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  1. HK Airlines works on passenger backlog

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong Airlines was still struggling to clear a backlog of passengers at Chek Lap Kok airport yesterday following last week's flight disruption because of storms. At the airline's check-in counters, long queues stretched as far as the entrance of the arrival hall. Many travellers complained they had waited for more than two hours and tempers occasionally became so ...

  2. The wind beneath airlines' wings

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and handles the biggest number of airlines at the airport at a staggering total of 35 operators. 'A ground services provider handles full passenger and ramp services, from arrival to departure, ... co-ordination, including baggage unloading, and make sure the cleaning team is ready to board. Crew administration also falls under their duties, on behalf of airlines with no headquarters in Hong Kong. ...

  3. The 'Great Wall of China' is hurting airlines' bottom lines

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... 135,000 tonnes of fuel each year. The 'one country, two systems' principle may have benefited Hong Kong people in many ways, but arcane airspace management is hurting airlines ... 15,000 flying hours could be saved every year for aircraft arriving at or leaving Hong Kong if the airspaces were integrated, says the airline trade body, the International Air Transport ...

  4. Japanese airliner cleared after fire scare

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong An All Nippon Airways aircraft with nearly 200 passengers and crew was forced to return to Chek Lap Kok Airport about an hour after takeoff when the smell of burning was detected. The airline said it came from a burn mark on a seat it believed was caused by a cigarette lighter. The plane took off at 4am after a delay of two hours, arriving in Tokyo at 8am. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    More than 20 injured in airport bus collision

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:51pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Twenty-four people were injured, four seriously, after a bus collided with a coach near Hong Kong International Airport on Thursday morning. The coach was taking an airline ... attendants with Cathay Pacific, the Hong Kong-based airline said. They were scheduled to work on a flight for Taipei, later on Thursday, which was cancelled due to the accident.   ...

  6. British actor swore at airline staff, court told

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Briton who played bit roles in films starring Jackie Chan and Shu Qi was charged with using abusive language at a Cathay Pacific airport counter in December. Leon Head, 59, was said to have argued for unknown reasons with a member of staff, id ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - AIRLINE SAFETY

    Engine fault leaves Cathay passengers stuck at airport for 18 hours

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... passengers were stranded for more than 18 hours at Chek Lap Kok airport on Sunday after engine problems with one of the airline's newest wide-body jets. The 236 passengers and 28 cabin crew ... The 15-hour long-haul flight finally left at 9.50am, 18 hours after the original departure time. An airline spokeswoman said Cathay Pacific was investigating the matter and no passengers or crew were ...

  8. Sky's the limit for tourists

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong continues to court new airlines to secure its lead as the travel hub in the Asia-Pacific region. Last year, 13 new airlines started operations at Hong Kong International Airport ... Aviation Department has so far confirmed three more: Shenzhen Airlines, which inaugurated the Hong Kong-Jinjiang, Fujian province, route in January; Air Astana of Kazakhstan, which will launch ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Psst … cat's out of the bag on that HK$130b runway

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... perfectly clear that the real reason our airport is congested is that the airlines find it convenient to operate much smaller aircraft there than they did at the old Kai Tak airport. It means all those mainland tourists who we thought were bringing us so much money are actually going to cost us HK$130 billion in the construction of a third runway. The airlines make more money by flying ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Cathay Pacific shuttle, Long Win Bus double-decker crash at Chek Lap Kok

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Ada Lee

    ... The airline said nearly 500 passengers were affected in both destinations and had been transferred to other flights. The accident happened at about 8am, when a single-decker Hong Kong Airport Services ... 25 metres, Chan said. The injured also included the two drivers and 19 passengers from both buses. The airline said "none of the injuries [to its cabin crew] were life-threatening". ...




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