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Expansion of London Heathrow Airport

MPs support building third runway at London's Heathrow airport

London's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest, should be expanded with the addition of a third and even a fourth runway, a cross-party panel of British lawmakers said.

Saturday, 11 May, 2013, 3:03am

Airport Authority rethinks stance on social costs

The Airport Authority appears to be softening on its reluctance to conduct an extra study on the social costs and benefits of building a third runway, and to gauge carbon emissions from aircraft.

The authority has also pledged to identify the practical methodologies for such a study to ease public concerns over the development.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


City will benefit from third runway

I think it is essential that we construct a third runway at the airport.

Over the next 20 years I believe we will see an increasing demand for usage of Chek Lap Kok by airlines.

Economically, we face fierce competition within the region, Singapore being one example.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Green group hits at consultation on third runway

A green group has accused the University of Hong Kong and the Airport Authority of misleading the public into supporting the building of a third runway at Chek Lap Kok with a consultation full of loaded - and leading - questions.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Decision time as public backs third runway

A decision on whether to go ahead with the most expensive infrastructure project in Hong Kong's history will be made by the current government before the city's next chief executive is chosen in March.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Credibility sorely lacking in consultation on third runway

The public consultation for the Airport Authority's Master Plan 2030, which proposes ways to expand airport capacity, including building a third runway, ends this Friday. Are the opinions expressed so far rational? Has appropriate and sufficient information been accessible in a timely manner to the public, beyond just professionals and politicians? Is the process of consultation fair?

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Third runway fears

The global conservation body WWF is calling on the Airport Authority to halt public consultation on the planned construction of a third runway until more information is revealed.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

How much is Airport Authority spending to promote third runway?

The Airport Authority is obviously prepared to plough every furrow to disseminate its message that it will be the end of civilisation as we know it if its very costly plan to build a third runway is not given the green light.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Sky-high marketing for runway plan kept secret

The transparency of the Airport Authority is in question after the statutory body refused to reveal the marketing budget for its controversial third runway plan.

Peter Lok Kung-nam, who headed the Civil Aviation Department from 1990 to 1996, said Hong Kong people had the right to know how much was being spent on marketing 'since they are using public money'.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Cathay boss to press for a third runway

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Runway backers 'ignore true cost'

The economic arguments put forward by the Airport Authority in support of the third runway project have been criticised for completely ignoring the social and environmental costs.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Airport needs HK$136b for third runway

The public is being asked to make a choice: an airport with or without a third runway by 2030. But the government has said little so far on the social and environmental costs of the project.

3 Jun 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

'100 flights per hour' with extra runway

Airport study to be completed in two years

The government expected aircraft movements to increase to more than 100 per hour from next year's hourly rate of 58 if a third runway were built at the airport, transport minister Eva Cheng said yesterday.

9 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Third runway ruled out

A third runway is not being considered as part of the expansion of Chek Lap Kok, Airport Authority chief executive Dr Hank Townsend said yesterday.

The Sunday Morning Post said this week that a third runway was being considered.

4 Jun 1996 - 12:00am