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Dubai nudging Hong Kong out as transit hub between Asia-Pacific and Europe

Two women take photographs from a vantage point near Hong Kong's airport as a Qantas Airways jet comes in to land. Photo: Bloomberg

Expanding the passenger-handling capacity of Hong Kong's airport, which is expected to run out by 2018, with a third runway - due to be completed 10 years from now - will fail to restore the city's role as a transit hub for flights between Asia-Pacific and Europe, analyst

Friday, 14 February, 2014, 5:25pm 8 comments

Cost of airport expansion rises 30pc to HK$9b

The cost of Hong Kong airport's midfield expansion project has risen by nearly 30 per cent to HK$9 billion following a number of changes that increase the size of an originally planned new concourse and improve the airport's green features.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Flying high

The government is determined to press ahead with expansion of the airport, despite the recession. Do you support this strategy and the decision to build a third terminal and third runway? Write to us.

26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Airport set to expand despite economic crisis

The government is determined to press ahead with expansion of the airport - including a third terminal and third runway - in the next five years, despite a continuous decline in air traffic since the start of the financial meltdown.

24 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Getting bigger

The Airport Authority has begun the second phase of a study on a third runway. Given that the existing two runways are likely to reach maximum capacity by 2015, is this a necessary project? Write to us.

19 May 2008 - 12:00am

Officials hail airport success as fear of overcapacity raised

Officials are ecstatic over the accomplishments made in preparing Beijing's new international airport terminal - the world's biggest - for trial operations on Friday and the Olympics in August.

But an economist and urban planning adviser for the government warned that overcapacity could be a problem.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Study calls for new air cargo terminal

Hong Kong needs a third general cargo terminal at the airport to boost competition among operators and defend its market-leading position against ambitious regional rivals, says a report commissioned by the Airport Authority.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Growth in cargo slows at airport terminal

Growth in freight volume at Hongkong Air Cargo Terminal slowed last month due a drop in imports and decelerating export growth.

The terminal, which is responsible for more than 70 per cent of air freight at Chek Lap Kok International Airport, handled 213,868 tonnes of cargo last month, up 7.6 per cent year on year, according to the provisional figures provided by the operator.

6 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Olympic upgrade for Beijing airport

The $15.7b project will see the gateway to the capital expanded to cope with up to 60 million passengers a year

A 16.7 billion yuan (HK$15.7 billion) expansion of Beijing Capital International Airport is planned to cope with an expected increase in visitors for the 2008 Olympic Games.

12 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Airport set for record year on passengers and cargo

The Hong Kong International Airport is heading for a record year as passenger traffic and cargo throughput post double-digit growth compared with last year.

11 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Air traffic mirrors New Year change

Passenger traffic at Hong Kong's airport dropped 11.8 per cent last month from a year earlier but cargo shipments surged 19.6 per cent due to seasonal factors, Airport Authority figures show.

Passenger traffic dropped to 2.52 million last month, while cargo shipments climbed to 171,000 tonnes. Exports increased 26.5 per cent to 98,000 tonnes.

18 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Airport handles record number of flights

Hong Kong International Airport reported handling a record number of 645 passenger and cargo flights on Good Friday, April 13, the Airport Authority said. It marks the largest number so far for a single day. A total of 2,094 flights were handled over the four-day holiday - eight per cent more than last year.

22 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Record flights tipped

A record number of flight movements at the airport is expected on January 24, Lunar New Year's Day, when 649 aircraft are scheduled for arrival and departure. The current record is 623 flights on April 21, Good Friday, last year. The Civil Aviation Department said the Lunar New Year's Day movements was an increase of more than 22 per cent from the average of 530 a day.

15 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Airport numbers up

More than 32 million passengers passed through Chek Lap Kok airport in the past 12 months, the Airport Authority announced. The total includes three million passengers last month, an 8.3 per cent increase from the same month last year.

14 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Air freight posts 8pc global growth

Global cargo traffic increased almost 8 per cent last year, according to statistics released by the Airports Council International (ACI).

Combined passenger and cargo movements rose by more than 3 per cent, with a total of more than 52 million aircraft movements.

6 Apr 1998 - 12:00am