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British Airways plane makes emergency landing at Heathrow

Emergency services attend a British Airways passenger plane after it had to make an emergency landing at Heathrow airport, early on Friday. Photo: AP

A British Airways plane made an emergency landing at London’s Heathrow airport on Friday after a “technical fault”, forcing officials to close both runways.

Saturday, 25 May, 2013, 12:20am

World briefs, August 29, 2012

Romania's Traian Basescu after the referendum. Photo: Reuters

France starts probe into Arafat's death

29 Aug 2012 - 3:42am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Group meets police on national education protest

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Heathrow hassles fail to materialise

You travel halfway around the world and guess who is the first guy you bump into? None other than someone from Hong Kong, which once again proves the old maxim that the world is indeed a small place.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Benefits for high-fliers

Airports worldwide are introducing special enticements to stay competitive and London's Heathrow has rolled out an elite 'Heathrow by Invitation' VIP service.

Once a private benefit used for years by royalty, heads of state and dignitaries, the service can now be reserved by privacy-seeking groups such as celebrities and corporate travellers.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Olympic hurdles

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

BA adds its voice to chorus calling for third runway

British Airways chairman Martin Broughton says Hong Kong could lose passenger and cargo traffic to rival cities if it does not build a third runway.

He said he was 'surprised that consultation has been held back' on the development of the third runway.

30 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

UK snow forecasts gave Cathay ample time to plan for delays

I know it is not Cathay Pacific's fault that there was a massive snowstorm over London on December 18.

I also accept it is not the airline's fault that the British Airports Authority failed when it came to airport maintenance.

However, since the snowstorm had been forecast almost 10 days before it happened, why did Cathay not make contingency plans?

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

300 stranded in UK return on special Cathay flight

Tears and hugs said what words could not as about 250 stranded students taking a special flight arranged by Cathay Pacific were reunited with their families in Hong Kong last night.

The airline has arranged three special flights for students and passengers stuck in snowbound Britain.

23 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Coming Back to Me

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25 Oct 2009 - 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

Aviation a sideshow to climate-demon coal

The biggest 'environmental' issue in Britain for the past year has been the plan to build a third runway at London's Heathrow airport. The growth of air travel, the protesters claim, is a major cause of global warming, and John Sauven, director of Greenpeace UK, predicted that Heathrow would become 'the battlefield of our generation'.

3 Feb 2009 - 12:00am


Question 1

Listen to this radio weather forecast for the city of Manchester in the UK and then answer the questions.

1) What is the weather going to be like today?

2) What will the weather be like tomorrow?

Now listen to these radio news reports and pick the right answers.

Question 2

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Officials hail airport success as fear of overcapacity raised

Officials are ecstatic over the accomplishments made in preparing Beijing's new international airport terminal - the world's biggest - for trial operations on Friday and the Olympics in August.

But an economist and urban planning adviser for the government warned that overcapacity could be a problem.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Prospect of more flights not to long-suffering residents' fancy


Clear bright skies have been draping over London, an as-far-as-the-eye-can-see blue canvas more typical of a New York winter afternoon.

There is nothing typical about this blue canvas over London - February in the capital is usually a moody grey, often damp and cold.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am