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Old July 1st, 2007, 07:52 AM   #2021
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 10:57 AM   #2022
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hmm, no signs of construction for the satelite terminal yet (for the narrow bodies)
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 11:20 AM   #2023
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I started to fall in love with the look and name of CR Airways and the anticipation of more CRJ's, 738's and 787's but now it's Hong Kong Express with a not so attractive livery.
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 12:12 PM   #2024
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CR is actually Hong Kong Airlines now. Hong Kong Express is another small regional carrier.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 06:47 PM   #2025
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Light plane in landing incident
Sunday, July 8, 2007
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RTHK Report : http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/vid...e_414152_1.asx

A single-engined light aircraft made an emergency landing on the Plover Cove Reservoir dam this morning (July 8), a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) said. No one was injured in the incident and the aircraft was not damaged.

This morning, a Cessna C152 fixed-wing light aircraft of the Hong Kong Aviation Club with two persons on board experienced an engine problem while on local flying practice over the New Territories. The pilot immediately informed the Air Traffic Control Tower and made an emergency landing. The aircraft landed safely on the Plover Cove Reservoir dam at 9.39am.

The aircraft will later be transported back to the hanger at Sek Kong for thorough examination. The CAD has required the operator to submit a detailed report on the occurrence and will investigate into the cause of the engine problem to prevent recurrence.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #2026
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Do small planes ever land at Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok? That would be interesting to see a small Cessna 172 among all the widebodies there.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 04:23 AM   #2027
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Do small planes ever land at Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok? That would be interesting to see a small Cessna 172 among all the widebodies there.
I've never seen one from my spotting. Even corporate jets are hard to come by. Perhaps they use Shek Kong, but I'm not too sure.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 04:23 AM   #2028
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Do small planes ever land at Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok? That would be interesting to see a small Cessna 172 among all the widebodies there.
Not sure about CLK.

But it did happen in the old Kai Tak Int'l Airport before the Hong Kong Aviation Club moved to Shek Kong after the international airport moved to CLK in 1998.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0358454/M/
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Old July 9th, 2007, 04:28 AM   #2029
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I've never seen one from my spotting. Even corporate jets are hard to come by. Perhaps they use Shek Kong, but I'm not too sure.
Shek Kong is owned by the PLA air force. Commercial and corporate are not allowed to use it and can land and take off at CLK only. HK Aviation Club is leasing the airport space from PLA and is allowed to use the airport only on Saturday and Sunday.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 10:39 AM   #2030
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From news.gov.hk:
HK airport named most efficient, world's best
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Old July 13th, 2007, 10:38 AM   #2031
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Hong Kong airport is thriving despite tough competition
13 July 2007
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I am writing to correct factual errors in the letter from F. Wong ("Airport authority's meagre profit a laughing stock", July 6).

The fees and charges at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) are among the world's most competitive. A 2006 review by the UK-based Transport Research Laboratory found that, of 50 major international airports surveyed, HKIA had the third most competitive fees.

At March 31, Airport Authority Hong Kong had 1,052 permanent staff, rather than the 11,000 claimed by F. Wong. Over the past five years, our passenger and cargo volumes have grown by about 35 per cent and 70 per cent, respectively, while our workforce has increased by just 14 per cent.

HKIA faces increasing competition from facilities in Shenzhen, Macau and Guangzhou, and other parts of Asia. That competitive environment has created an organisation-wide focus on customer satisfaction, a focus that regularly results in our being named the world's best airport. In March, we received that accolade from the Airports Council International in their Airport Service Quality Awards. Airport infrastructure takes a long time to plan and construct.

The newly-opened Terminal 2 (T2) was built to accommodate current demand and provide the long-term capacity needed to ensure HKIA's position as a leading regional and international aviation hub. Oasis Hong Kong Airlines and Emirates now operate from T2, and Thai Airways and Qatar Airways are scheduled to begin operating from the new terminal later this year. Passenger feedback on T2 has been positive.

Contrary to F. Wong's assertion, the airport authority does not run hotels, golf courses, restaurants or shops. We do, however, partner with independent franchisees, which provide world-class goods and services to our customers.

Finally, under the Airport Authority Ordinance, we are required to conduct our business according to prudent commercial principles.

The authority has achieved a profit margin that is consistent with other major international airports.

