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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. Dubai Airport boss joins calls for third HK runway

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paul Griffiths, a former senior executive of Dragonair and now chief executive of fast-growing Dubai Airports, warned yesterday that Hong Kong faces losing its leading trade and aviation role if it failed to invest in a third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport. Griffiths, who was also instrumental in launching direct flights between Hong Kong and London for Virgin Atlantic Airways, ...

  3. New lease of life for Taipei's airport

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ralph Jennings in Taipei Taipei's 'in-town airport' was once almost thrown out of town. Criticism of the airport and growing support for investment in a high-speed rail network almost led to the downtown Songshan International Airport being demolished to make way for a riverside park. The 60-year-old airport was seen by critics as a useless throwback which ...

  4. Airport operation agent

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... opportunities. The role is based at the Hong Kong International Airport and is on a shift basis. Computer literate and post-secondary school graduates, fluent in spoken and written English, should apply. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Airport may provide incentives to lift traffic

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Following its Asian peers, Hong Kong International Airport is considering incentive schemes to attract more airline traffic amid the economic crisis. 'The Airport Authority has received requests from the airline industry for a reduction in airport charges,' a spokesman for the authority said in an e-mail yesterday. 'We are looking into the matter ...

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

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

    ... Severe backlogs are expected at the airport today after hundreds of passengers were stranded last night amid storm-caused chaos. Thousands of passengers headed to the airport hoping ... flights included 378 cancelled and 92 delayed, the Airport Authority said late last night. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair suspended all flights from 2pm. However, passengers complained that some ...

  9. 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: ...

  10. Bangkok airport turmoil not a natural disaster

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pressure has been growing for Hong Kong authorities to do more to help the hundreds of residents stranded by the political turmoil that has shut down Bangkok's two airports. For any ... trouble-free. It should be up to airlines and travel agents to make the necessary return arrangements for their customers. Since protesters occupied Bangkok's main airport, Suvarnabhumi, early last ...




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