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  1. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Better pay, conditions for airport security work luring ex-staff back, firm says

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Airport security firm says ex-staff returning A range of workplace sweeteners have attracted dozens of frontline security officers back to work at Chek Lap Kok airport. In March, the government-owned Aviation Security Company (Avseco) sent out hundreds of letters in an attempt to rehire former staff, stating that the work environment had "greatly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570264/better-pay-conditions-airport-security-work-luring-ex-staff-back-firm
  2. News - World - AVIATION

    Iranian airliner crashes near Tehran airport, 39 dead

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 02:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tehran Plane crash in Iran kills 39, injures 9 A regional passenger plane assembled in Iran crashed yesterday while taking off from the capital, killing 39 and injuring another nine onboard. The IrAn-140 operated by domestic carrier Sepahan Air crashed in a residential area near Tehran's Mehrabad airport. State television said the plane's tail struck ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570593/passenger-jet-crashes-near-tehran-airport-least-40-dead
  3. News - Asia - AVIATION

    More than 350 new airports planned across Asia-Pacific as tourism booms

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore China alone plans to build over 100 in the next 10 years as middle classes spread their wings Rush to build airports in Asiaas tourism booms Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562931/more-350-new-airports-planned-across-asia-pacific-tourism-booms
  4. News - China - AVIATION

    Shanghai, Hangzhou airports back to normal as weather clears up

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 01:37pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Aviation authority lifts yellow alert for flight delays The yellow alert for flight delays at airports in Shanghai and Hangzhou has been lifted as weather ... at Shanghai’s Pudong and Hongqiao international airports as well as Hangzhou’s Xiaoshan airport had returned to normal in the afternoon. Some routes had also regained their usual levels of air traffic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561087/major-flight-delays-expected-shanghai-due-bad-weather
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Fred Lam, head of trade development council, to be Airport Authority chief executive

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com TDC sends another high-flier to airport authority Trade Development Council executive director Fred Lam Tin-fuk has been appointed the next chief executive of the Airport Authority, where he is expected to be reunited with his present boss, Jack So Chak-kwong, who will become chairman in a year. Lam, 56, will replace Stanley Hui Hon-chung, who will leave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535261/fred-lam-head-trade-development-council-be-airport-authority-chief
  8. News - World - AVIATION

    Delta pilot fails to get the joke as he is ordered to circle Atlanta airport

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:46pm by Reuters

    ... to abort a landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Flight 630 from Detroit was approaching a runway last Wednesday when a controller told the pilot: "630, go around", instructing the plane to circle the airport and attempt another landing, according to audio aired by Atlanta television station WXIA. The controller then quickly said: "I'm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534902/delta-pilot-fails-get-joke-he-ordered-circle-atlanta-airport
  9. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Third runway at Chek Lap Kok would be 'white elephant', say groups

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com New runway 'set to be a white elephant' A third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport will become another "white elephant", groups opposed to the plan say. Neither Terminal Two, built in 2007, nor the HK$1 billion North Satellite Concourse, have helped the airport increase efficiency or flight capacity, according to environmental group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570787/third-runway-chek-lap-kok-would-be-white-elephant-say-groups
  10. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hongkongers stranded in Thailand after airline grounded over safety fears

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... for City Airways, and yesterday the airline- which has been operating regular flights since October 2012- asked Hong Kong to cancel its parking slots at Chek Lap Kok airport. "We were ... of the ministry of Tourism and Sports Phuket office, told the Phuket Gazette yesterday. The latest developments effectively ground the airline as it can no longer use three of the five airports it serves, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573109/city-airways-grounded-due-safety-concerns-leaving-hundreds-stranded

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