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  • Aug 30, 2014
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Chek Lap Kok

Is the aviation hub key to Hong Kong's economic prosperity?

Opposition to the third runway essentially centres on concerns about increased emissions and air quality and the effect that construction will have on the habitat of the pink dolphin.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 3:46am 7 comments

Drug-busting computer at Hong Kong airport foils smugglers

Chek Lap Kok saw a record number of drug busts last year, the Customs and Excise Department said - and a new computer system at the airport is getting the credit. The data-analysis system helps pick out high-risk passengers for inspection. It foiled 204 drug-smuggling attempts, compared with 140 in 2011 and 161 in 2010.

26 Feb 2013 - 4:40pm

Engine fault leaves Cathay passengers stuck at airport for 18 hours

Hundreds of New York-bound Cathay Pacific passengers were stranded for more than 18 hours at Chek Lap Kok airport on Sunday after engine problems with one of the airline's newest wide-body jets.

The 236 passengers and 28 cabin crew aboard the Boeing 777-300ER were ready for take-off when the CX840 flight to New York's JFK airport was grounded due to a faulty engine valve.

19 Dec 2012 - 3:20am

Cathay Pacific shuttle, Long Win Bus double-decker crash at Chek Lap Kok

A bus driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm yesterday after his double-decker slammed into a stationary shuttle bus near Chek Lap Kok airport, injuring 23 people.

7 Dec 2012 - 8:52am 2 comments

More than 20 injured in airport bus collision

Twenty-four people were injured, four seriously, after a bus collided with a coach near Hong Kong International Airport on Thursday morning.

12 Aug 2013 - 2:41pm 6 comments

Schiphol airport eyes hi-tech and drug firms after starting mainland services

Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is targeting mainland Chinese and Asian high-technology and pharmaceutical companies as it seeks to boost its appeal as a leading European airfreight hub.

This comes as Air China recently became the latest mainland carrier to inaugurate air cargo services between mainland China and Amsterdam with the launch of a five-times-a-week service on September 12.

24 Sep 2012 - 8:45am

City Digest, September 14, 2012

Housing strategy panel members named

14 Sep 2012 - 3:00am

Psst … cat's out of the bag on that HK$130b runway

An interesting document from the Airport Authority crossed my desk the other day. It reveals a grubby little secret that third-runway boosters would love to keep dark.

23 Aug 2012 - 7:21am

Hong Kong's Olympic medalist Lee Wai-sze comes home

A beaming Lee Wai-sze, Hong Kong's only medallist at the London Olympic Games, arrives home with the rest of the team yesterday to be greeted by Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing (right) and more than 100 flag-waving schoolchildren at Chek Lap Kok airport. Lee won a bronze in the women's keirin track cycling, the city's third ever medal. Photo: Sam Tsang

15 Aug 2012 - 11:06am

Snow Patrol Live in Hong Kong 2012

The Scottish rock band in concert. Aug 4, 8pm, AsiaWorld Expo, HK International Airport, Lantau Island, HK$580, HK$780 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2877 8260

15 Aug 2012 - 11:01pm