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Old November 27th, 2007, 06:20 PM   #2281
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Zhuhai Hong Kong Airport Joint Venture Celebrates First Anniversary
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(HONG KONG, 23 November 2007) - Hong Kong-Zhuhai Airport Management Co. Ltd. (HKZAM), the joint venture between the Zhuhai Municipal People's Government and Airport Authority Hong Kong that manages Zhuhai Airport, today celebrated its first anniversary with a ceremony officiated by Central and Southern Regional Administration of Civil Aviation of China Deputy Director-General Xu Qiuju; Zhuhai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China Secretary Deng Weilong; Airport Authority Chairman Dr Victor Fung and Chief Executive Officer Stanley Hui; and HKZAM Chairman Raymond Lai and General Manager Vivian Cheung.

HKZAM has managed Zhuhai Airport (ZHA) since 1 October 2006. In the joint venture's first year, air traffic at ZHA reached record levels, a series of enhancement projects were completed, in-town check-in lounges opened, new airlines began serving the airport, and Hong Kong and international shops and restaurants opened at ZHA.

Passenger throughput, cargo volumes and aircraft movements surged during the 12 months ended 30 September 2007. For the first time, annual passenger volumes exceeded 1 million, a year-on-year increase of 36%. Cargo throughput and air traffic movements reached 10,683 tonnes and 9,289, respectively, up 31% and 26%.

Both ZHA's network and flight frequencies expanded during the year. At the end of 2006, Spring Airlines began offering a daily round-trip service to Shanghai. In March 2007, Air China started operating a daily service to Beijing. Over the last year, the number of airlines operating at ZHA increased from four to six and the number of destinations grew from 18 to 24.

During the year, ZHA invested RMB22.5 million in airport enhancements, including new X-ray machines and customer service counters, renovations to the terminal building, and improvements to the navigation light, water drainage and fire service systems in the airfield.

In May and June 2007, ZHA opened its first in-town check-in lounges. Passengers can check luggage and obtain a boarding pass at the lounges, which are located in downtown Zhuhai and Zhongshan.

To enhance the passenger experience, more than a dozen new shops and restaurants opened at ZHA, including several Hong Kong and international brands. Three outlets - Cafe de Coral, Circle K and The Plaza - held opening ceremonies today.

To mark the joint venture's first anniversary, the Director-General of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China, Yang Yuanyuan, sent a handwritten letter to HKZAM. He wrote, "The cooperation, whose future is sound and promising, is like an airbridge that is built upon China's air services liberalisation and the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) between the Mainland and Hong Kong." Director-General Yang also noted that both ZHA and its staff have undergone many positive changes. He thanked the staff for their efforts and encouraged ZHA to continue its good work and contribution to China's civil airport management.

Deng Weilong, Secretary of Zhuhai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, said, "The joint venture is another example of win-win collaboration between Hong Kong and Zhuhai. Over the last year, we have leveraged each other's expertise, skills and capital. With its good performance and increasing passenger and cargo volumes, ZHA will continue to reach new heights." He added, "With the support and guidance of the Guangdong Provincial Government and related departments as well as the commitment of the joint venture, we strongly believe that ZHA will continue to grow and achieve encouraging results."

Airport Authority Hong Kong Chairman Dr Victor Fung was pleased with the joint venture's better-than-expected performance. He said, "By sharing resources and capitalizing on our respective strengths, the joint venture allows Hong Kong International Airport and ZHA to achieve meaningful synergies. It also enhances the competitiveness of the two airports, creating a long-term, strategic partnership. Both airports will continue to play a vital role in the aviation and economic development of the western Pearl River Delta."

HKZAM Chairman Raymond Lai said, "While ZHA continues to add new routes and flight frequencies, we will also work to attract domestic and foreign aviation-related business to operate from ZHA. We expect a cross-boundary ferry service between ZHA and Hong Kong International Airport to begin in 2008. The new service will help increase passenger and cargo flows for both airports. Our goal for ZHA is to handle over 2 million passengers and 50,000 tonnes of cargo by 2011."

Mr Lai thanked the Central Government and its departments for providing sea and land transport connections to the airport, among other things. He added that ZHA's good performance was due to the dedication of the airport's staff and business partners.
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Hactl welcomes East Star Airlines
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(26 November 2007, Hong Kong) Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) is pleased to welcome East Star Airlines Company Limited (East Star Airlines) as its new customer. The carrier launched its inaugural flight on 22 November, starting its daily flight between Wuhan, China and Hong Kong. The services rendered to East Star Airlines include physical cargo handling and air cargo documentation handling.

