Hong Kong International Airport

Cathay cargo terminal opens in weeks

Cathay's new terminal, which is opening five months early.

Cathay Pacific Airways will open its HK$5.9 billion air cargo terminal at Hong Kong International Airport about five months early on February 21.

Friday, 11 January, 2013, 3:56am

Customs rejects privacy fears over scanners at airport, cruise terminal

An example of how the system highlights contraband. Photo: Customs

Customs officials have moved to quell privacy fears over controversial new full-body scanners headed for the Kai Tak cruise terminal and Chep Lap Kok airport, saying they are not intrusive and will reduce the need for physical searches.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

Tighter US security measures cause little impact on air cargo industry

The airfreight industry says it may face greater pressure if the US extends its new security measures to cargo carriers. Photo: David Wong

Tougher security measures introduced last month for some US-bound cargo at Hong Kong International Airport have had little impact on airfreight operations so far, industry experts said.

3 Jan 2013 - 4:55am

Intrusive body scanners to be used at cruise terminal, airport

The scanners have been criticised by civil liberties groups.

A controversial body scanning system that can see through clothing and has sparked privacy concerns at airports worldwide is to be installed at the new Kai Tak cruise passenger terminal next year.

The sophisticated full-body scanning system, which can detect contraband such as drugs and weapons, is also due to be installed at Chep Lap Kok airport in 2013.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:55am

Visitors flood into Hong Kong as locals hope to flee chill

Arriving and departing passenger traffic was busy but orderly at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday as the Christmas holidays began in earnest. Today will be the busiest day, with 1,067 flights scheduled, while almost 18,500 flights will be handled over the two weeks until January 7. Photos: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong has been infected with the travel bug this holiday season, with immigration staff expecting to handle 8.65 million journeys - most via the land crossings.

23 Dec 2012 - 1:55pm 4 comments

Hong Kong turns on fund pipeline in push for bigger basics

MTR Corporation is looking at bringing three new projects on stream. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong will continue to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure projects beyond the 10 major projects that were pushed through in the wake of the global financial crisis in 2008.

21 Dec 2012 - 3:46am

Business Digest, December 17, 2012

European Union and Singapore reach a free trade agreement.

US prosecutors plan to file charges this week against multiple bankers linked to UBS rigging of Tokyo interbank lending rates.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:30am

Egyptian charged with smuggling stun guns onto flight

A man with links to the Egyptian consulate in Hong Kong is accused of smuggling stun guns and tear gas onto a flight leaving Chek Lap Kok Airport. Photo: Nora Tam

A 48-year-old man with links to the Egyptian consulate in Hong Kong will appear in court tomorrow accused of smuggling stun guns and tear gas onto a flight leaving Chek Lap Kok Airport.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:40am 1 comment

Airport Authority signs up dolphin activist for third runway assessment

A vocal opponent of the third runway proposed for Hong Kong International Airport says he agreed reluctantly to help the Airport Authority in carrying out its marine ecology assessment because the authority could not find any local experts for the task.

28 Apr 2015 - 10:57am

International pilots back plan for third runway at Hong Kong Airport

The International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations said Hong Kong would eventually need a third runway because of increasing air traffic. Photo: Bloomberg

A group representing pilots around the world is backing plans for a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport.

The International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations, which has 100,000 members, said the city would eventually need a third runway because of increasing air traffic.

28 Apr 2015 - 10:57am 4 comments

Talking points

Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man

Lawmakers discuss hospital land grants

3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am

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

Business Digest, November 19, 2012

Daimler board to get director for China

Air traffic on the rise at Chek Lap Kok

Hong Kong International Airport reported continued monthly air traffic growth last month, with a year-on-year increase of 1.9 per cent in passenger trips, to 4.7 million, and 1.1 per cent in cargo, to 346,000 tonnes. There were 30,025 flight movements, a rise of 5.1 per cent from the same month last year. Sophie Yu

19 Nov 2012 - 4:13am

Seychelles to launch Hong Kong air link

Air Seychelles will fly three times a week to Hong Kong.

Air Seychelles will launch three services a week between Hong Kong and the Seychelles in February, making it one of the first airlines to inaugurate flights to the city in the new year.

6 Nov 2012 - 4:53am

Hong Kong-made plane grounded by government's snub

Civil Aviation Department cited busy traffic at Hong Kong International Airport as a reason for refusal to inspect the aircraft. Photo: Nora Tam

An aircraft handmade by Hong Kong students will be ready to take to the skies in a year, but the government's refusal to inspect it and to issue a permit means it may be grounded indefinitely.

5 Nov 2012 - 5:50am