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  1. News - China - TOURISM

    New airport in Guangxi mountains offers nail-biting landings

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com No room for error at new airport When it opens next month, the airport in Hechi in southern Guangxi province should prove a nail-biting landing for arriving passengers. Dozens of hilltops were levelled to clear way for the 850-million yuan (HK$1.06 billion) airport, built 677 metres above sea level. There is a single terminal and one runway extending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549198/new-airport-guangxi-mountains-offers-nail-biting-landings
  2. News - World - AIRPORT SECURITY

    Being forced to switch on smartphones at airport security may lead to delays

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:20am

    ... have faced tighter airport security in recent days over fears that militants linked to al-Qaeda are developing new explosives that could be slipped onto planes undetected. The checks focused ... The Department of Homeland Security, of which the TSA is part, is also asking that airlines and airport authorities in Europe and elsewhere examine the shoes of passengers headed for the United States ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548599/switching-smartphones-airport-security-may-lead-flights-delays
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Airport's dolphin experts told 'show evidence development won't drive creatures away'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Consultants backing third runway project accused of guesswork and misleading public Airport's dolphin experts told: show us your evidence Marine consultants hired by the Airport Authority should present facts to back up their claims that building a third runway at Chek Lap Kok would not threaten Chinese white dolphins in the area, a local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545116/airports-dolphin-experts-told-show-us-your-evidence
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong risks losing out to rivals without a third airport runway

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time for take-off on third runway The arguments for and against a third airport runway have been so well rehearsed by supporters and critics that they risk becoming clichés. ... are not to be ignored. The question is how to minimise the impact without holding back development. This is what the Airport Authority is doing. In a renewed attempt to meet the standards laid down by the law, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542596/hong-kong-risks-losing-out-rivals-without-third-airport
  5. News - World - AVIATION

    At least half of Air France flights cancelled as pilots' strike bites

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:28pm by AP

    ... Transavia. Air France pilots' unions are crying foul, and called the strike from yesterday as they seek better conditions under the plan. The Paris airport authority said only half of Air France flights were operating out of Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports. At Charles de Gaulle yesterday morning, crowds gathered at the Air France counter to try to change their tickets, and cancelled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593395/least-half-air-france-flights-cancelled-pilots-strike-bites
  6. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Hong Kong Airport dividend payout of HK$5.3 billion raises eyebrows

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Big airport dividend raises eyebrows Questions have arisen over the Airport Authority's dividend policy after it paid a record HK$5.3 billion to its sole shareholder, the Hong Kong government. The generous dividend comes as the airport operator struggles to formulate a financing plan for a multibillion-dollar runway expansion that it has been advocating. Compared with last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540603/hong-kong-airport-dividend-payout-hk53-billion-raises-eyebrows
  7. News - World - YEMEN

    Yemeni airport briefly seized as 8 soldiers killed in two attacks

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:15am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Aden Airport briefly seized in deadly raid Suspected al-Qaeda gunmen stormed and briefly seized an airport in Yemen's southeastern Hadramawt province yesterday, just as a civilian airliner was landing, officials said. Three soldiers were killed in the attack on Sayun airport, while another five died in a simultaneous suicide bombing at a nearby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541353/yemeni-airport-briefly-seized-8-soldiers-killed-two-attacks
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Officials grilled over true cost of third runway at Hong Kong airport

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 05:51pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Third runway sparks cost concerns The government and the Airport Authority have been accused of keeping the public in the dark by failing to put a price on the controversial third runway at Chek Lap Kok. Members of the Legislative Council panel on economic development grilled Transport and Housing Bureau officials and airport chiefs yesterday. They feared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538943/officials-grilled-over-true-cost-third-runway-hong-kong-airport
  9. News - World - SUDAN

    Sudanese death row woman Meriam Ibrahim and family arrested at airport

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Khartoum Ibrahim detained with husband and children at airport despite quashed conviction Sudanese death row woman is rearrested Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman released from death row in Sudan on Monday, was arrested with her husband and two children at Khartoum airport yesterday as the family attempted to leave the country. Agents from the National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539979/sudanese-death-row-woman-meriam-ibrahim-and-family-arrested-airport
  10. News - China - AVIATION

    Air China flight makes emergency landing in London after landing gear failure

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:45am by Alex Millson, Chris Luo

    ... CA852 circled over southern England and the English Channel, where it is believed to have dumped fuel in order to make the aircraft lighter, several times before returning to the airport. The flight had taken off as scheduled at 1.30pm and landed almost two hours later. The alert sparked the closure of one of Gatwick Airport’s runways for 20 minutes, an airport spokesman told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587668/air-china-flight-makes-emergency-landing-london-after-landing-gear

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