Hong Kong regulatory authorities have denied Qantas Group its application to start a low-cost carrier (LCC) in Hong Kong. The application was fought long and hard by Cathay Pacific Airways and Hong Kong Airlines. A public inquiry was held in Hong Kong after Qantas sought to launch LCC Jetstar there in partnership with China Eastern Airlines and Hong Kong’s Shun Tak Holdings. Opponents to the plan said the airline did not comply with Hong Kong law, which requires airlines to have their ...

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