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  1. Crack closes runway for two hours

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The northern runway at Chek Lap Kok was closed for two hours yesterday morning after a large crack was found in the tarmac. The Airport Authority said a 4.4cm-wide, 4cm-deep crack running about 1.5 metres along the runway was discovered during a regular inspection at 9am. The runway was closed while repair work was carried out. It was reopened just after 11am. ...

  2. Terminal failure

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, completed just two years ago and capable of handling 13 million passengers a year. You might then notice that your plane taxis past our spanking new terminal and stops in front of an old, squat structure. That is the old airport, built in 1982- the one you will actually use. You see, the new terminal is closed, and has not handled ...

  3. 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 ... with these hassles. 'Technology will help with the check-in process. For us, passengers are already able to print their own boarding passes at home before they arrive at the airport. That will help ...

  4. Airport heats up as air con goes down

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A cooling system failure at the airport yesterday afternoon left the passenger terminal without air conditioning for about two hours. During the incident, the temperature ... on June 10. 'We suspected that this failure was caused by a problem with a salt-water pump,' said Bevin Tsang, a terminal manager for the Airport Authority, after workers carried out ...

  5. Airport opening delayed a month by safety concerns

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng and Staff Reporter Guangzhou will postpone opening the New Baiyun International Airport until August because of safety problems discovered during two recent tests. 'Safety and having no risk are [important] to an airport,' said Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua. 'Postponing [for] one month is not a big deal to us.' More than 300 problems, including flaws ...

  6. Baiyun airport opening delayed

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Annette Chiu, Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling and Annette Chiu Foreign carriers scheduled to use Guangzhou's new 18 billion yuan international airport have been given an August 5 launch date, about six weeks after the facility's original scheduled opening. Guangzhou-based executives for the airlines are being told the opening ceremonies for Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport will be delayed from June 28 until ...

  7. More debate urged on airport plan

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Legislators have called for more time to debate the government's plans to privatise the airport, after a 30-minute session yesterday ended before all members could ask ... to restructure the Airport Authority's capital structure and raise its level of indebtedness, by having the authority borrow $6 billion to buy back some of the government's shares. ...

  8. Missing airport doctor?

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I wish to comment on the letter headlined 'Airport health: who is responsible' (December 26). Dr P. L. Ma of the Port Health Office (PHO) said the international practice is that it is the duty of airport authorities, not governments, to provide a medical service. And 'any sick passenger requiring medical attention will be seen first by the private doctor'. The practice ...

  9. Airport freight traffic soars

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sidney Luk Strong domestic consumption in the United States and increasing exports from China boosted Hong Kong airport's cargo traffic in the past two months by 17.31 per cent. The Hong Kong Airport Authority saw cargo throughput in January and last month hit 420,000 tonnes, up from 358,000 tonnes in the same two months last year. Passenger traffic totalled 5.42 million, ...

  10. Fares: airport charges count for little

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter headlined 'Expensive airport' (March 27) on airport charges. Travellers plan trips with a view to time, money, comfort and reliability. To this end, the Airport Authority strives to provide good value-for-money services to airlines and to passengers and shoppers. Market information shows that the price difference of air tickets from Shenzhen ...




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