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Old September 13th, 2017, 07:15 PM   #5141
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Is terminal 2 the one currently under renovation?
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Old September 20th, 2017, 05:19 AM   #5142
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Is terminal 2 the one currently under renovation?
They're constructing an add on to terminal one in what used to be the parking lot
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Old September 22nd, 2017, 11:59 AM   #5143
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Near miss at Hong Kong airport prompts investigation
Hong Kong Airlines flight to Shanghai forced to urgently stop on runway to avoid hitting cargo plane
September 22, 2017
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Authorities are investigating an incident at Hong Kong International Airport after a departing passenger plane was forced to urgently halt on the runway to avoid colliding with a cargo aircraft, a spokesman has said.

The two planes were 1km apart when the incident happened at 8.55am on Friday, when Hong Kong Airlines flight HX236 was about to take off for Shanghai, the spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department said.

Pilots had to slam on the brakes when they noticed the Air Cargo Global B744 was also crossing the runway horizontally.

“The A333 airliner later flew to the destination according to the schedule,” he said on Friday. “No one injured in the incident and the operation was not affected.
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Old September 23rd, 2017, 08:28 PM   #5144
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Difference in size compared to old and new T2
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Old September 26th, 2017, 05:04 PM   #5145
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Old September 30th, 2017, 02:57 PM   #5146
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HKIA Records Solid Traffic Growth in August
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(HONG KONG, 17 September 2017) – Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded solid growth in air traffic figures in August 2017. During the month, passenger volume and flight movements recorded year-on-year increases of 5.7% to 6.51 million and 2.3% to 35,595, respectively. Cargo traffic soared 10.1% to 412,000 tonnes, compared to the same month last year.

The growth in passenger traffic in August was mainly driven by 7% year-on-year growth in transfers / transits, and 6% growth in Hong Kong resident travel. Growth in Japan market continued to be the major contributor during the month, while Europe also recorded significant increases.

Exports, which registered a 12% robust increase, were the main driver behind the strong growth in cargo throughput. Transshipments also rose by 10% during the month. Amongst the key trading regions, Europe and Southeast Asia increased the most significantly.

In the first eight months of 2017, passenger throughput and flight movements increased by 2.2% to 48.8 million and 1.3% to 278,455, respectively. Cargo volume at HKIA registered 11.1% year-on-year growth to 3.15 million tonnes.

On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA handled 72 million passengers, 415,215 flight movements and 4.84 million tonnes of cargo, recording year-on-year increases of 1.6%, 0.8% and 10.1%, respectively.
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Old October 5th, 2017, 03:11 PM   #5148
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Old October 11th, 2017, 06:36 PM   #5150
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Worker injured as cargo loader at AA plane catches fire in HK

An American Airlines plane was involved in a fire incident at the Hong Kong International Airport on Monday, prompting the cancellation of the flight.

Flight AA192 was being readied for its journey to Los Angeles when a cargo loader burst into flames, injuring a person who was operating the loading equipment.

Shortly after 5:40 in the evening a fire broke out beside the aircraft, which had been scheduled to depart at 6:10 pm.

According to witnesses, the blaze started at equipment that was moving cargo into the aircraft hold near the rear.

It is suspected that the accident happened due to oil leakage in the cargo loader, Apple Daily reports.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 06:44 PM   #5151
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Unique Aviation Course Places More than 80 Students in Full Time Internships at HKIA
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(HONG KONG, 28 September 2017) – More than 80 students are starting 12-month internships at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) after completing a course at the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy (the Academy) aimed at nurturing young people for careers in the aviation industry.

The “Certificate Course in Airport Services and Operations” is a collaboration between the Academy and the School of Professional and Continuing Education of the University of Hong Kong (HKU SPACE). The four-week course consists of lectures, site visits and sharing by industry experts, followed by jobs matching and placements arranged by the Academy. On completion, graduates receive a certificate from HKU SPACE equivalent to Level 3 of the Qualification Framework.

