Airport Security

British police arrest two men on diverted Pakistan flight

Police officers leave a Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft on the tarmac at Stansted Airport, England. Photo: Reuters

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

US airports to track immigrant departures

Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Photo: Reuters

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

Chek Lap Kok security staff receive 4pc pay rise

Frontline security staff at Chek Lap Kok airport will get a 4 per cent pay rise from next month. Photo: Xinhua

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

Logistics sector has to act now to meet new regulations: John Tsang

John Tsang Chun-wah

The EU and the US are planning tighter regulations for checks on incoming cargoes at departing airports.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:41am

Tighter US security measures cause little impact on air cargo industry

The airfreight industry says it may face greater pressure if the US extends its new security measures to cargo carriers. Photo: David Wong

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

Egyptian charged with smuggling stun guns onto flight

A man with links to the Egyptian consulate in Hong Kong is accused of smuggling stun guns and tear gas onto a flight leaving Chek Lap Kok Airport. Photo: Nora Tam

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

Immigration laptops stolen at Chek Lap Kok still not recovered

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

Briefs, November 4, 2012

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 haul

4 Nov 2012 - 4:13am

Minimum wage boosted turnover of airport security staff

Sidney Chau Foo-cheong

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

US airports replace 'strip search' X-ray scanners

People go through Logan Airport's new scanner in Boston. Photo: AP

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

Air passenger in body armour arrested after disembarking in LA

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

Hitachi unveils airport boarding gate that can detect bombs in seconds

Hitachi researcher Yasuyuki Takada demonstrates the prototype boarding gate. Photo: AFP

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

Plane sit-in forces airline to pay up

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

Mystery of tourist's tight squeeze

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

Airport checkpoint of the future puts end to groping

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