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Watch: video of Guangzhou airport's 'most careless baggage handler'

A baggage handler at the Baiyun International Airport, China’s second largest, is captured carelessly throwing boxes onto a conveyor belt. Most of the packages bounced off the belt and landed on the ground. The handler is then seen taking a rest to check his mobile phone.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Guangzhou mulls building second airport for city

Guangzhou authorities are considering building a second airport in the city, possibly in the southern district of Nansha, but some analysts question its merits.

Guangzhou Mayor Chen Jianhua told the city's People's Congress on Monday the local government was studying the feasibility of a second airport, The Southern Metropolis News reported yesterday.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

TRADE is key

The age-old phrase that 'if you don't see it, we ain't got it' doesn't translate readily into Putonghua, but it could so easily be Guangzhou's unofficial motto.

Trade is built into Guangzhou's DNA as the prime manufacturing hub in the Pearl River Delta, notching up stupendous annual gross domestic product in excess of 900 billion yuan (HK$1,107 billion) last year.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

District is pearl in city's crown

While Beijing and Shanghai remain the top choices for multinational companies setting up head offices on the mainland, the market in Guangzhou is making headway with more grade-A office space in the Pearl River New City central business district.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing airport soars after subsidies extended

Beijing Capital International Airport saw its shares rise as much as 10 per cent in Hong Kong yesterday after the central government extended its subsidies by five years, removing a major obstacle to floating its shares on the mainland.

7 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

A third runway is not the answer for our airport

The Airport Authority recently placed a number of newspaper ads looking to hire an executive director for corporate development. The main role will be to guide its overall development and spearhead its five-year plan, which is believed to centre around the strategic planning for the construction of a third runway.

7 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Shenzhen Airport net soars 275pc in first half

Shenzhen Airport, the operator of the mainland's fifth-busiest airport, saw profit surge 275 per cent in the first half as Beijing's stimulus package boosted air traffic.

The Shenzhen-listed firm posted net earnings of 283.4 million yuan (HK$321.46 million), boosted by a 12.1 per cent year-on-year increase in passenger numbers.

1 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Airport shares drop on revised charges

Shares in mainland-listed airports fell yesterday after Shanghai International Airport warned of a sales decline after the implementation of revised charges.

Shanghai Airport fell by the 10 per cent daily limit, the biggest drop in two years, to 26.79 yuan per share.

Guangzhou Baiyun Airport fell nearly 6 per cent to 16.37 yuan.

13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Baiyun airport taps Germans to improve cargo handling

Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou yesterday signed an agreement on forming a strategic partnership with two Germany-based logistic companies, Schenker International and BAX Global, to improve competitiveness in international cargo handling, according to China News Service.

20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

New HK$3.2b centre to cope with growth in air traffic

A HK$3.2 billion air traffic control centre using state-of-the-art technology is to be built to manage the rapid rise in air traffic in the Pearl River Delta.

27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am