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  1. News - World - AVIATION

    US airports replace 'strip search' X-ray scanners

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Chicago

    ... Associated Press in Chicago US airports replace 'strip search' X-ray scanners The US government is quietly removing full-body X-ray scanners from seven major airports ... it is making the switch to speed up lines at crowded airports, not to ease passenger privacy concerns, but civil liberties groups hope the change signals that the old equipment will eventually go ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    City Digest, November 27, 2012

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Airport sees interim profit increase 13pc The Airport Authority would continue building the midfield concourse and new parking stand to meet rising demand, chief executive Stanley Hui ... cent to HK$6.395 billion. The airport handled 28.7 million passengers in the period, up 3.8 per cent, two million tonnes of cargo, up 2.1 per cent, and 176,000 aircraft movement, up 4.6 per ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Intrusive body scanners to be used at cruise terminal, airport

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Controversial devices that perform 'virtual strip search' for contraband to be installed at cruise terminal and airport, raising privacy fears Intrusive body scanners on way A controversial body scanning system that can see through clothing and has sparked privacy concerns at airports worldwide is to be installed at the new Kai Tak cruise ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Airport Authority fails to allay pollution fears over third runway

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Talks on runway struggle to take off Environmental groups accused the Airport Authority of insincerity and a lack of preparation at a meeting on the planned third airport runway yesterday. They said the authority had not addressed demands raised a month ago. The nine groups that met authority representatives said they would continue to boycott its technical ...

  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Sydney airport customs officers caught in drug ring investigation

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Airport customs caught in drug probe Australia announced an overhaul of its customs service yesterday after eight people were arrested in a corruption investigation linked to an alleged drugs ring at Sydney airport. "I am working on major structural and cultural reforms to Customs and will announce them next year," Home Affairs Minister ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia customs upheaval over Sydney airport graft

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 11:47am by AFP

    ... ring at Sydney airport. “I am working on major structural and cultural reforms to Customs and will announce them next year,” Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare said. “There is no place ... allegations that an “entrenched network” of corrupt customs officers at Sydney airport have been working with organised crime figures to import drugs. A six-month investigation by Fairfax Media ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - AIRLINE SAFETY

    Engine fault leaves Cathay passengers stuck at airport for 18 hours

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Engine fault is detected minutes before take-off, forcing 236 passengers to disembark and wait at airport for 18 hours while repairs carried out Nightmare as Cathay jet stuck on tarmac Hundreds of New York-bound Cathay Pacific passengers were stranded for more than 18 hours at Chek Lap Kok airport on Sunday after engine problems with one ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Airport Authority signs up dolphin activist for third runway assessment

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Dolphins' champion reluctantly accepts brief to help Airport Authority's marine assessment Third runway project signs up an opponent A vocal opponent of the third runway proposed for Hong Kong International Airport says he agreed reluctantly to help the Airport Authority in carrying out its marine ecology assessment because the authority could ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    International pilots back plan for third runway at Hong Kong Airport

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Tony Cheung

    ... Airport. The International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations, which has 100,000 members, said the city would eventually need a third runway because of increasing air traffic. Its director of operations, Gideon Ewers, said from Britain: "My colleagues say they often face 30-minute delays as air traffic in Hong Kong grows." The Airport Authority estimates ...

  10. Business - Money - WEALTH BLOG

    Chinese travellers wooed to spend big at European airport

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 11:46am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... in global invention, it’s unusual to hear of them coming up with great retail ideas. But this week we read of the freshly-minted personal shopper service at Frankfurt Airport. They have gone to some ... around the airport’s duty free aisles making sure their shopping wish lists are fulfilled. You don’t have to be Chinese to enjoy this service; Hussein also speaks English, French and German. ...




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