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  1. Comment - Letters

    Airport should tackle competition before building third runway

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Airport should tackle competition before building third runway I refer to Jake van der Kamp's column ("Taxpayers should not pay for a third runway… ... were non-existent for political reasons. Plus, the airports at Guangzhou and Shenzhen now represent a huge gateway for in-country flights for visitors and domestic passengers. Lastly, while ...

  2. Business - Economy - AVIATION

    Hong Kong's role as air hub doomed unless third runway is built soon

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:09pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... Can Shenzhen airport and the other Pearl River Delta airports ride in like white knights to save the day for Hong Kong's increasingly congested Chek Lap Kok? As environmental lobbyists continue to grab at any available straw to block construction of a third runway at the airport, it has often been claimed that airports in the delta can fly in to Hong Kong's rescue. ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Worldwide Cruise Terminals working to meet passenger transport requirements

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by LETTERS

    ... to transport approximately 1,300 passengers and their baggage per hour. It also arranged 13 additional paid shuttle buses, like the one Mr Davis took, to the Kowloon Airport Express station, ... service to all passengers, and had approximately 300 guests booked on its shuttle buses to the airport. Perhaps because this was the cruise line's first call at Kai Tak, while we provided our ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More infrastructure won't make Hong Kong airport more competitive

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 07:24pm by Albert Cheng

    ... of a commercial city on land to the north of the airport and near the AsiaWorld-Expo. It will feature commercial towers, exhibition space and tourism facilities, as well as shopping outlets. ... Airport Authority chairman Marvin Cheung Kin-tung. Lo's proposal to build a mega commercial complex would affect construction of the third runway. The tug of war was eventually won by Cheung, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Post September 11, there is no excuse for lax security for air travel

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 07:33pm by DANIEL WAGNER

    ... extensively around the world, I have seen my share of questionable practices regarding security procedures at airports and on planes. Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, these range from a cockpit door being left open throughout a domestic flight in Pakistan to no security protocol at all at an airport in Papua New Guinea. The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Delay to high-speed railway to serve as a wake-up call

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Rail delay should be wake-up call Hong Kong prides itself as a showcase of public works, and with good reason. Not only did we overcome natural constraints to put in place a world-class airport, rail links and bridges; we also delivered them with speed and efficiency. This small city boasts an array of civil engineering marvels that is the envy of the world. That explains ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Can Hong Kong and Shenzhen airports co-ordinate for mutual gain?

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Happy landing for two airports? Building a state-of-the-art airport terminal in one of the world's fastest-growing economies is a challenge. The new one in Shenzhen, ... overnight. Some passengers missed their flights, blaming confusing flight schedules and information. But compared with the turbulence experienced during the Hong Kong airport relocation 15 years ago, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legislators should keep focus on universal suffrage fight

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 06:44pm by Michael Chugani

    ... officials? Rather than surrender the items to mainland airport officials, he turned around and flew back to Hong Kong. The Labour Party's Cyd Ho Sau-lan and Peter Cheung Kwok-che returned ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 18, 2014

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by LETTERS

    ...   Flight paths causing noise pollution Some can remember what it was like living or working near Kai Tak airport, when planes overhead brought conversation to a halt, or if you were sleeping woke ... However, in recent months, planes headed for southeastern and southwestern points, which previously left the airport by sensibly taking off south over water, have changed course. Now, they usually ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Too often, tech gadgets disrupt rather than aid learning

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:29pm by Kelly Yang

    ... electronics. Like an airport security guard, I ask everyone to stow their laptops and mobile phones. Then I hand out pieces of lined paper, to give my kids a chance to read and write the way I learned ...




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