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  1. Airport seen as unsafe for night flights

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li China Southern Airlines deemed the airport where Henan Airlines flight 8387 crashed on Tuesday night unsafe for night flights 'in principle' about a year ago, according to a copy of an internal memo posted on the internet. The news came as safety specialists tried to determine the cause of the fatal crash at the airport in Yichun, Heilongjiang. The memo, ...

  2. HK airport sees passenger level hit record high

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

    ... Keith Wallis The number of passengers using Hong Kong International Airport hit a record last month, climbing 17.5 per cent to 4.7 million, according to figures released yesterday by the Airport Authority. This compared with just over 4million passengers in July last year. The number of aircraft take-offs and landings also hit a monthly record, up 14.7 per cent year-on-year ...

  3. Big noise over airport hours

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... nightmare, however, is its international airport, a former sheep paddock overlooking the oil storage tanks of Botany Bay. Plans to replace the old aerodrome have been under discussion since 1946, ... Smith airport is located just 10km from downtown Sydney- convenient for passengers, but with a huge noise footprint for those living under the flight path. Aircraft noise had dogged successive ...

  4. Much more of what you fancy at the airport

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They were the result of an intensive survey of thousands of passengers launched three years ago when the general manager for retail and advertising business at the airport, Eva Tsang, started asking ... an overwhelming desire for hamburgers and noodles,' Ms Tsang said. That is what customers now get, among an array of choices on offer throughout the airport. 'We concentrated on getting the best ...

  5. International cargo lift needed if Baiyun airport wants to take off

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The flow of south China's manufactured goods through Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport slowed in the first quarter, but other signs continue to indicate the new 18 billion yuan ... tally is completed, sources at the airport expect a 7 per cent expansion of last year's first-quarter tonnage, slower than the 16 per cent growth it recorded last year when it handled more ...

  6. Strange tale of poverty and drugs ended in airport siege

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to his defence lawyer, than to fly to the Golden Triangle. Just after 10pm on July 31 he sneaked into the airport's cargo handling area with a fake gun. When security guards spotted him, he ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The MTR's Airport Express and Tung Chung Line have much spare capacity, especially in view of your report ('Massive railway platform lies idle in Central', November 13) and could be better ... high-speed rail terminus in West Kowloon. There was also a report on the underutilised Airport Express line ('Massive railway platform lies idle in Central', November 13). Therefore, ...

  8. Contracts signed for Chek Lap Kok expansion

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo The Airport Authority has signed construction contracts worth billions of dollars for its SkyPlaza terminal expansion and extension of underground shuttles to Chek Lap Kok's ... a local construction company, and Fujita Corporation of Japan. The joint venture will also extend the tunnel through which the airport's shuttle system runs, from SkyPlaza to its SkyPier ...

  9. Zhuhai air show puts spotlight on aviation sector

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

    ... the tremendous strides Zhuhai airport itself has taken to attract passenger and cargo traffic since it opened in 1995. The number of daily passenger flights totals about 60 to destinations including Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu- up from just a handful when the airport first started operations. The number of airlines using the airport has more than doubled to about 10 compared with just four ...

  10. China in the fast lane

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... services all the way to the airport air-gate.' Jeff Bent, deputy general manager of Superior Travellers Services, on the other hand, prefers to think of his company's China Fast Track ... in the airport's first-class lounge. Nassberg of Worldwide Flight Services, which currently offers the services in Hong Kong and Beijing, says that hotels are increasingly opting to use them ...




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