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Old November 20th, 2007, 04:49 PM   #2261
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I believe it cost something like 20 dollars or less to enter the deck.
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I believe it cost something like 20 dollars or less to enter the deck.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 05:36 AM   #2263
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Nok Air cancels Indian route but pledges to expand network
21 November 2007
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Nok Air, the budget airline of Thai Airways International, is cancelling its daily Bangkok-Bangalore route, due mainly to aircraft non-availability and higher jet-oil prices.

This Friday will see the final flight on the route.

The airline began its Bangalore run amid much fanfare. Although the airline says the route has been very successful, it is nonetheless cancelling it temporarily.

CEO Patee Sarasin said in a statement that several considerations had forced the company to reconsider its international operations, resulting in the suspension of this route despite a steadily increasing passenger-load factor.

Those considerations include an unexpected shortage of aircraft, increasing need for additional human resources and constant rises in the cost of jet fuel.

Patee said Nok Air always conducted extensive research before launching a route, whether international or domestic, in order to make sure it afforded the company a strategic advantage, strengthened its network and matched its revenue-generation plan. "There is absolutely no question Nok Air will continue to develop our network further, both domestically and internationally, to meet our overall business plan," said Patee.

He said to achieve and go beyond company expectations, as well as those of the passengers, Nok Air needed more aircraft and more human resources.

Nok Air has added another two leased aeroplanes and is in negotiations for additional aircraft.

The Economic Times reported Nok Air's passenger-load factor had fallen to 40 per cent.

"In India, international low-cost carriers take more time to turn a profit, but they withdraw their operations soon. Also, the return-fare difference - including taxes - between Nok Air and full-service carriers like Thai Airways is about 3,000-4,000 rupees [Bt2,600 to Bt3,400]. So Indian passengers prefer a full-service carrier to paying for food and blankets on Nok Air."

All passengers who have booked seats on the route for after this Friday will be transferred to Thai Airways.

Nok Air has not yet launched additional international routes as planned. It is set to fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Macau or Hong Kong, Madras, New Delhi and Hyderabad.

The airline will take delivery of four new aeroplanes this year and eight more next year.

Another low-cost carrier, Jetstar Asia, withdrew its five flights per week on the Bangalore-Singapore route, citing low passenger numbers.

Several low-cost airlines, such as AirAsia, are considering revising their pricing policy to use one price that includes airfare, fuel surcharge, insurance and other fees, instead of charging all of these separately, like at present.

Thai AirAsia CEO Tassapon Bijleveld said this would afford travellers greater convenience when making reservations.

"We've been monitoring the uncertain jet-oil prices," said Tassapon, adding that nothing had been decided yet.

Thai AirAsia has been offering one-price ticket sales through its website for certain domestic routes on a trial basis.

One-Two-Go has also been testing one-price ticket sales with all-inclusive Bt1,850 fares between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Phuket, Surat Thani, Krabi, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai and Nakhon Si Thammarat. The offer will be effective from December 1.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 01:26 PM   #2264
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Airport Authority Achieves Interim Profits of HK$1.1 billion
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(HONG KONG, 21 November 2007) - Airport Authority Hong Kong today announced unaudited revenue of HK$4,199 million and profit attributable to equity shareholder of HK$1,136 million for the six months ended 30 September 2007, increases of 10.1% and 14.4%, respectively, from the corresponding period in 2006.

Total passenger throughput advanced 7.1%, to 24.3 million; cargo volumes grew 5.8%, to 1.88 million tonnes; and air traffic movements increased 6.0%, to 149,030.

Stanley Hui, Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, "After a lacklustre first quarter, we saw solid increases in cargo throughput from April to September. Strong and sustained economic growth on the Mainland and in Hong Kong generated demand for aviation services. And with continued steady growth in passenger volumes, Hong Kong International Airport will soon serve more than 50 million passengers per year."

To meet this demand and reinforce Hong Kong's position as a premier regional and international aviation hub, the Airport Authority is investing HK$4.5 billion to expand and enhance the infrastructure and services at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Some HK$1.5 billion has been earmarked for Terminal 1, while the remainder has been allocated to the airfield. Ten additional cargo stands are being added and a new passenger terminal, Terminal 2 (T2), opened in June.

