Airport Security

Anger at delay over airport security guards

Airlines and the Government are in conflict over the use of private security guards at the new airport.

Unlike at Kai Tak, private security firms will be banned from working in the restricted area at Chek Lap Kok.

Friday, 5 June, 1998, 12:00am

Global security alert as key-ring gun eludes airport metal detectors

A tiny pistol which looks like a key-ring has sparked a major security alert across Australia, prompting a warning from American aviation officials.

The gun was discovered during a routine baggage inspection at Perth airport together with 12 rounds of ammunition.

8 May 1998 - 12:00am

Passport checks

Nobody likes to wait in the queues at airport immigration counters. At peak hours, the delay getting through the controls at Kai Tak can add appreciably to the journey time.

5 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Bomb parts from Beijing seized in airport terminal

Bomb parts were seized at the airport's cargo terminal yesterday after being flown from Beijing on a passenger flight.

The consignment weighed 910 kilograms and was in five parts, each about 1.5 metres in length. A white and orange missile-like head and two tail fins were among them.

25 May 1996 - 12:00am

Blitz on airport security

THE Government is studying a scheme for a special undercover squad to make regular checks on the efficiency of security personnel at Kuala Lumpur's Subang airport, following a series of embarrassing incidents.

Three security guards are to face disciplinary action after an Indonesian woman who boarded a flight without a ticket or boarding pass.

24 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Airport security

SECURITY measures at Kai Tak airport cost $123 million last year. The money paid for measures implemented by the Civil Aviation Department and the police, costing $6.03 million and $117 million respectively, Secretary for Security Alistair Asprey said. The airlines provided security services including the screening of passengers and baggage.

12 May 1994 - 12:00am


PETER Solly (South China Morning Post, February 8) questions the need for some police officers to carry machine guns while patrolling ''friendly'' Kai Tak Airport.

Their presence in the Airport Terminal Building is to ensure an instant armed and uniformed response to any incident which may affect the security of the airport.

17 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

New legislation on security at airport

THE Government is to have the power to order security changes at the airport and to direct airlines to improve safety.

The Aviation Security Bill is being drafted and will be introduced into the Legislative Council this year.

Principal Assistant Secretary for Security John Shannon said the Government did not have the power to direct airlines on security.

31 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Security tightens at two major airports

SECURITY at two of China's main airports, Beijing and Shanghai, has been noticeably tightened after the spate of hijackings to Taiwan last year but inspection procedures still fall well short of international standards.

1 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

$20 fee on air tickets for cost of security

AIRLINES were yesterday granted Civil Aviation Department approval to add an extra $20 to the cost of fares out of Hongkong to help cover security costs.

The new fee, which will be charged for one year, is separate from Hongkong's existing $150 departure tax, which is one of the highest in the world and regarded as ''exorbitant'' by the Hongkong Tourist Association.

30 Mar 1993 - 12:00am