Airport Authority

Air bridge bolts are focus of inquiry

The air bridges passed tests, the authority said. Photo: SCMP

A task force has been set up to investigate whether two air bridges that collapsed at Chek Lap Kok airport on Sunday failed because of the bolts connecting different parts of the platforms, the Airport Authority says.

Saturday, 13 April, 2013, 5:46am

Environmental impact report on third runway ready by year end

Stanley Hui Hon-chung. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Stanley Hui Hon-chung, who was at the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, said an assessment of the impact a proposed third runway might have on the environment will likely be ready by year end.

28 Apr 2015 - 10:57am

Lunar holiday timing gives lift to cargo traffic

Stanley Hui expects a surge in passenger travel this month.

Air cargo throughput in Hong Kong grew 21.2 per cent last month year on year to 334,000 tonnes, according to the Airport Authority.

But passenger volume was down 5.1 per cent to 4.6 million mainly because the Lunar New Year fell in February, whereas last year it was in January.

18 Feb 2013 - 3:28am

Fourth runway study plans anger greens

Fourth runway study plans anger greens

Hong Kong must start thinking about a fourth airport runway to handle air traffic beyond 2030, the transport minister said yesterday.

But his comment drew a rebuttal from a veteran conservationist, who said the runway was unnecessary.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:32am

New website riddled with 'social' errors

Another bridge will be useful says Raymond Ho Chung-tai.

The revival of the Commission on Poverty may be good news for the poor, but the commission itself appears somewhat poor in its ability to communicate its objectives effectively. That was the impression its new website gave viewers when the commission mistranslated the names of some of its task forces.

10 Jan 2013 - 4:34am

Airport Authority signs up dolphin activist for third runway assessment

A vocal opponent of the third runway proposed for Hong Kong International Airport says he agreed reluctantly to help the Airport Authority in carrying out its marine ecology assessment because the authority could not find any local experts for the task.

28 Apr 2015 - 10:57am

City Digest, November 27, 2012

Airport sees interim profit increase 13pc

27 Nov 2012 - 3:25am

Luggage catches fire on airport conveyor belt

The Airport Authority and the Fire Services Department are investigating a fire on a luggage conveyor belt yesterday.

A bag caught fire at 2pm and the flames spread to a second bag. No one was injured and no hazardous goods were found in the bag. The accident happened in the restricted area, where only staff were allowed.

30 Oct 2012 - 2:51am

Airport Authority fails to allay pollution fears over third runway

Photo: Dickson Lee

Environmental groups accused the Airport Authority of insincerity and a lack of preparation at a meeting on the planned third airport runway yesterday. They said the authority had not addressed demands raised a month ago.

28 Apr 2015 - 10:55am

Dong Tao says Hong Kong's property market has gone crazy

The new one on a roll.

Hong Kong's property market has reached the tipping point, according to Credit Suisse's Tao Dong.

29 Sep 2012 - 2:31am 8 comments

Does new position turn the poacher into a gamekeeper?

Mike Kilburn

A few eyebrows have been raised at Mike Kilburn's decision to change jobs. It's not so much because he is leaving the think tank Civic Exchange, where he was head of environmental strategy for four years, but because he has joined the Airport Authority. There have been murmurings about this being a case of "poacher turned gamekeeper".

27 Sep 2012 - 3:25am

Who will be Hong Kong's next Director of Public Prosecutions?

Some burning questions.

Readers may be aware that we have been reflecting recently on who might be Hong Kong's next Director of Public Prosecutions. This is of interest because we gather that the present incumbent Kevin Zervos has expressed an interest in becoming a judge.

25 Sep 2012 - 4:42am

Airport Authority promises social impact study for third runway

As the debate over a third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport rages, the Airport Authority has agreed to carry out a social impact study. Photo: SCMP

The Airport Authority has bowed to pressure from green groups and agreed to carry out a social impact study on the planned third runway at Chek Lap Kok, as activists continue to snub meetings on the controversial project.

28 Apr 2015 - 10:57am

Careers take off at Airport Authority

On July 6, 1998, the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) made history by moving the city's airport from Kai Tak to its present location on Lantau Island in one single night - a testament to the professionalism of its staff.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Minimise impact of third runway

Building a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport is a daunting task. With a construction cost of HK$136 billion, not only is it the most expensive infrastructure project to build, the 650 hectares of sea reclamation - and its impact on the environment - is also set to be the biggest ever.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am