"Passenger throughput at T2 is on target. Nine airlines* now operate from the new terminal, and Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express Airways will begin offering check-in service at T2 later this month," added Mr Hui.

During the first half of fiscal 2007/08, Aeroflot-Cargo, Yangtze River Express, Jett8, China Cargo Airlines and Thai Global began freighter service at HKIA, bringing the total number of airlines to 87. Okinawa (Japan), Cheongiu (Korea), Riverside (USA), Miri (Malaysia), and Yichang and Yinchuan (China) were added to HKIA's network, bringing the total number of destinations to 154.

The Airport Authority's Finance Director, Raymond Lai, noted, "Underpinned by prudent financial discipline, we translated robust air traffic flows into solid revenue and profit growth. Our China projects are making steady progress, with the Hangzhou Airport joint venture contributing better-than-expected profits for the period and losses at Zhuhai Airport declining significantly."

Connectivity with the Pearl River Delta (PRD) was also enhanced. A new ferry service between HKIA and Jiuzhou Port in Zhuhai was inaugurated, bringing the number of PRD ports with direct ferry links to HKIA to six. Upstream check-in services are now offered at three ports, after Macau and Shenzhen Fuyong joined Shenzhen Shekou earlier this year.

HKIA has won numerous awards recently. It was named the world's best airport for the sixth time in seven years in the annual Skytrax survey and recognised as the world's best airport among facilities serving over 40 million passengers annually by Airports Council International. HKIA was named the world's best airport in Conde Nast Traveller magazine's 10th annual Readers' Travel Awards and received the Air Transport Research Society's Asia-Pacific Airport Efficiency Excellence Award.

The interim financial results were reviewed by independent auditors before being approved by the Airport Authority's Board members.

http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/pr/pr_908.html
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 10:17 AM   #2265
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Airlines need to keep fuel surcharge
22 November 2007

With continuous increase of global oil prices, Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department has received applications from six airline companies for an extension of fuel surcharge collection.

Tony Tyler, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, reveals Cathay Pacific is one of the airlines applying for a fuel surcharge extension. Cathay Pacific can only lessen price tension by collecting fuel surcharge and execute fuel hedging. Tyler forecasts the global oil price will be high. He expects high oil price, diminishing demand caused by a possible economic slowdown in the US and limitation in aircraft movement will be main negative factors for the worldwide aviation industry.

As Hong Kong International Airport's aircraft movement has not reached the highest level, Tyler suggests the airport to increase flight frequency from 54 flights per hour at present to 58 flights per hour in 2009.

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Old November 22nd, 2007, 02:21 PM   #2266
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 11:12 AM   #2267
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航空公司飲食大樓火警
22 November 2007
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國泰航空公司位於大嶼山赤鱲角航膳東路的飲食服務大樓,昨凌晨一時五十分,疑因廚房內的低電壓房有電容器起火,冒出大量濃煙,驚動廚房工作的職員報警。消防員趕到現場,協助上址約一百五十名員工疏散到地下,並開喉將火撲滅,意外中無人受傷。本報記者
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 11:13 AM   #2268
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 11:15 AM   #2269
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民 航 處 新 總 部 建 費 加 四 億
民 航 處 處 長 羅 崇 文 所 指 之 處 就 是 新 民 航 處 大 樓 的 位 置 。
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為打造本港成為國際及區域航空中心的地位,政府昨向立法會提交文件,擬申請撥款近二十億元,興建新民航處總部及控制中心,總部計畫新增多個多用途會議廳和演講廳,供本港主辦各類航空會議之用。不過,是次提出的工程費用卻較原先預計的激增四分一,即逾四億元,當局未有詳細交代增加撥款金額的原因,僅回應是「初步預算,與現時較具體計算工程的差距」。

現時的民航處總部坐落於香港國際機場的禁區範圍之內,空間有限,整個民航處被逼「四分五裂」,處長辦公室、行政部等都要留守金鐘道政府合署,對該處的運作效率構成影響。現時倘民航處需要調查飛機意外,肇事飛機的殘骸都要寄存在香港飛機工程有限公司之內;遇到

