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  1. No quick fix for security: BA chief

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Enhanced safety here to stay but technology may ease hassles If there is one gripe that air travellers share, it is the high-level of security measures at airports since ... reduce the long lines,' he said. 'Further on, new technologies may develop that will negate the need to remove your coat and shoes at security checkpoints in airports. If we can do ...

  2. Olympics trigger IT investments in airport security

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for new airport security programs,' said Francesco Violante, managing director at Sita's information networking computing (Inc) business unit. Sita has been providing services, including ... to improve security and boost operational efficiency, while speeding up the movement of low-risk passengers. 'Airports in China and around the world must invest in the necessary physical changes ...

  3. Olympics trigger IT investments in airport security

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. 'We see China confidently turning to information technology as the cornerstone for new airport security programs,' said Francesco Violante, managing ... up the movement of low-risk passengers. 'Airports in China and around the world must invest in the necessary physical changes to meet new security mandates,' said Bruno Frentzel, ...

  4. Rogue case strap unleashes luggage chaos at airport

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry An investigation was under way yesterday into how 700 pieces of luggage were left behind at Hong Kong International Airport after a single suitcase strap brought the baggage ... at around 3pm, an Airport Authority spokesman said. The loose strap smashed into an electronic sensor on a conveyor which sorts the luggage out into different destinations, halting the system until ...

  5. Armed man sparks Beijing airport alert

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A Hong Kong man sparked a security alert at Beijing airport when officers found a mortar shell, a hand grenade and machine gun ammunition in his hand luggage. ... The man had checked in for his flight and his luggage was being X-rayed just before 8pm when security staff spotted the weapons on their screen. They opened the luggage and found the weapons ...

  6. Shanghai secures backing to take off as air hub by 2015

    Posted Nov 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Eva Woo in Shanghai and Annette Chiu in Zhuhai Ambitious 10b-yuan airport upgrade to help triple cargo and passenger numbers Shanghai has secured central government support ... at the city's Pudong International Airport. It only has one at the moment but a second will be in use in the first half of next year. A spokesman for the Shanghai Airport Group said yesterday ...

  7. Sloshed stripper sparks air security scare

    Posted May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reuters in London A drunken woman looking for a place to sleep slipped past security and onto an aircraft at Aberdeen airport in Scotland where she dozed unnoticed for several hours, sparking a review of security. The British Airports Authority (BAA) yesterday said it had launched a full investigation after the woman- reported by a tabloid newspaper to be a scantily clad ...

  8. Stiff US security rules may cripple transatlantic flights

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Tim Bryan and Joseph Lo in London and Hong Kong Five-hour check-ins and jams could deter passengers, British travel agents fear The planned introduction of new security rules by the US Department of Homeland Security this summer could wreak chaos on transatlantic flights, Britain's air travel industry says. A requirement for extra information on passengers before they board ...

  9. Foggy horizon predicted for south China's newest airport

    Posted Feb 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the city's government last year worrying if the new Baiyun International Airport would be able to secure international air rights. The former mayor was right to be concerned. Only four months away ... in the region wanted to expand capacity, they would eventually be driven by competition to think about specialisation and positioning to secure market share. The first phase of Baiyun airport ...

  10. Chek Lap Kok airport faces increased rivalry

    Posted Apr 16th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... [scheduled for construction] rather than in Hong Kong.' He noted Thailand had secured reciprocal rights to serve any mainland city from any of its airports. And Mr Lam warned the new Guangzhou ... Carrie Chan Chek Lap Kok's status as a mainland gateway is under increasing threat from other airports, Hong Kong's civil aviation chief said. The competition would increase ...




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