cathay Pacific Airways and the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited. The lectures will be held at the Lecture Theatre of the Hong Kong Central Library on March 23, March 27 and March 28. Free admission tickets will be distributed starting March 23 at the reception counter at Exhibition Gallery 5. Each person is entitled to collect two tickets only on a first-come, first-served basis while tickets last.

Details of the six lectures are as follows:

Date: March 23 (Thursday)
Time: 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Language: Cantonese

Date: March 23 (Thursday)
Time: 8.15pm - 9.30pm
Language: Cantonese

Date: March 27 (Monday)
Time: 1.45pm - 3pm
Language: Cantonese

Date: March 27 (Monday)
Time: 3.30pm - 4.45pm
Language: Cantonese

Date: March 28 (Tuesday)
Time: 1.45pm - 3pm
Language: Cantonese

Date: March 28 (Tuesday)
Time: 3.30pm - 4.45pm
Language: English
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Hong Kong's Dragon Airlines says February's passenger traffic rose 4.7 percent on year
20 March 2006

HONG KONG (AP) - Dragon Airlines Ltd., Hong Kong's second-biggest carrier, said Monday its passenger traffic in February rose 4.7 percent from last year, but the firm warned that high fuel prices would put pressure on the company.

The airline, also known as Dragonair, said it carried 392,005 passengers in February, up from 374,550 one year ago.

Its cargo volume in February rose 14.1 percent to 24,678 metric tons (27,145 short tons) from 21,624 metric tons (23,786 short tons) in the same month in 2005.

"While the numbers are good, the fact is that the bottom line remains under pressure primarily due to the high oil price," Dragonair CEO Stanley Hui said in a statement.

"So even with good passenger traffic growth this year, it will be another challenging 12 months," Hui added.

For full-year 2005, Dragonair carried a record 5.03 million passengers, up 9.9 percent from the previous record of 4.58 million in 2004.

From Hong Kong, Dragonair flies to more than 30 destinations across the Asia-Pacific region, while its cargo network connects Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Taiwan and China.

The unlisted company's major shareholders are China National Aviation Co., which holds a 43.3 percent stake; CITIC Pacific Ltd., with 29.4 percent; Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., with 17.8 percent; and Swire Pacific Ltd., which holds 7.7 percent.
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Dragonair Plans to Open Second Stopover Flight in Mainland

HONG KONG, March 17, SinoCast -- Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited (Dragonair), a growing air carrier in Asia, announces that it is considering opening its second stopover flight to a city in mainland, besides Dalian, Liaoning Province.

Dragonair is the first HK-registered airline company that exercises the stopover aviation traffic rights in mainland. According to an airline arrangement agreement, the mainland aviation administrators allow the HK-based company's plane to fly to a mainland city via another city as midway station, in which the plane just is allowed to drop passengers, but no to pick up passengers. When the plane flies back, it can pick up passenger in the stopover station but cannot drop passengers.

Titus Diu, general manager for HK and Southern China of Dragonair, reveals that Zhengzhou, capital of Henan Province, is likely be the second stopover city. From this April, the company will sharply add the flights to Xi'an, Sanya and Chengdu to catch more shares in tourism and business trip market.
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Airlines set to gain fifth-freedom rights
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21 March 2006
Hong Kong Standard

Hong Kong airlines will gain the right this year to pick up passengers and cargo in the mainland on their way to third- country destinations, according to Xu Jialu, a vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.

Xu said these so-called fifth-freedom rights will feature in the next round of Hong Kong-mainland air services negotiations expected to take place this year.

Currently, Hong Kong-based carriers can offer point-to-point passenger and cargo services between Hong Kong and 45 mainland cities, but once they have landed in China, they are not allowed to go on to another international destination.

Albert Yau, general manager for cargo at Hong Kong Dragon Airlines, said fifth-freedom rights could conflict with the Basic Law, Hong Kong's mini- constitution, which enshrines the principle of ``one country, two systems.''