在本地召開國際或區域航空會議時,處方亦只能向外租借酒店會議廳等用地。

故政府在數年前已展開興建新總部的籌劃工作,根據運房局昨日向立法會提交的一份交件,新的總部大樓將位於機場島東南面、港龍航空及中國航空公司大廈以北的一幅非禁區範圍土地上。預期新總部落成後,每年將可節省逾四百萬元的租金及管理費用。

新大樓的建築面積約為六萬五千平方米,其中除了辦公大樓、辦事處,及預留了約一萬平方米予須較現時大三倍的空管中心和設施外,更會加設飛機意外調查設施、多用途會議廳、會議設施、圖書館暨資源中心、空管設施導賞室和教育徑等其他設施,約佔八千四百平方米。

處方計畫日後會在總部展出飛機模型、小型古董飛機零件等有趣展品,又會不時為市民舉辦導賞團,增進市民對航空業的認識。當局將於下月向立法會工務小組提出申請,明年九月正式動工,至二○一一年年底竣工,完成測試後預計可於翌年年底啟用。

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Old November 23rd, 2007, 02:20 PM   #2270
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Old November 24th, 2007, 05:41 AM   #2271
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機場演習疏散155人
24/11/2007





【本報訊】香港國際機場昨舉行全面緊急演習,共有約三十個政府部門及機構,約一千人參與,演習過程逼真,更包括一個模擬記者會,由三十名大學生扮演記者出席。

演習於昨凌晨四時開始,模擬一架波音B737-800航機,降落香港國際機場後,其中一個引擎突然尠火,機長立刻有秩序疏散機上一百五十五名乘客及機員。消防及救援服務隊伍於一分鐘後趕至展開救援工作,迅速將一百零七名傷者分別送往五間醫院,並由機場職員安排其餘沒受傷的乘客及機組人員善後。演習至昨中午十二時結束。

機場管理局機場管理總監伍翹楚表示,演習是要確保發生緊急事故時機場能馬上作出應變措施。香港國際機場每年進行約三十個演習,模擬多種意外情況。
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Ethiopian Leases Two B747-200F
Nov 15
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In its endeavor to match the ever increasing demand of the perishable flower export, Ethiopian Airlines will be leasing in two GE powered Boeing 747-200 freighter aircraft from Southern Air Inc based in Kentucky, USA. Both aircraft were manufactured in 1981 and each has the capacity to carry 100 tonnes at one time. The lease agreement, signed on 12th October 2007 at Ethiopian’s Head Quarter in Addis Ababa, is on wet lease basis. The lease period for the first aircraft that will arrive on November 17, 2007 will be for 14 months while the second arriving on December 31, 2007 will stay with Ethiopian for 19 months. The wet lease of the two B747 freighters is to fill the gap until Ethiopian receives the two ordered MD-11 freighter aircraft; one of the MD-11 will arrive in December 2008 and the other freighter aircraft in August 2009.

The first of the recently leased two B747 aircraft will make first flight of its daily services to the airline’s European cargo hub, Brussels on November 18, 2007. The service to this route will then be twice daily when the second B747 aircraft arrives.

In addition, on January 04, 2008 Ethiopian will launch its once a week freighter services to Hong Kong making Ethiopian cargo a pioneer African Airline linking Asia with Africa in this sector.

The arrival of these two B747 freighter aircraft coupled with the existing two B757 freighters is expected to satisfy Ethiopian’s current cargo capacity requirement especially in view of Ethiopia’s increasing volume of export.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, www.ethiopianairlines.com, one of the largest airlines in Africa made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. The airline currently serves 50 destinations around the globe of which 30 are in Africa. Ethiopian will be the first airline to operate the Dramliner-B787 in Africa, Middle East and Europe.

In 2006/07 Ethiopian was presented three awards from the African Aviation Journal, The African Times/USA, and the Government of Ghana for its best performance in the air transport service. It was also a proud moment for Ethiopian when all the hard work was repaid as the airline received the IOSA operator certificate a year ago.
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Transaero to launch scheduled flights on Moscow-Sydney (via Hong Kong) route
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Strong October for Hong Kong transhipment
26 November 2007
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Air cargo transhipment volumes through Hong Kong remained reasonably strong in October, although import and export volumes grew only marginally.

