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  1. Airport security is worlds apart

    Posted Oct 01st 2006, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... clippers, cans of shaving foam or suspicious liquids in hand baggage. Take the US as the other paradigm. Getting through security at busy airports like New York or Washington can be like entering ... inclined to joke and gossip. Living in Washington in the late 1990s, I felt that airport security was a joke, and many staff were comedians who had failed to pass the audition. But even today, ...

  2. A few changes for airport authorities to take on board

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I think airport authorities must bear much of the blame for the delays and disruptions which regularly occur at airports. First, why do they allow passengers to carry so much hand luggage? ... on hand luggage cannot be left to the airlines; the airport authorities must control this for the good of all travellers. Second, duty-free items should not be available on departure at airports ...

  3. Beijing Capital International Airport

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The group's principal activities cover the provision of aeronautical and non-aeronautical business at Beijing airport. The aeronautical business includes providing aircraft movement and passenger service facilities, and safety, security and fire-fighting services. The non-aeronautical business includes operating duty-free and other retail shops, restaurants and other food ...

  4. Metal baton at airport earns fine

    Posted Oct 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A Taiwanese man who works in Shenzhen was rebuked yesterday by a magistrate who fined him HK$5,000 for trying to pass through airport security carrying a baton. Paint ... the weapon in his hand luggage. He pleaded guilty yesterday to having a restricted article at the airport in breach of the Aviation Security Ordinance. The offence carries a maximum fine of HK$10,000 ...

  5. Airport builders accused of harassment

    Posted Nov 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The workers' union has filed a complaint with Airports of Thailand asking for more after-hours security and to have construction workers end their work days at 5pm. Airport authorities have set up ... Thailand Associated Press in Bangkok More than a dozen female Thai Airways workers have accused construction workers at Bangkok's new international airport of sexual harassment, ...

  6. Airport Authority lands more fulfilling role

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Debra Martin

    ... to their needs. The role involves everything from security issues and speed of transit through the airport to expediting passport checks. A VIP suite caters for individual whims, while private rooms, ... Debra Martin NOT LONG AGO, the Airport Authority mainly focused on managing operations, maintaining infrastructure and dealing with the day-to-day needs of airlines. Today the watchword ...

  7. Airport outlet offers a solution for shoppers

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... in their hand luggage. However, the new counter cannot sell alcohol or tobacco, which are taxed in Hong Kong, while perfume is not. An Airport Authority spokesman said the arrangements for the sale ... The authority said that due to the security alert in the US, major American airlines such as Northwest had banned sales of duty free products in liquid form. Lorna Frattini, who stopped over in Hong ...

  8. Airport to snuff out smoking in restaurants

    Posted Oct 29th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... and Health, said: 'There are arrangements in other international airports where they actually have an outdoor area that is secured so that people can go outside and smoke.' He said San ... Raymond Ma Number of rooms for smokers by boarding gates to be cut Smoking rooms in all restaurants at Hong Kong's airport will be closed when a law curbing smoking takes effect ...

  9. Airport to reassess emergency practices

    Posted Aug 13th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... said it was also important for airport security, the police and Civil Aviation Authority to work together to ensure there was always an 'efficient and smooth transfer' during crisis ... Barclay Crawford The Airport Authority will review emergency procedures after the chaos that descended on Chek Lap Kok during Typhoon Prapiroon. More than 3,000 passengers were left ...

  10. Drivers in standoff at airport over queuing system

    Posted Nov 28th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A dispute between a taxi driver and a security guard sparked a strike by more than 200 drivers outside the airport yesterday. The drivers refused to pick up passengers ... and were only partially resumed in the afternoon when an ad hoc taxi stand was set up to cater for passengers. The row broke out when a red-topped taxi driver was questioned by an airport guard ...




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