A former pilot has questioned the effectiveness of a proposed third runway at Chek Lap Kok in increasing the number of flights able to land and depart.Wednesday, 11 July, 2012, 12:00am
The government wants the Airport Authority to give it more information on how the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport will affect the ecology.
The authority handed in a report on May 29 which showed how big the project would be and how it might affect the environment. But some green groups say important information is missing and some are out of date.13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
The pilot of a Finnair Airbus A340 misread visual cues while trying to take off from a taxiway rather than a runway at Chek Lap Kok airport more than a year ago, a Civil Aviation Department investigation found.14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said there was overwhelming public support for building a HK$136.2 billion third runway at the airport on Lantau, with 73 per cent of nearly 24,000 respondents backing the idea in a government-commissioned survey. Nearly four-fifths of them called for a fast decision, and Cheng agreed.
SCMP, December 308 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
It takes 700-800 ground crew of Jardine Air Terminal Services (JATS) working around the clock to ensure that aircraft of their 50-plus passenger and cargo airline clients can turn around in one hour - or an hour and a half at most - at the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap kok.14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
The proposed HK$136.2 billion third runway at Chek Lap Kok underwent its first formal scrutiny by legislators yesterday without any opposition being openly expressed.
'It is hard to deny the economic benefits,' was the most common opening remark by members of the Legislative Council economic development panel who spoke at the first briefing on the controversial project.11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Public consultation on a controversial HK$80 billion third runway at Hong Kong International Airport is set to get under way next week.
SCMP, May 27
So here was the big question. Would they top the jaw-dropping HK$67 billion price tag for our pointless new railway across the border or would they be more modest with their first cost estimate for a new runway?31 May 2011 - 12:00am
It's still not clear why a Finnair flight almost took off from a taxiway instead of a runway at the city's airport.
An inquiry found that the plane, carrying 272 people, had no problems with light signals or radio communication and the weather was fine.24 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
An investigation was launched by Hong Kong aviation officials after a Finnair passenger plane attempted to take off from a taxiway rather than a runway at Chek Lap Kok.
The Airbus A340-300, carrying 260 passengers and 14 crew bound for Helsinki, began its take-off roll down the taxiway, parallel to the runway, early last Saturday and was spotted by an air traffic controller.3 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Air transport has become increasingly important to Hong Kong's economy, given that the city is now an international aviation hub. Since the global economic recovery, we have witnessed a huge jump in exports and re-exports, and a healthy rebound in air cargo volumes and air traffic movement this year.8 Sep 2010 - 12:00am