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Recent articles by Danny:

Hong Kong third wave: alarm as overseas pilot seen visiting top tourist spot while Covid-19 test result was pending

Cargo pilot from United States tells another visitor on Peak Tram that he had arrived from South Korea and was in the city for a few days. → Read More

Cathay Pacific will bounce back, new CEO tells staff

Augustus Tang Kin-wing, 60, who also called for unity among staff on Monday, said the need to comply with rules stipulated by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) went to the very foundations of the company's right to exist. → Read More

Qantas’ vision to convert plane cargo holds into entertainment and exercise zones won’t be easy, experts say

With longer flight times and routes, airlines intend to convert plane cargo compartments into areas for entertainment, leisure or exercise zones, but experts caution there are limits to what can be offered.... → Read More

Doubts over Hong Kong Airlines’ Auckland route after troubled carrier halts ticket sales to New Zealand’s largest city

Troubled Hong Kong Airlines has halted ticket sales to Auckland, casting doubt on another of its long-haul destinations as its bid to challenge Cathay Pacific Airways crumbles. ... → Read More

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways set to close Toronto cabin crew base, with up to 120 jobs at risk

Flight attendants told of changes when staff were invited to meet airline at a hotel in Toronto Airport to clarify their future → Read More

Cathay Pacific eyes passenger health and wellness as potential new revenue stream

As aircraft design helps planes fly further and passengers spend more time in the sky, airlines are looking at how to cash in by expanding their health and wellness offerings.... → Read More

Cathay Pacific pilots’ union chief quits after improved offer to end industrial dispute fails to take off

The chief of Cathay Pacific Airways’ pilots’ union has resigned little more than a week after members rejected a revised offer to end a long-standing industrial dispute.... → Read More

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways and Australia’s Qantas move ever closer – and Virgin is miffed

New code-share plan – still to be approved – would dramatically boost the travel options for fliers between the two places → Read More

Dramatic footage emerges of tyre explosion on aircraft tug at Hong Kong airport as plane prepares for flight to Seoul

A tyre exploded and flew off an aircraft tug on Tuesday as the machine was pulling a plane at Hong Kong airport, endangering workers nearby, it has emerged.... → Read More

Hongkongers treated to a performance extravaganza in the annual Lunar New Year night parade

Tens of thousands of people lined the balmy streets along Tsim Sha Tsui to catch a glimpse of the annual Cathay Pacific Lunar New Year Night Parade.... → Read More

Asia’s aviation industry is booming, so why isn’t it making money?

Only six of the 20 publicly traded airlines based in the region made a profit in the last reported quarter Revenues have taken a hit from falling fares and increased competition from rapidly expanding budget carriers → Read More

American Airlines CEO says ‘no plans’ to raise its stake in China Southern, even as rivals do

American Airlines has ruled out making a larger investment in China Southern Airlines, saying it will maintain its holding unchanged at less than 3 per cent, even as a rival firm recently bought a 5 per cent stake in the mainland’s biggest carrier by ­passengers.... → Read More

Hong Kong pilots’ union close to civil war after deal to end dispute with Cathay Pacific managers voted down

Hong Kong’s pilots are on the brink of civil war as rank-and-file union members seek to sack their leaders following the overwhelming rejection of an offer from Cathay Pacific managers to settle a long-standing industrial dispute.... → Read More

Cathay Pacific pilots overwhelmingly reject airline’s offer, meaning five-year industrial dispute will linger on

Unhappy pilots have overwhelmingly rejected Cathay Pacific Airways’ offer of improved pay, perks and conditions as the company failed to settle a five-year industrial dispute for the second time. The margin of rejection this time around was greater.... → Read More

Macau opens aviation sector after 25-year stranglehold, but can new local airlines take off?

Macau is gambling on new local airlines taking to the skies as it opens up competition in the sector for the first time in a quarter of a century to woo more international visitors, according to aviation experts and industry sources.... → Read More

Law student in court accused of indecently assaulting two Cathay Pacific crew on flight to Adelaide

An Australian court heard on Friday how a law student travelling from Hong Kong indecently assaulted two Cathay Pacific Airways flight attendants on a flight to Adelaide.... → Read More

International kindergarten closes after flu outbreak, as government monitors two public school similarly affected

A privately run kindergarten has been closed after a flu outbreak, while authorities were also monitoring two public schools after dozens of children were stricken with the illness.... → Read More

Cathay Pacific sells first-class tickets from Portugal to Hong Kong at one-tenth of original price

Carrier promptly admits to mistake selling tickets for only US$1,512, when full fares on similar routes cost US$16,000. It says it will honour discounts → Read More

Hong Kong-based online travel agent Zuji, now without a licence, unable to operate

Hong Kong-based travel agent Zuji could no longer operate as a business on Friday night, as the city’s travel watchdog revealed more than 50 customers were waiting for refunds totalling HK$250,000 (US$32,000).... → Read More

Hong Kong Airlines shrugs off cash concerns and says ‘it’s business as normal’

Hong Kong Airlines has insisted it will be able to meet its financial obligations, despite sources saying it had been under growing financial strain over the past 12 months.... → Read More