Hong Kong International Airport

Banker caught with pistol at airport

A senior banker at Deutsche Bank was arrested for being in possession of a pistol at Hong Kong airport, an offence carrying a maximum penalty of 14 years in jail and a HK$100,000 fine.

Saturday, 28 May, 2011, 12:00am

S African Airways turns to MICE traffic for boost

South African Airways will target Asia's leisure and meetings and conventions market to offset a downturn in passenger volumes caused by the winding down of mainland-backed construction projects in Africa.

23 May 2011 - 12:00am

Undercarriage fault delays Dragonair flight

9 May 2011 - 12:00am

Parcel explodes at Air Mail Centre

Some 50 workers in the Air Mail Centre at Chek Lap Kok airport ran for safety when a parcel exploded and burst into flames last night. No one was hurt in the incident just after 10pm and firemen quickly dealt with the fire. The parcel contained batteries, compressed air, matches and playing cards believed to be for a magic performance.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Chek Lap Kok breaks the 1,000 flights barrier

It's up, up and away when it comes to the number of flights operating at Hong Kong International Airport.

Chek Lap Kok handled 1,003 flights on Friday, the first 1,000-plus movements achieved in a single day, setting a new daily record, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department said.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


Shenzhen's Westin Nanshan has quickly established itself as a major hotel in the city for MICE events. According to general manager Timothy O'Driscoll, the team has been busy handling MICE events, while corporate dinning has also been doing well.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


Desperate bid to justify choice of incinerator site

The letter from Elvis W. K. Au of the Environmental Protection Department ('Reduce waste, but also prepare for incinerator', March 19) failed to answer my fundamental charge of the amateur way in which Shek Kwu Chau was preselected when the department had no idea what the capital or running costs at the site would be.

2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Towing a Boeing is a jumbo effort

It was definitely a long haul, but 260 adults and children muscled their way to a world record by pulling four planes weighing a total 470 tonnes at Chek Lap Kok yesterday.

The event was organised by the Civil Aviation Department and the aviation industry to celebrate 100 years of flight in Hong Kong.

18 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Biplane left hanging as pupils help celebrate a century of flight in HK

Using schoolchildren to pull a replica 102-year-old aircraft to celebrate a century of flight in Hong Kong - while raising money for charity - must have seemed a good idea last year.

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Holidays lift airport passengers

Boosted by demand over the Lunar New Year holidays, Hong Kong International Airport handled 4 million passengers last month, up 2 per cent from a year earlier. There were 24,295 flights, a year-on-year growth of 9.2 per cent. However, cargo tonnage dropped 5.9 per cent to 242,000 tonnes.

15 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Tycoon repeats demand for rail link on bridge

Former Sun Hung Kai Properties chairman Walter Kwok Ping-sheung is not one to admit defeat and yesterday repeated his demand that a railway to be added to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge that is already under construction.

He proposed the idea in July 2010 and in January sent a letter to officials involved, demanding a railway be added to the bridge.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Foster design should not be the only winner

After over a decade of deliberation, consultation, research and setbacks the West Kowloon Cultural District finally has a creative leader who will map out the future of the area and hopefully a new landscape to inspire a greater arts and culture community.

5 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Logistics bodies join chorus for third runway

Exporters and freight forwarders have thrown their weight behind plans to build a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport. They said the facility needed to be built within the next seven to 10 years if the city was to maintain its position as a trading and airfreight hub.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


Some associate degree holders perform ably

I am working in Hong Kong for six months with City University on behalf of Sheffield Hallam University in Britain.

I was interested to read the condemnation of associate degree holders by Michael Tien Puk-sun ('Second Grade', February 7).

19 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Airport concourse to meet soaring demand

Hong Kong International Airport has unveiled a HK$7 billion expansion plan that includes the first phase of a midfield concourse that will boost handling capacity by 10 million passengers a year when completed in 2015.

26 Jan 2011 - 12:00am