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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.

Thursday, 20 October, 2011, 12:00am

High-flyers get bonus

Qatar Airways has the world's first terminal dedicated exclusively to business and first-class passengers at its Doha International Airport hub in Qatar, where foreign carriers have just moved into a newly renovated international terminal of their own.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Airport checkpoint of the future puts end to groping

Aviation industry insiders got a glimpse of the future yesterday - an airport security checkpoint that boasts no stopping, stripping or unpacking and 'certainly no groping'.

The checkpoint is a tunnel that will contain biometrics, passenger data, shoe scanning and explosive and metal detection technology.

8 Jun 2011 - 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

Under the gun

While walking through the baggage reclaim area at the airport on Tuesday, I noticed a group of boiler-suited Customs officers. They were not carrying out baggage inspection duties, but all were wearing sidearms.

12 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Extend airport shuttle train

As one who uses the airport about twice a week, I find that, overall, it provides a very good service. There is, however, room for improvement. I hope that the Airport Authority will consider a few suggestions: The internal shuttle train should be extended to serve all gates and not just run along the centre spine.

18 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

No leaflets at terminal

I appreciate the Hong Kong Tourist Association's (HKTA) reply (South China Morning Post, February 10), to my letter to these columns on January 29.

6 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

New policy?

I was intrigued to see the Airport Authority's latest advertising campaign for SkyMart (South China Morning Post, November 24) proclaiming the opening of duty-free shopping in arrivals. A cosy picture depicts a rather smug female figure, clearly airside, transporting several brightly coloured packages on a trolley.

1 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Alterations just too expensive

We appreciate the comments of your correspondents Natasha Rogai and Denise Giles on the wish to see trolleys provided airside at Hong Kong International Airport (South China Morning Post, April 13).

23 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Martinair route to link US, Ireland

Martinair has started a non-stop cargo service from Seattle to Shannon, Ireland, which has boosted its capacity to North America by 68 per cent.

The service, using a Boeing 747 freighter, departs from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport each Saturday, arriving at Shannon the following day before moving on to Amsterdam.

1 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Failure to name officials defended

Mr Justice Woo defended the failure to single out government officials for blame, despite repeated allegations against them in evidence.

Although members of the Airport Authority and their failures were specified, the commission chairman said it was unnecessary to mention those with 'more minor' roles, such as contractors and subcontractors.

23 Jan 1999 - 12:00am


Your correspondent Annette MacDonald, in her letter to the Sunday Morning Post, on November 29, inquired about the location of nursery rooms for infants at the new Hong Kong International Airport.

13 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Flying blind

Just when it seemed that the troubles of Chek Lap Kok were over, news of a hold-up with the second runway throws the timetable out again.

18 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Jet in tyre scare

Emergency crews at the airport went into action when a Lufthansa 747 from Frankfurt made an emergency landing with a tyre problem. No one was injured.

15 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

'Time for answers, not axes'

Executive Councillor Nellie Fong Wong Kut-man said it was better to identify the airport's problems rather than demand resignations.

She was speaking in the wake of calls for the resignations of Airport Authority chief executive Dr Hank Townsend and chairman Wong Po-yan.

9 Jul 1998 - 12:00am