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  1. Comment - Letters

    Four runways option cheaper than Airport Authority's proposal

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by LETTERS

    ... Four runways option cheaper than Airport Authority's proposal Many have written on the pros and cons of a third runway at Chek Lap Kok. Surprisingly fewer have inquired ... in line. The plan was abandoned, apparently not on operational grounds, but because of encroachment into occupied private land. A similar proposal could be adopted at Hong Kong airport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1587359/four-runways-option-cheaper-airport-authoritys-proposal
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Airport Authority's fixation with third runway is blinding it to other options

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:33pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says more feasible ways to reduce airspace congestion must be considered, not least because of the hefty costs of airport expansion Airport Authority's fixation with third runway is blinding it to other options Over the years, the Airport Authority has been funding research and more research to legitimise its claim that Hong Kong needs a third ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581468/airport-authoritys-fixation-third-runway-blinding-it-other-options
  3. Comment - Letters

    Airport Authority must take lead setting up reserves for dolphins

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by LETTERS

    ... Airport Authority should take lead in marine park creation As a spectator in the room provided for the public at the Advisory Council for the Environment's meeting on Hong Kong airport's proposed third runway, I felt dismayed that any realistically valuable efforts to protect the Chinese white dolphins were not put forward. The council's comment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1581583/airport-authority-must-take-lead-setting-reserves-dolphins
  4. Comment - Letters

    Endangered dolphins deserve better than flawed airport report

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by LETTERS

    ... Endangered dolphins deserve better than flawed airport report "Dolphins v Development" has become the overarching focus of the controversial struggle raging over Chek Lap Kok airport's proposed third runway: just how much of a threat the development poses to the habitat of Chinese white dolphins and other marine life and land-based organisms in the area. As a group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1575027/endangered-dolphins-deserve-better-flawed-airport-report
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ideas to spark Tung Chung growth should be welcomed

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 02:50pm by Bernard Chan

    ... dependency. Tung Chung also has a reputation for limited amenities. The government expects airport expansion and the bridge to Macau and Zhuhai to create job opportunities there. A non-governmental ... to the district. They foresee a great future for the north Lantau corridor if it can exploit the opportunities of the airport and Zhuhai bridge the right way. One of their key strategies is to make Tung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1638844/ideas-spark-tung-chung-growth-should-be-welcomed
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Despite higher costs, keep Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge on track

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... requests are likely from delays in construction of new MTR lines and an even bigger-ticket item, a third airport runway, looms. Lawmakers have every right to ask questions about contracts awarded, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1640880/despite-higher-costs-keep-hong-kong-zhuhai-macau-bridge
  10. 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

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