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Old April 16th, 2009, 03:30 PM   #2901
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Old April 17th, 2009, 03:12 PM   #2902
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Helicopter service launches expansion
17 April 2009
South China Morning Post

A helicopter service operator is expanding its heliport despite a drop in passenger numbers.

Sky Shuttle Helicopters, which operates services between Hong Kong and Macau, also bought six new-model aircraft last year, two of which went into service last week.

The company opened its 560 square metre check-in and passenger lounge yesterday - six times as big as the previous facility.

The development was part of an expansion plan to double the heliport's capacity.

Sky Shuttle would finish building another helipad in the last quarter of this year, alongside the one at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal building in Sheung Wan, chief executive Cheyenne Chan said.

Ms Chan said passenger numbers dropped 8 per cent last year - the first drop after the firm's annual double-digit growth from 2003 to 2007.

"Even if business is not as good for now, it doesn't mean it will be bad in the future. In the middle and long run, I am optimistic" about the helicopter business, she said. "As a Hong Kong-based company, we hope there is good infrastructure for helicopters in Hong Kong."

A helicopter usually costs {euro}8 million to {euro}9 million (HK$92.2 million), according to Giuseppe Orsi, chief executive of Italian manufacturer AgustaWestland. He did not reveal the price Sky Shuttle was paying.

It was quieter inside the new AW-139, 15-passenger carriers, heliport operations assistant director Carmen Chan Nga-keng said. The helicopters had stronger engines, providing a maximum cruising speed of 306km/h, about 30km/h faster than the company's five older 12-passenger Sikorsky S-76C+ aircraft, which was put into service in 1997.

Two of the new carriers are undergoing safety checks and another two will arrive in the next two months, after which the five old helicopters will be sold in September.

The fare to Macau was raised by HK$100, to HK$2,500, from this month. The firm said there would be no further increases this year.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #2903
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Old April 20th, 2009, 07:51 AM   #2904
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內地學者倡第三跑道拓國內航線
20 April 2009
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  雖然「珠三角地區改革發展規劃綱要」行動綱領已首次就五個機場的分工作出定位(表),但在內地不少學者眼中,這只是文字遊戲,兩地競爭局面並沒有消失,隨著穗、港兩地機場差距正逐漸拉小,香港機場被邊緣化的勢頭已顯現。

  中山大學港澳珠三角研究中心教授、粵港交通問題專家鄭天祥直言,廣州機場的發展潛力遠超香港,十年、八年後很有可能趕超香港。他表示,廣州機場在硬件上已經優於香港,而在軟件條件上,廣州集中了貨源地、高新技術、周邊企業密集等優勢,圍繞四周的公路網、鐵路網也在加速建設當中。

  香港機場雖然航線密集,但客運、貨運價格均高企,「同樣一個集裝箱從香港運去美國,要比從廣州運過去貴三百美元,廣州機場目前每年都增加十幾條航線,很快就能追上香港。」鄭天祥說。

  目前,香港政府正在策劃興建第三條跑道,不少本港學者、交通問題專家認為,此第三條跑道應該用於增設一百四十條國內航線,以拓寬國內市場,但鄭天祥並不認同。他說,香港機場目前已開通了四十五條面向內地主要城市的航線,在國內航線已被北京、上海和廣州三地機場佔據的前提下,港機場再增加一百多條航線到中小型城市,成效有限,不一定能提高競爭力。

  「香港機場每個航班平均二百多名旅客,而白雲機場平均每個航班才一百多名旅客,香港機場等於降低效益去爭國內航線。」鄭天祥解釋道。他指出,儘管香港機場現有百多條國際航線,但北京首都機場和上海浦東機場的國際航線均超過百條,廣州白雲機場現時雖然只有六十多條,但近年的目標亦是增超百條,所以他建議,耗資幾百億的第三條跑道應用於增設國際航線,香港機場才有絕對的競爭優勢。

  此外,雖然香港機場連續七年獲世界第二大貨運機場,每年貨運吞吐量超過三百六十萬噸,二○○二年時,這樣的吞吐量更相當於內地一百四十個機場的綜合,但僅僅六年時間,上海浦東機場已追上香港的七成,達到二百九十萬噸。

  鄭天祥接著說,中央已經將上海定位為國際航運中心,很快將追及香港,香港要保住自身地位,惟有開闢更多的國際航線,才能擁有北京、上海、廣州機場無法比擬的實力,然開闢國際航線風險大■
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Old April 21st, 2009, 08:09 AM   #2905
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Hong Kong Airport March Passengers Down 7.9% On Year
20 April 2009

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Hong Kong's international airport handled 7.9% fewer passengers in March than it did a year earlier, as the global financial crisis continued to cut demand for business and leisure travel, Airport Authority Hong Kong said Monday.

