Chek Lap Kok Airport

Hong Kong Airport Authority to launch study into fourth runway

The runway and apron at Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok, viewed from Ngong Ping 360 cable car on Lantau. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong must face the question of whether a fourth airport runway will be needed by 2030, in a new strategic study, the transport minister said on Monday.

Monday, 28 January, 2013, 3:21pm

Shipping statistics sound a warning on airport runway three

Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok. Photo: David Wong

Now we have it - figures showing that our container port (container ports one to nine) did 14.6 million teus ("20-foot equivalent units") in the first 10 months of 2012 ("HK set to lose No 3 port rank to Shenzhen", November 26).

The full-year estimate is probably some 17.6 million teus.

30 Nov 2012 - 2:11am 1 comment

Worker killed, 14 injured in bridge project accident

The scene of the accident near Chek Lap Kok airport, showing the steel caisson which houses the three platforms. Photo: Edward Wong

One worker died and 14 were injured when a platform collapsed yesterday during reclamation for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project near Chek Lap Kok airport

26 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

HK Business Aviation Centre accused over dissident's rendition

It was a Saturday evening, just after 8pm on March 27, 2004 when a secluded corner of Chek Lap Kok - one of the world's busiest airports - played host to a very unusual event.

23 Sep 2012 - 3:17am

Executive at HK hub for business jets 'has no memory' of rendition flight

Madonna Fung, general manager of the Business Aviation Centre at Chek Lap Kok airport. Photo: Chris Davis

A senior executive with extensive operational knowledge of Hong Kong's private-jet hub says she cannot remember what happened in March 2004 when the centre is believed to have played a key role in the secret rendition of a dissident into the hands of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's torturers.

23 Sep 2012 - 3:08am 3 comments

A silent reward for a timely kowtow?

Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok. Photo: Nora Tam

Sino-British talks on building the new airport at Chek Lap Kok almost broke down in 1991 after Beijing insisted the agreement be signed by the two heads of government in the Chinese capital, according to a new book by a former top mainland official.

SCMP, September 19

21 Sep 2012 - 7:18am 9 comments

Talks on Chek Lap Kok airport nearly collapsed, insider reveals

The inside view: Chen Zuoer's book on the HK handover

Sino-British talks on building the new airport at Chek Lap Kok almost broke down in 1991 after Beijing insisted the agreement be signed by the two heads of government in the Chinese capital, according to a new book by a former top mainland official.

20 Sep 2012 - 8:39pm

City Digest

Bomb hoax grounds plane for two hours

A bomb scare grounded a plane for two hours at Chek Lap Kok airport yesterday. Passengers were evacuated from Shanghai-bound China Eastern Airlines flight MU502 after it was halted on the runway at 12.30pm. Nothing suspicious was found and it left at 2.45pm. It was believed to have been a hoax call.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Horses have smooth ride into the city

Heavy security was in place at both the Olympic venues and the hotel where riders will stay in Sha Tin as the first batch of horses arrived yesterday.

The 13 horses, from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, arrived at Chek Lap Kok airport at about 8.30am. They were taken to the Sha Tin equestrian venue under police escort.

27 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Hottest day of year but relief on the way

Hong Kong had its hottest day of the year yesterday, but there is some relief ahead, the Observatory said.

The temperature topped 34.8 degrees Celsius yesterday afternoon in Central, but was higher in the New Territories where the mercury rose to 36.2 degrees at Sheung Shui and 35.4 degrees at Chek Lap Kok airport.

29 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Invest in the unsung heroes of our spick-and-span streets

A friend from Singapore recently visited me in Hong Kong. She first visited in about 1993 and has been here several times since. On her latest trip, she went out of her way to say how much she thought Hong Kong had changed - for the better. At the top of her list of noticeable improvements is how clean and tidy Hong Kong has become compared with the early 1990s.

10 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

City briefs

CUSTOMS busts three drug syndicates in ice haul

10 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Time to consider all options for airport

The Airport Authority has formally put a long anticipated issue on the public agenda - does Chek Lap Kok airport need a third runway? The question is one the community needs to consider because it is a vital issue that impinges on Hong Kong's future.

22 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Man charged with murder over brother's death

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Emergency landing for cargo plane

Fire and ambulance crews went on full alert at Chek Lap Kok airport when a cargo plane made an emergency landing yesterday. The pilot of the fully laden Boeing 747 reported a suspected burst tyre after taking off from Shanghai to fly to Astana in Kazakhstan.

20 May 2005 - 12:00am