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Old November 10th, 2010, 12:16 PM   #3501
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Hong Kong Airport Security Loses Face
8 November 2010
Posted on The Wall Street Journal Online's China Real Time Report blog at blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime.

Authorities are still scratching their heads over how a young Asian man wearing a silicone rubber mask of an elderly white man got through airport security.

A Nov. 1 confidential intelligence alert from the Canada Border Services Agency, first obtained by CNN, said it was believed the man swapped boarding passes with a 55-year-old U.S. citizen to board an Oct. 29 Air Canada flight to Vancouver from Hong Kong. The masked Asian passenger boarded with an Aeroplan frequent-flier credit card, the report stated. Canadian press have reported his trip originated in China's Fujian province.

Protocol at Hong Kong International Airport dictates passengers in transit undergo security screening and makes individual airlines responsible for checking boarding passes and travel documents at the boarding gate, said an Airport Authority Hong Kong representative.

Air Canada said there are multiple identity checks for transit passengers in Hong Kong, including a final passport check at the gate. The airline said it is investigating the matter, but spokeswoman Angela Mah insisted "the rumor that Air Canada staff at the boarding gate accepted an Aeroplan card as proof of identification in lieu of passport at the gate is totally unfounded."

The border agency's alert said the man resembled an elderly Caucasian man both in physical appearance and movements but was observed to have young-looking hands. Once in flight, he went to a plane washroom and emerged without disguise as an Asian man, apparently in his early 20s. Escorted off the plane by a Border Services officer in Vancouver, he made a claim for refugee protection and remains in custody.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 02:49 PM   #3502
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Old November 11th, 2010, 03:25 PM   #3503
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Masked man ordered detained until he can be identified
Vancouver Sun
November 10, 2010
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VANCOUVER — A mysterious masked man, who disguised himself to flee China and seek asylum in Canada, has been ordered detained until officials can establish his identity.

Immigration and Refugee Board adjudicator Daphne Shaw-Dyck said at the man’s detention-review hearing Wednesday that she believed the Canada Border Services Agency is making reasonable efforts to confirm his identity.

The hearing heard that the man wants to live in Toronto.

Almost two weeks ago, the young man, believed to be a Chinese national in his 20s, boarded a flight in Hong Kong destined for Canada while wearing a mask that made him appear to be an elderly Caucasian.

He removed the mask sometime during the flight, according to a confidential Canada Border Services Agency intelligence report, which was obtained by CNN.

When the plane arrived in Vancouver, he was met by CBSA agents, and requested asylum.

The bizarre case has cast spotlights on both Air Canada’s security policies, and the plight of asylum-seekers coming from China.

CBSA representative Dave MacDonald said during Wednesday’s hearing that the man’s identity had not yet been established and that the government is still waiting for additional documents from his family back home.

However, the asylum seeker’s duty counsel, Jane Rukaria, countered that the man has provided a national ID card that has been deemed authentic by the Canadian government. She complained that the CBSA has not explained why a second document is needed.

If CBSA had helped the man get in touch with his family sooner, he’d have that supporting ID document now, she added.

Rukaria argued there is no continued need to detain the man and suggested that, as an alternative to detention, he could stay at a rooming house in Toronto under certain conditions.

The man did not attend the hearing in person, but listened to the proceedings via conference call from an unknown location.

His next detention review is scheduled for Dec. 8.

Meanwhile, Shaw-Dyck ruled Wednesday that no media outlets would be barred from attending any of the detention-review hearings for the Chinese man.

Shaw-Dyck rejected the argument made by the masked traveller’s other duty counsel, Dan McLeod, that some Chinese-language outlets should be excluded because they may be under the influence of Chinese state authorities.

She said that there is “no proof” the media services in question are taking marching orders from Beijing, and reports suggesting they are have not been substantiated, even though they may be “interesting and informative.”

Shaw-Dyck did impose a publication ban on any details that might serve to identify the man, his family or associates — including his name, date of birth and hometown.

She said the case has received considerable “notoriety” and that there is a risk that releasing identifying information could put the asylum-seeker and his family in China at risk of reprisals.

McLeod had asked that three Chinese-language media outlets be barred from the hearing: Ming Pao Daily News and Sing Tao Daily, two Canadian newspapers; and World Journal, a U.S.-based paper.

