Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Corrections & clarifications

Due to an editing error, an article titled 'Private jets run out of parking slots' on B1 yesterday incorrectly stated that Ng Chi-kee was the deputy director of airport operations for the Business Aviation Centre.

Tuesday, 31 January, 2012, 12:00am

In Brief

Boost for watchdog after leaks

10 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Airport shopkeepers furious about water leaks in brand-new terminal building

Irate shopkeepers in the airport's second terminal are demanding to know why they are being plagued by water leaking into the brand-new building during heavy rain - as their counterparts in the older Terminal One were dealing with similar problems due to a damaged roof membrane.

26 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


Name: Andrew Bennett West

Age: 16

City/ Country: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Name of school: Phillips Academy

If there's one thing I like to do when I'm bored, it's playing the guitar.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Blackout simulated at HK airport

A section of the passenger terminal is plunged into darkness

Hong Kong International Airport was once again plunged into darkness yesterday, but this time authorities were prepared for the power cut which shut down an entire section of the passenger terminal at 1.30am.

20 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

AA offers to reduce landing charges

The Airport Authority (AA) has offered airlines reduced landing fees at Chek Lap Kok as a carrot for quickly reinstating flights that were cancelled during the Sars crisis.

24 May 2003 - 12:00am

Royal escape

The Royal Garden in Kowloon has its summer package at HK$1,088 (US$139.50) until September 15 this year, for a superior room, including American buffet breakfast at HK$110 per person per day and late check-out until 4pm. Deluxe rooms from HK$1,288, include American buffet breakfast and a 20 per cent discount on laundry/dry-cleaning/pressing service.

15 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Airport staff seek pay rise

Airport workers are to ask employers for a pay rise as high as nine per cent this year.

9 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Bag woes blamed on staff

Human error caused about 500 stoppages to the baggage handling system at the airport opening, it was claimed yesterday.

But the Commission of Inquiry on the New Airport heard the system itself was 99.9 per cent operational.

6 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Computer fears raised a year ago

Fears about the computer system at Chek Lap Kok were raised more than a year before the new airport opened, it was revealed yesterday.

The Commission of Inquiry on the New Airport, holding its first public hearing, was also told that advice for a back-up computer system was ignored until late March.

8 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

October opening no better, says director

The problems at the airport could have happened even if it had opened in October, Secretary for Works Kwong Hon-sang said yesterday.

17 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Police ready to kick out sightseers

Police may bar all but passengers from Chek Lap Kok if crowds of sightseers threaten safety, the Airport Authority said yesterday.

Designated routes through the terminal may also be introduced after tens of thousands of sightseers flocked to the new airport on Sunday, causing lengthy queues for almost every amenity in the troubled showpiece.

14 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Airport fully on schedule

I SHOULD like to respond to your article which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on November 24.

30 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Early date in sight for lifting flight restrictions

RESTRICTIONS limiting the number of morning and evening flights at Kai Tak airport could be lifted as early as the end of the year, Civil Aviation Department director Peter Lok Kung-nam said yesterday.

More time slots are needed after 336 flight requests per week this summer were turned down. Saturation has been reached except in the early morning.

14 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Airports must meet needs of the market

AIRPORTS must match the needs of the market with an efficient, cost-effective, competitive and safe product which is sympathetic to the environment, according to a cargo expert.

10 Jun 1994 - 12:00am