THE Sino-British Airport Committee is to meet again this morning, marking 'major progress' on the new airport. The two governments announced the meeting yesterday. The agenda includes discussion on the Airport Authority Ordinance, membership of the Airport Authority and airport-related franchises involving supply of food and fuel. A source close to the committee said: 'It's extremely good news. It marks major progress on the airport project and should inspire confidence.' The Airport Committee agreed at its last meeting in June on two financial support agreements relating to the airport and rail links. The first big franchise relating to cargo handling has already been granted. The Airport Authority Ordinance was passed by the Legislative Council in July. But it will take another few months for the two sides to agree the composition of the Airport Authority, which will officially be established on Friday. It is widely expected to be chaired by Wong Po-yan, former chairman of the Airport Consultative Committee.