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  1. Airfoil allows music to wing its way to AirPort Express

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... Danyll Wills You have run two interesting articles in the past two weeks on downloading music. You may well be interested in this product (www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/). It seems to do what Ian Johnston sought. I have yet to try it, but plan to. Alan Wright Address supplied I have had a look at this and it certainly appears to be interesting. I have not bought an AirPort ...

  2. Plane crazy

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by James Tu

    ... Catherine Shaw Chek Lap Kok may have just been voted the world's best airport, but next year it faces competition from a new kid on the block. Billed as an 'entertainment air-city', the Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) opened in February and has already become a destination in its own right. Strategically located between Tokyo and Osaka, Centrair acts ...

  3. Case of tail wagging the dog in airport privatisation talks

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Negotiators from the airlines and the Airport Authority are set to knock heads again over the issue of the authority's proposed privatisation. This will mark the second ... on the fundamental issues than they were in December when they started. What are these issues? It really boils down to the question of whether the airport should balance its books on a single-till accounting ...

  4. Parties stay divided on airport privatisation

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Airline officials say deep divisions remain over the government's proposed Airport Authority privatisation during the second round of public consultation on the future governance of Chek Lap Kok. But Cathay Pacific Airways chief operating officer Tony Tyler insists the airline community and the Airport Authority were continuing to meet on open and friendly terms. ...

  5. Despite fighting words, airport and carrier likely to meet at the altar

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... the gregarious and mercurial Tony Fernandes, AirAsia's chief executive, told the Associated Press the chances of his airline flying to Hong Kong were 'zero, right now'. He said the Airport Authority was acting in a manner 'typical of an arrogant, old-fashioned airport'. 'I don't think they're serious,' he told AP in Penang. 'They're not doing ...

  6. Beijing airport breaks with duty to tender out shopping

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton News last week that Beijing Capital International Airport had broken free from the domination of China's state-controlled China Duty Free Group (CDFG) to tender out ... access to the Chinese market and now, with the airport breaking free, CDFG's seemingly unassailable position is shaken. BCIA last week bypassed CDFG and put its duty-free operations out ...

  7. Talk won't make airport fees cheaper for low-cost carriers

    Posted Jul 25th 2005, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton Amid the high-profile discussions between AirAsia's maverick chief executive Tony Fernandes and the Hong Kong Airport Authority, one key development seems to have ... deals can be done for low-cost carriers. Last Wednesday, Airport Authority commercial director Hans Bakker once again insisted that Hong Kong International Airport's charges were ...

  8. Fans rush airport for glimpse of Korean jewel

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Chaos broke out at the airport yesterday when South Korean star Lee Young-ae arrived in town escorted by 55 security guards. Lee, who played the leading role of Jang Geum ... and Koreans, pushed their way forward to get a closer glimpse of the star, who was flanked by 20 TVB and 35 Airport Authority security guards. Six vehicles later escorted the actress and her entourage ...

  9. Hong Kong risks losing top airport title to Shanghai

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... Murray Bailey If the current trend in growth rates continues, Hong Kong will lose its status as Greater China's top airport to Shanghai by the third quarter. The number of passengers passing through Chek Lap Kok airport increased a strong 14 per cent to total 9.3 million in the first quarter of this year, ahead of the 9.1 million using Shanghai's two airports- Pudong ...

  10. Import slide may be turning airport into a one-way cargo street

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... of comfort in the fact that the highest-value trade - that which moves through the airport - still appears robust. As senior management at the Airport Authority are quick to point out, air cargo may ... of automated loading bays at the airport's biggest freight terminal over the past five months, up almost 5 per cent on the record performance posted last year during the same period. Hongkong Air ...




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