Early traveller not forgotten

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 March, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 March, 2000, 12:00am

It is regrettable that Tim and Maggie Lewis (letter headlined, 'Early morning let-down,' South China Morning Post, February 21) were unable to find a food outlet at the airport when departing on their early morning flight on February 7.

Passengers and airport visitors may be interested to know that a number of airport catering outlets open quite early: The Touch & Go sports bar and the Banana Leaf Asian food court, located next to the escalator in the centre of the check-in hall shopping area, are both open for Asian and Western-style breakfasts from 5.30am.

The Sky Window Food Court, after immigration on the departures level, is open 24 hours. It is on the same level as immigration, above the SkyMart shops. Money changers open at 6.30am, while most other retail outlets open at 7am. The Circle K convenience store in the arrivals hall is open 24 hours.

Special arrangements were made over the Lunar New Year holiday peak period from February 2-13, which included the day your correspondents departed from the airport. All restaurants opened earlier than usual, some as early as 5.30am.

We acknowledge, however, that the passenger terminal is a very large building, and passengers in a hurry may have difficulty finding some of these outlets. We therefore plan to install more signs directing passengers to those catering and retail outlets which open particularly early.

WONG SAU-YING Media Relations Manager Airport Authority