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  1. Executives can enjoy first-class benefits

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... says the firm is striving to raise the professional service standards for business and leisure travel. 'Five-star travel can also be enjoyed during airport transits. China Fast Track offers the privileged few a custom-designed product dedicated to meeting the needs of their busy lifestyle,' Sze says. Under this service, a business executive is picked up from the airport ...

  2. Cause of jet's bungled takeoff still a mystery

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam It's still not clear why a Finnair flight almost took off from a taxiway instead of a runway at the city's airport. It's still not clear why a Finnair flight almost took off from a taxiway instead of a runway at the city's airport. An inquiry found that the plane, carrying 272 people, had no problems with light signals or radio communication ...

  3. Airport risks stalling as regional rivals soar

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... the hourly air traffic movements for both runways. At present, Beijing registers up to 1,400 landings and takeoffs daily. That is expected to rise to 1,600 by 2015. Shanghai has two airports: Hongqiao has 900 flight movements per day; Pudong 500. After the opening of its third runway, Guangzhou now handles about 700 aircraft movements a day. With two runways, our airport has a capacity ...

  4. Airport lounges aim for take-off

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Travellers have come to expect more from airport lounges since the 9/11 tragedy as heightened security checks at airports worldwide are resulting in much longer waiting times for flights. ... by Priority Pass, the world's largest independent airport lounge access programme, found frequent travellers rated the basic necessities of comfortable seating and high-quality refreshments ...

  5. Buxom star's ad too hot for airport

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip An animal welfare group's video of a scantily clad Pamela Anderson and a nude couple campaigning against leather and furs has been deemed too hot for the airport. An application by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to air the video on the airport's television sets was rejected by the authority's advertising agent on December 23 because ...

  6. Beijing airport takes third place among world's busiest hubs

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Beijing now has the world's third-busiest airport, surging past Chicago, Tokyo and Paris as the mainland shrugged off the global economic slowdown. Beijing Capital International Airport's ranking puts it behind Atlanta and London's Heathrow in terms of domestic and international passenger numbers in 2009, according to a report by Airports Council ...

  7. Airport businesses to cut emissions

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Joyce Ng

    ... Adrian Wan and Joyce Ng The Airport Authority and about 40 business partners have promised to cut the airport's carbon emissions by 25 per cent for each passenger or 100kg of cargo ... they will undertake more than 300 carbon-reducing actions. Carbon audits would be done every year to check the progress, Stanley Hui Hon-chung, the Airport Authority's chief executive, said. In one ...

  8. Airlines to Asia: keep your airport fees low

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis in Geneva A global airline body has urged airports not to end discount charging schemes or raise fees for airlines, which still face the threat of lower profits next year. The call was made by Jeff Poole, director of airport and air-traffic control charges at the International Air Transport Association. Poole said several Asian governments had 'very enlightened ...

  9. Gusts rip roof of Beijing airport and raise questions over design

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Staff at Beijing Capital International Airport scrambled to fix the roof of Terminal 3, part of which was badly damaged on Friday by strong winds that swept across Beijing. ... third-largest building by area at 986,000 square metres, and the second-largest airport building- only Dubai airport's own T3 is bigger, at 1.5 million square metres. Beijing was named ...

  10. Airport Authority earmarks HK$12b for expansion plan

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Hong Kong's Airport Authority has earmarked HK$12 billion for an expansion plan aimed at ensuring it can cope with expected air traffic growth by 2020 after posting a record annual net profit and paying the government a handsome dividend. The Hong Kong government, the airport's sole shareholder, will pocket HK$4.5 billion in dividends, including an unprecedented ...




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