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  1. Airport checkpoint of the future puts end to groping

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Aviation industry insiders got a glimpse of the future yesterday - an airport security checkpoint that boasts no stopping, stripping or unpacking and 'certainly no groping'. ... Organisation plan to advance the introduction of some of the security measures offered by the tunnel at airports. These include the wider use of biometric data and segregating passengers into one ...

  2. Officer accused of using police van as airport taxi service

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... misuse of the vehicle occurred on Sunday, when Senior Superintendent Dominique Ziemann of the marine police returned to Hong Kong after a family trip. It is alleged that he called the airport ... the van at the airport and jumped in for a lift to the police station. Initial investigation indicated that he parked his car at the police station through proper procedures, police said. Ziemann ...

  3. Israeli held over airport breach

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from the Airport Security Unit. The 27-year-old man, who also injured three airport staff, had to be pepper-sprayed by the officers before he could be restrained. The security breach, in which ... airport employees. Security officials used pepper spray on the suspect before he was overpowered and arrested, a spokesman said. All five injured and the Israeli were treated for minor injuries ...

  4. No suggestion that city is at greater risk

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Aviation Security, said the company had stepped up patrols at the airport. ... Phyllis Tsang The risk of a terrorist attack in Hong Kong remains 'moderate' after the assassination of Osama bin Laden. Undersecretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said yesterday ...

  5. High alert ahead of Xinjiang expo

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Airports in several major mainland cities have been placed on the second-highest security alert level since Sunday amid rumours of planned suicide ... Kunming, Chengdu, Xian and throughout Xinjiang were told to arrive at the airports at least two to three hours before departure without being given any explanations for tightened security measures, ...

  6. Mystery of tourist's tight squeeze

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Terminal One on Tuesday afternoon. Security measures on the airport rail system have been stepped up after the incident, which halted services between the terminal's east and west halls ... the airport's security unit and three airport staff were injured during the arrest. The airport's general manager for technical services, Ricky Leung Wing-kei, said surveillance cameras captured ...

  7. Streamlined security predicted

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... streamlined boarding approach may be adopted by all airlines and airports as early as 2025. 'Airlines are losing out to high-speed trains because of waiting times at immigration or security at airports,' said Roger Thomas, managing director of CAP Strategic Research. Airlines should be more like trains in terms of security checks and baggage-handling, he said. Thomas predicted ...

  8. Fans defend 'grumpy' Bieber at HK airport

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Airport with three times as many bodyguards and security guards as fans has become an internet sensation. The video, uploaded by the mass market Apple Daily newspaper, shows the 17-year-old, who ... titled 'Justin Bieber @ Hong Kong Airport- 7 fans vs 20 security guards' and interspersed with clips of frenzied mobs of female fans in overseas cities- had been viewed 97,000 times. ...

  9. Beijing airport soars after subsidies extended

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Beijing Capital International Airport saw its shares rise as much as 10 per cent in Hong Kong yesterday after the central government extended its subsidies by five years, removing a major obstacle to floating its shares on the mainland. The subsidy is a share of airport construction fees, which are embedded in airfares and comprise charges levied by the central ...

  10. Runway forum erupts in confrontation

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com A public forum on the proposal to build a third airport runway erupted in confrontation yesterday when supporters and opponents clashed. Security guards rushed ... with a large group of supporters who were brandishing printed placards. Dozens of security guards were called in to protect the panel of speakers, which included Airport Authority executive director ...




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