Britain scrambled fighter jets on Friday to intercept a commercial airliner carrying more than 300 people from Pakistan, diverting it to an isolated runway at an airport on the outskirts of London and arresting two passengers on suspicion of endangering the aircraft.Saturday, 25 May, 2013, 2:04am
Electronic systems for tracking departures of immigrants and other foreigners from the United States could be installed at major US airports under a plan approved by a congressional panel this week.22 May 2013 - 4:35am
Sidney Chau Foo-cheong, head of the government-owned Aviation Security Company (Avseco), described the increase as "catch-up pay" that would better reflect the nature of aviation security as inherently different from security work elsewhere.3 Mar 2013 - 5:14am
The EU and the US are planning tighter regulations for checks on incoming cargoes at departing airports.28 Jan 2013 - 5:41am
Tougher security measures introduced last month for some US-bound cargo at Hong Kong International Airport have had little impact on airfreight operations so far, industry experts said.3 Jan 2013 - 4:55am
A 48-year-old man with links to the Egyptian consulate in Hong Kong will appear in court tomorrow accused of smuggling stun guns and tear gas onto a flight leaving Chek Lap Kok Airport.16 Dec 2012 - 4:40am 1 comment
Three laptops stolen from a high-security immigration control area in Chek Lap Kok airport are still missing more than two weeks later.
The Immigration Department laptops were used in immigration control at the airport and contained the personal data of 3,000 travellers deemed dubious.4 Nov 2012 - 4:13am
Robbers attack man on Sheung Shui street
A man was attacked by two robbers in Sheung Shui. The victim told police he was walking in the street when one man grabbed him from behind and another placed a plastic bag over his head, then tried to steal his belongings. The victim put up a struggle and escaped.
Illegal-bar raid nets HK$70,000 drug haul4 Nov 2012 - 4:13am
The head of security at the city's airport has blamed the introduction of the minimum wage last year for a staffing crisis that pushed frontline staff turnover at the 3,400-strong company to a record 30 per cent.4 Nov 2012 - 4:13am 3 comments
The US government is quietly removing full-body X-ray scanners from seven major airports and replacing them with a machine that produces a cartoon-like outline instead of the naked images that have been compared to a virtual strip search.27 Oct 2012 - 3:35am
A 28-year-old man on a plane from Japan was arrested in Los Angeles after he was found wearing body armour and flame-proof pants, and transporting a small arsenal of weapons, officials said.11 Oct 2012 - 3:41am
Plane passengers could soon be scanned for bombs as they swipe their boarding pass, a Japanese company said, unveiling the world's first explosive-detecting departure gate.4 Oct 2012 - 11:21am
Passengers furious that their flight was delayed for nearly nine hours managed to triple the compensation offered by the airline by staging a sit-in on the plane.
A total of 159 travellers on the Hong Kong Airlines flight from Singapore were offered HK$400 before they landed at Chek Lap Kok at 5.30am yesterday.17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
An Israeli tourist found on the tracks of the shuttle train at Hong Kong airport had squeezed through a 20cm gap between the platform screen door and the train compartment.
The Airport Authority said yesterday the 27-year-old man had sneaked through the gap onto the tracks after the shuttle he was travelling in pulled in at the west hall of Terminal One on Tuesday afternoon.20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Aviation industry insiders got a glimpse of the future yesterday - an airport security checkpoint that boasts no stopping, stripping or unpacking and 'certainly no groping'.
The checkpoint is a tunnel that will contain biometrics, passenger data, shoe scanning and explosive and metal detection technology.8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am