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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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479704/crack-closes-runway-two-hours
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/461707/airport-heats-air-con-goes-down
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459807/terminal-failure
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449939/no-quick-fix-security-ba-chief
  5. Solution for high airport charges should start with doubling them

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'It is always the Airport Authority which negotiates airport-related charges. But this mechanism may not be the best solution after the airport ... of the ones he espouses. Mr Fung's apparent argument is that a fully privatised Airport Authority would be a monopoly that looks after its own interests first and may thus have too much scope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/470637/solution-high-airport-charges-should-start-doubling-them
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/460431/airport-opening-delayed-month-safety-concerns
  7. Airport may face $7.8m damages claim

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo, Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael and Joseph Lo Airlines considering group action after baggage-handling breakdown, says expert Hong Kong's Airport Authority may be facing a $7.8 million compensation ... were considering a group action against the operators of Hong Kong International Airport in a bid to recoup some of the huge losses incurred by the breakdown, the source added. More than 30 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/468127/airport-may-face-78m-damages-claim
  8. Guangzhou unveils its new airport

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

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou The modernised regional hub will handle 80 million passengers and 2.5 million tonnes of cargo each year Guangzhou opened the new Baiyun International Airport yesterday, becoming one of the last major mainland cities to modernise its airport. At the opening ceremony, Party Secretary Lin Shusen paid tribute to the old airport, saying it had contributed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465248/guangzhou-unveils-its-new-airport
  9. Competing airports

    Posted Aug 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To what extent does Guangzhou's new airport threaten Chek Lap Kok? Has the response of Hong Kong International Airport been adequate? What more does Hong Kong need to do? Share your views: write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465666/competing-airports
  10. Blackout simulated at HK airport

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael A section of the passenger terminal is plunged into darkness Hong Kong International Airport was once again plunged into darkness yesterday, but this time authorities were ... 'minimal'. The simulated incident follows a series of glitches in recent months which left parts of Chek Lap Kok airport without lighting, baggage handling systems and air conditioning. The Airport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/474812/blackout-simulated-hk-airport

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