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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keep Hong Kong airport for wide-body jets and ditch need for third runway

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:17am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Return to Kai Tak policy would remove officials' justification for pricey third runway Let logic take off and keep airport for wide-body jets Airport chiefs ... analysis of a million flights between 2010 and 2012 highlighted low operational efficiency of the existing runway. SCMP, July 14 I can make a much stronger case of inefficient use of the airport ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE VAN DER KAMP

    Let spoiled airlines fund Hong Kong's third runway, not the public purse

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Let spoiled airlines fund third runway, not the public purse An association representing 2,500 pilots in Hong Kong has voiced support for a third airport runway, saying ... in favour of a third runway if air passengers and cargo shippers are willing to pay for it. Any financier, given data that the airport authority has ready to hand, can work out in less than 10 ...

  3. Airport returns just flights of fancy for taxpayers

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Dear Stakeholders,' Victor Fung Kwok-king From the chairman's statement, HK International Airport annual report Imagine picking up the accounts ... for the enterprise. How long would it take you to put in a Sell order on that stock? You may say, of course, that our airport is a public sector corporation and the government's objective ...

  4. Airport privatisation only way to ensure decent return for taxpayers

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'The government hopes that privatisation will strengthen the AA's (Airport Authority's) market discipline in running of the airport for greater efficiency and more commercial opportunities. It will introduce an additional quality stock to our financial market and enable Hong Kong people to own shares in our successful airport. In addition, proceeds ...

  5. It's our airport and the airlines' self-interest should be shot down

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'In the final analysis, the question is whether the costs of constructing and running the airport should be fully recovered from its users in the long run. It is a choice between securing a better value at IPO (initial public offering) by increasing airport charges in the next few years, or keeping airport charges more competitive at the risk of undermining ...

  6. Airlines should shop around for other ruses

    Posted Jul 12th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... 'Dear Stakeholders,' From the chairman's statement 2006/07 annual report, Airport Authority Ihave a little warning bell in the back of my head. Others tend not to notice ... it if we run it their way.' In my view, you see, Airport Authority chairman Victor Fung Kwok-king should actually have addressed his chairman's statement to 'Dear Donald' ...

  7. HK to gain, not lose, from direct cross-strait flights

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Yesterday 54 flights from Taiwan, the bulk of them from Taipei, landed at our airport. This comes to 13.9 per cent of 389 aircraft arrivals from all points of origin yesterday. It's a very high ... natural tourism business for us, which is being mighty optimistic, and 39 flights, 10 per cent of total daily arrivals at our airport, represent the Taiwan transit business. We can actually double ...

  8. IATA pushing their own barrow, so let them pay

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the chance. Well, maybe this overstates things but the point is that IATA is an airline lobby. Its role is to make governments pick up the bill for construction of new airports and then scream injustice when those same governments ask airlines to contribute through airport charges. It has played the game successfully in Hong Kong. Our airport took eight years to achieve its miserably low ...

  9. A lesson for HKIA: watch Cathay and do as they do

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... 'Hong Kong International Airport has been recognised as the world's best for the sixth time in seven years.' SCMP, August 9 'Cathay Pacific Airways posted a better than ... and the 2003 Sars epidemic. Other airlines salivate at the thought of such profitability. The airport at which Cathay Pacific bases itself is also very good, the world's best for the sixth time ...

  10. The horse has already bolted - even so, it's not a problem

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and investment in Hong Kong? Bring on the canned laughter. What it comes down to is the airport, all those Taiwanese businessmen that for long have had to transit through Hong Kong on their way to and from their industrial ventures in the mainland and now enjoy the prospect of being able to fly direct. Going through our airport's website, I counted 51 flights arriving here from Taiwan ...




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