Tag: Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Reportedly Set For Overhaul

Reading Time: 1 minute Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific is reportedly preparing for a business overhaul that could include job cuts, cost savings and shifting flights to its short-haul unit Cathay Dragon. Details of a major business review and a plan to stand up to increasing competition from Chinese and Gulf airlines as well as low-cost carriers will […]

Singapore Airlines Launches its Nonstop Singapore – San Francisco Route

Reading Time: 1 minute Singapore Airlines has launched its new Singapore-San Francisco service, linking Singapore with the US West Coast on a nonstop basis. The new flights will be operated daily using Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The inaugural flight, SQ32, departed Singapore Changi Airport at 0925 hrs local time on October 23, 2016 and arrived at San Francisco Airport at […]

China Airlines Becomes New Operator of the A350 XWB

Reading Time: 1 minute China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the ninth airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. CAL’s A350-900 is configured with a premium three class layout with a total of 306 seats, comprising 32 in Premium Business class, convertible to fully lie-flat beds, 31 in […]

EVA Air Under Fire For Landing Attempts During Typhoon Megi

Reading Time: 1 minute Taiwan aviation officials are investigating Evergreen International Airlines (EVA Air) over claims of negligence during Typhoon Megi. Also, the airline may have broken flight safety regulations when one plane twice attempted to land as Megi neared Taiwan on Tuesday, Apple Daily reports. Megi snarled traffic, halted public transport across the island and caused flight delays […]

Cathay Pacific’s H1 Profit Plunges 82% on China Slowdown

Reading Time: 1 minute Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways’s first-half net profit tumbled 82% amid slower Chinese economic growth and falling consumer demand for premium class seats on long-haul routes, sending its shares down almost 8 percent. Net profit for the six months ended June 30 fell to HK$353 million ($45.52 million) from HK$1.97 billion in the same […]

Airlines Suspend Flights Through Hong Kong Due to Typhoon Nida

Reading Time: 1 minute Flight departures and arrivals at Hong Kong International Airport will be suspended from 10pm on Monday (Aug 1) till 2pm on Tuesday (Aug 2), Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair said in a joint press statement.  A check on the Hong Kong International Airport website showed that a large majority of flights from other airlines departing […]

British Airways Airbus A380 Lands With Square Tire

Reading Time: 1 minute A British Airways Airbus A380 aircraft which took of from Hong Kong, landed at London Heathrow Airport with a square tire. The aircraft, an Airbus A380, registration G-XLEB, was performing flight BA32. According to AvHerald, the crew received a tyre pressure indication after reaching top of climb. Checking flightradar24 data, it is seen that the […]