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Letters to the Editor, February 12, 2013

Religion is probably not the first thing that comes to mind for most people when thinking of Hong Kong. But for the three of us, as leaders in our respective religious communities, religion defines Hong Kong.

Tuesday, 12 February, 2013, 2:45am

Cathay Pacific reopens first-class passenger lounge at Chek Lap Kok

The new lounge is more than a third bigger than the old one, with room for 167 passengers, up from 123. It is the first time the lounge has been renovated since it opened in 1998. The old lounge had faced criticism for being worn out and too crowded.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:16am

Hong Kong International Airport's lesson in polite security

With the holiday rush for the Lunar New Year of the Snake beginning to gather steam, it is all too easy to remember the bewilderment of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's Little Prince at seeing one set of people rushing at top speed in one direction by express train while another lot hurtled in the opposite direction.

6 Feb 2013 - 4:43am

Modest growth expected at Hong Kong airport in 2013

Hong Kong International Airport expects to achieve modest traffic growth in 2013, after reporting slower passenger traffic growth last year than in 2011.

"We are cautiously optimistic about achieving mild traffic growth at Hong Kong International Airport in 2013," said Airport Authority chief executive Stanley Hui Hon-chung.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:01am

Hong Kong must invest to remain a first-rate tourist draw

Hong Kong tourism has enjoyed another impressive year with visitor arrivals totalling almost 44 million as of last November, a 16 per cent increase over the same period in 2011.

12 Jan 2013 - 2:15am 5 comments

Cathay cargo terminal opens in weeks

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.

11 Jan 2013 - 3:56am

Customs rejects privacy fears over scanners at airport, cruise terminal

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

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

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

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