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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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 ... Airport when a South Korea-bound Boeing 737 with 122 passengers on board tried to take off down a taxiway rather than a runway. In this case, there was no packed jumbo jet lying in wait, ...

    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. 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
  7. Airport workers' strike denounced by official

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... Agnes Lam and Dennis Eng Undersecretary for Transport and Housing Yau Shing-mu yesterday said the strike on Saturday by airport ground staff was undesirable. Air traffic and other services ... into Hong Kong left the airport without their luggage, and dozens of flights were delayed. The strike ended at about 4pm and airport operations returned to normal, an Airport Authority spokesman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665204/airport-workers-strike-denounced-official
  8. Students explore feelings about airports

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Week, to be held in October. The workshop saw 22 students from Polytechnic University, Dutch students and design professionals explore the relationship between design and emotion at airports. Pieter Desmet, assistant professor at the University of Technology in Delft, said students had to design products which would evoke certain emotions after visiting the airport. 'The aim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642401/students-explore-feelings-about-airports
  9. Engineer dies in airport shuttle bus crash

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo An inspector for the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company died and four other people were injured when their shuttle bus crashed into a barrier on South Runway Road at Chek Lap Kok airport at about 3.40pm yesterday. The 63-year-old man, named Pang, was declared dead at Princess Margaret Hospital. The others suffered minor injuries. Pang is survived by his wife, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664254/engineer-dies-airport-shuttle-bus-crash
  10. It is time for Legco to rein in big-spending Airport Authority

    Posted Dec 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government seems determined to go ahead with the construction of a third runway and third terminal at Hong Kong International Airport, despite figures that show traffic is falling ... the Airport Authority to continue to spend more money so it can justify the very high fees it charges airlines. There might be a need for a third terminal, maybe when the second terminal is no longer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665017/it-time-legco-rein-big-spending-airport-authority

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