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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Business - Economy - AVIATION

    Hong Kong's role as air hub doomed unless third runway is built soon

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:09pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... Shenzhen could "gift" to Hong Kong some spare capacity, but after that, Shenzhen itself will face capacity constraints. And to put it politely, Shenzhen's airport managers made ... David Dodwell For Hong Kong to remain as a regional hub, the government must proceed soon with building a third runway at Chek Lap Kok or risk losing out to rivals Running out of options ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1471249/hong-kongs-role-air-hub-doomed-unless-third-runway-built-soon
  8. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Thailand strife a drag on Cathay Pacific's June passenger volume

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... of Hong Kong and the mainland, particularly on the transpacific lanes, was robust. "Cargo demand has been weak in the past three years," said Paul Wan, the head of transport at brokerage ... in the first half of this year, with slower growth across markets recorded last month and a decline for Southeast Asia which the company blamed on political turmoil in Thailand. Cathay yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1554318/thailand-strife-drag-cathay-pacifics-june-passenger-volume
  9. News - China - AVIATION

    China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:03pm by Andrea Chen, Nectar Gan

    ... of National Defence and the Civil Aviation Administration of China were not answered yesterday. A spokeswoman for Hong Kong's Airport Authority said it had not received any notice about air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557191/pla-military-drills-believed-cause-25pc-cut-flights-12-mainland-airports
  10. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    Chinese military flight drills could hurt airlines and drive airfares up, analysts say

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:48pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... the restrictions will be in place from July 20 to August 15 or for the week of July 27-August 2. Kelvin Lau, head of Hong Kong/China transportation and industrial research at Daiwa Securities, said ... by 10am because of air traffic restrictions. Flights from and to Shanghai have been reduced by more than 10 per cent since Monday, an analyst who declined to be named estimated. Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1557454/flight-curbs-china-could-hurt-airlines-drive-airfares

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