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  1. Airport runway safety measures worth the effort

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recommends improving lighting and ground markings on taxiways, which could have confused the two pilots involved. There is no question that Hong Kong International Airport ranks among the very best airports in the world. Seasoned Cathay Pacific pilots have vouched for the clearness of signs, markings and lighting on runways and taxiways, saying it is extremely difficult to confuse them. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663779/airport-runway-safety-measures-worth-effort
  2. Getting bigger

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Airport Authority has begun the second phase of a study on a third runway. Given that the existing two runways are likely to reach maximum capacity by 2015, is this a necessary project? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638115/getting-bigger
  3. Changi operator to target travellers in second-tier mainland cities

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Changi Airports International is taking the profits from its famous home in Singapore and investing it in the mainland's second-tier cities with plans to profit from growing domestic travel while avoiding the politics of the country's biggest airports. 'We are looking at second-tier airports where the international sector is still relatively ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623036/changi-operator-target-travellers-second-tier-mainland-cities
  4. A runway disaster just waiting to happen again

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... in aviation history. Three decades on, the 1977 crash remains the single most deadly airline disaster- a tragedy on a scale that with today's advanced technology and sophisticated airport systems could surely never happen again. Or could it? It is a nagging question that was raised again by a comparatively trivial incident on a morning in September at Hong Kong International Airport when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663776/runway-disaster-just-waiting-happen-again
  5. Pilots suspended over 'taxiway takeoff bid'

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... a taxiway rather than a runway at Chek Lap Kok airport. An air traffic controller raised the alarm when he saw a South Korea-bound Boeing 737 carrying 122 passengers hurtling down a taxiway running ... in and out of Hong Kong. Taxiways at the airport run the entire length of runways but are narrower, have different coloured lighting and, unlike runways, do not have lights up the centre. One senior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653364/pilots-suspended-over-taxiway-takeoff-bid
  6. Beijing Airport warns of slump in earnings from fewer flights

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Beijing Capital International Airport warned its first-half profit would fall significantly as traffic was reduced by new rules and slowing demand while costs surged. The airport expected the unaudited net profit for the six months to June might fall substantially, it said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange yesterday without disclosing an exact figure. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647111/beijing-airport-warns-slump-earnings-fewer-flights
  7. Beijing Airport may see rent returned

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Beijing Capital International Airport may retrieve rent it has paid on terminal three after completing the acquisition of the property, which the company expects by year-end. Beijing Airport is paying 180 million yuan (HK$204 million) a month to lease the terminal from its parent, but analysts said it might backdate the transaction when the deal was concluded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654517/beijing-airport-may-see-rent-returned
  8. Air China plane damaged in airport collision

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... than 100 passengers. There were no injuries but a witness told Cable TV there were fears that an engine could have exploded when the plane's right wing struck the vehicle. The Airport Authority said the incident was the first of its kind at Chek Lap Kok airport and it would submit an investigation report to the Civil Aviation Department within six weeks. The Boeing 737, arriving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644618/air-china-plane-damaged-airport-collision
  9. Easing of airport security steps put off

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Relaxed security measures at mainland airports, announced on Wednesday and due to come into effect today, were postponed yesterday at the last minute. The restrictions would not be eased for now because of 'practicalities and work requirements', the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said in a statement on its website announcing the delay. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664493/easing-airport-security-steps-put
  10. Yunnan Airport shortlists investors for deal

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster Bidders may pay up to US$900m for Kunming airfield stake, buy into operating firm Yunnan Airport Group, which owns 11 airports in southwestern China, has shortlisted a group of investors for a two-part deal that may see them pay as much as US$900 million for a stake in a new airport in Kunming and then acquire a stake in the larger operating company, market sources said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658708/yunnan-airport-shortlists-investors-deal

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