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Fury as HK-bound tourists forced to spend night on grounded plane in Shenzhen

KA875 sits on the tarmac at Shenzhen airport. Photo: SCMP Pictures   Furious passengers were forced to spend the night on a grounded plane with little food and water after it was diverted from Hong Kong to Shenzhen due to Sunday's violent storms. The Dragonair flight from Shanghai, with around 250 passengers and 15 crew on board, was due to land in Hong Kong just after 9.30pm on Sunday. Bad weather forced pilots to divert the plane to nearby Shenzhen. But on the tarmac, the passengers were barred from leaving as the airport's terminals were already full of stranded

Spring Airlines to suspend Xiamen-Hong Kong flights

Spring Airlines says it will be suspending its operations between Xiamen and Hong Kong from 23rd September this year, Xiamen Daily reports. The bad market situation and the fierce competition among airlines have both contributed to the decision to withdraw the service, according to the airline. In addition to this, the inconvenient departure and arrival times have also made the flight a less attractive option for travelers. The Shanghai-headquartered budget airline started to offer flights between Xiamen and Hong Kong for just 9 yuan from the end of 2012. The ultra-low

Hong Kong Airlines starts daily direct flights between Hong Kong & Fuzhou

  Hong Kong Airlines has launched a daily service between Hong Kong and Fuzhou, which will be operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Situated in the eastern part of Fujian, Fuzhou is a prosperous modern city that serves as the economic, political, cultural and transport centre of the province. The new allocation of traffic rights will provide Hong Kong and mainland passengers with a wider choice and enhanced convenience, further developing Hong Kong’s position as a leading international traffic hub. The addition of Fuzhou further extends Hong Kong