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  1. Beijing airport takes third place among world's busiest hubs

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Beijing now has the world's third-busiest airport, surging past Chicago, Tokyo and Paris as the mainland shrugged off the global economic slowdown. Beijing Capital International Airport's ranking puts it behind Atlanta and London's Heathrow in terms of domestic and international passenger numbers in 2009, according to a report by Airports Council ...

  2. Officials blamed for chaos at Beijing airport

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Outside the snow was falling, but inside Beijing's Capital International Airport temperatures rose. Snowstorms since Sunday stranded tens of thousands of air travellers. ... As the airport returned to normal yesterday, questions were being asked over the communication breakdown between aviation authorities and municipal weather gurus who artificially induced the snowfall. ...

  3. Unpaid airport fees pile up as airlines post losses

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Mainland carriers, facing a deteriorating operating environment, are shifting part of their financial burden to airports by delaying payments for services such as landing fees, according to an industry association. Seventeen major airports had accumulated accounts receivable from mainland carriers of 4.2 billion yuan (HK$4.8 billion), said an official from ...

  4. Airport shops stuck with buckets for leaks

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Repairs fail to halt water seepage from roof Retailers will have to make do with plastic sheeting and buckets to collect rainwater seeping into the airport's leaky HK$2.8 ... world-class airport. An Airport Authority spokesman said water had seeped in during the record-setting black rainstorm early this month through leaks in the connections between the glass screen doors ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Dec 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hokkaido scraps flights in storm A snowstorm on the northern island of Hokkaido caused the cancellation of more than 200 domestic flights in Japan and delayed by an hour the arrival in Hong Kong of two flights from Sapporo, where one of the airport runways reopened in the afternoon. About 100 trains to and from Hokkaido and the north of the main island of Honshu were also ...

  6. Blocked airport highway a black mark for city

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for emergencies, such as those caused by adverse weather conditions. But yesterday's shut-down of the main road link to the airport and widespread flooding raises questions about how well prepared our ... in parts of Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, Aberdeen and Happy Valley. At the airport, more than 150 flights were delayed or otherwise disrupted. One big concern is that the key North Lantau Highway linking ...

  7. Hundreds of passengers stuck at airport amid uncertainty over cancelled flights

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Dan Kadison, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong, Austin Chiu and Dan Kadison With Typhoon Nuri bearing down on Hong Kong yesterday morning, thousands of passengers headed to the airport hoping to beat the storm. Hundreds ... of the city. Last night, hundreds of passengers were still massed at the airport. Nuri, later downgraded to a severe tropical storm, grounded more than 400 flights, leaving a big backlog when flights ...

  8. Many stranded as torrent of mud blocks airport road for first time

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo For the first time since it opened, the highway to the airport was rendered impassable, with more than a metre of muddy water trapping cars and requiring emergency workers ... traffic. Last night, workers were removing mud that had been left on the airport-bound lanes after the water drained away. Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said the government would ...

  9. Hong Kong risks losing top airport title to Shanghai

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... Murray Bailey If the current trend in growth rates continues, Hong Kong will lose its status as Greater China's top airport to Shanghai by the third quarter. The number of passengers passing through Chek Lap Kok airport increased a strong 14 per cent to total 9.3 million in the first quarter of this year, ahead of the 9.1 million using Shanghai's two airports- Pudong ...

  10. Import slide may be turning airport into a one-way cargo street

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... of comfort in the fact that the highest-value trade - that which moves through the airport - still appears robust. As senior management at the Airport Authority are quick to point out, air cargo may ... of automated loading bays at the airport's biggest freight terminal over the past five months, up almost 5 per cent on the record performance posted last year during the same period. Hongkong Air ...




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