Aviation in the United Kingdom

Big three fly into headwinds

All three big mainland airlines had to brace for headwinds in the first half - from high oil prices, yuan depreciation and slowing traffic.

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

Airlines confident of rise in demand over next year

Top managers at global airlines are confident of an uptick in demand for cargo and passenger business over the next 12 months, a quarterly industry survey has found.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

London weathers UK's financial storm

Most price forecasts for London's residential property market in 2012 are cautiously optimistic, despite Britain's sluggish economy and expectations that house prices nationally will fall.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Holiday not so golden for airlines

Passenger traffic during the first four days of the 'golden week' National Day holiday rose less than 6 per cent over last year even with a 12 per cent rise in the number of flights, underscoring the slowdown in overall mainland air traffic growth.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Fourth runway may be needed

The HK$136.2 billion it would cost to build a third runway at Chek Lap Kok may only buy six to eight years of growth in traffic for the airport before it is saturated again, according to Airport Authority figures.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Air chief reticent on third runway

Hong Kong's top aviation official estimates the city's airport will reach its full flight capacity by 2020, but will not say whether or when a third runway might be built.

The 2020 prediction is three years later than an estimate given by former government officials, including the former aviation chief.

1 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Back to reality

Depending on the figures cited, Australian property prices have either decreased for the first time in 18 months or crawled forward at a snail's pace. Regardless, it seems that the dream run, which saw property prices cruise through the global downturn, has at least slowed.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Airport tips record year

The Airport Authority said the number of flights in the first week of this month rose 13.2 per cent from last year, and it now expects record volumes in both passenger and cargo throughput this year.

18 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Airport sets daily, monthly highs

Hong Kong aircraft movements set new daily and monthly highs last month, thanks to strong summer holiday demand.

The Airport Authority also anticipates more records in coming months, as it expects the growth to continue as travel patterns usually peak in the final quarter.

20 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Charting corruption

The Philippines is ranked 139th, and 24th within Asia, on Transparency International's 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index (the smaller the score, the less corrupt the country). Hong Kong ranked 12th, and fourth best within Asia. These are two of the questions its researchers asked:

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Growth continues for mainland airlines

Mainland carriers continued growing with a 23.2 per cent year-on-year increase in passengers last month, mainly due to a 54 per cent rise on international routes. Domestic and regional traffic grew 21.3 per cent and 68.3 per cent respectively. In the first half, mainland airlines carried 126.3 million passengers, 17.6 per cent more than the previous year.

22 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Passenger, cargo volumes hit record highs

Passenger and cargo traffic at Hong Kong International Airport hit record highs in the first half. Airport Authority figures show Chek Lap Kok handled 24.5 million passengers, an increase of 9.3 per cent year on year, while cargo surged 35.1 per cent to two million tonnes.

20 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Export growth to slow, Beijing predicts

Beijing forecasts that the recent robust recovery in mainland exports will run out of steam in the second half of this year as the global economy remains shaky.

20 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

2009 GDP revised up, 2010 forecast down

The central government has revised up last year's gross domestic product growth figure by 0.4 percentage points to 9.1 per cent, but economists at brokerage Goldman Sachs reduced its economic forecast for this year after evidence of a slowdown surfaced.

3 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Imported infections rise despite efforts of travel health service

The proportion of imported infections doubled from 2001 to 2008 despite a doubling in the number of Hongkongers seeking help at the government's travel health service.

While imported infections only accounted for 8.5 per cent of all notifiable infectious diseases in Hong Kong in 2001, the percentage increased to 18.3 in 2008.

17 May 2010 - 12:00am