Singapore Changi Airport

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.

Wednesday, 20 July, 2011, 12:00am

Never too late

Acolleague who recently passed through Bahrain's airport at 3am was surprised at how bustling it was despite the hour. The giant shopping mall that is attached was thronged with people awaiting connecting flights, all seemingly oblivious to the time of day. Hong Kong's airport gets six times as many passengers a year, but its two terminals are virtually a wasteland between 1am and 7am.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Gold up for grabs after the Games

As elite athletes and sports fans converged on Sydney for the Olympics eight years ago, representatives from the Australian design firm Woodhead International were sitting down to lunch at a business networking event with Singapore Airlines executives and officials from the city state's government.

11 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Shanghai's Pudong airport to open second terminal today

A second terminal opens at Shanghai's international airport today, as part of a 20 billion yuan (HK$22.09 billion) expansion that aims to make the city a leading global aviation hub by 2010.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Changi operator to target travellers in second-tier mainland cities

Changi Airports International is taking the profits from its famous home in Singapore and investing it in the mainland's second-tier cities with plans to profit from growing domestic travel while avoiding the politics of the country's biggest airports.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Airport extension set for takeoff

Hong Kong's second airport terminal, officially opened yesterday, is expected to be handling 4,000 passengers a day soon, once two more airlines move in, airport chiefs say.

The 140,000-square-metre terminal currently resembles a large shopping centre, with more than 130 shops and restaurants.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Singapore returns wanted man to HK police

Updated at 7.07pm: A 55-year-old man - wanted in connection with a theft case - was handed back to Hong Kong Police from Singapore on Thursday, a police spokesman said.

14 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Wolves at the door

It is all too easy to fall into a false sense of security when living in Singapore. With a low crime rate, locals and expats alike think nothing of leaving a bag unattended or hanging loosely on the back of their chair. Bag snatches are almost unheard of, house break-ins are few and far between, and in the first half of the year, police reported only 12 murders.

9 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's airport voted best in the world

HONG KONG'S Chek Lap Kok was chosen as the world's best airport for a third consecutive year, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

The Skytrax Airport of the Year Survey, undertaken by Skytrax Research of London, is one of the world's largest surveys of airline passenger opinion, with 1.7 million eligible entries from more than 80 countries this year.

12 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Hong Kong unfazed by Changi's decision to lower airport fees

The Hong Kong Airport Authority has dismissed the lowering of airport fees by Singapore's Changi International Airport as cosmetic and said there was no intention to follow suit with discounts of its own.

29 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Changi to join the ranks of super airports

SINGAPORE'S OMNIPRESENT SENIOR Minister Lee Kuan Yew believes Changi Airport is one of the best investments his government has made.

The coastal complex in the east of the city-state is run with the quiet efficiency that typifies the country's approach to business. And it still garners a regular stream of awards.

29 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Long queues at airport security lanes could be avoided

There have been several press reports of late about our airport.

One concerned security, and another reported on a survey which has named Chek Lap Kok as the world's best airport.

The Aviation Security Company (Avseco) has declared it will show zero tolerance towards security personnel who are inefficient.

20 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Malaysia struggles to lift air-hub image

What do Oslo, Dublin, Washington DC and Kuala Lumpur have in common? The answer is very little - apart that is from their standings in the global rankings on passenger flows at their international airports.

27 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Plans afoot to enhance airport shopping

Retail sales at the Hong Kong International Airport could receive a boost if plans to add an extra 9,000 square metres of commercial space are approved.

Hans Bakker, commercial director at the Hong Kong Airport Authority, said a project to expand the borders of the air-side East Hall was under consideration.

13 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Agency scoring to help airport land bond issue

The Airport Authority is expecting to receive a debt rating from Standard & Poor's later this month to facilitate future bond issues to fund the Chek Lap Kok airport's expansion.

While the Government has given tacit approval for the authority to be privatised, spokesman Wong Sau-ying said no concrete plans had been formulated.

19 Jul 2000 - 12:00am