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  1. Never too late

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter Kammerer Acolleague who recently passed through Bahrain's airport at 3am was surprised at how bustling it was despite the hour. The giant shopping mall that is attached was thronged with people awaiting connecting flights, all seemingly oblivious to the time of day. Hong Kong's airport gets six times as many passengers a year, but its two terminals are virtually ...

  2. Airport checkpoint of the future puts end to groping

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Aviation industry insiders got a glimpse of the future yesterday - an airport security checkpoint that boasts no stopping, stripping or unpacking and 'certainly no groping'. ... proposals on the new system by the end of the year, but it is unlikely to be installed at airports for at least five more years. A mock-up was unveiled at Iata's annual meeting in Singapore. ...

  3. Runway's first Legco landing is smooth

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Two lawmakers asked whether the Airport Authority could minimise the reclamation- 650 hectares under the current proposal- by building a shorter runway. But authority chief executive Stanley ... she also made in the last battle over the funding of the HK$66.9 billion high-speed railway to Guangzhou. All pro-administration lawmakers, some Airport Authority directors, backed the project ...

  4. The wind beneath airlines' wings

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), we whizz through customs, pick up our luggage, and are often out and on our way within 20 minutes- without ... is maximised. Of the three companies responsible for providing ground services at HKIA, Jardine Airport Services Limited (JASL) has the largest third-party market share in terms of aircraft movement, ...

  5. Cost of airport expansion rises 30pc to HK$9b

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com The cost of Hong Kong airport's midfield expansion project has risen by nearly 30 per cent to HK$9 billion following a number of changes that increase the size of an originally planned new concourse and improve the airport's green features. The groundbreaking ceremony for the project, which will add a taxiway, 20 flight parking stands ...

  6. Shanghai airport to double capacity

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So Charlotte.so@scmp.com Shanghai Pudong International Airport received approval to build a fourth and fifth runway in an expansion that will see the number of aircraft movements double by 2020. The addition of two runways will enable the airport to handle 650,000 landings and take-offs a year in 2020, compared with 332,100 aircraft movements last year. Pudong airport ...

  7. Immigration queues an hour long at airport

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... there are bottlenecks, its own surveys show that fewer than 2 per cent of non-resident visitors queue for 15 minutes or more at the airport. Tien suggests the issue could be solved with greater flexibility over ... in the world but queues at immigration in the airport are probably the most inefficient part of Hong Kong- unfortunately, this is the first impression many people have of Hong Kong,' he said. ...

  8. Roof blowout at Beijing airport stirs call for probe

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Strong winds ripped off a large section of roof at Beijing International Airport Terminal 3 on Tuesday night, scattering debris across the airport and frightening passengers. But airport authorities said the incident posed no danger to flights. Wind speeds on the runway began to reach 86.4 km/h at around 7pm, triggering a yellow alert- and an hour ...

  9. Environment chiefs halt vital Guangdong airport

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com The opening of a new airport in eastern Guangdong next month has been suspended over pending environmental inspections, a setback in the remote ... Chaoshan airport had not yet been approved. It ordered the Guangdong Airport Management to halt all work at the completed airport and resubmit documents for approval by the end of this month, ...

  10. A new airport name? It won't fly

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Most cities that boast an international airport have named it after a great national or local figure or the place where it is located. New York has John F. Kennedy, Paris has Charles de ... airport' after it. That is fine for most of us, but some find it unimaginative, unremarkable or simply dull. A suggestion by aviation enthusiasts that it be renamed Sun Yat-sen International ...




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