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Heathrow Airport

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.

Wednesday, 26 November, 2008, 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

That weekend getaway gets lost in ever-longer queues

London

Quality of life for Londoners, just as for residents of many a megalopolis such as New York or Hong Kong, is ironically judged on how quick and easy it is to escape.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Control tops BAA's agenda in mainland investments

The British Airports Authority (BAA) is looking to make a substantial investment in a secondary airport on the mainland - but only if the deal gives it control of the facility, according to the executive in charge of overseas expansion.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Solution for high airport charges should start with doubling them

'It is always the Airport Authority which negotiates airport-related charges. But this mechanism may not be the best solution after the airport is privatised.'

Wilson Fung Wing-yip,

Deputy Secretary for Economic Development

17 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Give me five

on call

(phrase)

ready to work whenever someone is asked to, especially during an emergency

Example: Some prison officers must remain on call at their institutions for 10 1/2 hours after their shift ends. (SCMP, October 23, 2003)

split second

(n)

an extremely short period of time

6 Nov 2003 - 12:00am