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  1. Airport buzzes as visitors depart

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and security, airport authorities said they had tried their best to offer good service, and ensure the smooth and safe departure of Games passengers. A press officer surnamed Li said airport staff were ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing's international airport was bustling yesterday, one day after the Olympics closing ceremony. More than 12,000 foreign athletes and Games officials left ...

  2. First fall of snow overwhelms capital's commuter networks

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... which came much later than usual this year, delayed more than 100 flights for at least an hour at Beijing Capital International Airport, China News Service reported. Airport authorities were not available for comment, but on its website, they described the delays as 'moderate', saying the runways had been cleared of snow by 6.15am and ready for planes to take off. Authorities ...

  3. Lixian likely choice for Beijing's second international airport

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... passengers and handle 1.8 million tonnes of cargo each year. The plan to build the second international airport was suspended in 2003 before a site was selected because the authorities wanted ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing will go ahead with its plan to build the city's second international airport and has chosen a site south of the city centre. The General Administration of Civil ...

  4. Beijing's turbulent flight path

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The London-based carrier operates out of three airports in London, including Heathrow, Gatwick and London City Airport. BA said a two-airport configuration could work if authorities took the time ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Mainland airlines are hoping that when Beijing's second airport is finally opened, they will not be forced to schedule flights from two airfields ...

  5. News - China

    Man runs naked through Beijing airport

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 02:35pm by Amy Li

    ... A western man went streaking at Beijing Capital International airport on Tuesday afternoon after arguing with another passenger over seats,  Chinese media reported on Wednesday. The man had allegedly occupied two seats on an airport shuttle train. He had refused to let a Chinese passenger sit down and got into an altercation with him, the report said. The man, who was about ...

  6. News - China - WEATHER

    Snow clears smog but brings travel chaos to China

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... woes caused by snow and ice in several regions. Beijing Capital International Airport said on its website that nearly 100 domestic and 16 international flights were cancelled or delayed ... and the central and northern parts of the Yellow and Huai rivers, according to the China Meteorological Administration. Authorities urged people to prepare for further chaos. Snow clears smog but brings ...

  7. Liquids banned after scare on mainland flight

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... security on the mainland, said: 'As far as I'm concerned, the quicker, the better.' The tightening of airport security came as mainland authorities for the first time admitted ... the man's belt but airport authorities refused to give more details. Security analysts said the lapse at Urumqi airport exposed the vulnerability of the mainland aviation industry to terror attacks ...

  8. Out of the blue, Beijing caught by heavy rainfall

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an hour. The airport also warned passengers that taxi services could no longer be guaranteed. The rain is forecast to decrease significantly today, but authorities warned that geological hazards ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The heaviest rain in years took Beijing by surprise yesterday afternoon, crippling subways, roads and the airport. The Beijing Meteorological Bureau ...

  9. News - China - Beijing

    Beijing air pollution soars off index as dust storm brews in west

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 10:20am by Ernest Kao

    ... this one on Twitter from Bill Bishop, author of China newsletter Sinocism, and  this one on Google Plus from William Farris. Beijing authorities issued a yellow haze warning on Wednesday. ... to the 200-300 level by evening. "Thick air, can't see, no wind...this is what I woke up to today," one microblogger said. Beijing Capital International Airport gave no warning of heavy ...

  10. Beijing airport chief admits bribery charges

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Zhang Zhizhong, the former head of Beijing Capital International Airport, has stood trial, charged with taking nearly 5 million yuan (HK$6.12 million) ... aircraft maintenance and job promotions for others while he served as chairman of the biggest airport giant in China. The hearing lasted just half a day, and Zhang looked calmed and confessed all ...




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