Hong Kong International Airport

HK holidaymakers defy travel warning

Some Hong Kong holidaymakers yesterday defied the highest level of alert issued against travel to Thailand and left for the troubled country. But they have been warned they might lose their insurance coverage.

Monday, 12 April, 2010, 12:00am

Arts hub design will surprise, Foster vows

Lord Foster has pledged more surprises in his West Kowloon arts hub design, with open space better than that in Central Park, New York. He said his winning design involving a controversial giant canopy in 2001 was already 'history'.

29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Airport security man stole US$1,000

A Hong Kong International Airport security supervisor admitted he stole US$1,000 from a passenger while checking her carry-on baggage. Aviation Security Company employee Lau Kok-kwong, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of theft at Tsuen Wan Court. He took the money while checking the American traveller's handbag on July 25 last year. Sentencing was adjourned to April 9.

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Teenagers can reach for the sky

One hundred lucky teenagers will reach for the sky this year thanks to Cathay Pacific's 'I Can Fly' programme, which gives local students a close-up of the aviation industry.

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Runway study ready this year

The Airport Authority will complete its feasibility study on building a third runway at Chek Lap Kok by the end of the year. Hong Kong cannot afford to sit idle as neighbouring airports expand, its chief executive, Stanley Hui Hon-chung, says.

3 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Post-1980s generation carries on the fight for honest government

I support the spirit of the post-1980s generation. In the early 1980s, there was a group of us, the Hong Kong Observers, about the same age as these young people now, who got together and did what was considered radical at the time. We dared to question government policies and wrote about what we considered unjust. Our activities were branded as naive, not constructive and even subversive.

21 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

English lessons come down to earth

More than 80 students brushed up their English skills with a group of pilots at the weekend.

The students, from six secondary schools in Tung Chung, took part in the 'English on Air' programme run by Cathay Pacific.

They were all given a guided tour of the airline's headquarters in Chek Lap Kok before practising their English with staff volunteers.

19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Changi operator eyes second-tier airports

Singapore's Changi Airports International aims to invest in or manage second-tier mainland airports to cash in on the country's robust aviation market.

'We are in talks with some mainland airports at the moment,' Eugene Gan, deputy chief executive of the airport operator, said yesterday.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Call for teens to spread their wings

Cathay Pacific is inviting young people with a passion for aviation to join its annual programme, 'I Can Fly'.

The project was launched in 2003 to help local teenagers learn more about aviation and, at the same time, develop a spirit of community involvement.

So far, about 3,000 have taken part in the programme.

2 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

The 'Great Wall of China' is hurting airlines' bottom lines

For Hong Kong pilots, the Great Wall of China is not a centuries-old stone defence but an invisible 4,800-metre barrier that costs aircraft entering mainland airspace an extra 135,000 tonnes of fuel each year.

16 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Letters

Government has not given in to any party

30 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Answers needed about Zhou Yongjun

The case of exiled mainland dissident Zhou Yongjun is becoming an embarrassment for the government and a challenge to the principle of 'one country, two systems'.

More than a year after he was refused entry into Hong Kong from Macau, the circumstances under which he ended up in the hands of mainland authorities remain largely a mystery.

21 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Letters

Why airport expansion must go ahead

I refer to the letter by F. Chan ('Rein in airport overspending', August 8).

Pillars of Hong Kong's economy, such as financial services, shipping and tourism, are supported by the airport, which facilitates the flow of people, trade, capital and information.

12 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Haeco net drops 27pc, expects tougher second half

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co (Haeco), which is 27 per cent owned by Cathay Pacific Airways, posted a 27 per cent drop in net profit for the first six months as airlines cut services and grounded aircraft.

5 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Third maintenance hangar opens at Chek Lap Kok airport

23 May 2009 - 12:00am