On Wednesday, McLeod announced he no longer wished to exclude World Journal because of insufficient evidence. However, he maintained that the other outlets are under the influence by the Chinese regime.

“We are dealing with the safety, liberty and security of a human being, a refugee,” McLeod said.

McLeod submitted a Maclean’s magazine article from this summer to further his argument. Titled “A question of influence,” it suggests that Beijing has ramped up its attempts to use Chinese-Canadian media to “promote its own propaganda.”

Information reporters acquired from the man’s detention hearing could become “available to other persons,” McLeod said.

McLeod had previously said extremely serious and harmful leaks of confidential information about his client had already occurred, citing such examples as his photo, which has only his eyes blacked out, and details of his journey to Canada.

Representatives of the three Chinese-language papers rejected McLeod’s claims, saying they “totally disagree” with his assertions of outside influence.

David Sutherland, lawyer for Sing Tao, asked the Immigration and Refugee Board adjudicator to open the hearing to all media and to not allow for any sort of publication ban.

He flatly rejected the allegations of bias or foreign influence from the Chinese government or Communist party, calling them “insulting, false, and unfounded.”

Sing Tao is a “long-standing media outlet” in Canada, its majority owner is Torstar, and it practises the “highest standards” of journalism, he said.

He said a publication ban on information about the man’s identity would not be very practical since the “cat is out of the bag,” referring to the fact that the man’s picture (with eyes blacked out) has been widely circulated.

Sutherland suggested the allegations of influence might be based on “potentially racist thinking.”

McLeod said he was not targeting all Chinese language media, just two. He asked that Sutherland refrain from rhetorical flourishes and get to the point.

Transport Canada is reviewing how the masked passenger boarded a plane in Hong Kong last week, said John Babcock, press secretary to Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Chuck Strahl.

“The safety and security of the travelling public is a top priority for our government,” he said in a statement. “Transport Canada officials are continually working with airlines, airports and other stakeholders to ensure the safety and security of Canada’s transportation system.”
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Old November 11th, 2010, 04:24 PM   #3504
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Old November 12th, 2010, 02:13 AM   #3505
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nice pics. what are they building behind the Cathay airplane? Keep the good pics coming.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #3506
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nice pics. what are they building behind the Cathay airplane? Keep the good pics coming.
A new cargo terminal, owned by Cathay Pacific. It will be completed in 2013
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Old November 12th, 2010, 04:55 PM   #3507
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^ Yes, construction stopped for a while during the economic crisis and recently began again.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 06:35 PM   #3508
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LCQ14: Flights to and from the Mainland
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Government Press Release

Following is a question by the Hon Miriam Lau and a written reply by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Ms Eva Cheng, at the Legislative Council today (October 27):

Question:

There have been complaints about the increasing severity of delay of flights to and from the Mainland at the Hong Kong International Airport in recent years, and in particular, the situation is even worse when the weather is unstable. The complaints have also alleged that quite often a flight was informed that it was not cleared for taking off just before it was about to commence its take-off run and thus it had to wait for instructions at the aerodrome, causing the passengers to wait for a long time inside the cabin until the pilot received the take-off advice. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:

(a) of the number of flights to and from the Mainland which used the Hong Kong International Airport in each of the past 12 months, the number of delayed flights among them, the number of affected passengers and the destinations involved in the worst flight delays; whether the duration of such delays has increased as compared with that in the past two years, and of the percentage of increase;

(b) whether the authorities know the causes of such serious flight delays, and whether they have assessed the impact of flight delays on the aviation industry; and

(c) given that some members of the aviation industry have relayed to me that, in addition to a well developed international aviation network, it is very important to maintain punctual flight services to enable Hong Kong to become an international aviation hub, and that with the continuous expansion of Mainland airports, the number of flights to and from the Mainland using the Hong Kong airport is expected to continue to rise in the future, whether the authorities have actively studied improvement plans in relation to the aforesaid problem of flight delays; if so, of the details; if not, the reasons for that?