Wuhan is the first city in China to adopt the open sky policy. In July 2007, East Star Airlines, with its headquarters in Wuhan, was granted the rights to operate international service and became the first privately owned Chinese airline to be granted the permission to operate international flights.

Ms. Lilian Chan, General Manager, Marketing and Customer Service of Hactl said, "We warmly welcome East Star Airlines, and we congratulate the carrier to begin operating flights to Hong Kong and other international destinations, signifying the first privately owned Chinese airline reaching regions beyond Mainland China. As the leading air cargo terminal, Hactl is dedicated to providing world-class cargo handling solutions to East Star Airlines, supporting the carrier’s future growth worldwide.”

Mr. Adrian Tang, General Manager, Representative Office of Hong Kong and Macau, East Star Airlines said, “It is exciting for our airlines to run flight services outside Mainland China and we are pleased to start our daily flight service between Wuhan and Hong Kong. We foresee massive opportunities for our business growth in the region, especially when all Mainland cities are expected to adopt the open sky policies by 2010. East Star Airlines is happy to be partnering with Hactl, which delivers highly efficient, reliable and professional cargo handling services, and we are confident that Hactl would live up to our expectations and cater for our cargo needs arising from our business expansion.”
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Vietnam approves first privately owned airline; domestic flights planned for next year
29 November 2007

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnam's prime minister has agreed to license the nation's first privately owned airline, the government said in an announcement on its official Web site.

Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Co. plans to begin operating domestic routes next year linking the country's three largest cities, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang, according to the company's Web site.

It has registered capital of 600 billion Vietnamese dong (US$37.5 million; €25.5 million), the company says, and hopes eventually to offer flights to Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.

Vietnam currently has three state-owned airlines -- Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines and Vasco.
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Aviation officials slapped over funds request
27 November 2007
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The Civil Aviation Department was criticized yesterday by lawmakers for seeking to build a new headquarters just 10 years after the international airport was relocated to Chek Lap Kok.

The criticism came after the CAD asked the Legislative Council's panel on economic development for HK$1.9 billion to put its five functional divisions - now scattered around four different locations with one in Queensway - under one roof.

A site at the southeastern part of Airport Island has been identified for the building of 245,156 square feet.

CAD said workers could save time from undergoing security screening when moving between existing divisions now located on different sides of the airport. It said a new air traffic control system being adopted would require a space three times the size of the existing ATC center. CAD said the system is needed to meet the increased demand for ATC services.

Currently, there are 22 air traffic controllers. CAD will spend HK$9 million to upgrade the ATC system to allow for an increase to 28 controllers by 2009 and eventually to 56.

The Hong Kong International Airport is 96 percent full between 10.30am and 7pm. CAD hopes it can raise its hourly runway flow from 55 planes to 58 by 2009.

Lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip suggested there could have been a design error when the airport was being planned. "No one thought of a systems upgrade at all when they planned this long ago," he said.

Director-general of Civil Aviation Norman Lo Sung-man denied there was a design error. He said CAD had reserved 20 percent of the existing ATC complex for a systems upgrade when the airport was built.

Lo said although the existing system was the most advanced of its kind at the time, it was adopted in 1992 or 1993.

CAD pledged to reserve enough space at the proposed headquarters - to be completed in 2012 - for the next systems upgrade in 2020.

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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。

2007/11/21
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JCDecaux Showcases Advertising Award Winners

All of the best advertising shown in the Hong Kong International Airport got its day in the sun in late June as the first “Fly High Awards 2005-2006 – Advertising at Hong Kong International Airport” organised by JCDecaux Pearl & Dean Ltd. (JCDecaux) showcased outstanding advertising campaigns from 2005-2006. A total of 13 awards in ten categories were presented.

Luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton and electronic mega-company Sony came out of the ceremony as the big winners. Louis Vuitton won the Gold Award of Excellence in Branding, plus one grand award –the Fly High Award – Best Creative, while Sony won the Gold Award of Excellence in Integrated Use of Media and Fly High Award – Best Use of Media.
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JCDecaux Showcases Advertising Award Winners

All of the best advertising shown in the Hong Kong International Airport got its day in the sun in late June as the first “Fly High Awards 2005-2006 – Advertising at Hong Kong International Airport” organised by JCDecaux Pearl & Dean Ltd. (JCDecaux) showcased outstanding advertising campaigns from 2005-2006. A total of 13 awards in ten categories were presented.

Luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton and electronic mega-company Sony came out of the ceremony as the big winners. Louis Vuitton won the Gold Award of Excellence in Branding, plus one grand award –the Fly High Award – Best Creative, while Sony won the Gold Award of Excellence in Integrated Use of Media and Fly High Award – Best Use of Media.
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Ceremony of Hong Kong Airlines: Relocation of Check-in Counters to Terminal 2
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In order to provide better services to travellers and to match with business development of Hong Kong Airlines, effective from today, check-in counters of Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) have been relocated into Aisle P, Level 5 of Terminal 2* in Hong Kong International Airport. And a ceremony was held to celebrate the successful relocation.

It was an honour for Hong Kong Airlines to have Mr. Stanley Hui, Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong delivering a speech and the award winning Lion Dance Team of the Hong Kong Fire Service Department performing lion dances. More than 200 guests from travel agents, airline companies, airport business partners and the media attended the ceremony and conveyed their best wishes to HKA!

Mr. Stanley Hui, Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, welcomed Hong Kong Airlines to Terminal 2. Mr. Hui said, ‘The joining of HKA brings the total number of airlines operating from T2 to 12. Altogether, these airlines offer more than 260 departing flights a week, accounting for about 12% of the departures at Hong Kong International Airport.’

Mr. Ren Wei Dong, Executive Chairman of Hong Kong Airlines, said, ‘Terminal 2 is more spacious and provides better comfort to the increasing number of Hong Kong Airlines passengers. It will also provide us with the opportunity to expand and centralize our check-in counter service, and to achieve the target of providing “Brand New Image, Brand New Service & Brand New Feeling” to our valuable travellers.’

For enquiries on check-in services, please contact Hong Kong Airlines' Service Hotline in Hong Kong International Airport at 2216-1088, and for media enquiries, please contact Hong Kong Airlines at 2559-1966.
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Any pic of Hong Kong International Airport?
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Hong Kong-listed HAECO cut to 'hold' on valuation - Daoheng
3 December 2007

BEIJING (XFN-ASIA) - Daoheng Securities Ltd said it is downgrading its call on Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co (HAECO) (HK 0044) to "hold" from "buy" due to recent share price strength. "HAECO surged 12 pct last Friday and exceeded our target price of 220 hkd. The valuation of HAECO is no longer undervalued," Daoheng said in the note to investors. The company's shares in Hong Kong were down 8.6 hkd, or 3.6 pct, at 233 hkd shortly before the midday close. (1 usd = 7.8 hkd)
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Hong Kong's Dragon Air says to resume flights to Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Dec 1, 2007 (AFP) - Hong Kong-based airline Dragon Air was set to resume flights to Nepal's capital Kathmandu Sunday, showing the nation's renewed popularity as a tourist destination, a statement said.

The airline belonging to Cathay Pacific in 2001 halted services to Nepal, then racked by a bloody Maoist insurgency, citing commercial reasons.

"We will operate our flights between Kathmandu and Hong Kong four times a week from December 2," Tom Wright, Cathay Pacific general manager for India, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan said in the airline's statement.

Dragon Air serves niche markets in Asia in addition to its core mainland China market.

Nepal's tourist trade is reviving after the Maoists ended their bloody insurgency with a peace deal signed with mainstream parties late last year.

"As Nepal continues to grow in popularity with travellers from around the world, we have decided this is the right time to resume services to this fascinating country," airline chief executive Kenny Tang said in the statement.

The airline first started flying to Nepal in 1989.

The number of tourist arrivals in Nepal by air has shot up by more than 30 percent in the past 10 months to 295,855 compared with the same period a year earlier.

The move by Dragon Air comes after at least six international airlines have launched services to Nepal in the past year, tourism officials say.

However, tour organisers say there are not enough airline seats to serve the growing number of people who want to visit Nepal.

Annual foreign tourist arrivals in Nepal -- an essential stop on the famed "hippie trail" and a paradise for trekkers -- peaked at nearly 500,000 in 1999, but slumped to 283,000 in 2006 when the country's civil war reached a climax.

Nepal is a paradise for backpackers, hippies, trekkers, mountaineers and other adventure tourists. The tourism sector accounts for at least four percent of GDP and provides around 300,000 jobs.

The country has two tourist seasons annually -- one in spring, which ends around June with the onset of the monsoon, and another that begins in October, the prime season for trekking amid the country's majestic Himalayan peaks.
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It's weird seeing a Northwest 757 at HKG. It would be cool if there were Northwest DC-9's in HKG though.
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It's weird seeing a Northwest 757 at HKG. It would be cool if there were Northwest DC-9's in HKG though.
I think it was there for maintenance and not regular passenger service.
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