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Old December 16th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #3221
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by the way, Google Earth has just updated HKIA satellite image to 2008, you can clearly identify the NSC construction site. From that pic you can tell HKIA has a high no. of narrow bodied aircraft usage.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 03:32 AM   #3222
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HK OKs Cathay, Singapore Air, All Nippon Fuel-Surcharge Requests
17 December 2009

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--The Hong Kong government said Thursday it granted Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.'s (0293.HK) request to raise passenger fuel surcharges by 4% for the month of January.

The Civil Aviation Department said in a statement it also approved requests from All Nippon Airways Co. (ALNPY) and Singapore Airlines Ltd. (C6L.SG) to raise their surcharges by 4% next month on flights operating to Hong Kong.

The government said earlier it would review passenger fuel-surcharge applications on a monthly basis instead of a bimonthly basis, to enable airlines to quickly adjust their surcharges in tandem with changes in jet-fuel prices.

Cathay Pacific's fuel surcharge for short-haul flights within Asia will rise to HK$78 per journey from HK$75, and the surcharge for long-haul flights will rise to HK$362 from HK$348.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 06:26 AM   #3223
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Old December 19th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #3224
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Old December 21st, 2009, 05:05 AM   #3225
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Air cargo throughput jumps as trade picture brightens
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Cargo throughput at Hong Kong International Airport climbed to 344,000 tonnes last month - up 16.4 percent year-on-year - as both exports and imports continued to improve.

Exports posted year-on-year growth of 23 percent last month, while imports rose 21 percent. But transshipments dropped 6 percent, with traffic to and from Europe, Taiwan, and Australasia showing double-digit declines.

Passenger volume and aircraft movements fell by 0.4 percent and 5.2 percent to 3.8 million and 23,515, respectively, last month.

Transfer/transit traffic registered a decrease of 12 percent, a reflection of the growing number of Taiwanese passengers taking scheduled direct flights when traveling across the Taiwan Strait.

Despite these declines, Stanley Hui Hon-chung, chief executive of the Airport Authority Hong Kong, said the numbers still indicated progress has been made.

"Stronger demand for air travel and better market sentiment are driving airlines to reinstate their previously suspended capacity and routes," Hui said.

"We have also seen new airlines launching new services and routes to Hong Kong, such as Air Pacific in early December, following the signing of the air services agreement between Hong Kong and Fiji."

For the first 11 months, the airport handled 42 million passengers and three million tonnes of cargo, down 5.8 percent and 10.8 percent from the same period a year ago.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 10:11 AM   #3226
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Airline predicts financial slump
19 December 2009
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AIR Pacific's performance in this financial period is expected to worsen compared to its $52m negative swing recorded in the last financial year.

In the last financial year which ended on March 2009, the national airline recorded a loss of $14.3m. The current financial year ends in March 2010.

"The current financial year has been extremely challenging and can be expected to continue to be challenging in 2010," managing director John Campbell said.

"Given the global economic downturn we had to have very cheap airfares to help drive business on our network and tourism to Fiji.

"The cost of the devaluation in April, the rising cost of jet fuel and the slow recovery in air freight have all had an impact so that we do expect the result for the current financial year which ends in March 2010, to be worse than the results of 2008/09.

"I will not put a figure on the potential loss as there are still many variables that we face before the end of the financial year," Mr Campbell said.

However, the commitment for delivery of the airline's five B787 Dreamliners remain intact for 2014, three years after originally scheduled.

Last year, Air Pacific introduced direct flights to the Gold Coast in Queensland, which it later suspended.

Mr Campbell said Air Pacific would revive the Gold Coast route when the market showed signs of resilient recovery, as the airline believed the Gold Coast market had all the earmarks of a viable route.

"We have not been seeking further codeshare with other airlines on the Los Angeles route and finally, our prognosis for the Hong Kong route is positive although we will make losses during its establishment period," he said.

"Loads are quite good through to March 2010 but beyond that bookings are fairly light and it will require a great deal of effort by us and our codeshare partner Cathay Pacific to drive traffic to the route. We forecast a loss on the route for up to two years as it goes through its establishment period."
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 10:08 AM   #3227
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DA NANG SEES MORE DIRECT FLIGHTS TO ASIAN CITIES
21 December 2009

HANOI, Dec 21 Asia Pulse - The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will make its first scheduled flight from Da Nang to Japan on Dec. 21 and an additional flight from Da Nang to Hong Kong on Dec. 23.

The offering of more direct flights from Da Nang is expected to help boost tourism and investment in the central city.