The Airport Authority, which operates the city's airport, said the airport handled 3.90 million passengers for the month, down from 4.24 million passengers a year earlier.

Cargo throughput fell 19.8% to 268,000 metric tons from 334,000 tons the previous year.

Aircraft movements totaled 23,805 in March, down 7.5% from 25,723 a year earlier.

Airport Authority Chief Executive Stanley Hui said in a statement that although the duration and full impact of the current recession remains to be seen, he is confident its impact on air traffic will gradually lessen.

The Hong Kong government owns 100% of the airport authority.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 08:20 AM   #2906
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Cutthroat airfare to Shanghai
Hong Kong Standard
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

China Eastern Airlines is offering a special Shenzhen to Shanghai one- way fare of 280 yuan (HK$317) on April 29 for passengers traveling by bus from Hong Kong.

The promotion is being offered by Chinalink Bus Company which is working with China Eastern, China Southern Airlines and Air China to offer discounts that beat other travel agencies by 5 to 10 percent.

The tickets will be limited to between 20 and 40 and will be valid for three months.

Tickets will be available at Chinalink's discounted ticket counter at Elements shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui.

According to China Eastern's website, April 29 fares to Shanghai range from 730 yuan to 920 yuan.

Chinalink managing director Alan Chan Chung-yee said he did not think the special fare would start a price war.

But Hong Thai Travel Services deputy general manager Daniel Chan Kin-pang said the offer was not attractive unless the company also threw in free cross-border bus services.

"Ninety-nine percent of local travelers prefer to take direct flights to Shanghai instead of going through Shenzhen. It is unlikely they will change their travel plans because of the cheaper ticket prices," he said.

Ng Hi-on, deputy general manager of China Travel Service (Hong Kong) package tour department, said more details were needed before he could comment.

A Cathay Pacific spokeswoman said the company had an international network, while Shenzhen airlines target mainland cities.

Meanwhile, anticipating a growth in flights between Shenzhen and other mainland destinations, Chinalink has inaugurated a new bus route from Wan Chai to Shenzhen. It has forecast a 30 to 50 percent growth in patronage.

Return tickets range between 100 yuan and 180 yuan for the one hour and 40 minutes journey, which includes VIP check-in and safety checks. The bus frequency ranges from 15 to 30 minutes.
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Motorola awarded contract for baggage tracking tags by Hong Kong International Airport
22 April 2009
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Motorola Inc (NYSE: MOT) and its partners Avery Dennison RFID and Print-O-Tape Inc have been awarded a multi-year contract to supply up to 70m radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled IATA standard 21 inch RFID baggage tracking tags to Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

The EPC Gen2-enabled RFID bag tags, unlike barcode only tags, can be read at long distances and without direct contact. The RFID system achieves average read rates of over 97%, compared to 80% for barcode only systems. The RFID system will reportedly allow more accurate tracking of baggage through HKIA's baggage system as a result.

HKIA awarded Motorola a three-year contract with an option for a fourth year, extending their existing relationship. Specific to this baggage tag award, Motorola has partnered Avery Dennison RFID for the AD-833 inlay and Print-O-Tape for the baggage tag. The companies plan to carry on working together on market development initiatives for the use of RFID in baggage tracking.
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深圳優惠價 平過搭火車
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【本報訊】內地航空公司淡市以震撼優惠價「搶客」,本港直通巴士公司月底則擬推出機票加車票的優惠套票,由本港乘直通巴士到深圳機場後再乘飛機往上海,單程收費只需二百九十九元,來回低於六百元,等同本港直航上海來回機票約兩折,更是「平過搭火車」。

港酒店可預辦登機
中港通集團有限公司董事總經理陳宗彝表示,愈來愈多內地及本港旅客選用深圳機場飛往內地城市,除了機票價錢便宜外,辦理登機及安檢手續均較為便捷。他說,本港機場規定起飛前四十五分鐘必須辦理登機手續及入閘,且安檢程序相當嚴密,令攜帶大批宣傳產品來港參展的商家感到麻煩。深圳機場即使起飛前最後一刻亦可辦理登機,故較受商務旅客歡迎。

中國東方航空將率先於本月底宣布,推出二百九十九元的機票連直通巴士套票,可由灣仔乘車往深圳機場後,再乘飛機往上海。優惠套票設限額,售完即止。中港通集團有限公司昨亦在灣仔一家酒店內,設置預辦登機手續的候機服務處。
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Arrivals given onboard check
Hong Kong Standard
Monday, April 27, 2009

Inbound travelers from the United States at Chek Lap Kok airport last night said they were not aware of the swine flu scare until they arrived in Hong Kong.

