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  1. News - World - TRAVEL

    Airlines on alert for ashclouds if Iceland volcano erupts

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 10:02pm by AFP

    ... to Tel Aviv after a missile struck near the airport; and adjust Africa operations as Ebola infections trigger public-health alerts. Russia also has threatened to limit flyovers across Siberia ... to travel from a 2011 eruption, which was smaller and only affected airports in Iceland and northern Germany for a few hours. "Europe is more prepared to deal with volcanic ash ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 2, 2014

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:42am by LETTERS

    ... Link up with mainland airports I am a former member of the Hong Kong airport consultative committee during the days before the development of the airport at Chek Lap Kok. I would like to comment on the article by Julia Yan, general manager of strategic planning and development at the Airport Authority, on the necessity of the third runway project (" Hong Kong must ride ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 16, 2014

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by LETTERS

    ... the Palestinians to build a seaport and airport, provided that Hamas agrees to demilitarise Gaza and openly forsake violence. Netanyahu should offer to implement the agreement in a number of phases, over ... at Chek Lap Kok on BA27 from London Heathrow and we were parked at a remote site on the airport apron, which required a coach trip to the terminal. If the airport cannot handle the flights ...

  4. News - World - AVIATION

    Parents of teenage Asiana crash victim sue San Francisco officials over ‘wrongful death’

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 06:04pm by Erin Hale

    ... according to the coroner’s report. The suit also names 16 individuals, including San Francisco’s fire chief Joanne Hayes-White, top officials at San Francisco International Airport, along ... their daughter died while lying on the runway of the airport after she was struck by two emergency vehicles. The parents claim that emergency workers acted with “deliberate indifference” towards ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    City advisers blast runway environmental report as 'wishful thinking'

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:58pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai City advisers call runway report 'wishful thinking' Government advisers yesterday expressed scepticism over the Airport Authority's ... was necessary. Dr Thomas Jefferson, a consultant for the authority, said dolphin numbers would fall initially but rebound later, as they had after the construction of Chek Lap Kok airport in the 1990s. ...

  6. News - China

    ‘Air traffic control’ delays or cancels at least 100 Shanghai flights

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:02pm

    ... airports More than 100 flights in and out of Shanghai’s two international airports were delayed or cancelled today. Officially, the reason given by a customer service representative for Pudong and Hongqiao airports said the flights were affected because of “air traffic control”. She refused to comment further but suggested that callers contact the civil aviation authority. Another employee ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE VAN DER KAMP

    Let spoiled airlines fund Hong Kong's third runway, not the public purse

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Let spoiled airlines fund third runway, not the public purse An association representing 2,500 pilots in Hong Kong has voiced support for a third airport runway, saying ... in favour of a third runway if air passengers and cargo shippers are willing to pay for it. Any financier, given data that the airport authority has ready to hand, can work out in less than 10 ...

  8. News - World - DISEASE

    Senior doctor who treated Nigeria’s first Ebola patient dies of the disease

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:17pm by AFP

    ... arriving at the city's airport visibly unwell on a flight from the Liberian capital, Monrovia. Nigeria's other fatalities have all been medical workers who treated Sawyer. The World ...

  9. News - China - AVIATION

    Chinese air traffic controllers fall asleep and force jet to delay landing

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese aircraft was forced to delay its landing after two air traffic controllers nodded off, reports said on Tuesday, sparking a wave of online anger about airline safety. The Boeing 737 was preparing to land at Wuhan airport in central China but had no response from the air traffic control tower for 12 minutes, reports said. Contact ...

  10. News - China - AVIATION

    ‘I closed my eyes and hoped I would be OK’: passengers on planes that turned back before Penghu crash relive terror

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by Adrian Wan

    ... be OK Passengers on flights that abandoned landing at Taiwan's Magong Airport around the time TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 crashed near the runway say they had never encountered such bad ... Taipei aboard another TransAsia Airways flight at 5.25pm bound for Magong Airport- 90 minutes before the crash. He said he felt lucky his plane returned to the capital after more than an hour ...




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