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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

NY 10048: The World Trade Centre in Early 1990s

NY 10048: The World Trade Centre in Early 1990s Gretchen So Fringe Club and Foreign Correspondents' Club

Sunday, 11 September, 2011, 12:00am

82 flights delayed after cargo plane breaks down

At least 82 inbound and outbound flights were delayed last evening after a cargo plane broke down and blocked one of the two runways at Chek Lap Kok airport.

A Kazakh-bound Air Cargo Germany plane was grounded by a mechanical fault just before take-off at 6pm, an Airport Authority spokeswoman said.

She could not say when the runway would be cleared.

22 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Knowing the best route can ease domestic connections

The United States is one of the most important destinations for business travellers from Hong Kong, but getting around it can be complicated.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Usual share of Day 1 gremlins at Beijing's colossal Terminal 3

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

Spectacular town houses capture city's imagination

The New York luxury market is certainly serving up some eye candy in terms of design.

David Childs' Time Warner Centre may have added a new set of twin towers to the skyline around Midtown Manhattan, but one project that has really caught the imagination is by Santiago Calatrava - who also designed the permanent transit hub at the World Trade Centre site.

28 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Executive travel

Super service: Grand Stanford InterContinental Hong Kong offers various services around the clock, 24 hours/seven days a week. The Around the Clock service initiative is part of the Six Continents Hotels reshaping programme, which was announced last month in six major cities including Beirut, Chicago, London, New York, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong.

11 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Executive Travel

Super upgrade: British Airways will upgrade some passengers paying full business-class fares for round-trip long-haul flights to seats on the Concorde or in first-class sections on one leg of the journey free, Bloomberg reports. Concorde upgrades are available for people in Britain or Ireland buying fully flexible business-class tickets to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.

6 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

As flames swallowed level after level, most just watched in awe

It was a perfect September morning for sightseeing. Brisk commuters threaded their way between slow-moving tourists under a crystal sky in Park Avenue. Eyes looked up casually towards the column of smoke rising over Lower Manhattan. Sirens wailed distantly. Just another fire, it seemed.

12 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Continental Airlines' new routes

Continental Airlines expects its daily non-stop Hong Kong-to-New York service starting March 3 to be profitable by the end of the year, according to senior vice-president Barry Simon. 'Every route, no matter how successful, is always more successful in the second year,' Mr Simon said. 'We expect it to be a solid financial performer for us.' The airline will also carry cargo on the flights.

16 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

New York airports plan for steady growth in next 20 years

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey hopes to expand cargo facilities at John F. Kennedy International Airport to double their current capacity to meet increasing demand.

The authority, which operates JFK International, Newark International and La Guardia airports, handled 2.7 million tonnes of air cargo last year.

24 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

US port records 8.2pc surge in container cargo

The Port of New York and Jersey has recorded an 8.2 per cent rise in containerised cargo volumes for last year, compared with 1997 figures, bolstered by lower costs and greater productivity.

Its general cargo was up 10.6 per cent and bulk cargo was up 11.6 per cent.

21 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

AA grows in New York

AMERICAN AIRLINES is set to announce plans to build a terminal, estimated to cost US$1 billion, at New York's John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport. Details have not been made public but the size of the project implies American expects to at least triple its JFK operations.

24 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Arbitrary and unnecessary inconvenience

Driving out to the new airport last Sunday to drop off a departing friend, I took the opportunity to familiarise myself with the location for collecting an arriving visitor to Hong Kong, as I hope to be able to collect a number of people in the next few months.

15 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

US port details budget plans

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it has approved a US$2.9 billion budget for 1997 that cuts operating costs and delivers the largest one-year capital programme in the port's history.

4 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Port details projects to improve traffic flow at JFK airport

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey plans to spend US$13.4 million on projects to improve traffic flow on a major road at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and to reduce flight delays at Newark International Airport.

Projects authorised by the authority's board of commissioners include finishing touches, landscaping, pull-off areas and improved signs.

13 Jun 1997 - 12:00am