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Hong Kong International Airport

No denying connectivity fuels Hong Kong's success

Do we need a third runway for Hong Kong International Airport? Twenty years ago, a similar question was asked: do we need a new international airport?

Thursday, 30 June, 2011, 12:00am

HK$4b record profit for Airport Authority

Hong Kong airport made a record profit of more than HK$4 billion last year following a strong rebound in passenger and cargo throughput, but expansion plans could make for a bumpy ride in the years ahead.

30 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Does Hong Kong need to build a third airport runway?

Jessica Leung, 16, Our Lady of the Rosary College

Recently, the Airport Authority announced that they had decided to build a third runway at Chek Lap Kok. This decision has attracted a lot of attention and controversy. I don't agree with the decision.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Aviation is cleaner than alternatives

The airport is the lifeline of Hong Kong, its people and economy. The public are deciding what to do about the future of the airport, but many who do not want a third runway do not properly understand the capacity and constraint issues that are beginning to affect the city.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Runway plan needs to consider people's health

The Airport Authority says that preliminary information about the potential environmental and health impact of its proposal for a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport will be made available when the proposed expansion gets the nod. Only then will a detailed environmental impact assessment on air pollution, noise and marine habitat be conducted.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Airport plan can't take off without reliable forecasts

The discussion over the airport expansion is being played out with few facts and much emotive fervour: if we don't expand, Hong Kong will no longer have the great airport we have all become so used to. And that is, of course, a horrible idea, as I don't know any airport that is as efficient.

18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Bracing for a runaway success

A public consultation currently taking place regarding the future development of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) proposes two options - maintain the existing two-runway system or expand to three runways.

18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A fair price for convenience? Let's work it out

... experience around the world shows that passengers simply do not like inter-airport transfer. And why should they when they can be served by a single magnificent airport like the one we have in Hong Kong?

John Slosar, Cathay Pacific Airways chief executive, Insight page, June 9

16 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Message to airport: come back to earth

HKIA [Hong Kong International Airport] is not merely a piece of transport infrastructure that serves the local travelling public. It is an international aviation hub that generates enormous economic value for Hong Kong, including:

HKIA advertisement, June 9

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Which way now? - John Slosar

The debate on a third runway for Hong Kong's airport is now in full swing - and so it should be. I believe the community decision - build a third runway or tinker around the edges of the status quo - is crucial to the sustainability of the Hong Kong economy and, therefore, to the long-term prosperity and well-being of Hong Kong people.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Open mind needed on third runway

Airports can be a bit like roads, in that the more capacity you build to meet demand the more traffic they will attract. Hong Kong's highly acclaimed airport is a case in point.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Debate on third runway must be open and rational

According to the International Air Transport Association, Hong Kong International Airport handled 51 million passengers and over 4 million tonnes of cargo in 2010. Those numbers could rise to 62.2 million passengers and 5.3 million tonnes of cargo in 2014. Within a few years of that, the airport could start to hit its capacity limits.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Airport needs HK$136b for third runway

The public is being asked to make a choice: an airport with or without a third runway by 2030. But the government has said little so far on the social and environmental costs of the project.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

New airport runway may yet mean more runaway costs

Public consultation on a controversial HK$80 billion third runway at Hong Kong International Airport is set to get under way next week.

SCMP, May 27

So here was the big question. Would they top the jaw-dropping HK$67 billion price tag for our pointless new railway across the border or would they be more modest with their first cost estimate for a new runway?

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Great debate on HK$80b third runway begins

Some sharp questions will be asked about the government's proposed HK$80 billion third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport when a consultation on the project begins on Thursday.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am