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  1. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Millions of Hong Kong fliers delayed by mainland military restrictions

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:40pm by Phila Siu

    ... in sky affects millions of passengers About 100,000 flights carrying almost 15 million passengers to and from Hong Kong airport each year are affected by military airspace restrictions, analysis ... said. He said that meant each flight wasted 10 to 20 minutes flying in circles to reach an altitude of 4,785 metres. The reverse applied for flights arriving in Hong Kong. The analysis found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563783/millions-hong-kong-passengers-have-their-flights-affected-military
  2. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Airbus to test-run newest passenger aircraft in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... newest passenger aircraft in HK Hong Kong is helping test the world's newest passenger plane as Airbus' A350 arrives for a series of trial flights, the final step before the aircraft ... Airlines with 70. This was partly why Hong Kong and Singapore were the only two Asian cities chosen for the aircraft's global airworthiness test flights that included 14 locations, said Didier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1562210/airbus-test-run-newest-passenger-aircraft-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Third Hong Kong runway gets backing of 2,500 pilots 'to stop air congestion'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... pilots backs new runway An association representing 2,500 pilots in Hong Kong has voiced support for a third airport runway, saying air traffic congestion during peak hours is already forcing planes to wait for 15 minutes or more to take off. This has resulted in higher fuel usage and carbon emissions, according to the Hong Kong Airline Pilots Association, which represents pilots ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556860/third-runway-has-backing-2500-strong-pilots-group
  4. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Passengers thrown about Hong Kong-bound plane by turbulence

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:26pm by Clifford Lo, LO WEI, Johnny Tam, VICTORIA DUTHIE

    ... and crew around a Hong Kong-bound jet yesterday, injuring 20. Witnesses told of passengers being thrown out of their seats and hitting the ceiling and overhead lockers of the South African Airways ... sitting at the rear of the plane. "A lot of passengers were scared, but … the crew had it under control and the landing was very good," she said. A Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555346/22-injured-severe-turbulence-hits-hong-kong-bound-flight
  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

    ... In 2011, there were 860 crimes. The latest figures have sparked renewed concerns about the standards of aviation security at Hong Kong International Airport which suffered last year when Sidney ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550592/security-questioned-crime-rises-chek-lap-kok-airport
  6. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hong Kong Airlines staff may stage 'No Putonghua' protest after sit-in

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Airline staff may stage 'No Putonghua' protest Some Hong Kong Airlines staff have expressed support for a "No Putonghua" protest on July 1 after more than 70 passengers, mostly mainlanders, staged an 18-hour sit-in on a plane when their flight to Shanghai was cancelled. Problems with the Hong Kong-Shanghai flight started at about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539149/hong-kong-airlines-staff-may-stage-no-putonghua-protest-after-sit
  7. News - World - AVIATION

    British Airways to offer Slow TV on flights out of Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Slow TV to be on BA flights out of HK British Airways passengers flying out of Hong Kong will be able to watch a seven-hour film about a Norwegian rail journey in real ... including the airlines' new Boeing 787 Dreamliners and the Airbus A380 superjumbos that fly to and from Hong Kong. Airline passengers in Britain and France were bracing for travel chaos thanks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539281/british-airways-offer-slow-tv-flights-out-hong-kong
  8. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hong Kong Airlines passengers stage 18-hour sit-in on plane over flight cancellation

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com 18-hour sit-in aboard jet after flight cancelled More than 70 passengers staged an 18-hour sit in on a Hong Kong Airlines plane after their flight to Shanghai was cancelled late on Friday night. It was the second Hong Kong sit-in the airline had faced in two months, after 31 passengers refused to leave a flight from Bali after an eight-hour delay. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537939/hong-kong-airlines-passengers-stage-18-hour-sit-payout-over
  9. News - China - AVIATION

    Travellers turn to trains as military drills delay flights

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:21am by Daniel Ren, Phila Siu and Nectar Gan

    ... now following a series of serious air travel disruptions," said Gao Ping, an employee of Hongqiao airport. "They went to the railway stations to avoid a long wait." The Hong Kong Airport Authority said that of 70 flights between Hong Kong and Shanghai yesterday, 20 were delayed and 12 were cancelled by 5pm. Seventeen flights to or from Pudong were delayed and 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1562232/travellers-turn-trains-military-drills-delay-flights
  10. News - China - AVIATION

    Military exercises cause major flight delays in China as PLA carries out live fire drills

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:38am by Amy Li

    ... Science and Law, said drills on such a massive scale in the eastern waters were rare, and were a warning to Japan. A spokeswoman for the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong said it received notification at 7.30am about the restrictions at Shanghai's two major airports. A spokeswoman for the Airport Authority said six flights between Hong Kong and Pudong were cancelled yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1560122/another-day-yet-another-delay-chinas-airports-including-shanghai

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