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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Improving airport's efficiency the fastest way to ease air traffic congestion

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:09pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the urgency of the problem means Hong Kong cannot afford the 10-year wait for a third runway, not to mention the huge costs Improving airport's efficiency is the fastest way to ease air traffic congestion In a desperate last-ditch effort, the Airport Authority has reportedly asked its 1,100 staff members to write to the Environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1555587/improving-airports-efficiency-fastest-way-ease-air-traffic-congestion
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1554322/keep-hong-kong-airport-wide-body-jets-and-ditch-need-third-runway
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557115/let-spoiled-airlines-fund-hong-kongs-third-runway-not-public-purse
  6. Business - Comment - AVIATION

    Why US passengers loathe airport productivity gains

    Posted May 19th 2014, 10:13am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Surveys may show them to be productive but the American system is still way behind Asia's best Chaotic US airports prove less is certainly not more Flying from Hong ... country's famous chaos, only to arrive at an airport system that even US Vice-President Joseph Biden has described as "third world". Two decades ago, when I moved to Hong Kong, the flights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1515416/why-passengers-loathe-airport-productivity-gains
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing must address the lack of civil air space

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Unfortunately, such secrecy can also leave travellers in the dark about the closure of air space to civilian aircraft. As a result, thousands have milled about pivotal eastern airports in frustration and uncertainty this week after the authorities announced cuts in civilian traffic of up to 25 per cent until mid-August to accommodate the drills. Affected airports include Shanghai, Nanjing and Wuhan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1558448/beijing-must-address-lack-civil-air-space
  8. Comment - Blogs

    Does Chinese signage at Vancouver airport send the wrong message?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:04am by Ian Young

    ... are the large Chinese-language advertisements for real estate developers and others that greet new arrivals at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond. “[The airport advertisements] are important because exiting the airport is for thousands their first introduction to Canada,” said Brad Saltzberg, British Columbia regional director for activist group Putting Canada First. “Rather than some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1494933/does-chinese-signage-vancouver-airport-send-wrong-message
  9. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    CAAC making name over flight delays

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by George Chen

    ... How ironic. The massive flight delays across major airports, caused mainly by mysterious People's Liberation Army's military exercises, have become international news headlines. ... where the air force controls only narrow corridors or airspace remote from airport hubs. Last week alone, travellers in the mainland's eastern provinces were affected by massive flight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1560687/caac-making-name-over-flight-delays
  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 29, 2014

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by LETTERS

    ... runway will be good for economy To meet future air traffic demand the Airport Authority wants to expand Hong Kong International Airport by constructing a third runway. Some people have expressed ... runway the logistics industry will be hit. An overloaded airport may cause delays for the logistics sector. We would lose our status as a logistics hub to mainland cities and could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1561424/letters-editor-july-29-2014

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