Stephanie Li, chief communication officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong
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Old July 14th, 2007, 05:52 AM   #2032
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Old July 14th, 2007, 09:45 PM   #2033
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Old July 15th, 2007, 03:33 AM   #2034
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It looks like Hong Kong Express is changing their livery. Looks too much like Dragonair or Hong Kong Airlines.
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Old July 15th, 2007, 06:36 AM   #2035
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Old July 16th, 2007, 04:47 AM   #2036
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Passengers, cargo and air traffic on rise, says HKIA
Hong Kong Standard
Monday, July 16, 2007

Hong Kong International Airport reported a good performance in the first half of this year with increases in passengers, cargo volumes and air traffic movements.
Compared to the corresponding period in 2006, the first six months of 2007 saw:

Passenger volume up 6.4 percent to 22.7 million;
Cargo traffic grew 1.5 percent to 1.7 million tonnes; and
ATMs increased 4.4 percent to 143,000.

Compared to June 2006, passenger and cargo volumes and ATMs all increased 5.7 percent, 5.3 percent, and 5.6 percent respectively.

Hong Kong Airport Authority chief executive Stanley Hui Hon-chung said HKIA expects passenger outbound volume to increase "as Hong Kong people take summer holidays, plus strong inbound traffic from Europe, the mainland and Southeast Asia."

Hui also said the continued rise in cargo traffic is particularly pleasing.

In the busy vacation period, HKIA saw an increase in passenger numbers of 5.7 percent, or 3.85 million, compared to the same period in the previous year.

For the 12 months ended June 30, passenger and cargo traffic reached 45.8 million and 3.6 million tonnes respectively, an increase of 7.4 percent and 2.8 percent from the previous year's figures.

Turnover for the year ended March 31 showed a steady growth of HK$7.73 billion, an increase of 9 percent from the previous year's HK$7.07 billion. ATMs have also increased 4.8 percent from 270,000 to 283,000.

HKIA earlier had announced a HK$4.5 billion spending plan till 2010 to add parking stands and other facilities at the airport.

Projects such as a golf course, a cross-border ferry terminal and a second airport hotel are under way.

In the meantime, HKIA will offer a range of social events and activities throughout this month and August in Terminal 1 and 2.

They will feature magic shows, handicraft workshops, nail painting, story telling, balloon art and a photo exhibition to provide travelers with "a pleasant, memorable airport experience," Hui said.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 06:01 AM   #2037
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New Ferry Service Starts Between HKIA and Zhuhai Jiuzhou
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(HONG KONG, 10 July 2007) - To further enhance connectivity between Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and the Pearl River Delta (PRD), a new ferry service between the airport and Zhuhai was launched today. Sailing between HKIA's SkyPier and the port of Jiuzhou, the new service increases the number of PRD destinations served by SkyPier to six.

Initially, two roundtrip sailings carrying up to 1,300 passengers will depart Jiuzhou at 0930 and 1530 and leave HKIA at 1115 and 1700 each day. The frequency of the 50-minute service is scheduled to grow to three roundtrip sailings per day by August and four per day by January 2008.

Airport Authority Hong Kong Chief Executive Officer Stanley Hui said, "The latest addition to our SkyPier service not only strengthens HKIA's role as a multi-modal aviation hub and the transport link between HKIA and the PRD, but also helps expand HKIA's catchment area to the 52 million population of the Greater PRD region."

"I'd like to thank the Guangdong and Zhuhai governments - including the Port Administration Office of Guangdong Province, Zhuhai Entry-Exit Port Bureau, Zhuhai's customs and excise authorities and the Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port Administration Group Co., for their assistance in launching this service. Another major partnership between Zhuhai and HKIA since the Zhuhai Airport joint venture was formed last year, the ferry link is beneficial to both Zhuhai and Hong Kong."

Over 70 ferry services operate each day between HKIA's SkyPier and Macau, Zhongshan, Humen, and Shekou and Fuyong ports in Shenzhen. Moreover, HKIA introduced the world's first upstream check-in service, between HKIA and Shekou, in 2005.

Mr Hui added, "On 15 June, we began a trial of our upstream check-in service in Macau. Passengers leaving from Macau can now obtain a boarding pass and check their baggage for flights departing from HKIA. Arrangements for setting up the upstream check-in service at Jiuzhou are now being discussed and we hope to provide passengers with this convenient service in the near future."

