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  1. N Korean arms expert detained while seeking asylum

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... no knowledge of the person who is supposed to have been detained,' he said. Mr Ri had worked for the Chiha-ri Chemical Corp in Anbyon, south of Wonsan, North Korea, until June this year, when he ...

  2. Olympic upgrade for Beijing airport

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... International Airport is planned to cope with an expected increase in visitors for the 2008 Olympic Games. The project, which includes a new runway and a 350,000 sq metre passenger terminal, is expected ... from the United States, the Netherlands, Britain, and France, are on display at the airport to gauge reaction from the public. The new terminal and runway, the third at the airport ...

  3. Beijing airport's soaraway prices brought down to earth

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing's Capital Airport has slashed the cost of more than 70 products after coming under heavy criticism for its exorbitant food and beverage prices, which rival those of Hong Kong's five-star hotels. Soft drinks, fast food and souvenirs are among the items that will be immediately reduced in price. High prices are common at airports around the world as retailers try ...

  4. Shanghai airport forecasts recovery

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Annette Chiu Shanghai Pudong International Airport expects traffic this year to reach last year's levels despite Sars, building on last month's historical volume growth. The city's airport handled 2.83 million passengers last month, with the year-to-date figure reaching 19.51 million, down 4.5 per cent year on year. Aircraft movements in the first 10 months grew ...

  5. Mainland airports begin recovery

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Mainland airports are seeing signs of recovery this month with a steady increase in aircraft movements and passenger traffic. A spokeswoman for Shanghai Pudong International Airport said ... Aircraft movements at Beijing Capital International Airport this month also bounced back to 90 per cent of the pre-Sars level. About 600 aircraft are landing or taking off at the airport everyday, ...

  6. 3,000 hit by disruption to Airport Express, Tung Chung service

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Benjamin Wong and Denise Tsang The MTR suspended services on the Airport Express and Tung Chung lines for almost an hour yesterday afternoon because of a signal problem. About 3,000 ... Kong station and Kowloon station at 3.40pm. The Airport Express' in-town check-in service was also suspended. The company mobilised a fleet of shuttle buses to transport passengers between ...

  7. Hainan airport given permission to service international carriers

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Hainan Meilan Airport has been given permission to service scheduled flights from foreign carriers after receiving international airport status from the Civil Aviation Administration of China last week. While foreign airlines had yet to take advantage of the new regime, the airport's company secretary Bai Yan said he hoped it would bring more international flights ...

  8. Airport confiscation

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was a passenger from London to Auckland with a seven-hour transit stop in Hong Kong on September 23. I was surprised when approached by a member of the airline staff who asked me to accompany him to answer a query from airport security about an item of my checked luggage. I was returning to New Zealand with some diving equipment, including a fishing spear, used for recreation ...

  9. Meilan Airport prospects flat

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by David Robinson

    ... this month following the mainland government's decision to grant its airports international status. Foreign airlines now have freedom of access to the airports of Haikou and Sanya under ... of Hainan Meilan Airport up almost 20 per cent since the start of the month before retreating 0.5 per cent yesterday to close at $4.90. However, Hainan - long a sleepy Chinese backwater - has a fair ...

  10. Airport waiting time

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter 'Long Wait' (September 14) about the experience of one of your readers upon his arrival at Hong Kong International Airport on August 28. It is our performance pledge to clear 92 per cent of the passengers at the airport control point within 15 minutes of waiting time and we have been able to attain this standard most of the time. The long ...




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