A ceremony was held today at the airport to mark the completion of the coursework for the programme’s first batch of students and the commencement of internships. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Jack So, Chairman of Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA); Frank Chan, Secretary for Transport and Housing; Andrew Fung and S S Lee, Board Members of the AA; Fred Lam, Chief Executive Officer of the AA; Vivian Cheung, President of the Academy and Professor William Lee, Director of HKU SPACE, officiated at the ceremony. They were joined by representatives from the 15 airport business partners who offer placement opportunities, and parents of the students.

Mr So said, “The 12-month internships with full salary at companies around the airport make this course a unique one in Hong Kong. The Academy helps match students with jobs in the fields of ground services, aircraft maintenance, catering services and airport cargo, among others. With the continuous development at the airport and the aviation industry, the demand for talent will continue to be huge. We believe this kind of programmes will attract more young people to develop their careers at the airport.”

Mrs Lam said she appreciated the efforts AA and the Academy put into nurturing talent for the aviation industry. She expressed gratitude to the airport’s business partners for their active participation in providing valuable internships for students to unleash their potential. Mrs Lam said she sincerely hoped that the students would grasp this opportunity to put their knowledge into use and strive to achieve excellence.
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Old October 15th, 2017, 06:20 PM   #5153
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HKIA Sees Steady Growth in Air Traffic in September
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(HONG KONG, 15 October 2017) – Air traffic at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) continued to grow across all three categories in September 2017. HKIA handled 430,000 tonnes of cargo during the month, soaring 9.1% over the previous September, while passenger volume and flight movements increased by 2.0% to 5.61 million and 2.2% to 34,635 respectively.

A 7% year-on-year growth in Hong Kong resident travel was the main driver of the growth in passenger traffic in September. The Japan market continued to show the most significant growth amongst the key regions.

On the cargo side, exports registered a robust 14% year-on-year growth, continuing to lead the growth in cargo volume. Amongst the key trading regions, cargo throughput to Europe and Southeast Asia increased the most significantly.

Passenger traffic at HKIA during the National Day Golden Week also recorded growth. From 1 to 8 October, passenger throughput at the airport rose by 8%, while the number of passengers who made use of SkyPier ferries to travel between HKIA and destinations in Pearl River Delta and Macao increased by 6.9%.

Over the first nine months of 2017, passenger throughput and air traffic movements have climbed 2.1% to 54.4 million and 1.4% to 313,095 respectively compared with the same period last year. Cargo volume has seen a year-on-year surge of 10.9% to 3.58 million tonnes.

On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA handled 71.7 million passengers, 415,980 flight movements and 4.87 million tonnes of cargo, registering growth of 1.5%, 0.7% and 10.2% respectively.
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Old October 16th, 2017, 09:02 AM   #5154
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Hong Kong Economic Journal Excerpt
Worker injured as cargo loader at AA plane catches fire in HK

An American Airlines plane was involved in a fire incident at the Hong Kong International Airport on Monday, prompting the cancellation of the flight.

Flight AA192 was being readied for its journey to Los Angeles when a cargo loader burst into flames, injuring a person who was operating the loading equipment.

Shortly after 5:40 in the evening a fire broke out beside the aircraft, which had been scheduled to depart at 6:10 pm.

According to witnesses, the blaze started at equipment that was moving cargo into the aircraft hold near the rear.

It is suspected that the accident happened due to oil leakage in the cargo loader, Apple Daily reports.
Wow, wow! I cannot not believe this. Hopefully the ramp agent will be okay. He will be alright. I just saw the video from Facebook. The entire aircraft is taken out of service for a quite some time.
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Old October 24th, 2017, 05:13 AM   #5155
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US cargo plane narrowly avoids crashing into Hong Kong mountain
Atlas Air flight was warned to change course before the incident, report finds
October 24, 2017
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A cargo plane that veered off course and narrowly avoiding hitting a Hong Kong mountain by just 204 metres last month had been warned of the danger at least three times within two minutes, a report has shown.

The findings, disclosed in a preliminary report of the “serious incident” on Monday, prompted the Civil Aviation Department to launch a formal investigation regarding the Atlas Air flight from America.

The National Transportation Safety Board of the United States was also informed by the Hong Kong authority as the Boeing plane was designed, manufactured and registered there.