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(a) The numbers of delayed departure flights for the Mainland (up to June 2010) are tabulated below:

Month Total number of Number of
departure delayed
flights departure
for the flights
Mainland (percentage)
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July 2009 5,680 203 (3.6%)
August 2009 5,902 513 (8.7%)
September 2009 5,437 322 (5.9%)
October 2009 5,998 141 (2.4%)
November 2009 5,596 274 (4.9%)
December 2009 5,593 293 (5.2%)
January 2010 5,402 240 (4.4%)
February 2010 4,968 221 (4.5%)
March 2010 5,514 219 (4.0%)
April 2010 5,775 241 (4.2%)
May 2010 6,150 339 (5.5%)
June 2010 5,932 395 (6.7%)

Flights arriving from the Mainland might also be delayed, but the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) does not have the relevant statistics.

CAD has been monitoring closely the situation of delayed departure flights for the Mainland. The relevant statistics in the past three years are set out below:

Year Number of Average
delayed delay time (minutes)
departure and percentage
flights change
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2008 2,114 55.4
(whole year)
2009 2,045 35.7 (-35.6%)
(whole year)
2010 1,655 41.2 (+15.4%)
(January - June)

More serious delay was experienced by flights for Beijing and Shanghai. CAD does not have information on the number of affected passengers.

(b) The major causes of flight delays include bad weather, limitations on air routes or airspace, air traffic in excess of air traffic management handling capacity, etc. Under these circumstances, the Mainland authorities will impose air traffic flow control to ensure aviation safety. Flight delays not only inconvenience passengers, but also possibly affect the airlines' deployment of aircraft, thereby increasing their operation costs. Given that the circumstances of flight delays vary, such as the different routes involved and the number of flights and passengers affected, it is difficult to quantify in simple terms the impact of flight delays on the aviation industry.

(c) CAD has been following up the problem of flight delays with the Mainland authorities. We understand the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is reviewing the air traffic operations in the central part of the Mainland and a new radar control sector was established in Zhengzhou in mid-September 2010 to increase the traffic handling capacity and alleviate delays. Meanwhile, to improve the flight delay situation in the eastern part of the Mainland, CAAC reduced the radar separation requirement between aircraft operating in the Xiamen/Hangzhou region in September 2010 to increase air traffic flow. These new measures will help ease air traffic flow between Hong Kong and the northern (including Beijing) and the eastern (including Shanghai) parts of the Mainland.

In addition, CAD convened a coordination meeting with the local airlines in September 2010 to discuss improvement measures that could help the airlines handle more effectively flight delays caused by air traffic flow control on the Mainland. CAD will disseminate information on flow control to the airlines as soon as possible so that the airlines can take contingency measures and minimize passengers' in-cabin waiting time. The airlines support the proposed measures and CAD is finalising the procedural details for early implementation.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #3509
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Old November 14th, 2010, 10:07 AM   #3510
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Hong Kong International Airport records new high in cargo tonnage, air traffic

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Hong Kong International Airport records new high in cargo tonnage, air traffic

The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw another busy month in October, with cargo tonnage and aircraft movements breaking new monthly records for the second and third time respectively this year, according to a release by the airport Sunday.

Fuelled by burgeoning demand, the HKIA handled 373,000 tons of cargo in October, up by 15.5 percent compared to the same period last year. Aircraft movements registered year-on-year growth of 13. 7 percent to reach 27,195, the release said.

"The HKIA moved the largest volumes of cargo in the first three quarters of this year when compared to all other airports worldwide," said Stanley Hui Hon-chung, chief executive officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong.

During the month, the airport also saw a continuous upward trend in passenger traffic and recorded a double-digit growth of 11.9 percent, reaching 4.4 million.

The growth in passenger traffic for the month was mainly driven by transfer/transit and visitors traffic which saw a rise of 17 percent and 14 percent respectively from a year ago. Passenger traffic in all key regions recorded double-digit year-on-year growth and the Mainland continued to be the best performer.

Cargo tonnage growth was driven by robust export and transshipment, both of which registered a yearly increase of 18 percent compared to the same month last year. Import increased by 8 percent year-on-year in the month. Traffic to/from key consumption markets in North America and Europe continued its strong momentum with double-digit year-on-year growth.

Hui believed the new records indicate a strong start to the fourth quarter and the rebound in cargo throughput has been particularly strong.

