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Hong Kong International Airport

Flight dispatchers must weather dangerous skies and typhoons

Everyday, more than 850 flights and 140,000 passengers pass through Hong Kong International Airport.

Friday, 16 September, 2011, 12:00am

Connectivity is key to our ability to compete

Much has been said about the significance of Hong Kong's continual ability to serve the China market if it is to maintain its regional financial centre status. But can our airport handle the growing business and other travel arising from China's growth?

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Keep vows, group tells Airport Authority

The Airport Authority has been told to make good on the environmental pledges it made when building the airport at Chek Lap Kok before asking the public to accept another huge project for a third runway.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Imperial to replace metric for local flights

Pilots on flights between the mainland and Hong Kong will not have to calculate two different sets of measurements once an agreement with the mainland to replace the metric system with the more popular imperial method comes into effect - at least for the southern part of the Pearl River Delta.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Cull of the wild

It's a story so depressingly familiar that it barely rated a mention in Thai newspapers. Four highly endangered Indian star tortoises, two radiated tortoises, three bearded dragons and 10 as yet unidentified frogs were discovered by authorities at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport last month in the bag of a traveller headed for Hong Kong.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Green group wants airport consultation extended

Green group Friends of the Earth has called for a public consultation on proposals to expand Hong Kong International Airport to be extended, claiming people need more time to digest information to be released on possible environmental impacts.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Second runway at Shenzhen ready to open

A second runway opens at Shenzhen airport today but limited airspace and air routes mean that it will boost the airport's capacity by only 10 per cent initially.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Putting the cart before the horse

As the Airport Authority's campaign for a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport moves into high gear, it feels increasingly like the cart is being put before the horse. Promotional videos and materials are being churned out and the government's three-month consultation is under way, with its focus on increasing capacity.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Quickest way to run into problems

Rushing major infrastructure projects to meet an anniversary is never a good idea. It is a time-honoured tradition on the mainland and we are witnessing the consequences yet again with the much-vaunted high-speed rail line from Beijing to Shanghai.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Skies set to open for new runway

A major obstacle to the proposed new third runway at Chek Lap Kok could be about to be removed with the opening up of airspace over the Pearl River Delta.

The Civil Aviation Department said officials from Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macau had finally reached a consensus on relaxing airspace boundaries after three years of talks.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Sky's the limit

What lies at the heart of the debate of whether Hong Kong International Airport should build a third runway to keep the city's position as an international aviation hub is not hardware capacity or airspace boundary; but the airport's ability to increase aircraft movements.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Today: Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'You've tried everything else, now let's look at your culture'. Kinwick Centre, Central.

Hong Kong Securities Institute evening: 'Developments in clearing of OTC derivatives'. Hong Kong Securities Institute.

Wednesday, July 13: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Making social media work'. Hong Kong Club.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Could city still fly without runway 3?

Is the HK$136.2 billion third runway project our only choice to remain competitive?

The barrage of information in the three weeks since the proposal's release would make you think so.

The Airport Authority has argued that the investment would bring a huge return: an economic benefit of HK$912 billion over 50 years.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Air cargo continues to slide for third month

Air cargo processed by Hong Kong airport's largest cargo handler dropped for a third month in June, bringing down the first half's cargo throughput by 4.7 per cent to 1.33 million tonnes.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Airport has real growth potential

I refer to Paul Zimmerman's article ('Airport plan can't take off without reliable growth forecast and cost-benefit analysis', June 18).

30 Jun 2011 - 12:00am