According to the report, the aircraft carrying four flight crew deviated to the right of its planned route at 3.44pm on September 24, soon after it took off from Hong Kong International Airport, and headed east toward the high ground at Lo Fu Tau on Lantau Island.

The mountain was less than 10km from the airport.

At 3.45pm, the pilots were warned for the first time by the control tower of the plane going off track and instructed to turn left to resume their original course.

Subsequently, the control tower urged the crew to speed up the climb to 5,000 feet – or 1,524 metres – to avoid the terrain to their right.

When the plane was at about 2,000 feet – or 609.6 metres – a warning system on board was triggered in the cockpit.

The altitude of Lo Fu Tau is about 465 metres.

In response, the pilots turned the plane left and evaded the mountain by approximately 670 feet – or 204.2 metres, which was about the height of the Four Seasons Place in Central.

At 3.46pm, the plane re-established it preset track and continued its flight to Anchorage in Alaska without further incident.

“The incident was rather serious since the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System on board was triggered,” said legislator Jeremy Tam Man-ho, who used to be a civil airline pilot.

Tam added that in a similar incident last June when a Shenzhen Airlines plane skimmed over the Big Buddha – around 914 metres above it – on Lantau before landing, the same system aboard was not activated to warn of immediate danger of flying into the ground or obstacle.

Tam said the American cargo plane was flying below the standard vertical distance of 1,000 feet – or 304.8 metres – from the ground stipulated by the Civil Aviation Department, yet potential punishments for the pilots and the operator would depend on the final result of investigation as well as relevant regulations in the United States.
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Travellers to face stiffer security on all US-bound flights, including restrictions on check-in luggage
Passengers on Cathay Pacific flights will no longer be able to use downtown check-in facility or self-service bag drop at airport
October 25, 2017
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Cathay Pacific passengers will no longer be able to check baggage at the downtown check-in facility at Hong Kong or Kowloon stations as part of stiffer security measures on all US-bound flights from Thursday.

Other airlines flying from Hong Kong to the US may face changes too, including Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

The new rules, part of Washington’s anti-terror measures, involve heightened security monitoring starting at overseas airports so airlines can avoid the banning of electronic devices, including laptops, from aircraft cabins.

In Hong Kong, a raft of changes for passengers is to become the norm.

The city’s flagship carrier, Cathay Pacific Airways, will be disproportionately affected. In addition to not being able to use downtown check-in facilities, travellers on Cathay Pacific flights will no longer be able to use the self-service bag drop at the airport.

The airline, which has up to 14 daily flights to the United States, said all American flights were affected except for flight 888 to New York via Vancouver.

In a notice on its website, the airline said: “We therefore advise all passengers travelling to the US to arrive at the airport three hours prior to departure to ensure they can proceed through all airport checkpoints in good time.”

From Thursday, passengers aboard Cathay flights will be asked to check in baggage at aisle B only at Hong Kong International Airport. Travellers should expect to face a short security interview at check-in or at the boarding gate about their trip and intentions.
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Face scans will get you through security and onto your flight from Hong Kong from next year
Passports and boarding cards to take back seat to new technology at one of the world’s busiest airports
October 26, 2017
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A quick face scan will soon be enough to get you through security, past immigration and onto your plane from Hong Kong, bosses at the city’s airport have announced.

By next year, biometric technology will be used instead of boarding passes and passports, in a plan that promises a seamless exit from the city.

Hong Kong International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports, passed through by 70 million people in 2016. And it will be one of the first major adopters of facial recognition technology, which it plans to roll out for the second quarter of 2018.

Fred Lam Tin-fuk, chief executive of the Hong Kong Airport Authority, said the innovative overhaul was meant “to enhance the passenger’s experience and digitise all the facilities and make the airport operation smarter”.

The authority said travellers, under the plan, would show their passport at their first check-in, and give a face scan. After that, they would use the face scans to get through security and immigration and for boarding.

Earlier this month, the Immigration Department previewed how it would adopt facial technology for border clearance. The airport will take that technology across the whole site.
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Airport bag claims eased
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A new baggage tag may not speed up baggage reclaims, but could allow passengers to make better use of their time.

The Airport Authority is releasing RFID (radio-frequency identification) baggage tags, priced at HK$30 and HK$90, in three weeks' time.