"The recently extended New Destination Incentive Arrangement ( NDIA) will continue to provide a great incentive for airlines to open new routes to new destinations," he added.

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^ the detailed traffic statistics from AA : http://www.hongkongairport.com/pr_download/Oct2010e.pdf
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Hactl’s Quality Management System Gains Worldwide Recognition
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(11 November 2010, Hong Kong) Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) is pleased to announce that the company recently attained the Cargo 2000 certification, confirming Hactl to be in full compliance with the requirements of the standard and scopes of work under Cargo 2000 Quality Management System.

Cargo 2000 is an IATA sponsored industry interest group, aimed at implementing a new quality management system for the air cargo industry worldwide. The objective is to implement processes, backed by quality standards, which are measurable to improve the efficiency of air cargo. Cargo 2000 members include airlines, freight forwarders, ground handlers, trucking companies and IT providers. Upon the successful completion of the quality audit, Hactl is the first local Cargo Terminal Operator demonstrating operational and service integrity in conformity with the Cargo 2000 Quality Management System standards.

Mr Kenneth Bell, Director, Service Delivery of Hactl said, “It is an honour to be the first air cargo terminal operator in Hong Kong to obtain the Cargo 2000 Quality Management System compliance certification. We are supportive of industry efforts to improve quality standards and Hactl’s efforts over the years are again being recognised with this successful accreditation. Hactl always aims to offer quality services to our customers and to constantly raise the bar for higher quality attainment, so that Hactl is always the partner of choice for our customers.”
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HKIA & BCIA become Sister airports

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has entered into a “sister airports” arrangement with Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA). The relationship was cemented in a signing ceremony held on 28 October 2010 in Beijing, where Airport Authority (AA) CEO Stanley Hui and BCIA Executive President Zhang Guanghui signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Under the arrangement, HKIA and BCIA will explore new experience-sharing and cooperation opportunities, which will contribute to the development of the two airports as well as the economic growth of Hong Kong and the country.

At the signing ceremony, AA Chairman Dr Marvin Cheung said: “The MOU not only reinforces the longstanding relationship between HKIA and BCIA, but also helps us enhance our management and operation systems by providing a better platform for continued experience sharing. This will also elevate our competiveness and promote the development of the Mainland’s aviation industry.”

HKIA and BCIA have been exchanging management expertise and jointly training staff since 2002. The AA also provided consultancy and support services that contributed to the smooth launch of BCIA’s Terminal 3 prior to the Olympic Games in 2008.

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LCQ20: SkyPier at the Hong Kong International Airport
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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Following is a question by the Hon David Li and a written reply by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Ms Eva Cheng, at the Legislative Council meeting today (November 17):

Question:

Regarding SkyPier at the Hong Kong International Airport, will the Government inform this Council:

(a) of the respective responsibilities of the government departments concerned and the Airport Authority regarding policies relating to and the operation of SkyPier;

(b) whether the Government has conducted any study on the impact of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge on the operation of SkyPier ferry services; if so, of the results; and

(c) whether the Government will consider permitting non-transit passengers, particularly residents in Tung Chung, Tsing Yi and Discovery Bay, to benefit from the SkyPier ferry services; if not, of the reasons for that?

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(a) The Government has granted land at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) under the relevant land grant. Under the Airport Authority Ordinance (Cap 483), AA has to operate and develop HKIA in accordance with the objective of maintaining Hong Kong's status as a centre of international and regional aviation, and conduct its business according to prudent commercial principles and having regard to safety, security, economy and operational efficiency.

The SkyPier at HKIA provides speedy ferry services for air-to-sea/sea-to-air transit passengers travelling to and from the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and Macao. Transit passengers with a valid air ticket or counterfoil of the boarding pass, a valid ferry ticket and a valid travel document can, on the day of arriving at the airport, take a ferry at the SkyPier travelling to and from PRD or Macao, without going through immigration procedures at the airport.

The SkyPier, a facility of AA, is located within the Airport Restricted Area. AA shall operate the SkyPier in accordance with the Deed of Security signed with the Government in order to meet the security requirements for transit passengers and baggage.