A permanent SkyPier is being built and is scheduled to open in early 2009. Eight times larger than its predecessor, the new pier will be connected to HKIA's passenger terminals by the automated people mover. Launched in September 2003, SkyPier has served more than 4.5 million travellers with passenger volume reaching 1.7 million in 2006, and 950,000 in the first six months of 2007.
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Cathay Pacific named official carrier of the world's largest dedicated civil aerospace expo and congress
12 July 2007
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Cathay Pacific Airways has been named the Official Carrier of Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress 2007, which will soon celebrate its move to a new location in Hong Kong, and a new role as the largest dedicated civil aerospace showcase on the international industry calendar.

Reed Exhibitions' flagship aerospace event will make its pioneer move to AsiaWorld-Expo alongside Hong Kong International Airport, where it will be held from 3-6 September 2007. As Hong Kong's home carrier, Cathay Pacific is keen to support an event that will bring more visitors to the city and help to underpin Hong Kong’s status as a leading international aviation hub.

The four-day, trade-only event will feature more than 500 participating companies from more than 20 countries. More than 400 delegates are expected to attend Congress opening Executive Sessions, which will feature speakers at ministerial and director general level.

The Congress is organised in partnership with Flight, the world's longest-established brand in aviation media. Tony Tyler, Cathay Pacific's Chief Executive, will be one of the speakers on the opening day of the three-day Congress; presenting a perspective on the Asia Pacific's role in the global aviation industry.

Charlie Stewart-Cox, Cathay Pacific's General Manager Marketing, said: "The Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress is a hugely important event in the aviation world and we are delighted to see it being staged in Hong Kong for the first time. As Hong Kong's home carrier we are pleased to be able to offer our full support for the event, which dovetails with our own commitment to building Hong Kong's status as a leading global hub. As Official Carrier we will work with Reed Exhibitions to ensure the first Asian Aerospace event in our home city is a big success."

Clive Richardson, Reed Exhibitions Senior Vice President Asia, commented: "We are naturally delighted to have formed this partnership with Cathay Pacific, which has a proud heritage in Hong Kong and a well-respected global reputation for its inflight service, which I am sure many of our exhibitors and visitors will get a chance to enjoy when they attend Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress 2007. We look forward to a long term association with Cathay Pacific as we develop the show in its new role as the largest dedicated civil aerospace showcase on the international industry calendar."
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HK Startup Airlines Say Cathay Locks Them Out Of Routes - FT
17 July 2007
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Hong Kong's start-up airlines are complaining that Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (CPCAY) is using the operating rights it gained as part of its $1.05 billion takeover of Dragonair to lock them out of the city's most lucrative routes, the Financial Times reported on its Web site Tuesday.

'They occupy the space. There is no space for other airlines,' Hong Kong Airlines Chairman Ren Weidong told the FT. Even though Hong Kong had licensed Hong Kong Airlines to fly to Shanghai two years ago, the airline hasn't been able to operate the route, because the government's aviation agreement with mainland China permits just two carriers from each side to serve the route.

Using its own brand and Dragonair's, Cathay holds both of Hong Kong's designations for the route. The same situation applies to Beijing flights.

When asked if it was blocking out competitors, Cathay said its two carriers will 'continue to operate as separate airlines with separate identities and positioning,' the FT reported.

Hong Kong's transport and housing bureau said Cathay and Dragonair are considered distinct entities. However, they said they 'will continue to seek expansion of bilateral traffic arrangements to facilitate the plans of Hong Kong airlines to expand their services.'

'A Hong Kong airline cannot survive on secondary routes,' said Andrew Tse, chief executive of Hong Kong Express Airlines, another start-up that has been blocked out by Cathay, according to the FT report.
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China's East Star Airlines wins international opg license - report
15 July 2007

BEIJING (XFN-ASIA) - Private carrier East Star Airlines, which started operations in May 2006, has been granted a license by the General Administration of Civil Aviation (CAAC) to operate international flights, China Business News reported, citing a company source.

East Star, based in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, will be China's first privately-owned air carrier to undertake international operations, the newspaper said.

The airline plans to make its first international flight in September, with initial routes to Hong Kong and Macau.

The carrier signed an agreement with Airbus and GE Commercial Aviation Services in November to lease or purchase 20 A310 and A320 aircraft over five years.
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