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Old December 21st, 2008, 03:48 AM   #2761
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Bravo...

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Old December 21st, 2008, 05:07 AM   #2762
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機場車禍 死者獲百萬賠償
21 December 2008

【東方日報專訊】香港國際機場停機坪日前發生的奪命車禍,被拋出客貨車外身亡的香港飛機工程公司倉庫檢查員彭灶炎(六十三歲),將獲得約一百萬元勞工保險賠償,其家人將於明日返回現場拜祭。

港機工程公司發言人表示,車禍後翌日已向彭的家屬發放五萬元恩恤金應急,根據初步估計,相信彭可獲得約一百萬元勞工保險賠償,明天將特別安排彭的家人到車禍現場進行法事。

據讀者提供照片,當日肇事客貨車車頭及前座兩邊車門損毀不堪,被撞及的燈箱亦告損毀,電線外露翻側地上。

事發上周三,港機工程公司一輛穿梭機場的客貨車,接載員工往維修區途中失事,坐於後座的彭被拋出車外傷重不治,司機及三名員工亦浴血受傷。
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 12:42 AM   #2763
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:07 AM   #2764
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The Top 10 Airports in the world for 2008 :

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2008	AIRPORT	2007
	
1	Hong Kong	      1
2	Singapore Changi	2
3	Seoul Incheon	2
4	Kuala Lumpur KLIA	5
5	Munich	             4
6	Kansai	             9
7	Copenhagen	      11
8	Zurich	             6
9	Helsinki 	      12
10	Cape Town	      13
"the traveller's choice"
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 01:13 PM   #2765
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^ Ahh .. good catch! I should've noticed Austrian doesn't fly to HK as well!
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:01 PM   #2766
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 09:37 PM   #2767
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The Top 10 Airports in the world for 2008 :

Code:
2008	AIRPORT	2007
	
1	Hong Kong	      1
2	Singapore Changi	2
3	Seoul Incheon	2
4	Kuala Lumpur KLIA	5
5	Munich	             4
6	Kansai	             9
7	Copenhagen	      11
8	Zurich	             6
9	Helsinki 	      12
10	Cape Town	      13
"the traveller's choice"
Source: http://www.worldairportawards.com/Aw...irport2008.htm
Hooray! Congrats again! So does that mean I'll see a new banner hanging at the airport when I visit again?
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Old December 24th, 2008, 10:11 AM   #2768
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Fleet Plan of Hong Kong Airlines
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23 Dec 2008

With reference to the recent news cast that Hong Kong Airlines will reduce the number of aircraft, we would like to announce that as of today, Hong Kong Airlines is still operating 5 Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

As with other prudent and responsible air-service operators in the present adverse economic environment, we are continuously reviewing our business plan to better serve our valuable customers.

The 2009 fleet plan is yet to be finalized and cannot be discussed at present.
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Old December 26th, 2008, 03:48 PM   #2769
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Old December 26th, 2008, 05:54 PM   #2770
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Airport strike looms over bonuses
26 December 2008
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The Labour Department and Airport Authority yesterday called for calm ahead of a possible strike by ground workers angry over a decision that would provide a 2 per cent pay rise next year but cut bonuses.

The workers said the company plan was unacceptable because it would reduce their annual pay by about 7 per cent. They threatened to strike if the company refused to reverse its decision.

At the centre of the saga is a recent decision by Hong Kong Airport Services to halve the annual bonus for more than 3,000 workers. The firm blamed the global economic downturn for the decision.

The workers, most of whom make about HK$6,000 to HK$8,000 a month, used to receive annual bonuses equivalent to two months' salary, their union said.

"There was no consultation," said Ip Wai-ming, a lawmaker and deputy general secretary of the Staff and Workers Union of Hong Kong Civil Airlines. "The company said it was because of the recession, but the workload {hellip} has not been reduced."

He said that during the Sars crisis in 2003 the company still paid bonuses equivalent to six weeks' salary.

