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  1. Open minds could find more creative solutions for third airport runway

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the workload and complexity of operations for Hong Kong's airspace management. I refer to the near-collision between two aircraft on September 18, 2011 [waiting to land at the airport]. So far, ... will not be operational until at least 2023 anyway, why not build an all-new three-runway airport elsewhere, with the room for straightforward growth to a fourth or even a fifth runway? The third runway does ...

  2. British teen disappears at Chek Lap Kok airport

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at Chek Lap Kok airport before he was due to catch a flight bound for Scotland on Monday night, police said. He told his mother at about 9.30pm that he was going to the airport's Burger King fast-food restaurant but did not return. His mother found his mobile-phone line disconnected and made a report at the airport police station early yesterday. Police said he had left the airport ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Keep vows, group tells Airport Authority

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The Airport Authority has been told to make good on the environmental pledges it made when building the airport at Chek Lap Kok before asking the public to accept another huge project for a third runway. The authority should 'honour its cheques first before asking for more', the Conservancy Association said, accusing the airport ...

  5. Does Hong Kong need to build a third airport runway?

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jessica Leung, Cathy Chan Jessica Leung, 16, Our Lady of the Rosary College Recently, the Airport Authority announced that they had decided to build a third runway at Chek Lap Kok. ... of Asia Pacific, this is not enough. With increasing travel, we need a third airport runway. More and more people are flying these days, and Chek Lap Kok airport will soon be overwhelmed if we do ...

  6. We need to ask ourselves if a third runway is really needed at airport

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... We now have proposals to build a third runway at Chek Lap Kok. Predictably, and understandably, these have been made and supported by those who stand to benefit (the Airport Authority, ... supplanted by new ports in the major market- the mainland. And so to the airport expansion. Will increased aircraft movements be acceptable in a world which is struggling to reduce its carbon ...

  7. Runway forum erupts in confrontation

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com A public forum on the proposal to build a third airport runway erupted in confrontation yesterday when supporters and opponents clashed. Security guards rushed to create a human wall to protect a panel of speakers. More than 200 people turned up to the two-hour forum in Kowloon Tong, which was hosted by the Airport Authority as part of a three-month public ...

  8. Green group hits at consultation on third runway

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com A green group has accused the University of Hong Kong and the Airport Authority of misleading the public into supporting the building of a third runway ... cent of respondents supported the expansion of Chek Lap Kok airport, was 'full of problems' and should be regarded with scepticism. For instance, he said, the heading ...

  9. Six on airport bribery charges

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Six mechanics will appear in Tsuen Wan Court on Tuesday over bribery charges involving up to HK$190,000. The Independent Commission Against Corruption yesterday charged the six in relation to the hiring of mechanics for the construction of Chek Lap Kok airport's Terminal 2. Chow Siu-ming, 58, faces 19 counts and five others face one count. They have been released ...

  10. HK loses best-airport title, held for 7 of past 8 years, to S Korea

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Hong Kong International Airport has lost its status as the world's best airport, a title it has held for seven of the past eight years, an international survey shows. South Korea's Incheon International Airport came top in the survey by Skytrax Research, a British-based independent consultancy that handles aviation research. Chek Lap Kok airport was pipped ...




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