Hong Kong, as one of the world's largest markets for initial public offerings, needed to support the growth of private jets, a key element in a service-based economy, he said.
SCMP, Feb. 19Tuesday, 21 February, 2012, 12:00am
Due to an editing error, an article titled 'Private jets run out of parking slots' on B1 yesterday incorrectly stated that Ng Chi-kee was the deputy director of airport operations for the Business Aviation Centre. It should have said he is the Airport Authority's deputy director of airport operations.31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Boost for watchdog after leaks10 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
'Hong Kong stands to lose about HK$192 million a year when about 1.11 million people travelling between the mainland and Taiwan bypass the city as a result of full direct cross-strait flights, says the Hong Kong Tourism Board.'
Business, July 3
Nonsense. We stand to gain, not lose.4 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
Irate shopkeepers in the airport's second terminal are demanding to know why they are being plagued by water leaking into the brand-new building during heavy rain - as their counterparts in the older Terminal One were dealing with similar problems due to a damaged roof membrane.26 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
The world's biggest building, Terminal 3 at the Beijing Capital International Airport, opened for business yesterday with passengers arriving to some missing signs, dirty toilets and empty shops.
But passengers seemed mostly forgiving of the first-day glitches, expressing how impressed they were by the structure's scale and appearance.1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
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
The first direct flight between the capital cities of the United States and China will be launched by United Airlines within 90 days, according to the US carrier.
The daily service, using the 347-seat Boeing 747-400, would start on or before March 25, flying between Dulles International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport, United said yesterday.11 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Few things are as uninspiring as an airport with no planes. It is only at times like those experienced yesterday that one must question why they choose to paint such places grey.
Perhaps it is to blend in with the clouds. Or, more likely, to match the mood of those trapped by a bout of slightly inclement weather ... or an airline's failure to provide an airworthy vehicle.4 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
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
Flights of fancy
Out of print for some time but finally reprinted in paperback this year, Alexander Frater's compelling Beyond the Blue Horizon (1986) tells the story of the Imperial Airways Eastbound Empire Service, which connected England and Australia, via Asia and the Middle East, during the 1930s.18 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
Sai Kung resident L. Runciman wrote to complain about constant and long periods of water supply disruption in her neighbourhood.
'Can the Water Supplies Department please explain why the fresh water supply to Che Keng Tuk and the nearby vicinity is suspended without prior notice every few weeks, and virtually each time for long periods of up to 10 hours?' she said.17 Jan 2005 - 12:00am
A section of the passenger terminal is plunged into darkness
Hong Kong International Airport was once again plunged into darkness yesterday, but this time authorities were prepared for the power cut which shut down an entire section of the passenger terminal at 1.30am.20 Oct 2004 - 12:00am
Take a seat The days of outrageous flirting or blatant begging at airline check-in desks may be numbered. British Airways has launched an online system that lets you request your seat when you book.20 Apr 2004 - 12:00am
The Airport Authority (AA) has offered airlines reduced landing fees at Chek Lap Kok as a carrot for quickly reinstating flights that were cancelled during the Sars crisis.24 May 2003 - 12:00am