Additionally, Taiwan's TransAsia Airlines has also announced it will operate a direct flight from Taipei to Da Nang on Dec. 26. At first, Transasia Airlines will make two flights a week and plans to increase the frequency in 2010.

Transasia Airlines will be the second foreign airline to make direct flights to Da Nang after Silk Air from Singapore.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 07:36 PM   #3228
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Windshear alerting service marks 30th anniversary
Thursday, December 10, 2009
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The Hong Kong Observatory and the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) jointly hosted a press conference today (December 10) to commemorate the 30th anniversary of windshear alerting service in Hong Kong. Joining the event were aviation stakeholders, including the Government Flying Service, International Air Transport Association, International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations (IFALPA) and the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators.

"Over the past 30 years, the Observatory has enhanced the service for the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) by applying the latest technologies, innovations and scientific methods. The most notable achievement was the in-house development of the Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) Windshear Alerting System, which is now generally recognised as a world-leading airport windshear system," Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Dr Lee Boon-ying said.

"But it is not just technical advances that make things work – the close collaboration with our partners- Civil Aviation Department, airlines and pilots, has played an important role. Without their unfailing support and positive feedback, the achievements we see today would not have been possible", Dr Lee said.

Assistant Director-General of Civil Aviation (Flight Standards), Captain Victor Liu Chi-yung said, "CAD is committed to a safe and efficient air transport system through a systematic, proactive and co-operative approach. At the same time, our colleagues at the Observatory are working diligently to be a world model in the provision of useful and effective meteorological services through science. The LIDAR system has enhanced the accuracy and timeliness of the essential weather reports to pilots and air operators, thus enhancing the overall safety of aircraft operating at our airport. We are very pleased that the Observatory provides us with very professional, accurate and reliable aviation weather forecasts and reports."

In the development of the windshear alerting service, the active contributions by the pilots played a crucial role. Captain Brian Greeves of the IFALPA said, "The present Windshear and Turbulence Warning System at HKIA, which combines many elements, is among the most sophisticated systems in the world. IFALPA is proud of its role in achieving this along with the other users, and salutes the Observatory on 30 years of working to make our skies safer and our airport more efficient."

The windshear alerting service at HKIA is among the pioneers in the world. It is described as one of the world models in the low-level windshear manual of the International Civil Aviation Organisation. The aviation authorities in the US and Japan have made reference to the Hong Kong experience in their deployment of LIDARs for windshear detection. Meteorological services in many parts of the world, such as mainland China, the Russian Federation, India, the Republic of Korea and Thailand, have visited the Observatory in the past few years to appreciate the windshear alerting work in Hong Kong.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 11:45 AM   #3231
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Global high-speed aviation Intranet service begins operation in Hong Kong
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) today (December 29) begins operating a new "global high-speed aviation intranet" service using "Air Traffic Services Message Handling System (AMHS)" according to the standards promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

This system is initially operated with the Civil Aviation Authority of Macao, marking the first city-pair in the Asia and Pacific Region that provides a full aeronautical message handling service over such new information network.

Before implementing the new information network, an exchange of aeronautical and weather messages is conveyed over the conventional Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network (AFTN). The network is an aged technology designed mainly for ground-to-ground communications within the aviation community using fixed point-to-point leased lines. It has limitation of confining to low-to-medium speed text-based message exchange, with message length up to 1,800 characters.

Air Traffic Services Message Handling System is a system that operates over Aeronautical Telecommunication Network (ATN), a global data communication network or "Aviation Intranet", that provides ground-to-ground as well as air-to-ground communications to support operations of future aviation systems.

AMHS operation will provide additional benefits such as high speed data transmission, more reliable message delivery, unlimited message length, support of graphical information (e.g. charts, diagrams) and weather image instead of plain text, and web-based application for aviation users to view, upload and download various aeronautical information and services.

Hong Kong is one of the eight ICAO designated Aeronautical Telecommunication Network backbone sites in the region (see attached diagram). The CAD plans to operate the new system with other major adjoining sites such as Bangkok and Beijing before the end of 2010.
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Snow delay hits 300 passengers
28 December 2009
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Around 300 Sapporo-to-Hong Kong passengers were hit by two delays on Boxing Day on what should have been a routine flight, no thanks to winter weather and flight regulations.

The first delay hit Cathay Pacific's CX 2581, when heavy snowfall prevented the flight from taking off at 4.10pm on Saturday at Sapporo airport.

The flight, which normally takes 5 hours, finally took off around 9pm after airport crews cleared the runways and de-iced the plane.

The second delay happened when the pilot was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Taipei.