October figures for the airport's biggest handler, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, show transhipment volumes were up 4.9% to 44,000 tonnes for October and up 8.9% for the first 10 months of the year, to 379,000 tonnes.

Export volume for October was up 3% on the same month last year to 142,000 tonnes, and over the 10-month period, exports rose 2.8% to 1.2m tonnes. Import volumes for the first 10 months fell 1.1% to 564,000 tonnes.

A spokeswoman told IFW the higher level of transhipment growth mainly reflected an increase in flights between Hong Kong and destinations in mainland China, such as Cathay Pacific's now daily B747 freighter flights to and from Shanghai.
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HKIA tests Integrated Airport Center in annual emergency drill

HONG KONG, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Friday successfully completed its emergency exercise for this year.

The annual exercise, which involved around 1,000 representatives from about 30 organizations and government departments, is an aerodrome licensing requirement mandated by the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong.

This is the first full-scale simulation since the airport's operation and control functions were merged into the Integrated Airport Center earlier this year.

Code named Desoto II, the drill started at 4:00 a.m. Friday with the simulated landing of flight XX1234 at HKIA. After the B737-800 parked at a remote stand, one of its engines caught fire and the captain immediately evacuated the aircraft's 155 passengers and crew.

Fire and rescue services rushed to the scene, with the first emergency personnel arriving at 4:04 a.m. Among those on board, all seven crew members were not injured, and the 107 simulated casualties were sent to five hospitals, while 31 uninjured passengers were escorted to the Family Reception Center.

A simulated press conference was held, with 30 university students posing as journalists. The exercise stood down at noon.

"Emergency preparedness is among HKIA's highest priorities," Airport Management Director Howard Eng said, "this year's exercise demonstrates that by uniting the Airport Authority's operation and control functions into the Integrated Airport Center, we can detect and respond to emergencies more rapidly, efficiently and effectively."

HKIA stages about 30 drills each year. Different airlines serve as the operating carrier in the annual exercise, which is designed to enhance communication and coordination among the organizations and government agencies that are involved in the airport's operation.

This year's participants included Hong Kong Auxiliary Medical Service, Civil Aid Services, Civil Aviation Department, Customs and some other units.
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Happy landings, son
Parents are teaming up with their children as a passion for flying becomes a family affair

24 November 2007
South China Morning Post

For some parents, playing planes means jiggling a delighted toddler in the air for a few minutes. But for others, it's become a way of life in which children follow their mothers and fathers into the airline industry, and even work long-haul flights with them.

Chris Humphrey skippers such an airline family. When the 56-year-old base-training captain welcomed 400 passengers aboard Oasis Hong Kong Airlines' first anniversary flight to Chek Lap Kok from London last month, he introduced his first officer as "my son Richard".

It was a proud moment: flying is in the family blood, with his son piloting jumbo jets and his wife, Irene, and daughter, Vicky, also taking flying lessons. Chris flew British Airways aircraft for 35 years and 26-year-old Richard was raised in a household of ever-changing rosters, pre-dawn drives to the airport, plane-spotting and cut-price, exotic trips.

Chris recalls how his future first officer got the flying bug. "I was seconded to the Royal Flight of Abu Dhabi for five years and Richard flew out with his mum to Abu Dhabi every eight weeks."

And when he came home, he showed Richard a plane's controls and trained him. "I put him through his paces in the simulator," he says with a grin.

His son is convinced he's plotted the right career course. "I've always loved flying," says Richard, who got his commercial pilot's licence just before 9/11.

Airline jobs were scarce at the time, so Richard worked briefly as a baggage handler at Heathrow and saw life "from the other side" but mostly he stayed in the cockpit as an instructor. "I loved teaching others to fly," he says.

When Oasis was launched, Chris encouraged his son to join the airline.

"I had said that you only get the opportunity to join a new airline once in a career," says the captain, who later had to assess his son's flying skills.

"I did some circuits with Richard at Manston [airport in Kent, England]," Chris says. "He performed very well in a 20-knot crosswind, which I attribute to the quality of his previous instruction."

