Hong Kong International Airport

HK airport in space race against traffic

The Hong Kong Airport Authority said it would run out of space ahead of schedule on stronger-than-expected traffic growth.

The forecast came yesterday as the authority reported a 32 per cent jump in net profit to HK$5.3 billion in the year to March.

Thursday, 28 June, 2012, 12:00am

Exports lift airport cargo to first growth in a year

Cargo volumes at Hong Kong International Airport grew in May for the first time in 14 months, buoyed by an increase in exports, the Airport Authority said yesterday.

But one transport expert forecasts that overall airfreight volumes at Chek Lap Kok airport will drop by up to 4 per cent this year compared with 2011.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Engineering new jobs at the Airport Authority

The automated people mover at Hong Kong International Airport is a computerised railway system that enables passengers to travel between Terminals 1 and 2 and the SkyPier.

Kyle Tam (right), an assistant engineer employed by the Airport Authority, is responsible for the maintenance of the system.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tunnel vision

Massive modern bridges connect various points of Hong Kong's coastline. The enormous Tsing Ma Bridge, which towers over the Kap Shui Mun channel to link the city with Chek Lap Kok airport, is the most immediately recognisable example.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Leung aide sees no need for third runway

A former Observatory director and adviser to the incoming chief executive has questioned the need for a third runway and the scope of the environmental impact study proposed for the huge project.

Lam Chiu-ying, who helped incoming chief executive Leung Chun- ying develop his environmental platform, said the HK$130 billion project was not sustainable.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Aviation work may take off

Despite the seasonal blip, airline maintenance job prospects remain positive. Even when aircraft are not flying, they still have to be maintained. Moreover, Hong Kong is deemed superior compared with Europe, America and Australia in terms of fees. Overseas airlines want to use the city's services, not to mention the new budget airlines due to join the Hong Kong aviation market.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Creative project sways judges

Environmental concepts, innovation and multiple functions were combined in one groundbreaking design that earned Rocco Design Architects the Medal of the Year for local achievement at the Hong Kong Institute of Architects' (HKIA) annual awards.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Airport board thumbs nose at international best practice

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Business jet player plans to spread its wings in China

Hawker Pacific, which runs dedicated facilities for business jets in Shanghai, Dubai and Singapore, is betting heavily on the China market amid surging demand for private jets in the region.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Open minds could find more creative solutions for third airport runway

I share Richard Fielding's concern that 'a third runway will do nothing to relieve crowding in the airspace over the Pearl River estuary', which is but a side issue in his letter ('Third runway lobby ignoring serious environmental impact of growth', March 29).

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Key evidence in Libyan's case erased in HK

Key evidence revealing Hong Kong's role in the rendition of Libyan dissident Sami al-Saadi to Muammar Gaddafi's torture chambers has been destroyed by city aviation officials, hampering the investigation of British lawyers.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A new meaning for 'consultancy'

Imagine a 50-storey high tower of gravel and mud with a base the size of Victoria Park. That's roughly the initial estimate for the landfill needed to build the sea wall for the proposed road linking Tuen Mun and Chek Lap Kok airport.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sky's the limit for tourists

Hong Kong continues to court new airlines to secure its lead as the travel hub in the Asia-Pacific region.

Last year, 13 new airlines started operations at Hong Kong International Airport and brought the total number serving the city to more than 100.

The number of international destinations also increased to 164.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

New cruise operators unveil global plans

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is targeting cruise markets in Asia, Europe and the Americas after it won a 10-year deal last Thursday to operate and manage the cruise terminal at Kai Tak with two other partners.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

HK travel agent ticket sales for Kingfisher halted

Travel agents in the city stopped selling fares for flights on Kingfisher Airlines yesterday after computer reservation firms halted ticketing operations for the troubled Indian carrier.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am