If the mainland were to allow Hong Kong carriers to pick up passengers or cargo in Shanghai for transport to the United States, for example, the US government would have to talk with both the Hong Kong and central governments; otherwise it would violate the one-county, two-systems principle, he said. Yau added fifth-freedom rights might also damage Hong Kong economically, since passengers and cargo would no longer need to stop in Hong Kong before going on to the mainland. However, Hong Kong's former director of civil aviation, Peter Lok, said the Basic Law is not in danger of being violated.

According to Basic Law Article 132, he said, all agreements providing for air services between Hong Kong and other states and regions involving stops in the mainland must be concluded by the central government.
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Aviation fanatics cleared for takeoff at Central Library
23 March 2006
South China Morning Post

Civil aviation official and amateur pilot Alva Fung Chi-wing realised a dream when he flew a jumbo jet out of Chek Lap Kok yesterday - without leaving the ground.

The Boeing 747 lifted off the runway as he pulled back on the controls of a flight simulator that will be one of the attractions at an exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department.

The public will get a chance to fly the same simulator at the exhibition - Development of Civil Aviation in Hong Kong - which is being staged in Exhibition Gallery Five at the Central Library from today until Tuesday.

"The simulator is different from the flight games in the shops," said Mr Fung, the department's senior operations officer, after his adventure at the library. "People, especially children and students, will enjoy manipulating it."

He said the exhibition aimed to increase public awareness and interest in the aviation industry, and for the public to gain an understanding of the department, which had been monitoring aircraft safety since 1946.

The exhibition also features a model of the air traffic control centre at Chek Lap Kok, and collections of photographs highlighting the history of aircraft and airports and the development of the department in Hong Kong.

One of the photographs is of the first powered flight in Hong Kong, taking off from a tidal flat at Sha Tin on March 18, 1911. A replica of the Farman biplane used on that historic day now hangs from the ceiling at Chek Lap Kok airport.

The exhibition also includes lectures on careers in aviation by representatives of the department, Cathay Pacific and the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company.
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Hong Kong gains more Europe flights
Deals give rights for services to France, Germany and Russia
24 March 2006
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The government unveiled a substantial expansion of aviation rights with some of Hong Kong's biggest trade and tourism partners in continental Europe yesterday, striking new deals with France, Germany and Russia.

Negotiators from the Economic Development and Labour Bureau and their French counterparts this month agreed to allow airlines on either side to mount 20 flights a week between the countries, an increase of 54 per cent over the previous agreement.

Wilson Fung Wing-yip, deputy secretary for economic development and labour, said the new bilateral agreement was a substantial advance on its predecessor if viewed against deals struck with the French in the 1990s, when increments averaged one new weekly flight a year for each side.

"This deal secures many more flights than we need for the time being," Mr Fung said yesterday.

Fourteen of the frequencies are designated for passenger services, while six are for cargo.

As reported by the South China Morning Post last week, Hong Kong's negotiators also forged a deal with the Russian authorities this month, almost doubling the number of point-to-point services for both countries' carriers and securing a substantial increase in vital overflight rights.

Airlines flying either flag can now offer up to 34 weekly flights between Hong Kong and cities in Russia, up from 18 flights. But, with travel demand still in its infancy between the countries, the Russian overflight rights were the key from Hong Kong's perspective.

Foreign carriers require rights to fly through Russian airspace, which offers the shortest routes to both Europe and the United States from Hong Kong.

Mr Fung also revealed the details of deals struck last year with Germany, Hong Kong's biggest trading partner by value and volume.

Two deals struck in June and November last year increased the number of weekly flights between the countries by six to 31, 14 of which are reserved for cargo operators.

Cathay, which flies to Frankfurt direct and serves other German cities through a code-share arrangement with British Airways, is the only local carrier offering passenger services to Germany at present.

Hong Kong Oasis Airlines, which should get off the ground in the fourth quarter, is committed to fly first to London's Gatwick airport, but it also has rights to Cologne, Milan, Chicago and Oakland in the United States.
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