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  1. 500 Hong Kong tourists stranded

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Five hundred Hong Kong tourists were stranded in Bangkok yesterday, Travel Industry Council executive director Joseph Tung Yao-chung said. The travellers could not fly back to Hong Kong after Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi international airport closed late on Tuesday and the domestic Don Muang airport closed yesterday, effectively cutting off air links in the Thai ...

  2. Air China plane damaged in airport collision

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... from Tianjin , was taxiing to gate 34 at 11.53am when the tip of the right wing hit a works vehicle belonging to the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company parked at the bay to gate 36. The deputy general secretary of the Staff and Workers Union of Hong Kong Civil Airlines, Ip Wai-ming, said that he was told the works vehicle had been parked in the correct position. 'Every ...

  3. Airport workers' strike denounced by official

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... into Hong Kong left the airport without their luggage, and dozens of flights were delayed. The strike ended at about 4pm and airport operations returned to normal, an Airport Authority spokesman ... and Workers Union of Hong Kong Civil Airlines and Hong Kong Airport Services (HAS) were working very hard to resolve their differences and hoped the incident would be settled soon. The union held ...

  4. Airport set to expand despite economic crisis

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Olga Wong

    ... and 9.2 per cent last month, while passenger numbers shrank 4.7 per cent and 1.4 per cent. International cargo terminal operator Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals also announced this month ... Cheung-kwok, associate director of the Aviation Policy and Research Centre of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said the scale and pace of future airport developments, such as a new terminal ...

  5. Frequent visitors to benefit from electronic screening at airport

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... 18 and hold a Hong Kong SAR travel pass, Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation business travel card, or Hong Kong International Airport frequent visitor card. Ms Kwan said the department would ... immigration in 12 seconds, just as Hong Kong identity-card holders now do, according to Jacqueline Kwan Chan Suet-mui, assistant immigration director for information systems. The Immigration ...

  6. Airport saddles up for Olympics

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Contingency measures at Hong Kong airport will be tested in the next three weeks as final preparations are made for the arrival of 200 to 300 horses for the Olympic equestrian ... said. The horses will begin arriving in Hong Kong for the Olympics in the last week of July, with between 10 and 20 expected on each flight. 'Hong Kong airport has experience in handling ...

  7. Pair held after 13kg cocaine haul at airport

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... American- yesterday in the arrivals hall at Chek Lap Kok airport after 13kg of cocaine worth about HK$11 million was allegedly found hidden in containers of milk powder in their luggage. It was Hong Kong's biggest seizure of drugs this year. ...

  8. Beijing Airport may tap HK for more cash

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... in Hong Kong, the China Business News reported yesterday, citing Zhang Zhizhong, a general manager at Beijing Airport's parent, Capital Airports Holding. 'We are still studying the plan ... Charlotte So Firm plans H-share sale after listing in Shanghai Beijing Capital International Airport will consider issuing more H shares after its A-share debut next year as it seeks funds ...

  9. Airport runway safety measures worth the effort

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recommends improving lighting and ground markings on taxiways, which could have confused the two pilots involved. There is no question that Hong Kong International Airport ranks among the very best ... of a worrying incident in September, in which a Hong Kong Airlines jet carrying 122 passengers and seven crew attempted to take off from a taxiway rather than a runway at Chek Lap Kok. Fortunately, ...

  10. Engineer dies in airport shuttle bus crash

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo An inspector for the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company died and four other people were injured when their shuttle bus crashed into a barrier on South Runway Road at Chek Lap Kok airport at about 3.40pm yesterday. The 63-year-old man, named Pang, was declared dead at Princess Margaret Hospital. The others suffered minor injuries. Pang is survived by his wife, ...




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