Honolulu International Airport

Mainland carriers' future up in the air

The sky is not the limit for air traffic growth on the mainland despite phenomenal growth in passenger and plane numbers in the last decade.

Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am

Runway protests by air passengers are investigated

Aviation authorities are probing two incidents in which passengers forced their way onto the runways at mainland airports last week, posing severe threats to the safety of air traffic.

The Civil Aviation Administration told Xinhua it was investigating incidents in Shanghai and Guangzhou after angry passengers broke into the airports' restricted areas.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Peach Aviation prepares to take off

Undeterred by the economic and business disruption caused by Japan's deadly earthquake and tsunami, Japan's first budget airline Peach Aviation still plans to launch operations in Osaka early next year.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

Air chief reticent on third runway

Hong Kong's top aviation official estimates the city's airport will reach its full flight capacity by 2020, but will not say whether or when a third runway might be built.

The 2020 prediction is three years later than an estimate given by former government officials, including the former aviation chief.

1 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Emergency plane repair grounds Cathay flight

2 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Regulator moves to bolster aviation

The Civil Aviation Administration of China yesterday announced new measures to buttress the mainland aviation industry against the global financial crisis, including investment in infrastructure and tax benefits.

10 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Mainland carriers face higher charges for international flights

Mainland airlines flying international routes face higher airport fees from March as Beijing implements rules to comply with World Trade Organisation regulations to equalise rates for domestic and foreign carriers.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing orders domestic carriers to slash routes

Domestic airlines will be forced to close up to 9 per cent of their domestic routes to Beijing to ease pressure on the capital's overloaded airport, according to an official source.

Beijing Airport, the country's biggest, handles 1,100 flights each day on its two runways, compared with 800 at Hong Kong International Airport.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Air China wants a review of charges

Airline president says construction fees should be scrapped

Air China, the most profitable carrier operating on the mainland, wants construction levies on airlines scrapped and a gradual implementation of reforms to airport charges.

20 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

HK airport braces for flights record

Hong Kong International Airport is bracing for a record number of flights on October 14, with 835 arrivals and departures having been scheduled.

That is 8 per cent up on the average 770 flight movements a day, according to the Civil Aviation Department.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Plane crazy

Chek Lap Kok may have just been voted the world's best airport, but next year it faces competition from a new kid on the block.

Billed as an 'entertainment air-city', the Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) opened in February and has already become a destination in its own right.

13 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Travel Notes

Miles of miles: Cathay Pacific is offering an Asia Miles bonus for travel to North America, valid to April 30, which allows economy class passengers travelling from Hong Kong to any of Cathay Pacific's five North American destinations to receive 35,000 Asia Miles. That is more than double the regular amount of Asia Miles. www.cathaypacific.com

2 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Polar to expand US-Japan routes

Polar Air Cargo plans to expand its freighter-service frequencies between the US and Japan next year to meet customers' demand.

The airline plans to negotiate hard to secure the necessary take-off and landing slot times at Narita airport.

18 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Standby measures went back to basics

Whiteboards and telephones to track the schedules of aircraft were part of contingency plans to back up Chek Lap Kok's sophisticated computer system, the inquiry was told yesterday.

18 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Lonely escape for tourist as exodus slows

A Japanese tourist was the sole passenger aboard a Boeing 747 evacuation flight out of Indonesia yesterday.

The All Nippon Airways flight, chartered by the Japanese Government, landed at Tokyo-Narita airport with the 63-year-old tourist and seven airline employees on board. The tourist said she had been in Jakarta since May 13.

22 May 1998 - 12:00am