Tourist Michael Cook, who flew in from New York, said there were no health measures such as taking body temperature at the airport there.

But he was alarmed when he heard about the outbreak on arrival.

A Ms Leung, from San Francisco, said there was an onboard announcement when the flight touched down at Chek Lap Kok.

"We were told by the crew the health authorities would carry out some inspections on board. About 10 minutes later, I saw some people wearing masks come on board to do checks, but we did not see what they were doing."

Another woman, surnamed Chan, said she had rented her house in Texas to two Mexicans. They had visited Mexico two weeks ago and felt sick when they returned. "They had diarrhea and were sent to hospital. It is worrying," she said.

A Hong Kong man surnamed Ho, who left for New York to visit his relatives, said he would return if the outbreak becomes serious in the United States. "I will wear a mask during my month's stay. But I will fly back to Hong Kong earlier if the situation worsens."

Cathay Pacific Airways said it would make onboard announcements on flights between Hong Kong and three US cities - New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco - to warn passengers of the outbreak. The airline does not fly direct to Mexico.

Travel Industry Council executive director Joseph Tung Yao-chung said the council will issue a travel advisory to all agencies. The advisory will urge tourists to avoid touring farms and reminding tourists to observe good personal hygiene.

Tung said the council has been in close contact with the Department of Health and is awaiting further advice from health authorities.

According to Tung, Mexico is not a popular destination for Hong Kong people as there are no direct flights there. He is not aware of any tours to Mexico at the moment.

"It is too early to panic as we still do not have a full picture of the flu outbreak. But I believe the impact on outbound trips is very minimal as we have just passed the peak [of the] Easter season."
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HK Airport Authority Cuts Landing,Parking Fees On Econ Dnturn
27 April 2009

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Hong Kong's Airport Authority said late Monday it has cut landing and parking charges by 10% until the end of this year, as part of a HK$450 million relief package for airlines that operate flights to and from the city's international airport.

The government-owned airport operator said the reduction in handling fees will help airlines that utilizes the airport save a total of around HK$200 million.

The airport authority is also allowing airlines to defer up to 50% of their rental payments for airline lounges, office premises and other facilities. The airlines can repay the rents via interest-free installments from April 2010, which would help them save a total of up to HK$250 million, the airport authority said.

"The operating environment facing the global aviation industry is expected to remain challenging for the rest of 2009," said Airport Authority Chief Executive Stanley Hui.

"We intend to ride out the recession with our business partners by introducing relief measures that are reasonable, responsive and within our means."

He said traffic volumes began to decline in August, and in the first quarter, passenger throughput fell 7.1% from a year earlier, while cargo volumes fell a larger 23%.

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (0293.HK), which is the airport's biggest airline customer, welcomed the airport authority's decision. In a statement late Monday, the carrier said it "appreciate(s) all the savings we can get" from the authority and other suppliers.
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Fears over decision not to allow aircraft health checks
29 April 2009
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An infectious disease expert yesterday questioned the government's decision not to send health officials to arriving aircraft to check the health of passengers.

Meanwhile, a union is asking Cathay Pacific to let flight attendants use masks during flights _ something the airline is refusing to do.

On-board health checks have been introduced in Japan and Taiwan following the swine flu outbreak, but Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said yesterday they were unnecessary and ineffective, in addition to causing delays.

Chow said the SAR's existing methods were sufficient.

Consulting firm Frost and Sullivan's senior health-care analyst Louis Payet agreed. ``Thermal scanners have been deployed at the arrival halls to measure the temperatures of passengers just before they undergo immigration checks,'' Payet said.

``These precautionary checks are non-intrusive, and have no impact on the time needed by passengers to clear the various airport processes.

``Passengers with a higher-than- normal temperature will undergo a more thorough medical assessment.''

But infectious disease expert Lo Wing-lok said the scanners observe the temperatures of a crowd, and show the temperatures of more than one person at a time.

Staff monitoring the scanner may miss someone who is sick.

Lo said health-care professionals could observe the health of individual passengers more thoroughly on board.

The Airport Authority has implemented precautionary measures, such as increasing the frequency of cleaning for public areas and bathrooms, enhancing indoor ventilation systems, providing adequate hand washing facilities, and encouraging staff to check their temperature before going on duty.

The Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union has written to the airline's senior management, asking that crew members be allowed to wear facial masks and gloves in flight.

Union chairwoman Becky Kwan Siu-wa said some members have expressed fears of possible exposure.

A spokeswoman for the airline said facial masks are provided for passengers, but not crew members.

Neither the International Air Transport Association or the WHO has issued any advice saying whether passengers should wear masks on board planes, she said.
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To get rid of Swine flu, I strongly suggest the government send health officials to arriving aircraft to take On-board health check.
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DHL doubles Singapore-Hong Kong air capacity with B747-400F
29 April 2009
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DHL Express announced today it has doubled capacity on its vital Singapore - Hong Kong route with the introduction of a Boeing 747-400 freighter operated by Air Hong Kong, its joint venture with Cathay Pacific. The move reflects DHL's continued investment in the region and is in strong contrast to capacity cuts in integrator air networks in other parts of the world.

The B747-400F, with capacity for 110 tonnes of freight, replaces the current 45-tonne capacity A300-600F, and will operate between both cities six days a week, more than doubling capacity on the SIN-HKG route, a vital link for Intra-Asia trade, DHL Express Asia Pacific said. The A300-600 freighter, in turn, will replace smaller planes on other Asian routes.

The addition of the Boeing 747-400F service comes on the back of increased air capacity for flights between Hong Kong and Nagoya, Taipei, Seoul and Singapore. Operated by Air Hong Kong, these flights were increased in the fourth quarter of 2008 to six times per week, up from five times a week, representing a 20 per cent increase in capacity for each of these four cities.

“DHL's intra-Asia air Express freight business has grown over 11% year-on-year between 2003 and 2008, with shipments along the Singapore - Hong Kong route comprising 30% of total intra-Asia shipment volume,” said Dan McHugh, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific. “Adding the biggest freighter aircraft in service, the Boeing 747-400F, to our Express air network on our Singapore-Hong Kong route is a clear signal of our continued commitment to growth in Asia. Our core Asia Air Network is well-utilised and well-positioned for the economic recovery. DHL is the undisputed Express market leader in Asia Pacific. Since 2000, DHL has invested over US$2.2 billion across Asia Pacific and we will continue to invest ahead of the curve,” he emphasised.

The growth of Intra-Asia volumes has also outpaced the growth on other trade lanes. Intra-Asia volumes from Hong Kong grew an average of 16% year-on-year between 2003 and 2008, as compared to a 3% annual growth on other trade lanes. Similarly, in Singapore, DHL’s Intra-Asia volumes grew an average of 5% per annum between 2003 and 2008, as compared to an average of 4% growth on non-Intra-Asia trade lanes.

This upgrade further bolsters DHL’s Asia Express Air Network, which includes more than 20 aircraft covering 30 destinations. “We are optimistic about the opportunities that Asia presents and will continue to invest in this region. With the addition of the Boeing 747-400F, the existing A300-600F will replace some of the smaller aircraft within the network, thus greatly increasing our capacity and network capability and, in turn, enhance our service offering for customers. In addition to the dedicated aircraft, DHL is utilising over 500 commercial flights per day in Asia Pacific,” said Tom Murphy, Senior Vice President, Aviation, DHL Express Asia Pacific. “DHL’s air network allows major Asia Pacific cities and other business centres to be interconnected through DHL’s regional hubs and gateways, providing customers with overnight services across the region.”

“The Boeing 747-400F service will link DHL’s Central Asia Hub in Hong Kong, and the DHL Express Singapore Hub, two vital hubs which service the robust Intra-Asia trade lane which constitutes over 50% of DHL’s Asia volumes," said Stephen Fenwick, Senior Vice President, Operations, DHL Express Asia Pacific. “DHL’s network of hubs and gateways in Asia Pacific are well complemented by a well-established Asia Air Network. These form twin pillars of our highly efficient operational backbone in the region."

DHL’s US$210 million Central Asia Hub situated at the Hong Kong International Airport is the first large-scale automated Express hub in Asia Pacific. The 35,000 sqm facility highly automated facility handled some 30 million shipments in 2008 and is a central hub for shipments from across Asia Pacific. The DHL Express Singapore Hub was purchased from the Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS) for S$38 million in 2008, after having been leased since 2001. The 18,000 sqm facility is the single largest air express transshipment facility in Changi Airport, more than twice the size of any air express transshipment center in the vicinity. The DHL Express Singapore Hub is a key hub for DHL’s shipments especially from Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

The latest addition of the Boeing 747-400F caps a series of recent investments in DHL’s hubs and gateways in the region. Last week, DHL inaugurated two new gateways in North Asia to a tune of over US$56 million: the US$50 million state-of-the-art DHL Express Incheon Gateway in South Korea and the brand new DHL Taipei Gateway at Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan.
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Pilot and son walk away after helicopter hits bus
Witnesses tell of stunt-like manoeuvre before crash

2 May 2009
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A helicopter pilot and his eight-year-old son had a lucky escape from death or serious injury yesterday when their chopper crashed into a parked tour bus in Kowloon City.

