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  1. HK airport outpaces Shenzhen

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Passenger numbers at Hong Kong International Airport grew faster last year than at its smaller neighbour, Shenzhen airport. But aviation experts are divided as to whether that's a trend that's likely to continue. The Airport Authority said the number of passengers at Chek Lap Kok rose 5.9 per cent last year to a record 53.9 million, ...

  2. New airport lifts region's hope for better economy

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com A new airport scheduled to open in geographically isolated eastern Guangdong next month may help boost the local economy, which has long trailed behind its western neighbour, officials say. The Jieyang Chaoshan airport- located about 20 kilometres from Jieyang, Chaozhou and Shantou- is expected to replace the hub in Shantou, which has ...

  3. Shenzhen airport confirms expansion plans

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis in Shenzhen keith.wallis@scmp.com A Shenzhen municipal official yesterday confirmed plans to build a third runway and a fourth passenger terminal at Baoan airport by 2040, helping the city to compete with Hong Kong as a regional air hub. Shenzhen airport is planning to open its third passenger terminal by the end of next year following the opening of the second ...

  4. HK-Baoan airport line may threaten ecologically sensitive area

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

    ... Anita Lam A planned rail link between Hong Kong and Shenzhen airports may stop in the ecologically sensitive area of Sheung Pak Nai. That possibility was raised yesterday at a symposium ... and planning of the alignment was not yet finished. The 50-kilometre line will link Chek Lap Kok to Shenzhen's Baoan airport via Qianhai. Authorities are studying if a spur line should be built ...

  5. Shenzhen airport opens check-in options in HK

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Shenzhen airport opened a new advance check-in terminal at Shenzhen Bay checkpoint yesterday, along with a pre-check-in option for bus passengers from Mong Kok. Passengers who ... to the airport. They can collect their boarding pass at the checkpoint- which is at the Shenzhen end of the Western Corridor- without waiting and are no longer required to arrive at the airport an hour ...

  6. Airport rail link to cost 52 billion yuan

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam An intercity rail link connecting Hong Kong and Shenzhen airports is expected to cost nearly 52 billion yuan (HK$59 billion) to shorten the travelling time from an hour to 24 ... neighbouring cities as part of efforts to cement the integration of them'. The proposed 41km line would have four stops- both airports, Hung Shui Kiu in Yuen Long and Qianhai in Shekou, Shenzhen- ...

  7. A fair price for convenience? Let's work it out

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ... experience around the world shows that passengers simply do not like inter-airport transfer. And why should they when they can be served by a single magnificent airport like the one we have in Hong Kong? John Slosar, Cathay Pacific Airways chief executive, Insight page, June 9 Why should they indeed unless the difference in what it costs them to go through a single airport ...

  8. Airport link won't drop riders before border

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Air transit passengers who board the Hong Kong-Shenzhen airport express rail link from Chek Lap Kok airport will not be allowed to leave the train before it crosses the border, ... think any passenger can just smash the window and leave.' The source said the link was designed for transit passengers to access Shenzhen airport, so there was no need for them to get off ...

  9. Our destiny lies in delta region, says airport chief

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Outgoing Airport Authority chairman Victor Fung Kwok-king says he is confident the airport can nearly triple the volume of cargo and double the number of passengers it handles each year within two decades. 'This airport, I believe, is definitely heading for 10 million tonnes of cargo and 100 million passengers' within the next 20 years, he said. 'I ...

  10. Airports' rail link may halve journey time

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A proposed rail link between Shenzhen and Hong Kong airports is expected to ultimately mean a journey time between the two airports of 20 minutes. Secretary for Transport ... check-in time and handling time for luggage, the railway trip should take only about 20 minutes. That would be less than half the present travelling time of 45 minutes between the two airports ...




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