A proposal to build a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport to accommodate more travellers and cargo has sparked controversy as critics have expressed concern over its possible environmental impact.
With consultation and coordination, its operations and role and those of the Greater Bay Area’s other airports can be better defined.
Independent Commission Against Corruption lays charges against Airport Authority principal manager Ricky Lee, 47, and Carol Engineering boss Ng Kai-on, 65.
Independent Commission Against Corruption arrests 30 people in connection with bribes for awarding contracts.
Airport Authority says it has been affected by lack of income from construction fees as a result of sharp drop in passenger numbers in past two years.
Construction on HK$141.5 billion project began in 2016 and partial launch of new runway is expected this year.
Lawmaker Edward Lau urges Airport Authority to respond in the next two days to demands of workers and subcontractors involved in labour dispute.
Operator of city’s aviation hub also gives reassurance that mega development will not be delayed or overrun budget.
Airport bosses give most substantive update of project since construction started in 2016, including assurance that plan is on schedule and within budget.
The airport authority’s debt sale took the form of US-dollar perpetual debt, a first for an airport globally.
Annual population surveys of the endangered dolphins conducted by the two bodies routinely deliver vastly different results.
Five years into his job as chief executive officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, Fred Lam is facing his gravest challenge to keep one of the world’s busiest airports humming.
Chief executive announces mainland Chinese help for project, which was delayed for four months by the suspension of sand supplies and bad weather. But legislator notes lack of details given about the plan.
A new runway on the Chinese mainland so close to Hong Kong’s own expanded airport will surely worsen congestion in the skies.
Finance secretary says authorities are pushing for value-added air cargo and logistics businesses. He allays fears about competition from neighbouring city, saying Hong Kong should figure itself out what works best for it.
Top economic planning body approves third runway costing 9.35 billion yuan, which will allow the airport to handle 80 million passengers annually by 2030.
Chairman of the Hong Kong Airport Authority says the city as a whole lacks the infrastructure to deal with more incoming travellers.
Authority plans to have new runway in use before existing landing strip closes, but wants to cut time needed for tunnelling work.