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  1. Mishaps add to airport's holiday load

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eight ground staff were injured when a passenger shuttle bus crashed at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday, and a Cathay Pacific jet was forced to turn back with a cracked windscreen minutes into a flight to Singapore. The incidents occurred as the airport - whose bosses want to build a third runaway to handle increasing travellers - coped with record Lunar New Year ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Aviation adviser calls for regional airspace accord

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com A consultant who studied plans to build a third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport has recommend that Hong Kong enter a pact with Southeast Asia's other major air-traffic hubs to ease the region's crowded airspace. London-based aviation adviser NATS said in a report the Airport Authority released yesterday that better information sharing between ...

  5. Airport expansion won't fly without more controllers

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng The crux of the debate over a third runway is the issue of software- the manpower shortage- which has long been overlooked by the Airport Authority, the Civil Aviation ... per hour to a more competitive level. Airport expansion, whether it be through increasing the current capacity or adding a third runway, will only upgrade the hardware. Any such expansion ...

  6. 20 injured after airport bus rams into back of broken-down truck

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Twenty people were injured last night in a crash involving an airport bus and a truck. The driver of the double-decker on route E22 was trapped inside the bus ... between Lam Tin (North) and AsiaWorld-Expo at the airport. ...

  7. Passengers in sit-in after delay of 18 hours

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the plane at Hong Kong International Airport. Flight HX235 departed Shanghai Pudong International Airport on time at 8am on Wednesday, but severe fog- some of the worst in years- forced the plane to divert to nearby Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai's mainly domestic airport. Passengers remained there until about midnight before their plane returned to Pudong, where a flight back to Hong Kong ...

  8. Taxis must register airport bookings

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam In a new measure to beat the so-called discount gangs, New Territories taxi drivers picking up passengers by appointment at the airport must first register their client's flight number and particulars with the Airport Authority. Each driver can make only one appointment per shift. ...

  9. Engineer dies in airport shuttle bus crash

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo An inspector for the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company died and four other people were injured when their shuttle bus crashed into a barrier on South Runway Road at Chek Lap Kok airport at about 3.40pm yesterday. The 63-year-old man, named Pang, was declared dead at Princess Margaret Hospital. The others suffered minor injuries. Pang is survived by his wife, ...

  10. Low infection risk from airport death

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Heatlth authorities have decided not to contact passengers who were on a Hong Kong-bound flight on Saturday on which a six-year-old boy became ill and later died. A Centre for Health Protection spokesman said the infection that killed the boy ...




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