Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong’

[] Despite increased security travel measures around the world, one woman managed to board the wrong plane, with the wrong airline – all under the wrong name.

Despite the fact that she was travelling under a different name, on passenger was able to board a Cathay Pacific plane.

According to The South China Morning Post, the incident happened at Taiwan Airport when a woman, known as “Ms Hong” was flying to Hong Kong.

The first error in the series of incredible events happened when she checked into the Cathay Pacific desk – instead of Hong Kong Airlines.

Despite checking in with the wrong carrier, Hong was processed. She was also holding a boarding pass that belonged to a man with the same surname, also flying to Hong Kong.

The flights had been booked by Hong’s boyfriend who was told his partner had not boarded her Hong Kong Airlines flight.

SCMP reports that the woman was furious.

“The name on the air ticket wasn’t me. Even the sex on the air ticket was not right. This is ridiculous,” she said.

Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Airlines have since come together to ensure Hong made a safe return trip, she was also given the use of Cathay’s executive lounge.

A spokesperson for Cathay Pacific confirmed there had been an ……

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27th February, 2016


[Mirror] British Airways has announced its first superjumbo Airbus A380 will fly on the celebs’ favourite Heathrow to Los Angeles service from October 15.

Tickets for the 469-passenger double decker jet are now on sale at earlybird rates

Tickets for the 469-passenger double decker jet are now on sale at earlybird rates. Photo: CA Aviation

Tickets for the 469-passenger double decker jet – due to be delivered in July – are now on sale at earlybird rates starting at £499 return in economy with business returns at £3,800 for two people.

Keith Williams, British Airways’ chief executive, said: “This will be a very special premiere. The A380 is a great aircraft that has been developed with huge amounts of British engineering ingenuity. London and Los Angeles are two world-leading cities, and we are proud to be the first airline to connect them with the A380.”

The second A380 route will be to Hong Kong from November 15, 2013.

Prices start from £559 return in economy.

London-based actress Gemma Arterton said: “Working in film means that I spend a lot of time travelling around the world, often to…..

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5th Mar, 2013

[] Low-cost carriers were behind nearly all of the growth in the Philippine air travel sector over the last five years, Gokongwei-led Cebu Pacific said on Thursday.

Growth is being driven by low fares offered by low-cost carriers such as Cebu Pacific

Growth is being driven by low fares offered by low-cost carriers such as Cebu Pacific

At the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Summit held in Davao last week, Cebu Pacific vice president for marketing and distribution Candice Iyog said 96 percent of the industry’s growth could be traced to the expansion of low-cost carriers.

Full-service carriers like Philippine Airlines, meanwhile, contributed just 4 percent to the sector’s growth.

“This is mainly driven by the low fares offered by low-cost carriers’s such as Cebu Pacific. By unbundling services such as baggage and meals, customers are given the choice to buy only the services they want to pay for,” Iyog said.

“Full-service or legacy carriers continue to bundle all their services into the fare, something new air travelers have rejected. Cebu Pacific continues to remain focused on stimulating travel demand in the Philippines. We’ve seen this in every market we operate,” she said.

Despite rising fuel costs, Iyog claimed that airline tickets are now 30 percent cheaper, on average, than they were 10 years ago.

Citing government data, she said one out of every two domestic passengers flew on budget airlines’s in 2006. In 2011, budget airlines’s dominated the domestic market with 76-percent market share, or three out of every four domestic passengers.

She said the effect of budget airlines’s on……

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A great feature from the BBC’s ‘fast:track’ channel

Welcome on-board this Business Only flight to Hong Kong

A Cheery welcome on board Hong Kong Airlines “Busines Class only route” from London Gatwick to Hong Kong.

Despite the rising cost of fuel and an uncertain global economy a relatively small regional carrier based in Hong Kong is launching a new business-only daily service between Hong Kong and London.

Hong Kong Airlines

But can they succeed in making a premium-only product work where others have failed?

See the full feature from BBC’s Carmen Roberts here……

Qantas of Australia and China Eastern Airlines are to launch Hong Kong's first budget airline

(From the Financial Times)  Qantas of Australia and China Eastern Airlines are to launch Hong Kong’s first budget airline in a landmark deal for foreign participation in the Chinese aviation industry.

Jetstar Hong Kong will be a $198m joint venture in which Qantas and China Eastern hold equal stakes. It plans to start flying next year.

It will be the first time that major Chinese and foreign airlines have together established a passenger airline, with previous partnerships limited to cargo joint ventures or codeshare agreements.

In establishing a budget carrier, Qantas and China Eastern are targeting an under-served segment of the Chinese market. Although air travel has risen in China, the country has little in the way of discount options.

Hong Kong Express, partially owned by China’s Hainan Airlines, has said it wants to convert itself into a budget carrier. Oasis Hong Kong offered low-fare long-haul flights before it stopped flying in 2008 after incurring big losses……

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