The captain thought he could make a nonstop journey to Hong Kong but he was advised to make a stopover in Taipei for a crew change to comply with regulations on flight time imposed by the Civil Aviation Department.

Though the aircraft stopped over for only 17 minutes after arriving in Taipei at 1.46am, it did not reach Hong Kong until 3.50am yesterday _ six hours behind schedule.

A number of passengers said they were unhappy with Cathay's service during the long wait.

One said the aircraft's air-conditioning had been turned off while it was on the tarmac, causing discomfort to several passengers and especially a child.

A Cathay spokeswoman said the engines had to be turned off during the de-icing process for safety reasons.

On the flight-time limitations, she apologized for the delay but said such unscheduled crew changes were not uncommon because of extreme weather conditions.
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Snow forces Tsang to scrap Beijing trip
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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah was forced to call off his trip to Beijing yesterday for the second day in a row after record snowfalls spread from the capital to other parts of northeast Asia.

Dozens of flights were grounded in China and South Korea and schools forced to close in Beijing. One person was killed and at least two others were missing in central Japan.

Tsang had planned to leave on Sunday for a three-day visit to meet mainland officials. But his departure was rescheduled to 8.30am yesterday due to heavy snow in Beijing on Sunday that Xinhua News Agency said was the heaviest in six decades.

A spokesman for his private office said Tsang boarded the plane as planned yesterday but was soon told the flight might be delayed for three hours or longer. Tsang decided to call off the trip as he believed he could not meet the officials on time.

The spokesman said Tsang probably cannot spare the time to go to Beijing until after his budget speech on February 24.

"We will arrange another time to go, and the monetary authority and the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau will get in touch with the ministers concerned," Tsang said.

Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Ceajer Chan Ka-keung and Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam had planned to go with Tsang to Beijing.

Tsang initially planned to visit various mainland departments and groups, including the National Development and Reform Commission and People's Bank of China.

As of 5pm yesterday, 21 flights between Hong Kong and Beijing were delayed and two canceled.

Two flights between Tianjin and Hong Kong and two flights between Dalian and Hong Kong were also delayed.

Jacky Hui Chung-ki, EGL Tours senior marketing manager, said some 30 travelers stranded in Beijing on Sunday night managed to get home yesterday while a 30-strong tour group in Dalian and another group of similar size in the capital also flew back yesterday as scheduled.

Daniel Chan Kin-pang, deputy general manager of Hong Thai Travel Services, said 60 travelers in two tours managed to fly back home yesterday.
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Shenzhen to launch seaplane service as HK delays approval
7 January 2010
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Hong Kong-based WaterfrontAir, which originally planned to operate a seaplane service between the city and Macau, will launch seaplane flights from Shenzhen to Macau and Guangzhou in the fourth quarter of this year.

WaterfrontAir and Shenzhen Airport Ferry Terminal Services Company, a subsidiary of the Shenzhen Airport Company, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to provide seaplane services from the Shenzhen Airport ferry pier to neighbouring cities in the Pearl River Delta.

WaterfrontAir, which will have its headquarters in Shenzhen, hopes to launch seaplane services from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Macau next year. The company will start with seaplane flights from the special economic zone to Macau and Guangzhou.

The firm, set up by entrepreneurs Michael Agopsowicz of Canada and Peter de Kantzow of Australia, will lease a fleet of 18-seater DHC-6 Twin Otter floatplanes for the flights.

WaterfrontAir has been pressing ahead since last year with the plan to operate a scheduled seaplane service between a new Kai Tak waterfront aerodrome and the Pak On ferry terminal near Macau's Cotai Strip.

The Tourism Commission and the Tourism Board have given their backing for the proposal, saying it will enhance Hong Kong's appeal. But the project needs to pass an assessment of its environmental impact.

Scheduled seaplane services operated between Hong Kong and Macau between the 1930s and 1950s.

"It takes a long time to get approval for launching seaplane flights in Hong Kong, and we have decided to start our operations in Shenzhen as the city happened to be a lot faster in granting the green light," Agopsowicz said.

The company intends to commission an environmental impact assessment and a noise impact assessment in the first half of the year.

"If things proceed smoothly, we expect to launch seaplane flights between Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Macau next year," said de Kantzow, the son of Cathay Pacific co-founder Sydney de Kantzow, who also set up Macau Air Transport Company in 1948.

The flight from Hong Kong to Shenzhen will take 15 minutes, compared with 45 minutes for the Hong Kong to Guangzhou trip. The flight from Hong Kong to Macau would take 20 minutes.

The firm plans to charge about HK$2,800 for a one-way trip between Hong Kong and Guangzhou.
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