The Surrey-based captain and his Hong Kong-based son are close, but they agree cabin discipline is paramount. "On the flight deck we are both professionals and I respect his input, but I allow some pride in his achievements," Chris says.

Lufthansa captain Burkhard Werthmueller feels equally proud, though he's unlikely to fly 747s with his children, Florian and Constanze, who are both first officers with the carrier. They won't complete their training before he retires next year, but the younger Werthmuellers can't think of a better career.

"It's great that I can turn my hobby into a profession," says Florian, 26, a keen glider pilot who has flown since he was 15. "I don't consider it work."

Clashing rosters can hinder family get-togethers - especially when mum Gabriele is working as a purser - but the Werthmuellers are used to such diversions.

"My parents managed really well; when one was flying, the other was home," says Florian. "It was a good system. It was exciting seeing them come home and also taking them to the airport and waving goodbye."

Constanze says: "Because we are all in the business we all appreciate being at home together."

There are family ties in the galleys, too, and if you're flying on Virgin Atlantic, you'd better be nice to Jessica Butler because her mum, Patricia, might be helping her with the drinks trolley.

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair retire flight crew at 45, but recent changes to European labour laws have allowed cabin crew to work at other airlines until they are 65. Fiftysomething Patricia Butler leapt at the chance to join her daughter at Virgin when the age restrictions were lifted. The flight attendant's job is hard, but mother and daughter relish their four years of flying. When their rosters match, they commute to Heathrow together and Jessica switches from the upper deck to work in economy with mum.

"Mum comes outside and toots on her horn," says Jessica, who lives with her partner. "She'll drive one way and I'll drive back." The job brings lots of travel, and discounts for spouses help make up for their absence. The pair have yet to visit Hong Kong but Jessica says they plan to return to their shopping haunts in Georgetown on a Washington run, because "the Americans know how to do Christmas".

They say their stopovers are special. "Instead of just getting a drink and going to bed, when mum's there I force myself to stay awake and we go shopping and sightseeing," Jessica says. "It's really special sharing that together."

The family tie is often recognised in the cabin. "A passenger takes a second glance at us when we work the trolley together," Jessica says. "They love it that she's my mum. I couldn't call her Pat. Passengers ask: 'Did you just say mum?' The crew call her Ma Butler and that gets a nice connection going."

Archer says his mother interested him in flying and when she was eligible to fly again she quickly joined Monarch. "I can hardly believe I could make a career change at my age," says Batty. "I'm a granny."

The first time mother and son flew together "was a mad flight", says Archer. "Passengers heard me saying: 'Mum, can you pass me some wine?' It doesn't bother people. I tell her to hurry up and sort the toilets out. She takes it in good spirit and I know she'll tell me where to go. She clearly loves it."

Batty says her job is easier than it used to be. "There is no smoking on board now," she says. "In the early 1970s, it was awful. It was unfashionable not to smoke and people didn't look at the fire risk. Passengers would dangle their fags over the aisle, so we'd be darting round them as we moved trolleys through the cabin."

Despite some hardships, Archer says flying with his mother brings lots of happy memories. "Just after mum started, she came round in tears. She felt happy but was sad that she'd spent 16 years working for the [local district] council."

Patricia Butler says she feels 10 feet tall seeing her daughter at work. "When I fly with Jessica, I am so proud," she says. "My face lights up when I see her come through the curtain."

And Richard Humphrey was delighted to land his first commercial flight alongside his dad in Hong Kong. "I didn't envisage having the opportunity to fly with my father," he says. "I have to keep pinching myself, it's fantastic."
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Businessmen look to delta helicopter taxis
26 November 2007
South China Morning Post

Businessmen with factories in the Pearl River Delta want to cut travelling time to and from Hong Kong, and are setting their sights on helicopter taxis.

In 2004, there were five ground-level helipads in Central that accommodated single-engine helicopters, widely referred to as helicopter taxis. But they were all closed to make way for the Central reclamation project.

The Hong Kong Regional Heliport Working Group, of which the Kadoorie family is a prominent member, has proposed a four-pad ground-level heliport in the northeastern corner of Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai.

The group's proposal is an expansion of a Planning Department blueprint that features two helipads in Wan Chai North, for Government Flying Service use.

