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Airport Authority promises social impact study for third runway

As the debate over a third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport rages, the Airport Authority has agreed to carry out a social impact study. Photo: SCMP

The Airport Authority has bowed to pressure from green groups and agreed to carry out a social impact study on the planned third runway at Chek Lap Kok, as activists continue to snub meetings on the controversial project.

Tuesday, 28 April, 2015, 10:57am

Airlines fear losing business as UK ups tax

The tax may bite harder than the cold. After Britain raised by 55 per cent the departure tax payable by passengers flying to the Asia-Pacific region, airlines plying the profitable Hong Kong-London route fear they will lose a chunk of their leisure and transit passengers to other European destinations.

10 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Big deal

British Airways has teamed up with Visit Britain to offer Hong Kong travellers a great fare to Britain and an incentive to see some of the country. Fly to Heathrow for HK$2,950 and onwards to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Manchester or Newcastle for just HK$430.

25 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

travellers' checks

Playboy dreams

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Sights set on the skies

I t's not just adults who hold decision-making powers. Jonathan Liu Chor-kiu, 11, was one of 13 children elected onto the British Airways Kids' Council (BA Council) to give suggestions on how to improve the airline's services.

11 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Top ideas for in-flight fun

A Hong Kong student had the rare opportunity to offer suggestions to help a major international airline improve its in-flight services.

Jonathan Liu Chor-kiu, 11, attended a meeting of the British Airways Kids' Council in London earlier this month.

31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Take Action!

The column for anyone fed up with bureaucracy, frustrated by delays or furious about poor service. Tell us your complaint and we'll try to fix it ...

Ms Cheng is a frequent traveller with British Airways, but she was disappointed by a series of delays on her way to Germany last December.

21 May 2007 - 12:00am

Have a nice flight

Many young travellers dread the thought of a long and boring flight.

British Airways has launched a programme to collect the views of young people to help improve its services.

Open to those aged eight to 14, the British Airways Kids' Council will allow young people of different nationalities to come up with proposals to make flights more enjoyable.

23 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

British airways flights normal as strike averted

31 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

take action

The column for anyone fed up with bureaucracy, frustrated with delays or furious with poor service. Tell us your complaint and we'll try to fix it ...

Reader Peter Northam lost his luggage on a British Airways flight from Sweden to Hong Kong. When it was retrieved and returned to him, it was damaged and a digital camera was missing.

1 May 2006 - 12:00am

Big Deal

British Airways (BA) is offering round-trip, economy-class tickets to London for $4,080, for bookings made before the end of the month. Flights must be completed by May 31.

15 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Cathay offices raided in price-fixing probes across globe

Air-cargo industry rocked as US and European authorities investigate surcharges for fuel and security

Competition watchdog authorities raided the offices of Cathay Pacific Airways in Frankfurt, Los Angeles and San Francisco yesterday as the carrier was caught up in global probes into price fixing in the air-cargo industry.

16 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

BA guilty of breaching rights of HK cabin crew union chief

British Airways has been fined for breaching the labour rights of the head of its Hong Kong cabin crew union, in the first successful prosecution of its kind in Hong Kong.

6 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

BA offers tea, water and apologies on flights from London

Hundreds of weary and hungry Hong Kong passengers on strike-hit British Airways flights arrived at Chek Lap Kok yesterday after an 11-hour trip from London, with only tea and water available on board.

14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

BA sees profit for Shanghai link in three years

After starting a new five-day a week service from London to Shanghai yesterday, British Airways (BA) said that it expected the route to be profitable within three years but it would not open a service to another Chinese city in the short term.

3 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

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