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    Talks on Chek Lap Kok airport nearly collapsed, insider reveals

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Beijing and London argued over signing of agreement on new airport, insider reveals Chek Lap Kok talks 'almost collapsed' Sino-British talks on building the new airport at Chek Lap Kok almost broke down in 1991 after Beijing insisted the agreement be signed by the two heads of government in the Chinese capital, according to a new book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1040227/talks-chek-lap-kok-airport-nearly-collapsed-insider-reveals
  2. Engineering new jobs at the Airport Authority

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei The automated people mover at Hong Kong International Airport is a computerised railway system that enables passengers to travel between Terminals 1 and 2 and the SkyPier. Kyle Tam (right), an assistant engineer employed by the Airport Authority, is responsible for the maintenance of the system. 'I co-ordinate with different parties such as operations, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003966/engineering-new-jobs-airport-authority
  3. Open minds could find more creative solutions for third airport runway

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the workload and complexity of operations for Hong Kong's airspace management. I refer to the near-collision between two aircraft on September 18, 2011 [waiting to land at the airport]. So far, ... will not be operational until at least 2023 anyway, why not build an all-new three-runway airport elsewhere, with the room for straightforward growth to a fourth or even a fifth runway? The third runway does ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997560/open-minds-could-find-more-creative-solutions-third-airport-runway
  4. British teen disappears at Chek Lap Kok airport

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at Chek Lap Kok airport before he was due to catch a flight bound for Scotland on Monday night, police said. He told his mother at about 9.30pm that he was going to the airport's Burger King fast-food restaurant but did not return. His mother found his mobile-phone line disconnected and made a report at the airport police station early yesterday. Police said he had left the airport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998489/british-teen-disappears-chek-lap-kok-airport
  5. Immigration queues an hour long at airport

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... there are bottlenecks, its own surveys show that fewer than 2 per cent of non-resident visitors queue for 15 minutes or more at the airport. Tien suggests the issue could be solved with greater flexibility over ... in the world but queues at immigration in the airport are probably the most inefficient part of Hong Kong- unfortunately, this is the first impression many people have of Hong Kong,' he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988979/immigration-queues-hour-long-airport
  6. A new airport name? It won't fly

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Most cities that boast an international airport have named it after a great national or local figure or the place where it is located. New York has John F. Kennedy, Paris has Charles de ... airport' after it. That is fine for most of us, but some find it unimaginative, unremarkable or simply dull. A suggestion by aviation enthusiasts that it be renamed Sun Yat-sen International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986185/new-airport-name-it-wont-fly
  7. Airport angels

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Guest service officers Premium Plaza Lounge Premium Plaza Lounge is recruiting for all of its departments, but have a particular need for guest service officers. The airport-based firm, set up in 1998 and headquartered in Hong Kong, currently operates 14 outlets at Chek Lap Kok and is present in 17 international airports around the world. Served by 300 staff in Hong Kong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979232/airport-angels
  8. Call to rename airport after Sun Yat-sen

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Airports are often named after a person who played a leading role in the country's history, such as New York's John F. Kennedy, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome. Encouraged by the centenary of the 1911 revolution this year, a group of aviation enthusiasts is proposing 'Sun Yat-sen International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985516/call-rename-airport-after-sun-yat-sen
  9. Former Kai Tak airport site can be prestigious second business district

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the world have done the same. There is such an opportunity now in Hong Kong. The former Kai Tak airport site can be developed into a modern, prestigious second business district as an alternative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984402/former-kai-tak-airport-site-can-be-prestigious-second-business-district
  10. HK$4b record profit for Airport Authority

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam Anita.lam@scmp.com Hong Kong airport made a record profit of more than HK$4 billion last year following a strong rebound in passenger and cargo throughput, but expansion plans ... programme due to be completed by 2015 could drag the Airport Authority into the red. 'If you only look at the [financial] statement, there will be fluctuations, or even losses,' said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972145/hk4b-record-profit-airport-authority

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