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O'Hare International Airport

Ex-pilot casts doubt over proposed third runway

A former pilot has questioned the effectiveness of a proposed third runway at Chek Lap Kok in increasing the number of flights able to land and depart.

Wednesday, 11 July, 2012, 12:00am

Cost of airport expansion rises 30pc to HK$9b

The cost of Hong Kong airport's midfield expansion project has risen by nearly 30 per cent to HK$9 billion following a number of changes that increase the size of an originally planned new concourse and improve the airport's green features.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Mystery of tourist's tight squeeze

An Israeli tourist found on the tracks of the shuttle train at Hong Kong airport had squeezed through a 20cm gap between the platform screen door and the train compartment.

The Airport Authority said yesterday the 27-year-old man had sneaked through the gap onto the tracks after the shuttle he was travelling in pulled in at the west hall of Terminal One on Tuesday afternoon.

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Airport plan could breach new pollution limit by 50pc

The cumulative affect of air pollution from new infrastructure proposed for Tung Chung - including a HK$136.2 billion third runway - could be up to 50 per cent higher than a legal limit that may come into effect this year.

9 Aug 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

Airport concourse to meet soaring demand

Hong Kong International Airport has unveiled a HK$7 billion expansion plan that includes the first phase of a midfield concourse that will boost handling capacity by 10 million passengers a year when completed in 2015.

26 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Bridge projects will meet criteria for sustainable development

We refer to Paul Zimmerman's letter ('New bridge appears even more ill-conceived as details emerge', May 7) concerning the projects associated with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge.

16 May 2009 - 12:00am

Airport set to expand despite economic crisis

The government is determined to press ahead with expansion of the airport - including a third terminal and third runway - in the next five years, despite a continuous decline in air traffic since the start of the financial meltdown.

24 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Wanted fast: a new cruise terminal, any site considered

Fresh proposals are being sought on where and how to build a second cruise-ship terminal to ease the pressure on Ocean Terminal.

The main criterion in assessing the proposals will be given to how quickly a terminal can be built, according to a Legislative Council paper.

22 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Travel delays loom as new airport approaches capacity

Travellers in and out of the capital could face long queues as Beijing International Airport approaches full capacity, just two years after being built.

The airport was opened in November 1999 and designed to serve 27 million passengers a year by 2005, but by last year passenger volume already had reached 24 million, the China Youth Daily said.

5 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Chef with cleavers held at US airport

A 76-year-old Hong Kong chef was arrested at O'Hare Airport in Chicago for trying to carry meat cleavers on board in his hand luggage on his flight home. Mok Sun-ming was charged with unlawful possession of weapons after the cleavers were found as he tried to board the American Airlines flight.

15 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Airport to increase flight numbers

Chek Lap Kok airport will be allowed to handle an extra five flights an hour starting next month in order to cope with increasing demand, according to the Civil Aviation Department.

'We anticipate that traffic will grow as the economy improves,' a spokesman said.

11 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Monitors saw no sign of problems

Officials had monitored the airport's progress as required and had no indication of problems before July 6, the submission said.

It rejected blame for the confusion and chaos, which it attributed to problems with the Airport Authority's management, and human error.

23 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Crucial decision a 'calculated risk'

WHEN going into battle, you've to mobilise everyone to focus on the target.' This traditional Chinese saying reflected Billy Lam's motivation to push ahead with an airport opening that he knew could be hazardous.

20 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

June opening date urged despite doubts

The new airport chief recommended a June opening despite knowing more than a year ago Chek Lap Kok might not be 'efficient' enough by then, an inquiry heard yesterday.

2 Dec 1998 - 12:00am