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Cathay Pacific to Discontinue Doha Service "for Commercial Reasons"

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced it will discontinue its daily flight between Hong Kong and Doha "for commercial reasons". In a statement on its website, the airline said the service, which launched in March 2014, is being discontinued with effect from February 15, 2016. Cathay Pacific said it will continue to work together with Qatar Airways as strategic airline part...

HK Express to Take Delivery of Six A320neo and A321 Aircraft in 2016

Hong Kong-based low-cost carrier HK Express (UO) will take delivery of six new Airbus aircraft in the second half of next year, including four 188-seat A320neo and two 230-seat A321 aircraft. The Hong Kong-based airline has 12 A320neos on order and will take delivery of the first four in the second half of 2016, with another four pending delivery each year. Deliveries will be complete...

Hong Kong-Bound Dragonair Flight Diverted to Xiamen Due to Air Conditioning Problem

A Hong Kong-bound Dragonair (KA) flight from Fuzhou was diverted in Xiamen on Wednesday night 30 minutes after takeoff, due  a suspected problem with air conditioner, local media reported. Flight KA663, performed by an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 259 passengers and 14 crews, took off from Fuzhou Changle International Airport (FOC) at 8:26 p.m. on Monday. The pilo...

61-Year-Old Passenger Arrested for Assaulting HK Airlines Cabin Crew

Hong Kong police reportedly claimed that a 28-year-old flight attendant on HK Airlines (HX) flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong was indecently assaulted by a male passenger yesterday, Apple Daily reported. The 61-year-old male passenger was arrested after on-site investigation. The case was handed over to airport's crime investigation team. HK Airlines declined to further comment...

Cathay Pacific Hurt by Runway Delay in Hong Kong with Rivals Expanding

Hong Kong has a plan to counter growing competition from airports in North Asia. It starts in 2023. That's how long Asia's busiest international airfield must wait before opening a third runway after a near 10-year delay in winning approval for the extension. In the meantime, airports from Guangzhou to Taipei are expanding and adding more direct flights, taking business from H...

Debt Plan Cuts Fees for Hong Kong Airport Runway

Departing and transiting travelers will from next year pay HK$70 to HK$180 as an airport construction fee depending on flight class and distance the Airport Authority said as it unveiled its funding proposal for the HK$141.5 billion third runway. The adjustment came after the initial proposal of a uniform HK$180 fee was criticized as too high. To compensate for the fee reduction, t...