The helicopter, carrying pilot Ng Shu-keung, 48, and his son, Ng Yu-hin, smashed into the front of the bus about 100 metres from where it was scheduled to land at the Hong Kong Aviation Club in Sung Wong Toi Road. It was the first helicopter crash in downtown Hong Kong for two decades.

Mr Ng suffered minor cuts to his left leg and his son complained of head pain. They were trapped in the helicopter's cabin but conscious when rescuers arrived. The boy was crying, a witness said.

Ho King-him, a technician who was working on the bus, was slightly injured by flying glass when the collision occurred shortly after 11am in the Sung Wong Toi Road car park. The front of the bus was badly damaged.

The pilot had been flying back to the helipad to land when the helicopter developed problems and crashed, police said.

The Civil Aviation Department was collecting information on the accident and would consider whether human error was involved, Cheng Lam-yuen, acting chief of flight standards, said.

A special unit would be set up to investigate the cause of the accident from multiple perspectives, he said.

"The weather, operational and environment aspects are among other factors that the department will look into," he said.

Witnesses said the helicopter was flying unsteadily and circled several times in the air before going down and hitting the bus.

The helicopter performed what looked like a stunt before it crashed into the coach, witness Pannu George said. It made a very quick turn of 180 degrees and headed back the way it came, he said.

Asked whether the department would ban helicopters flying from the Aviation Club or consider moving the club away from Kai Tak, Mr Cheng said: "Taking off and landing procedures [at the club] are acceptable for now."

However, "no stunts should be performed here [at Kai Tak Airport", he said.

All pilots were notified of the safety standards set out in the Civil Aviation Ordinance when they applied for a licence, he said. The department refused to comment on what penalties a pilot could face if he performed a stunt in the wrong place.

The Hong Kong Observatory said visibility was good over the harbour yesterday, with a view of over 10km.

It said wind was blowing from the southeast at the time of the crash, with a mean speed of 31km/h and maximum gusts of 44km/h.

The data was recorded at a weather monitoring station at the end of the old Kai Tak runway.

Lee Fung-chun, the Central Kowloon division officer with the Fire Services Department, said they received a call at about 11.14am and arrived at the scene three minutes later.

They deployed 21 fire engines and 91 firemen, he said. Nine ambulances with 21 medical officers were also sent to the scene in case of a more serious emergency, he said.

The injured were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where they were discharged after treatment.

The helicopter that crashed was a two-seater, Robinson R22 model, said Aviation Club coach Choi Chi-yuen.
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機場商舖緊張旅客無懼疫情
03/05/2009


【本報訊】本地確診首宗豬流感個案後,香港國際機場內各類前線人員均十分重視今次豬流感襲港,不少商舖職員、地勤人員及不少食肆職員紛紛戴上口罩,防止染病,但遊客方面則似乎不大尠意今次豬流感襲港事件,大部分遊客也沒有佩戴口罩,無懼豬流感登陸香港,而昨晨三個出發前往日本的旅行團,大部分團友均沒有佩戴口罩。

維景櫃位照收客
機場客運大樓內,並沒有因本港首宗豬流感確診個案而張貼特別告示,但機管局則如常在接機大堂內提供免費口罩,同時派出不少人員在機場範圍內派發有關防疫宣傳單張,提醒訪港旅客到港後需要關注的事項。

另外,在機場入境大堂香港酒店業協會維景酒店的預訂櫃位,仍然如常列出位於銅鑼灣、灣仔、九龍及旺角共四間的維景酒店可供預訂,卻並未有告示通知旅客灣仔維景酒店因有住客確診豬流感而遭封鎖七日,旅客若要預訂灣仔維景酒店,職員才會向旅客解釋不能預訂的原因。

離境大堂方面,幾乎所有地勤人員均戴上口罩,出境旅客並不感到奇怪,也沒有人查詢為何出現這種現象。現場所見,離開本港的航班主要為東南亞國家及內地航班,等候辦理登機手續的旅客較多,往返歐美地區長途機班次的旅客較為疏落。
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