Mr Ip said he hoped to meet the management and resolve the issue in the next day or two.

"There are some workers saying we should strike if the company refuses to listen to us {hellip} The last thing we want is to see airport services paralysed during the peak holiday period, but it all depends on the company's response."

A spokesman for the Labour Department said it was monitoring the situation and had been helping to arrange meetings between the two sides. "We hope both sides can handle the issue rationally," he said.

An Airport Authority spokeswoman said it hoped both sides could resolve their differences.

An Airport Services spokesman could not be reached.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 06:02 PM   #2771
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Flights at Hong Kong airport disrupted by strike of ground staff
27 December 2008
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Flights into and out of Hong Kong were heavily disrupted Saturday afternoon after more than 500 airport ground staff went on strike in protest at a cut in their annual bonus.

The three-hour strike resulted in major delays to the departure or baggage delivery of 83 flights until 6pm Saturday (1000 GMT), a spokeswoman for the Airport Authority told AFP. Some passengers told broadcaster Cable TV on arrival they had to wait for two hours before they could get their luggage.

The industrial action took place after Hong Kong Airport Services, one of the three companies providing ground services to the airport, refused on Saturday morning to drop their decision to scrap the annual performance-based bonus for their 3,000 staff which usually amounted to one month's salary.

Instead, the company said it would give the staff a one-off payment of only 750 Hong Kong dollars (96.2 US).

"The company has made a profit this year despite the financial crisis. It is unfair for it to cut our bonus simply because of its concerns about what could happen to the company next year," Man Ng, a committee member of the Staff and Workers Union of Hong Kong Civil Airlines, told AFP.

"Our strike is to tell the world the way we are being treated by the company. We have tried our best to minimise our disruption to flight passengers by keeping the strike to only three hours," he said.

Ng said the bonus meant a lot to them because of their low salaries, which ranged from 6,400 to 10,000 dollars a month.

The union said Saturday night the company had offered to pay a bonus amounting to half a month's wages following the strike.

The union said the proposal would not be accepted but the staff had promised the company not to launch any further action until negotiations resumed on January 5.

The Airport Authority said it had deployed 100 extra staff to assist affected passengers on Saturday. It added that it had asked the other two ground services companies to stand by in case of further industrial action from the Hong Kong Airport Services staff.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #2772
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Old December 29th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #2773
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Surely Hong Kong is the 747 capital of the world! A Jumbo spotters dream.
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Old December 29th, 2008, 11:44 PM   #2774
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I've seen more 747 in Hong Kong than other airports.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 12:46 AM   #2775
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^Actually I beg to differ. I think Tokyo Haneda has way more 747s and other wide body jets flying in and out of the airport. Hong Kong has the most variety though.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 09:17 AM   #2776
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Falling cargo and passenger numbers set alarm bells ringing
28 December 2008
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The global financial crisis has cut passenger and cargo flow at Hong Kong International Airport, which will hurt its bottom line.

In particular, the drop in cargo has widened month by month since August, showing clearly the worsening impact of the downturn.

In tonnage of cargo handled, the airport saw a 3.9 per cent year-on-year drop in August, a 7.5 per cent drop in September, a 9.2 per cent drop in October and an 18.7 per cent drop last month.

In terms of passengers, the airport saw a 5.3 per cent year-on-year drop in August, a 4.7 per cent drop in September, a 1.4 per cent drop in October and a 5.6 per cent drop last month. In contrast, from January to July, before the financial crisis was fully felt, the airport - the world's fifth busiest in passenger numbers - enjoyed positive year-on-year growth in passenger and cargo handled.

On November 26, the Airport Authority's chief executive, Stanley Hui Hon-chung, said he expected traffic at the airport to decline further.

Raymond Lai Wing-cheung, the authority's finance and investment boss, said at the time: "We expect a continued decline in air traffic, which will inevitably affect our financial performance for the second half of 2008/09 and well into the next financial year."

