Down to Earth

Saturday, 10 January, 2004, 12:00am

Authority calls for centre bid

The Airport Authority plans to begin inviting expressions of interest next week for the development of a planned exhibition centre at Chek Lap Kok. The centre is to be a key development in the first phase of the airport's SkyCity, a new commercial centre which will also house a pier for high-speed ferry services to the mainland.

27 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Ferry routes to link Chek Lap Kok with delta

Direct high speed ferry services will be offered next year from Chek Lap Kok to seven destinations in the Pearl River Delta, the Airport Authority revealed yesterday.

A new joint-venture company, Hong Kong International Airport Terminal Services, will sponsor a HK$15-million refurbishment of an on-site terminal that is presently used as a commuter link with Tuen Mun.

29 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Design challenge for young architects

Budding architects and designers are being invited to map out a plan for a future passenger terminal at Chek Lap Kok Airport in a contest jointly organised by the Hong Kong Airport Authority and the Education Department. Participating schools will be briefed by the Authority on airport operations. The deadline for models or blueprints is May 31.

12 May 2001 - 12:00am

High-flying airport

When things start on a low note, the only way is up. But in 1998, when it opened for business, Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok looked as if it would never get off the ground. The chaos on opening day made headlines around the globe and it took quite some time before things calmed down.

24 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Willing to pay more

David Slough makes a fair point in his letter headlined, 'Freeloaders' (South China Morning Post, July 11), when he says that users of the soon defunct Tuen Mun-Central ferry service should not expect a government subsidy.

25 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Airport alarm bells

As air traffic accidents often have fatal consequences, no incident, however small, that indicates the slightest breach of safety standards can be dismissed.

23 May 2000 - 12:00am

Airport take-off

To start the first full working week of the new year with some good news is something even optimists might not have expected. Especially when the reason for the high note is Chek Lap Kok.

4 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Bumpy landings

Beset by technical problems and hampered by the economic crisis, it was merely a matter of time before Chek Lap Kok suffered the ultimate blow of losing a client.

High charges were not the only reason the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) decided to cut its connections with Hong Kong, but they were certainly a significant factor.

22 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

On track

For years, the administration did little to improve the dire transport situation in one of the most rapidly expanding parts of Hong Kong.

16 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Important milestone for HK

The opening of the Route 3 Country Park section today is an important milestone in Hong Kong's infrastructural development.

25 May 1998 - 12:00am

Shogun's link with Hong Kong spans 45 years

Scott Wilson, formerly Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick before a name change in the summer, has worked for every Works Bureau department since the firm set up shop in Hong Kong 45 years ago.

27 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

ANA to strengthen routes

All Nippon Airways (ANA) said yesterday it would use the opening of Chek Lap Kok airport to strengthen its Hong Kong network. The Japanese carrier was hoping to start services from Japanese cities - including Nagoya and Fukuoka - to Hong Kong. It also was hoping to increase frequencies on the Hong Kong to Osaka route from daily to twice-daily.

26 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Chek Lap Kok Airport layout blunder fears

A senior European airport official has questioned whether Chek Lap Kok airport will cater adequately for the Chinese market because of a layout aimed predominantly at wide-bodied aircraft.

29 May 1997 - 12:00am

GEC wins

GEC (Hong Kong) has won a $231.7 million contract from the Provisional Airport Authority to install a flight information display system throughout the passenger terminal at Chek Lap Kok airport.

16 Jun 1995 - 12:00am