Articles tagged “hong kong airlines”

Hong Kong Airlines Will Cut Jobs and Reduce Flights as Coronavirus Hits Travel

Hong Kong Airlines Will Cut Jobs and Reduce Flights as Coronavirus Hits Travel

Shriya Ramakrishnan in Bengaluru and Donny Kwok, Reuters

Hong Kong Airlines was in bad shape before anyone started protesting in Hong Kong. Now it must deal not only with fallout from the protests, but also panic from Coronavirus. It's hard to see how the airline recovers.

1 week ago

Hong Kong Airlines Plans Cash Injection to Stave Off Losing License

Hong Kong Airlines Plans Cash Injection to Stave Off Losing License

Shawna Kwan and Will Davies, Bloomberg

Troubled Hong Kong Airlines isn’t providing details on its cash injection plan, so the question remains if the HNA-backed carrier — which is on the verge of having its license revoked — can survive the troubles facing Hong Kong.

3 months ago

Embattled Hong Kong Airlines Delay Staff Salaries

Embattled Hong Kong Airlines Delay Staff Salaries

Will Davies, Bloomberg

Hong Kong Airlines has been struggling even before the pro-democracy protests. Now it's clutching at the straws. Staff morale will plunge as salaries are delayed despite the airline saying otherwise.

3 months ago

Cathay Pacific Eyes Investment in Hong Kong Express Airways

Cathay Pacific Eyes Investment in Hong Kong Express Airways

Cathy Chan, Bloomberg

While Cathay Pacific considers taking a minority stake in Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express, it needs to tread carefully to avoid entering a bidding war with several Hong Kong tycoons, who may also make bids. The carrier can't afford to be spendthrift.

12 months ago

Cathay Turns Around With an Expected $293 Million Profit

Cathay Turns Around With an Expected $293 Million Profit

Bloomberg

An airline that gets back on track is sometimes worth rejoicing about. It is a hard business and Cathay will earn applause for its turnaround.

12 months ago

Hong Kong Airlines Cuts Direct Flights to Auckland

Hong Kong Airlines Cuts Direct Flights to Auckland

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Struggling Hong Kong Airlines continues on its path to axe money-losing, long-haul flights and go back to flying in safer skies closer to home. This latest Auckland cut comes after it pulled out of Australia and Moscow and reduced the number of flights to Vancouver and San Francisco.

1 year ago

China’s Bullet Trains Pose a Threat to Hong Kong Airlines

China’s Bullet Trains Pose a Threat to Hong Kong Airlines

Prudence Ho and Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

More turbulent skies lie ahead for Hong Kong-based carriers like Cathay.

1 year ago

Paying to Be on the A-List

Paying to Be on the A-List

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Times are tough for legacy travel media brands and they are having to come up with more creative ways to cash in. But bringing in a charge for its A-List — no matter how this manifests itself — calls into question the idea of editorial independence.

2 years ago

Why Airlines Almost Always Serve Breakfast on Long-Haul Overnight Flights

Why Airlines Almost Always Serve Breakfast on Long-Haul Overnight Flights

Brian Sumers, Skift

Could airlines stop with the 4 p.m. breakfasts? Savvy travelers want to get acclimated to their new time zone as fast as possible, and a later afternoon meal of sausage and eggs doesn't help. But keep the coffee. It's vital.

2 years ago

Longer Flights Have Hong Kong Airlines Rethinking Customer Experience

Longer Flights Have Hong Kong Airlines Rethinking Customer Experience

Brian Sumers, Skift

We'd love to see an airline rethink the business class experience. Perhaps one might retire all the fluff, like the multi-course attempts at fine dining, served on tablecloths. But people apparently like the business class pageantry, so it sticks around, even on new entrants, like Hong Kong Airlines.

2 years ago

Hong Kong Airlines Wants to Disrupt Cathay Pacific on Trans-Pacific Routes

Hong Kong Airlines Wants to Disrupt Cathay Pacific on Trans-Pacific Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

We think the last thing the Hong Kong-North America market needs is more capacity. This seems like a shaky idea. But remember, Hong Kong Airlines is controlled by HNA Group, a giant conglomerate with deep pockets. You can't count it out.

2 years ago