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  1. Mishaps add to airport's holiday load

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eight ground staff were injured when a passenger shuttle bus crashed at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday, and a Cathay Pacific jet was forced to turn back with a cracked windscreen minutes into a flight to Singapore. The incidents occurred as the airport - whose bosses want to build a third runaway to handle increasing travellers - coped with record Lunar New Year ...

  2. Lawmakers question benefits of airport link

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... The government would not insist on building a rail link to connect the airports of Hong Kong and Shenzhen unless it was satisfied it would do Hong Kong more good than harm, the transport chief said. Officials are examining the flow of air passengers and cargo between the two airports. Lawmakers asked transport minister Eva Cheng yesterday whether the proposed HK$50 billion line ...

  3. Passenger's meltdown at airport is internet hit

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... the passengers had failed to show up on time, we had already offloaded their checked baggage to comply with the security requirements. 'Our airport staff helped calm the female passenger ...

  4. Customs officers criticised as cannabis in airport bungle found

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... sniffer dog test. The drug was left in the luggage after the passenger arrived at Narita airport on Sunday, but was recovered on Monday. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said yesterday ... was being trained, failed to detect the drug and the officer failed to retrieve the cannabis before the traveller left the airport with his luggage. Japanese customs authorities apologised, saying: ...

  5. Airport staff strike disrupts travel

    Posted Dec 28th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Paggie Leung

    ... Martin Wong and Paggie Leung Workers' bonus protest delays dozens of flights and causes long baggage hold-ups Thousands of people who flew into Hong Kong yesterday left the airport ... the three-hour strike had been a warning and their action could escalate. But in talks with managers of Hong Kong Airport Services (HAS), staff representatives agreed not to take further action ahead ...

  6. Airport invites proposals for third air cargo terminal

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Cathay registers interest while Hactl says Chek Lap Kok does not need another facility Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the world's busiest airport for cargo, has started the pre-qualification process for building a new air cargo terminal. Cathay Pacific Airways said it had registered for the invitation document for pre-qualification proposals. The Airport ...

  7. Stranded at the airport gates

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Craig

    ... down. Singapore, Japan, Australia and Thailand are among a growing list of countries recently granted new deals to fly into China and her provincial airports. It seems Hong Kong can only watch as these aircraft fly past into China's hinterland. To China's airlines and airports, Hong Kong offers competition rather than new custom and thus must wait at the back of the queue. Hong Kong may ...

  8. Airport woos mainlanders with fares

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan The Airport Authority is offering low air fares from Hong Kong to destinations in Asia and Australasia to tempt mainlanders in the Pearl River Delta region to travel overseas ... Baiyun International Airport. Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Philippine Airlines and Thai Airways International have joined the promotion, which is being offered through 200 travel agents. Fares ...

  9. Criticism mounts as air chaos drags on

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Where's the co-ordination, ex-aviation chief asks, with 40,000 waiting for flights The Airport Authority and airlines were accused of failure to co-ordinate yesterday as airport chaos ... five hours trying to get information. The airport, which recorded wind speed of nearly 100km/h for the 10 minutes ending 4pm on Thursday and received 28 reports of wind shear from pilots, ...

  10. Authority prolongs terminal charade, but deal is done

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... The Airport Authority's move this week to delay for three months the decision on how it will award Hong Kong's third general cargo terminal at Chek Lap Kok should be seen for what it is: a charade. The brains trust at the airport surprised most industry watchers on Tuesday by choosing to take a three-month hiatus from their decision-making responsibilities ...




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