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  1. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Airport bosses accused of manipulating flight figures to justify third runway

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Groups fighting plans for third runway say bosses pushing up usage rates of existing two by letting 'half-empty planes' serve minor routes Airport 'exploiting flight figures' Airport chiefs are ignoring inefficiencies in the use of its two runways as they seek to justify a third, concern groups say. They questioned the need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553618/airport-bosses-accused-manipulating-flight-figures-justify-third
  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban launch audacious attack on Kabul airport as Afghan poll audit starts

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 12:20pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Attack on an airport outbuilding comes ahead of an audit of ballot papers from last month’s presidential run-off election. Explosions and gunfire rang out as the Taliban attacked Kabul airport on Thursday in the militants’ latest attempt to steal the initiative with the country in the grip of a presidential power struggle. The overnight attack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555553/gunmen-attack-kabul-airport-says-afghan-official
  3. News - World - LIBYA

    Explosions and gunfire as rival militias battle to control Libya's main airport

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 04:46pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Tripoli Six die as clashes shut Tripoli airport Deadly clashes closed down Libya's main international airport yesterday as the anti-Islamist militia that controls it came ... the casualties. The assault by Islamist militants on the Zintan militia, which controls Tripoli airport, came after the UN pulled out staff citing security fears and as the US warned of further ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553349/explosions-and-gunfire-rival-militias-battle-control-libyas-main-airport
  4. News - World - ACCIDENT

    Criminal negligence suspected in Total oil giant CEO's Moscow crash death

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 08:56am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Driver of snowplough hit by private jet carrying Total CEO at Moscow airport was drunk, and air traffic control also erred, authorities say Criminal negligence in oil boss' air death Russian investigators yesterday accused senior airport officials of criminal negligence over a plane crash at a Moscow airport that killed the CEO of French oil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1621105/ceo-oil-giant-total-killed-moscow-plane-crash
  5. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Number of people trying to smuggle weapons through Hong Kong airport triples

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Security questioned as crime rises at airport The number of passengers trying to take weapons, mainly stun guns, through Chek Lap Kok more than tripled last year, amid an overall increase in crime at the airport. The total number of crimes reported at the airport district jumped by more than a third, to 1,003 incidents last year from 750 in 2012. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550592/security-questioned-crime-rises-chek-lap-kok-airport
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong airport must meet global demand or risk falling behind

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 06:05pm by JULIA YAN

    ... To meet future air traffic demand, the Airport Authority is proposing to expand Hong Kong International Airport by building a third runway. The environmental impact assessment report ... will be severely undermined. Those who believe Hong Kong needs only two runways argue that London Heathrow Airport's two-runway operations allow it to "maximise the value of the runways" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1549621/hong-kong-airport-must-meet-global-demand-or-risk-falling-behind
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: trouble on Mao Zedong Street

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:27pm by UFRIEDA HO

    ... ago, airport, hospital, suburb and street names have been, and continue to be, renamed. Most often, the new titles erase colonial names and are a nod to the icons who laid the foundations ... South Africans accept and even applaud new monikers for a new era. Jan Smuts Airport gave way to OR Tambo International Airport, Verwoerdburgstad district became the politically neutral ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1622908/city-scope-trouble-mao-zedong-street
  8. News - China - SECURITY

    Mapping drone prompts PLA to scramble fighter jets, mobilise troops: official media

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 01:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... in Beijing China deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media ... detained by police in June after he flew a camera-equipped drone over the Forbidden City, which sits next to Zhongnanhai, China’s top-secret leadership compound. The Beijing airport drone incident, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1622870/mapping-drone-prompts-pla-scramble-fighter-jets-mobilise-troops-official
  9. 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
  10. 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

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