Kai Tak Airport

Opinions vary on whether prices will drop at plots reserved for residents

Property-industry players were split on the impact of the government's announcement yesterday that flats to be built on two plots at the former Kai Tak airport will be reserved for individual buyers with permanent residency in Hong Kong.

Friday, 7 September, 2012, 3:10am

Psst … cat's out of the bag on that HK$130b runway

Jake van der Kamp

An interesting document from the Airport Authority crossed my desk the other day. It reveals a grubby little secret that third-runway boosters would love to keep dark.

23 Aug 2012 - 7:21am

Approval for flats despite road noise

District councillors have reluctantly accepted a Housing Department's proposal to build a big public housing block near the former Kai Tak airport, despite concerns about noise from an adjacent road.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:10pm


School wants a healthier environment

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

New water sports centre 'would benefit public'

The aquatic community is ramping up efforts to convince the government to build an international water sports centre at Kai Tak.

Nearly 80 stakeholders will meet the town planning board on Friday to present their case for a fully fledged international course, one which could host an Asian Games and world championships.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Sports hub awaits funds study

The government insists the Kai Tak sports hub in Kowloon East is still on target for completion in 2018-19 as it awaits a consultancy study on whether the project will be built using private or government funding.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Citigroup Ponzi drama rumbles on with appeal launched

The long-running saga involving former Citigroup private banker Ramesh Sadhwani, who allegedly operated a Ponzi scheme from 2004 to 2009, continues to rumble on.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

New role sought for old hangar

Rusted and empty, the old Royal Air Force hangar stands obscured by thick undergrowth and high-rises, its wartime role half a century ago remembered only by a few aviation and history buffs trying to prevent it from falling further into obscurity.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Former Kai Tak airport site can be prestigious second business district

I refer to the article by Craig Shute ('CBD2 too important for half-baked plan'', October 26).

Anyone concerned with Hong Kong's long-term interests will recognise the threat to the survival of our city as an international financial and commercial centre. The high rents in the city's central business district are simply driving businesses away to other cities like Singapore.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Officials seek increase in Kai Tak commercial land

Harbour advisers have called for an increase in the amount of commercial land at Kai Tak to speed up the development of the city's second central business district.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Planners think big for Kowloon East

A HK$12 billion monorail system and the rebranding of a 'dull and remote' district are key elements in plans to turn Kowloon East into the city's second central business district (CBD2), double the size of Central, officials said yesterday.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Close call at Chek Lap Kok


A Cathay Pacific plane and a Dragonair jet nearly collided head-on after straying into each other's path as they flew into Hong Kong. At the closest, the two planes were about six seconds - or around 2,000 metres - apart. Both pilots had to activate the collision avoidance system. In the end, both planes landed safely.

29 Sep 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

Cathay chief backs third runway for Hong Kong

Recently appointed Cathay Pacific chief executive John Slosar voiced support yesterday for a third runway at Chek Lap Kok. 'This is a good news story - the growth in flights to and from Hong Kong has way exceeded expectations,' he told a National Aviation Press Club lunch in Sydney.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am