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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Improving airport's efficiency the fastest way to ease air traffic congestion

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:09pm by Albert Cheng

    ...'s efficiency is the fastest way to ease air traffic congestion In a desperate last-ditch effort, the Airport Authority has reportedly asked its 1,100 staff members to write to the Environmental ... on the controversial infrastructural scheme ends tomorrow. The Airport Authority has been a staunch proponent of the idea. Its arguments are premised primarily on the claim that the existing runways are almost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1555587/improving-airports-efficiency-fastest-way-ease-air-traffic-congestion
  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keep Hong Kong airport for wide-body jets and ditch need for third runway

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:17am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... than these concerned groups have done. I can make it from the Airport Authority's own studies. Unsuitably small aircraft are flying to unsuitable destinations Here follows an excerpt from ... of cargo will take 108,000 aircraft movements instead of the 66,000 forecast by the NAMP." And there you have the big secret that the Airport Authority wishes to keep hidden from us when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1554322/keep-hong-kong-airport-wide-body-jets-and-ditch-need-third-runway
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong airport must meet global demand or risk falling behind

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 06:05pm by JULIA YAN

    ... To meet future air traffic demand, the Airport Authority is proposing to expand Hong Kong International Airport by building a third runway. The environmental impact assessment report ... have lagged significantly behind market demand. To incorporate current developments into our planning, the Airport Authority updates the airport's 20-year master plan every five years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1549621/hong-kong-airport-must-meet-global-demand-or-risk-falling-behind
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong risks losing out to rivals without a third airport runway

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are not to be ignored. The question is how to minimise the impact without holding back development. This is what the Airport Authority is doing. In a renewed attempt to meet the standards laid down by the law, ... SCMP Editorial Time for take-off on third runway The arguments for and against a third airport runway have been so well rehearsed by supporters and critics that they risk becoming clichés. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542596/hong-kong-risks-losing-out-rivals-without-third-airport
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE VAN DER KAMP

    Let spoiled airlines fund Hong Kong's third runway, not the public purse

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in favour of a third runway if air passengers and cargo shippers are willing to pay for it. Any financier, given data that the airport authority has ready to hand, can work out in less than 10 ... we did at the old Kai Tak airport for the same number of passengers. And here are some further examples of how casual the Airport Authority is with your money: Did you know that these people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557115/let-spoiled-airlines-fund-hong-kongs-third-runway-not-public-purse
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Third runway environmental report must be challenged by lawmakers and residents

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 02:17pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... option was played down at an early stage by the Airport Authority. It seems society, as a whole, has accepted the authority's swift conclusion that this option could not cope with projected ... The public has only 30 days to examine the metre-thick documents and raise questions to the Airport Authority. I was a member of the Environmental Protection Department's Advisory Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1553977/third-runway-environmental-report-must-be-challenged-lawmakers-and-residents
  7. Comment - Blogs

    Does Chinese signage at Vancouver airport send the wrong message?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:04am by Ian Young

    ... are the large Chinese-language advertisements for real estate developers and others that greet new arrivals at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond. “[The airport advertisements] are important because exiting the airport is for thousands their first introduction to Canada,” said Brad Saltzberg, British Columbia regional director for activist group Putting Canada First. “Rather than some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1494933/does-chinese-signage-vancouver-airport-send-wrong-message
  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority must raise public housing rents or run out of money

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Housing Authority will run out of money if it continues building flats without raising rents that are already among the lowest in urban world High time we stopped paying this rent Professor Raymond So Wai-man, who chairs the Housing Authority's finance committee, said it may need to ask for more funding as its coffers will have dwindled to HK$28.2 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549258/housing-authority-must-raise-public-housing-rents-or-run-out-money
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong will get its third runway by hook or by crook

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:21am by Howard Winn

    ... by the Airport Authority's own consultant, Ove Arup, which admitted that the runway would struggle to meet Hong Kong's latest air quality standards, which are a legal requirement. ... Howard Winn The 30-day consultation period for the environmental impact assessment for the third airport runway is over and all that is needed now is for the Environmental Protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1556562/hong-kong-will-get-its-third-runway-hook-or-crook
  10. Comment - Letters

    Airport should tackle competition before building third runway

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by LETTERS

    ... the third runway is deafening. Besides the idea of auctioning flight slots during peak hours, the Hong Kong Airport Authority should consider giving discounts for landing and parking fees during ... SCMP Editorial Airport should tackle competition before building third runway I refer to Jake van der Kamp's column ("Taxpayers should not pay for a third runway… ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1449532/airport-should-tackle-competition-building-third-runway

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