Meanwhile, reports last month said Cathay Pacific might delay completion of its third cargo terminal, worth an estimated HK$4.8 billion, because the airline wanted to preserve cash amid the slowdown.

Mainland airports are also suffering from the financial crisis.

In a domino effect, mainland airports were seeking more than 4 billion yuan (HK4.5 billion) in unpaid fees from airlines, which was hurting the airports' operations, China Central Television reported late last month.

Mainland airlines incurred combined losses of 4.3 billion yuan in the first 10 months of this year as passenger and freight volumes declined, the state broadcaster reported.

About 70 per cent of the revenue of mainland airports comes from fees paid by airlines.
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Airport ready for any strike, says minister
1 January 2009
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The Airport Authority has contingency plans to handle any strike staged by ground staff, the transport minister said yesterday.

The comment came after about 1,000 ground staff, unhappy with Hong Kong Airport Service's plans to halve their annual bonuses, staged a three-hour strike on Saturday, throwing the airport into chaos.

Thousands of people who flew into Hong Kong left the airport without their luggage, and dozens of flights were delayed.

The Staff and Workers Union of Hong Kong Civil Airlines has promised that the workers will not take any further industrial action before Monday.

Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said the Airport Authority was working closely with other government departments.

"The Airport Authority is co-ordinating with relevant departments, bureaus and airlines. But I think the most important thing of all is for both sides [airport ground staff and employers] to sit down and talk," she said after inspecting improvement works in Tuen Mun Road.

Ms Cheng also said about 40,000 jobs would be created as various infrastructure projects would be introduced, including road works in Tuen Mun, which would account for about 10,000 jobs. She said a number of major transport infrastructure projects costing about HK$28.6 billion were either in progress or in the pipeline to cope with the rapid development of Tuen Mun and the northwestern New Territories.

Ms Cheng said improvement work in Tuen Mun Road included installation of noise barriers and low-noise surfacing, with the work expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Other improvement works to the road include widening the section near Tuen Mun town centre and work on the Tuen Mun Road expressway section, scheduled to be completed by 2012 and 2014.
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國泰削雙糧風平浪靜
5 January 2009
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香港機場地勤服務有限公司(HAS)因為削減員工薪金,隨時再引發工潮,相比下,早前宣布削減員工雙糧的國泰,卻顯得風平浪靜。

一九九八年正式全面投入服務的HAS由國泰全資擁有,根據該公司網頁資料顯示,公司目前為十三家國際航空公司提供地勤服務,及三十七家國際航空公司提供停機坪服務事宜,當中當然包括國泰以及港龍航空公司。

國泰二○○八年中期報告指出,HAS錄得「令人滿意的中期溢利」,但同時指其回報令人關注(but yields remained a concern),並表示HAS已展開多項計劃,以抗衡成本上漲的影響。此言相信已為削減表現獎金埋下伏線。

不過,跟HAS一樣,國泰於去年十一月宣布,本月起員工平均獲加薪百分之二的同時,員工過往獲發放的雙糧,會以半個月薪金或八千元取代,一加一減下,國泰員工收入較往年減少約百分之二。

但國泰員工並未像HAS員工反應激烈,香港民用航空事業職工總會總幹事陳寶財強調,國泰員工一直都是按公司業績表現才決定是否發放雙糧,而HAS的表現獎金是按表現,兩者並不一樣。

而更加重要的是,HAS員工雖說有雙糧,但還要爭取等同第十四個月的表現獎金,原因是他們薪金偏低,約六千多元,大家一直都是靠「多勞多得」,靠加班補水及表現獎金提高收入水平。

陳寶財指出,近月員工加班時間已減少,再減表現獎金,只會令到員工收入不足以應付基本生活開支。

對於HAS的勞資問題,國泰發言人昨天強調,HAS是獨立公司,會交由他們自行處理。而作為「客戶」之一的國泰,會密切注意情況,希望問題在短期內獲得解決,對乘客影響減至最低■
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