Paul Chung Hu, managing director of a Taiwanese investment company who makes frequent trips from Hong Kong to the mainland, said it took at least half of a day for a road journey.

"It takes me at least three to four hours travelling from Admiralty to Dongguan , not counting the time wasted on traffic jams and joining the long queue crossing the border," he said, adding that taking a ferry could take even longer. He believed it would be much more convenient to develop air transport, saying that helicopter taxis would be a good choice for businessmen.

Chen Ke-tian, deputy director of the Shenzhen government's Taiwan Affairs Office, said there were about 4,000 Taiwanese doing business in Shenzhen, and helicopter taxis would help to connect all cities in the Pearl River Delta, which would help to boost economic activity in the region. There are no helicopter taxi services connecting Shenzhen with other cities in the delta.

Working group chairman Robbie Brothers said earlier this year the government's proposal for two helipads in Wan Chai North was inadequate, adding that all other world-class cities had heliports in their central business districts. He said an extra two pads added to the government's proposal would not require reclamation work.
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Hong Kong Airlines Starts New Services from Hong Kong to Hefei
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2007 Nov 26



Effective from 2nd December, Hong Kong Airlines starts its new service from Hong Kong to Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province, with 2 flights per week operating on every Wednesday and Sunday. Hong Kong Airlines is the first “Hong Kong-based” airline company to provide direct services to Hefei, and travel-lovers will have one more choice for their destinations.

Hefei has over two thousand years of history. It is a famous historic site from the Three Kingdoms Period and the hometown of Lord Bao who is a famous judge in ancient years. Travel spots in Hefei include Zhanghei historic estate, Luzhou Temple, Lord Bao Cultural Park, etc which have fantastic views and significant cultural values. “Bao River” inside Lord Bao Cultural Park is listed as the “Best View of Hefei”, while Luzhou Temple is listed as a top ancient cultural asset of the province.

Hefei Municipal Government has launched an unprecedented grand city-building program, thus lifting the curtain for economic increases. In 2006, the city has increased its productivity to 59 billion RMB, an upsurge of 17%, while the rate of increase in GDP, and the average disposable income for municipal and rural residents have become the top of the six provinces in the middle part of mainland China.

Hong Kong Airlines provides convenient tourist and trade links to Hefei by launching the direct flights. It will also provide opportunities for tourists and business partners to meet together, enjoying special events such as Anhui Food Festival. In 2006, this event has attracted over one million travelers to Hefei. In addition, Hefei is actively developing its city re-constructions, including new and high technology and economic zones, new residential developments in the lake districts, new railway lines with high speed trains, new airport, etc. In addition, Hong Kong Airlines also brings citizens of Hefei to the vibrant international cities like Hong Kong.

All flights to/from Hefei (HFE) are operated according to the following schedules - http://www.hkairlines.com/web/eng/eP...E26Nov07.shtml
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Hactl named “Air Cargo Terminal of the Year” at the Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards 2007
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(23 November 2007, Hong Kong) Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has been named the “Air Cargo Terminal of the Year” at the Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards 2007 (SCALA) awards presentation ceremony that took place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on the night of 22 November 2007.

The inaugural Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards was organised by the Supply Chain Asia Magazine, one of the leading trade publications in the region to recognise contribution and standards of excellence in the logistics and supply chain industry. A total of 14 awards were presented to various Asian and global supply chain and logistics companies through an online and offline balloting process to select the top five finalists in each award category.

A panel of independent judges comprising 14 professionals in the trade gave Hactl the top overall rating in the category of “Air Cargo Terminal of the Year” based on the criteria including overall efficiency, mishandling rate, sophistication of facilities, handling charges, use of I.T. services as well as availability of value-adding services.

"We are pleased to receive the ‘Air Cargo Terminal of the Year’ title. I would like to thank all voters, our customers, as well as business partners for their support,” said Anthony Wong, Hactl’s Managing Director.

“As the operator of the largest and busiest air cargo terminal, Hactl is committed to upholding Hong Kong’s position as the premier air cargo hub in the region by providing the highest level of efficiency, reliability and security in its service provision. We welcome the award which is a recognition of all our efforts,“ added Wong.
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