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  1. Hong Kong risks losing top airport title to Shanghai

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... and Hongqiao- despite their faster growth at 19 per cent. Beijing's Capital International Airport is also following close on Hong Kong's heels and, based on current trends, looks set ... Murray Bailey If the current trend in growth rates continues, Hong Kong will lose its status as Greater China's top airport to Shanghai by the third quarter. The number of passengers ...

  2. Beijing airport takes third place among world's busiest hubs

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... passenger volume shrank 3.5 per cent year on year to 30.1 million. Hong Kong International Airport, which benefits from flights to and from the mainland but lacks any domestic traffic, overtook Amsterdam to be the third-busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic. Heathrow and Paris are in first and second place respectively. Last year, Hong Kong handled 44.98 million ...

  3. Airport shops stuck with buckets for leaks

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... of carriers switched to the new terminal, including Emirates Airline, Thai Airways, Hong Kong Express Airways, Bangkok Airways, Jetstar Asia Airways, Qatar Airways and Siem Reap Airways International ... a photo finishing and printing shop. The terminal houses more than 130 shops as well as major entertainment centres. Passengers generally agreed the leaks hurt the image of Hong Kong and its ...

  4. Hundreds stranded at airport

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yi Hu Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Hong Kong International Airport as Typhoon Haitang forced dozens of flights to be cancelled. Some passengers complained that airlines had failed to give timely notice of cancellations. By 5pm, 40 departures and 40 arrivals had been called off, according to the Airport Authority. Eleven flights between Hong Kong and Taiwan were ...

  5. Import slide may be turning airport into a one-way cargo street

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... With the seaport's contribution to the economy destined to decline as it moves into its sunset years, Hong Kong's government and logistics community will find a small level ... represent only 1 per cent of the volume of trade moving through Hong Kong each year, but it comprises 30 per cent of the value. More than 930,000 tonnes of air cargo moved through the myriad ...

  6. Airport's smoke-free... except for its watering holes

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Concerns have been raised over the increasing number of tobacco-friendly pubs and restaurants being opened at the otherwise smoke-free Hong Kong International Airport. Health ... terminal's East Hall extension- Champions Bar and Wildfire- opened last year and allow patrons to smoke. Anthony Hedley, director of the University of Hong Kong's tobacco control research ...

  7. Airport, AirAsia resume talks

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Amid growing commercial pressure, the two sides try to narrow their differences The Hong Kong Airport Authority has resumed talks with Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia about services to Hong Kong just a year after the last round of negotiations ended abruptly. A delegation from AirAsia, the region's most successful low-cost airline, met with airport ...

  8. Arrivals from mainland fuel surge in Hong Kong visitors

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... direct ferry services at the Hong Kong International Airport to Pearl River Delta cities. The board's executive director, Clara Chong Ming-wah, said it would continue to maintain a balanced ... and almost double the number in 2002- before mainlanders were allowed to visit Hong Kong outside tour groups. However, releasing the figures yesterday, the Tourism Board said mainlanders' ...

  9. Second brush with death for quake honeymooner

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... added Cheung, who is now studying for a PhD. Meanwhile, the government said there had been a sharp drop in the number of requests for assistance from Hong Kong residents wanting to leave Japan. ... short their honeymoon and headed to the airport the next day. After much negotiation, they finally secured two business class seats for more than HK$70,000 to fly home. Cheung, who gained ...

  10. Hong Kong travellers battle chaotic scenes to get back home

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Danny Mok, Lana Lam

    ... they had lost contact with relatives in Japan. Two Hong Kong immigration officers were at Haneda Airport while another four were at Narita Airport to assist citizens. Senior officer Frankie Yeung, a fluent Japanese speaker, who went to Haneda Airport, said 60 tourists had come to them for help with tickets and translation. As many other Hong Kong tourists made their way home, travel ...




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