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  1. Executives can enjoy first-class benefits

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... says the firm is striving to raise the professional service standards for business and leisure travel. 'Five-star travel can also be enjoyed during airport transits. China Fast Track offers the privileged few a custom-designed product dedicated to meeting the needs of their busy lifestyle,' Sze says. Under this service, a business executive is picked up from the airport ...

  2. Cause of jet's bungled takeoff still a mystery

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam It's still not clear why a Finnair flight almost took off from a taxiway instead of a runway at the city's airport. It's still not clear why a Finnair flight almost took off from a taxiway instead of a runway at the city's airport. An inquiry found that the plane, carrying 272 people, had no problems with light signals or radio communication ...

  3. Airport risks stalling as regional rivals soar

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... for both runways. At present, Beijing registers up to 1,400 landings and takeoffs daily. That is expected to rise to 1,600 by 2015. Shanghai has two airports: Hongqiao has 900 flight movements per day; Pudong 500. After the opening of its third runway, Guangzhou now handles about 700 aircraft movements a day. With two runways, our airport has a capacity of 62 aircraft movements per hour ...

  4. Buxom star's ad too hot for airport

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip An animal welfare group's video of a scantily clad Pamela Anderson and a nude couple campaigning against leather and furs has been deemed too hot for the airport. An application by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to air the video on the airport's television sets was rejected by the authority's advertising agent on December 23 because ...

  5. Airport lounges aim for take-off

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Travellers have come to expect more from airport lounges since the 9/11 tragedy as heightened security checks at airports worldwide are resulting in much longer waiting times for flights. ... by Priority Pass, the world's largest independent airport lounge access programme, found frequent travellers rated the basic necessities of comfortable seating and high-quality refreshments ...

  6. Airport businesses to cut emissions

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Joyce Ng

    ... Adrian Wan and Joyce Ng The Airport Authority and about 40 business partners have promised to cut the airport's carbon emissions by 25 per cent for each passenger or 100kg of cargo ... they will undertake more than 300 carbon-reducing actions. Carbon audits would be done every year to check the progress, Stanley Hui Hon-chung, the Airport Authority's chief executive, said. In one ...

  7. Airlines to Asia: keep your airport fees low

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis in Geneva A global airline body has urged airports not to end discount charging schemes or raise fees for airlines, which still face the threat of lower profits next year. The call was made by Jeff Poole, director of airport and air-traffic control charges at the International Air Transport Association. Poole said several Asian governments had 'very enlightened ...

  8. Gusts rip roof of Beijing airport and raise questions over design

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Staff at Beijing Capital International Airport scrambled to fix the roof of Terminal 3, part of which was badly damaged on Friday by strong winds that swept across Beijing. ... third-largest building by area at 986,000 square metres, and the second-largest airport building- only Dubai airport's own T3 is bigger, at 1.5 million square metres. Beijing was named ...

  9. Deadly crash stokes safety fears over airport building binge

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... When 42 people died in a plane crash at a small airport in the northeast last week, it seemed the worst fears about the mainland's infrastructure boom had been realised. Lindu Airport in Yichun, Heilongjiang province, which opened about a year ago, is just one of more than 100 small, regional airports built in the past decade under a drive to make the nation an aviation ...

  10. Record payout over airport crash

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Brazilian-made E-190 aircraft landed roughly a kilometre short of the runway at the newly built Lindu Airport in thick night fog. It broke in half and caught fire, killing 42 of the 96 passengers ...




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