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  1. Port draws on Chinatown heritage

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... the fortunes of Incheon- a gritty port city on the Yellow Sea serving Seoul- has historical echoes. In the 1880s, Incheon, Pusan and Wonsan (today on the east coast of North Korea) were designated free ... by 2020. The port will be upgraded to 75 berths. Incheon already has the country's main airport. Foreign investment is rolling in, Incheon officials claim. The Singapore Port Authority, ...

  2. Crack closes runway for two hours

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The northern runway at Chek Lap Kok was closed for two hours yesterday morning after a large crack was found in the tarmac. The Airport Authority said a 4.4cm-wide, 4cm-deep crack running about 1.5 metres along the runway was discovered during a regular inspection at 9am. The runway was closed while repair work was carried out. It was reopened just after 11am. ...

  3. Terminal failure

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, completed just two years ago and capable of handling 13 million passengers a year. You might then notice that your plane taxis past our spanking new terminal and stops in front of an old, squat structure. That is the old airport, built in 1982- the one you will actually use. You see, the new terminal is closed, and has not handled ...

  4. Airport heats up as air con goes down

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A cooling system failure at the airport yesterday afternoon left the passenger terminal without air conditioning for about two hours. During the incident, the temperature ... on June 10. 'We suspected that this failure was caused by a problem with a salt-water pump,' said Bevin Tsang, a terminal manager for the Airport Authority, after workers carried out ...

  5. No quick fix for security: BA chief

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Enhanced safety here to stay but technology may ease hassles If there is one gripe that air travellers share, it is the high-level of security measures at airports since ... with these hassles. 'Technology will help with the check-in process. For us, passengers are already able to print their own boarding passes at home before they arrive at the airport. That will help ...

  6. Solution for high airport charges should start with doubling them

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'It is always the Airport Authority which negotiates airport-related charges. But this mechanism may not be the best solution after the airport ... of the ones he espouses. Mr Fung's apparent argument is that a fully privatised Airport Authority would be a monopoly that looks after its own interests first and may thus have too much scope ...

  7. Airport may face $7.8m damages claim

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo, Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael and Joseph Lo Airlines considering group action after baggage-handling breakdown, says expert Hong Kong's Airport Authority may be facing a $7.8 million compensation ... were considering a group action against the operators of Hong Kong International Airport in a bid to recoup some of the huge losses incurred by the breakdown, the source added. More than 30 ...

  8. Blackout simulated at HK airport

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael A section of the passenger terminal is plunged into darkness Hong Kong International Airport was once again plunged into darkness yesterday, but this time authorities were ... 'minimal'. The simulated incident follows a series of glitches in recent months which left parts of Chek Lap Kok airport without lighting, baggage handling systems and air conditioning. The Airport ...

  9. Competition collides with valuation in Airport Authority paper

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo The government's long-awaited public consultation document on the Airport Authority's (AA) proposed privatisation has finally been released, with members of the public, taxpayers and key airport stakeholders having been given three months from Monday to present their views. But if the point of the exercise is to increase the transparency and inclusiveness ...

  10. Armed man sparks Beijing airport alert

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A Hong Kong man sparked a security alert at Beijing airport when officers found a mortar shell, a hand grenade and machine gun ammunition in his hand luggage. But the 40-year-old man was released following the incident on Sunday night when it was found the weapons contained no explosives, the Beijing Times reported yesterday. All the weapons were confiscated. ...




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