Greater Bay Airlines Receives New Aircraft

Greater Bay Airlines — a brand-new airline in Hong Kong — received its second Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after being granted the Air Transport License in February. The new aircraft has registered with registration B-KJB and leased from China’s ICBC Leasing. According to local media, the aircraft was owned by Norwegian…

Hong Kong Enacts Entry Ban for Two More Carriers

For two years, Hong Kong’s strict travel restrictions have made flying into the city challenging and costly. The city instituted a zero-covid policy — banning flights from several countries and subjecting arrivals to compulsory hotel quarantines of two weeks. As thousands of new infections are now being reported daily in…

Cathay Pacific Struggles Amid Government Travel Restrictions

Cathay Pacific revealed that it is not out of the woods, while the global aviation industry is experiencing a gradual recovery. Hong Kong’s flag carrier has unveiled the traffic figures for December, carrying 92,916 passengers — an increase of 130.6 %, compared to the same time last year. However, it…

Cathay Pacific Airways Cancels Long-Haul Cargo Flights

Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it will suspend its long-haul cargo services until Jan. 6 due to a shortage of staff. The Hong Kong government has tightened its restrictions in the wake of the Omicron variant. The flight crew needs to take seven days isolation in a designated hotel after…

Oneworld Airline Alliance Purchases Sustainable Aviation Fuel

On Tuesday, The oneworld airline alliance announced their intentions to purchase 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) from renewable fuel company Aemetis, further strengthening their commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050. Eight members have signed the memorandum with Aemetis, with the option to allow additional alliance members…

Alaska Airlines Expands Existing Codeshare with British Airways 

Alaska Airlines announced in a press release that it has enhanced its codeshare agreement with major European carrier and fellow oneworld alliance member British Airways. Tuesday’s announcement strengthens the carrier's long standing relationship by adding 16 additional markets. As the industry moves towards normalcy again and the airlines continue to…

Cathay Pacific Unveils Gloomy Forecast

Cathay Pacific is celebrating its 75th anniversary. However, the airline is also facing its biggest challenge at the same time. The Hong Kong-based carrier announced its traffic figure for August, when it carried 135,353 passengers, an increase of 278.4% compared to August 2020, but a 95.3% decrease from August 2019.…

Qantas Plans International Lounge Reopening, Shutters Hong Kong Lounge

Planning for easements in global travel restrictions, Qantas has announced plans to reopen its international flagship lounges in Singapore, London and Los Angeles in anticipation of Qantas international flights resuming in December. The Oneworld alliance carrier seeks to resume many overseas flights from its Sydney and Melbourne hubs — including…

Hong Kong and Singapore Travel Bubble Bursts

In the wake of new strategy for dealing Covid-19 in Singapore, the travel bubble agreement between Hong Kong and Singapore has burst, both governments have announced. Singapore's government has granted Hong Kong residents the ability enter the country without quarantining as a result of the low infection rate in Hong…