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Snow disrupts air, road traffic in northern China

Snow covers tree branches in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province. Photo: Xinhua

Snow in northern China has forced the cancellation of more than 100 flights and the closure of dozens of highways, authorities said Sunday.

Sunday, 20 January, 2013, 3:53pm

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

Airports face up to new demands

World's top executives meet in Hong Kong as the industry's capital expenditure soars along with traffic and fuel prices

MORE THAN 250 senior airport executives from 35 countries have converged on Hong Kong for the 16th ACI Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition at AsiaWorld-Expo.

9 May 2006 - 12:00am

Regional merger will cover 60pc of world's population

MORE THAN 400 airports in Asia and the Pacific region will come under one umbrella within the global Airports Council International (ACI) during the 16th ACI Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition.

9 May 2006 - 12:00am

Asia-Pacific traffic sees 4.9pc fall during May

Asia-Pacific cargo fell 4.9 per cent to 1.1 million tonnes in May compared with the same month last year, according to the Airports Council International (ACI).

The region was the only one to record a fall in cargo throughput. All others reported increases between 2.1 per cent and 10.4 per cent.

31 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

February regional air cargo jumps 6pc

Asia-Pacific air-cargo throughput rose 6.8 per cent in February to 986,180 tonnes, compared with a 1.3 per cent dip in January to 944,688 tonnes, according to the Geneva-based Airports Council International (ACI).

29 May 1998 - 12:00am

Region sees strong 9pc increase in traffic, survey shows

Air-cargo traffic grew by 9 per cent in the Asia-Pacific in October to 1.16 million tonnes, compared with the 1996 period, an industry report says.

The report, published by the Airports Council International (ACI), said Asia-Pacific was second only to the Middle East which recorded a 13 per cent rise to 162,185 tonnes.

4 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Asia posts 10pc rise in air cargo

The Asia-Pacific region recorded a 10.8 per cent year-on-year rise in air cargo to 949,767 tonnes in October, the Geneva-based Airports Council International (ACI) says.

Hong Kong's cargo volume grew by 10.2 per cent to 156,642 tonnes in October.

Kai Tak airport ranked fifth in the world, according to the ACI.

10 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Airlines see 3pc growth in traffic

The world's air traffic was up by more than 3 per cent in January as the Asia-Pacific market continued to lead all other regions in passenger growth, a Geneva-based airport monitoring group says.

24 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Kai Tak cargo volume up 5.8pc

KAI TAK airport handled 138,100 tonnes of cargo in November, a year-on-year rise of 5.8 per cent, according to a report from the Geneva-based Airports Council International (ACI).

The report says Toyko's Narita airport handled the highest volume in the world, 145,002 tonnes in November, a rise of 0.9 per cent.

16 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Pacific leads growth in passenger traffic

THE world's airports recorded modest growth in passenger and cargo traffic in August, with the Pacific leading the way in travellers and Latin America the biggest gainer in freight.

22 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Decrease in traffic growth

WORLDWIDE passenger traffic growth slowed to a near trickle in July, rising just three per cent against the same month last year.

Geneva-based Airports Council International (ACI), which represents 430 airports around the world, said cargo volume rose just four per cent month-on-month while aircraft movements increased by a marginal one per cent.

18 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Jet-paced Koreans pass HK

ABOUT 200 million people used Asia's top airports last year, with Seoul overtaking Hong Kong as the capital with the busiest terminal in the region, an international survey has found.

5 Apr 1995 - 12:00am