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  1. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Airport bosses accused of manipulating flight figures to justify third runway

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Groups fighting plans for third runway say bosses pushing up usage rates of existing two by letting 'half-empty planes' serve minor routes Airport 'exploiting flight figures' Airport chiefs are ignoring inefficiencies in the use of its two runways as they seek to justify a third, concern groups say. They questioned the need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553618/airport-bosses-accused-manipulating-flight-figures-justify-third
  2. News - World - LIBYA

    Explosions and gunfire as rival militias battle to control Libya's main airport

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 04:46pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Tripoli Six die as clashes shut Tripoli airport Deadly clashes closed down Libya's main international airport yesterday as the anti-Islamist militia that controls it came ... the casualties. The assault by Islamist militants on the Zintan militia, which controls Tripoli airport, came after the UN pulled out staff citing security fears and as the US warned of further ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553349/explosions-and-gunfire-rival-militias-battle-control-libyas-main-airport
  3. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Number of people trying to smuggle weapons through Hong Kong airport triples

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Security questioned as crime rises at airport The number of passengers trying to take weapons, mainly stun guns, through Chek Lap Kok more than tripled last year, amid an overall increase in crime at the airport. The total number of crimes reported at the airport district jumped by more than a third, to 1,003 incidents last year from 750 in 2012. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550592/security-questioned-crime-rises-chek-lap-kok-airport
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong airport must meet global demand or risk falling behind

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 06:05pm by JULIA YAN

    ... To meet future air traffic demand, the Airport Authority is proposing to expand Hong Kong International Airport by building a third runway. The environmental impact assessment report ... will be severely undermined. Those who believe Hong Kong needs only two runways argue that London Heathrow Airport's two-runway operations allow it to "maximise the value of the runways" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1549621/hong-kong-airport-must-meet-global-demand-or-risk-falling-behind
  5. News - China - TOURISM

    New airport in Guangxi mountains offers nail-biting landings

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com No room for error at new airport When it opens next month, the airport in Hechi in southern Guangxi province should prove a nail-biting landing for arriving passengers. Dozens of hilltops were levelled to clear way for the 850-million yuan (HK$1.06 billion) airport, built 677 metres above sea level. There is a single terminal and one runway extending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549198/new-airport-guangxi-mountains-offers-nail-biting-landings
  6. News - World - AIRPORT SECURITY

    Being forced to switch on smartphones at airport security may lead to delays

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:20am

    ... have faced tighter airport security in recent days over fears that militants linked to al-Qaeda are developing new explosives that could be slipped onto planes undetected. The checks focused ... The Department of Homeland Security, of which the TSA is part, is also asking that airlines and airport authorities in Europe and elsewhere examine the shoes of passengers headed for the United States ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548599/switching-smartphones-airport-security-may-lead-flights-delays
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Airport's dolphin experts told 'show evidence development won't drive creatures away'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Consultants backing third runway project accused of guesswork and misleading public Airport's dolphin experts told: show us your evidence Marine consultants hired by the Airport Authority should present facts to back up their claims that building a third runway at Chek Lap Kok would not threaten Chinese white dolphins in the area, a local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545116/airports-dolphin-experts-told-show-us-your-evidence
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong risks losing out to rivals without a third airport runway

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time for take-off on third runway The arguments for and against a third airport runway have been so well rehearsed by supporters and critics that they risk becoming clichés. ... are not to be ignored. The question is how to minimise the impact without holding back development. This is what the Airport Authority is doing. In a renewed attempt to meet the standards laid down by the law, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542596/hong-kong-risks-losing-out-rivals-without-third-airport
  9. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Hong Kong Airport dividend payout of HK$5.3 billion raises eyebrows

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Big airport dividend raises eyebrows Questions have arisen over the Airport Authority's dividend policy after it paid a record HK$5.3 billion to its sole shareholder, the Hong Kong government. The generous dividend comes as the airport operator struggles to formulate a financing plan for a multibillion-dollar runway expansion that it has been advocating. Compared with last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540603/hong-kong-airport-dividend-payout-hk53-billion-raises-eyebrows
  10. News - World - YEMEN

    Yemeni airport briefly seized as 8 soldiers killed in two attacks

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:15am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Aden Airport briefly seized in deadly raid Suspected al-Qaeda gunmen stormed and briefly seized an airport in Yemen's southeastern Hadramawt province yesterday, just as a civilian airliner was landing, officials said. Three soldiers were killed in the attack on Sayun airport, while another five died in a simultaneous suicide bombing at a nearby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541353/yemeni-airport-briefly-seized-8-soldiers-killed-two-attacks

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