(b) & (c) In 2008 and 2009, AA looked into a proposal of providing customs, immigration and quarantine (CIQ) facilities at the SkyPier. After considering the relevant factors (including the economic situation at that time, cross-strait direct flights and the impact of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge on the estimated service demand), AA has concluded that the provision of the CIQ facilities will not increase the usage of the SkyPier services by transit passengers. AA has therefore decided not to pursue the proposal. The Government considers that given the SkyPier's uniqueness, i.e. to satisfy air passengers' needs for cross-boundary transport services, we do not plan at present to allow non-transit passengers to use the SkyPier services.
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HKIA Scoops "Best Airport in China" Award

Hong Kong International Airport's (HKIA) dedication to providing a pleasant and memorable airport experience for worldwide passengers has once again been recognised with the bestowal of the "Best Airport in China" award in Shanghai yesterday. Over the past decade, HKIA has crowned the world's best airport for more than 30 times.

Reaffirming the excellence of HKIA's services and facilities, this is the fourth time in six years HKIA has received this accolade from leading travel publication Business Traveller China. Since the annual survey was launched in 2005, HKIA has also taken home the same award in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Reflecting on the achievement, Airport Authority Chief Executive Officer Stanley Hui Hon-chung said, "Teamwork, a quality service culture and an ongoing pursuit of excellence define HKIA. We are delighted that travellers have shown continued confidence in HKIA's facilities and services. This award is a strong feedback on the ceaseless efforts made by our entire 60,000 airport workforce, including our business partners and government departments. This award belongs to everyone working at HKIA."

"Winning this award has also reaffirmed our status as a preferred gateway to the Chinese Mainland, as well as an international and regional aviation centre. We will continue to upgrade our facilities to ensure pleasant and seamless journeys for all travellers at HKIA," he added.

In addition to this recognition, HKIA has received more than 10 other local and international awards related to airport facilities and services this year. These include being named "Best Airport" at the 21st TTG Travel Awards 2010; as well as being selected as "World's Best Airport" by the Airports Council International among airports with an annual passenger throughput of over 40 million.

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Old November 19th, 2010, 03:37 AM   #3519
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`Exploited' aviation workers seek 7pc rise
The Standard
Friday, November 19, 2010

Seven unions representing 7,000 of the 60,000 workers in the aviation industry are demanding a pay rise of at least 7 percent.

The groups, affiliated with the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, represent employees from about 200 companies in baggage handling, catering, cleaning and freight transportation.

"The suggested pay rise of at least 7 percent takes into account an expected strong economic growth of 6.5 percent this year and a 14.3 percent surge in passenger traffic at the Hong Kong International Airport," said Cheung Shu-wang, chairman of the Staffs & Workers Union of Hong Kong Civil Airlines.

Most union members received salary increases ranging from 1.8 to 2 percent last year.

"It's a shame for others to know that Hong Kong airport, which has been rated the world's best... is exploiting its frontline workers," Cheung said.

He said the unions also wanted a performance- related bonus and a review of travel subsidies, which have remained unchanged since the airport was relocated to Chek Lap Kok in 1998.

Hong Kong Airport Ramp Services Employees Union vice chairman Li Wing-foo said a worker living in Tseung Kwan O spends about HK$40 a day on transport, which amounts to about 20 percent of an air cargo terminal employee's starting salary of HK$5,700 per month. He added that the situation has led to a serious shortage of ramp service employees, with 480 of the 500 new employees recruited in September on a daily wage of HK$336 quitting within two months.

The seven unions hope to negotiate with the various management companies before they announce wage adjustments for the coming year, he said.

Jardine Aviation Services, which was awarded a franchise by the Airport Authority Hong Kong to provide aircraft ramp and baggage handling services at the airport, announced a 1.5 percent pay rise in April and another 2.5 percent hike earlier this month.

An Airport Authority spokeswoman said the body has been encouraging communications between employers and employees to build more harmonious labor relations.

She added that the tenders and contracts between the authority and contractors include provisions to safeguard workers' salary levels.

Meanwhile, the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union said its members are disappointed with the 4 to 4.5 percent pay rises announced by the company on Tuesday as they are seeking a 7 percent increase. A spokesman said the union will circulate a petition calling on management to resume wage negotiations or it may consider escalating actions, including a Christmas strike.
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