Hong Kong International Airport is the world's first to introduce the feature, it said.

Using the authority's mobile application "HKG My Flight," passengers can register the baggage tag on their smartphones and a notification will pop up when the bag is ready for pick-up at the designated carousel.

Airport Authority chief executive Fred Lam Tin-fuk said this will make baggage reclaim feel better, although there will be no change in the actual waiting time for bags to arrive.

"If travelers only approach the carousel when the bag is there, they may have a better experience," he said. "Before that they can spend time on other things."

Lam said the authority is in talks with other airports to roll out the feature overseas, but the technology will not be compatible to airports that rely on bar- codes for tracking bags, as the new bagged tags uses RFID for recognition.

RFID has a higher accuracy - almost 100 percent - than bar-codes, which are 80 to 90 percent accurate, said the authority.

A number of updates are also coming to the application this year, including a navigation function that uses AR (augmented reality) technology.

While the app is already capable of navigation, it does so with a 2-D map, like Google Map.

In the future, travelers will be able to follow instructions overlaid on camera feed from a smartphone to guide them towards facilities at the airport.
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How Hong Kong airport fights waste for greener environment

One of the wealthiest places in the world, Hong Kong also has a reputation of being the most wasteful, with a massive waste footprint and landfills that are almost full.

The air travel industry is a big part of the problem—Hong Kong has one of the busiest airports on the planet, with an average of 200,000 passengers and 1,115 flights recorded every day in this year’s Lunar New Year festive period. The International Air Transport Association estimates that in 2016, airline passengers worldwide generated 5.2 million tons of waste, most of which ended up in landfills or was incinerated. This figure is set to double over the next 15 years.

Now the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) is on a mission to make Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) the world’s greenest.

In 2013 the Hong Kong government mapped out a waste management blueprint for the years until 2022. Hot on its heels, the AAHK commissioned a study on its own waste management practices and drew up a long-term strategy. It has set a target to reduce, reuse or recycle 50 percent of the waste generated at the airport by 2021, from vehicle tires to cooking oil.

The AAHK found that aircraft cabins churned out the most waste, from toilet waste to half-eaten food trays, followed by the airport’s food industry, then rubbish and recycling bins. Combined, these three sources accounted for more than 80 percent of waste produced at HKIA.

The study identified three key areas to address as well as measures to be implemented by 2021. First, waste production must be reduced at its source. Second, the management of waste contractors has to be optimized, to strengthen the collection and sorting of recyclables. Finally, educational programs have to be provided to airport customers, restaurateurs, retailers and contractors, to bring about a change in attitude towards waste reduction and separation. A passenger awareness program has been developed to promote AAHK’s waste reduction and recycling efforts to the public.

Mike Kilburn, acting general manager for sustainability at AAHK, said, “The Airport Authority has been collecting food waste for recycling since 2003. In 2011, the scope of collection expanded to cover 17 airport business partners including hotels and airline caterers, and 29 food and beverage tenants and lounges within the terminal buildings.”

So far the results have been impressive: in 2016/17, 2,130 tons of food waste was converted into fishmeal, and 24 tons of collected food waste transformed into compost for greening airport flowerbeds. As part of AAHK’s social outreach program, recuperated food deemed safe for human consumption is boxed up and sent to Bo Charity Foundation’s Food Angel initiative.

AAHK has also taken a second look at airport passenger buses and saloon cars and plans to gradually replace its entire vehicle fleet with electric or fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles. At present 84 percent of the airport’s airside saloon cars run on electricity. Kilburn noted that by end of 2017 they will all be electric.

Despite AAHK having made great advances in making Hong Kong airport the greenest of all, there still have been a few stepbacks. According to the Hong Kong Airport Sustainability Report 2015/16, its overall recycling rate fell from 12.2 percent in 2014/15 to 7.5 percent in 2015/16, which could be due to the lower market value of recyclables or recycling procedures not being fully executed by airport employees or customers.

In March 2017, Hong Kong government announced that the municipal solid waste (MSW) charging scheme would be launched in the second half of 2019. After collecting opinions from relevant industries and members of the society, details for implementation are being finalized.
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