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  1. 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. ...

  2. 'Many' in stowaway scam at airport

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Many people were involved in a syndicate that allegedly conspired to help people board planes at Hong Kong International Airport with forged ... of Wong, and their duties included checking documents of passengers at the boarding gates inside the departure hall of Hong Kong International Airport, Mitchell said. They were given a colour ...

  3. Airport plan can't take off without reliable forecasts

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paul Zimmerman The discussion over the airport expansion is being played out with few facts and much emotive fervour: if we don't expand, Hong Kong will no longer have the great airport we have all become so used to. And that is, of course, a horrible idea, as I don't know any airport that is as efficient. Digging through the avalanche of slick advertising, ...

  4. It is time for Legco to rein in big-spending Airport Authority

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

    ... The government seems determined to go ahead with the construction of a third runway and third terminal at Hong Kong International Airport, despite figures that show traffic is falling ... the Airport Authority to continue to spend more money so it can justify the very high fees it charges airlines. There might be a need for a third terminal, maybe when the second terminal is no longer ...

  5. HK seeks clarity on roles of airports

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Ng Kang-chung The Hong Kong government said it would look for a clearer division of roles among airports in the Pearl River Delta region after the central government said ... with neighbouring cities to ensure a clear division of roles for ports and airports in the region. Hung Wing-tat, a logistics expert and professor at Polytechnic University, said the development plan hinted ...

  6. Low infection risk from airport death

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Heatlth authorities have decided not to contact passengers who were on a Hong Kong-bound flight on Saturday on which a six-year-old boy became ill and later died. A Centre for Health Protection spokesman said the infection that killed the boy ...

  7. Fares: airport charges count for little

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter headlined 'Expensive airport' (March 27) on airport charges. Travellers plan trips with a view to time, money, comfort and reliability. To this end, the Airport Authority strives to provide good value-for-money services to airlines and to passengers and shoppers. Market information shows that the price difference of air tickets from Shenzhen ...

  8. Airport power cut unbelievable

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is unbelievable that a major international airport should experience an evening power cut that delays flights, traps people in lifts, and shuts off the air-conditioning ('Chek Lap Kok left in dark during 2-hour blackout', June 11). Hong Kong is not a Third World country, and this airport is only six years old. As somebody who worked in both the project division ...

  9. Rules are rules, but can't airport staff use a little common sense?

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I think I might just have set a record for being the quickest victim of a mugging in Hong Kong. Stepping off a flight from Nanjing last week, I had to pass through the transit lounge to catch my connection for Phuket. Within two minutes of setting foot on ...

  10. Computer woes cause hour-long delay at airport

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hundreds of passengers endured an hour-long delay at airport immigration checkpoints yesterday after a computer breakdown. 'The immigration clearance service at the airport control point was processed manually from 12.35pm due to a system interruption,' an Immigration Department spokesman said. The system was back to normal at 1.49pm. The department did ...




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