A passenger looks at aircraft at Terminal 2 of the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok on May 27. The city is constructing a third runway to cope with increasing air traffic, and there have been suggestions that it needs a fourth. Photo: Roy Issa

A Hong Kong airport fourth runway may be good for business, but it would be terrible for the environment

Paul Stapleton says the discussion surrounding a fourth runway for the city’s airport has ignored the high carbon footprint of air transport

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A passenger looks at aircraft at Terminal 2 of the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok on May 27. The city is constructing a third runway to cope with increasing air traffic, and there have been suggestions that it needs a fourth. Photo: Roy Issa
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