daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Airports and Aviation > Airports

Airports discussions about existing airports



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


View Poll Results: Scale from 1 to 10, 10 being SUPER and 1 being BAD, what would you rate the Airport??
1 3 3.57%
2 0 0%
3 0 0%
4 0 0%
5 0 0%
6 1 1.19%
7 7 8.33%
8 9 10.71%
9 28 33.33%
10 36 42.86%
Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old October 11th, 2011, 09:53 AM   #3901
lkiller123
oh yeah
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hong Kong/Los Angeles
Posts: 887
Likes (Received): 211

Hong Kong International Airport named World's Best Airport at the 2011 World Airport Awards

2011-10-11
Skytrax (Press release)


In a nine month customer survey that attracted more than 11.38 million participants, Hong Kong International Airport has been named as the Worlds Best Airport by air travellers across the globe.

In a nine month customer survey that attracted more than 11.38 million participants, HKIA has been named as the Worlds Best Airport by air travellers across the globe. This is the 8th time that HKIA has achieved this success. "After another extremely successful airport survey, and a nail biting finish that resulted in three star performing airports battling it out during the final weeks to see which would take first place, we congratulate HKIA on achieving this top airport title. The ratings for HKIA show some considerable improvements during the last year, particularly in security and immigration processing that served to enhance customer satisfaction levels. Fast and easy access to downtown Hong Kong, combined with the bright and airy terminal ambiance, superb shopping facilities to place HKIA in top position. As the winner of Best Airport Dining Award, the food and beverage outlets clearly played their part in this years success for HKIA.


A perennial favourite of air travellers worldwide, and the 2010 top airport winner, Changi Airport Singapore was a very close runner up ranking 2nd best airport in 2011. "During the survey period Changi Airport has been undergoing some major terminal refurbishment. This may have impacted slightly on customer satisfaction, because in many areas such as security and immigration, terminal cleanliness and comfort we saw an improvement in customer satisfaction" said Edward Plaisted of Skytrax. Changi Airport did score two major achievements in the survey winning the title of Best International Transit Airport and Best Airport for Leisure Amenities. Any travellers that have spent an extended time in Changi will appreciate the vast array of leisure options that this airport provides.

Incheon International Airport, the overall award winner in 2009 was similarly in very close contention, securing 3rd place in the results. Incheon is rapidly becoming a true customer favourite, delivering many new benchmarks in terms of airport comfort and user friendliness. This years survey result yet again points to something of an elite three airports that presently dominate customer satisfaction ratings, and in recent years Skytrax have seen HKIA, Changi and Incheon fighting it out to secure the award of Worlds Best Airport - this year of course HKIA being the winner of the title. Incheon scored notable success and recognition of its high quality standards, winning the Staff Service Excellence Award amongst Asian Airports and ranked Best in the World for Terminal Cleanliness standards.

Munich Airport ranked 4th in the world and is the repeat winner of the Best Airport Europe title, "Convenience, terminal comfort and Bavarian hospitality all seem to impress users of this airport", said Edward Plaisted of Skytrax. "And clearly the overall consistency and reliability that users experience at this airport are a key factor to their success".

Beijing Capital International Airport continued its quest of improvement in the customer ratings, moving up to 5th from 8th in 2010. Now ranked as the 2nd largest airport in the world for passenger traffic, BCIA secured the award as Best Airport China in 2011. Whilst split between three terminals, passengers particularly praised the level of customer service, with the highest ratings being achieved by Terminal 3. Elsewhere in China it was the island of Hainan which scored a success, with Haikou Meilan Airport being named winner of the Best Regional Airport in China award. Set in semi-tropical surroundings, customer satisfaction ratings demonstrated considerable improvement during 2010 for Haikou to secure this award. BCIA scored further successes, picking up the award for Best Airport Washrooms.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport secured 6th place in the overall ranking table, as well as taking the award for Best Airport in Western Europe. This proved to be another successful year for AMS moving up a further place in the rankings from 7th in 2010, and also achieving top-3 finishes in the International Transit Airport category and Leisure Amenities section. "Amsterdam continues to be popular choice with travellers and congratulate Amsterdam for its repeat win in the Western Europe Category" said Skytrax.

Zurich Airport achieved success in the Best Baggage Delivery award for the second year running, building on the success of 2010. Zurich Airport continues to be a favourite with passengers travelling in Europe achieving a 7th place finish the ranking table for airports across the globe. "The speed of baggage delivery continues to be a very emotive area of service for air travellers. For Zurich to win this award for 2 consecutive years clearly demonstrates that a very high level of consistency is being achieved in Zurich" said Skytrax.

Auckland International Airport proved a repeat winner as Best Airport Australia/Pacific in 2011, "Receiving praise from customers for delivering a typically friendly standard of Kiwi service, airport users also showed improved satisfaction levels for security and immigration procedures.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) maintained its place in the worlds top-10 airports with a 9th place finish, and a win in the Best Immigration Service category. Another repeat win from the 2010, KLIA continues to maintain a high level of staff service for the immigration formalities.

Copenhagen Airport enters the Top 10 ranking in 2011, from 15th position in 2010. Staff service and terminal comfort and ambience were two of the higher scoring sections for this airport.
__________________
flickr
lkiller123 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old October 12th, 2011, 05:52 PM   #3902
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,891
Likes (Received): 18168

Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/546/5461541.html









__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 14th, 2011, 06:43 AM   #3903
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,891
Likes (Received): 18168

'Like a horror movie'
The Standard
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Dragonair Airbus in a near-miss drama this month avoided a collision with another Cathay Pacific flight within minutes of the first incident.

The series of near-misses came to light yesterday after an investigation by The Standard.

A senior air traffic controller on duty on September 18 said Hong Kong's entire airspace was in "utter chaos" at the time, with at least three incoming Cathay flights calling "Mayday" due to low fuel and at least five flights waiting to be diverted because of bad weather.

"There was total disarray and even very experienced controllers like myself have never seen anything like it and were deeply shocked - we still are," he said. "It really was like a bad horror movie."

The controller revealed that, just a few minutes after Dragonair flight KA433 almost collided with Cathay flight CX841, it had to act fast to avoid slamming into another Cathay flight, CX347 from Beijing. "These two aircraft were just too close," he said.

KA433 was an inbound Airbus A330 from Kaoshiung, Taiwan, while the Boeing 777 on flight CX841 was in-bound from New York. There was a total of 613 passengers and crew members on the two planes.

The controller also criticized the Civil Aviation Department, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair for saying there was no risk of collision, even though the flights were so close they were already in visual contact.

He said two aircraft that collided near Uberlingen in Germany in 2002 also had each other in sight for several minutes but they still crashed. All 71 people onboard those planes were killed.

"You have two aircraft flying at each other at 22,000 feet at a speed of 300 miles per hour each while still turning, and no risk of collision?

"You must be joking! If they had not turned so sharply the distance would have been zero miles," he said.

Former director-general of civil aviation Albert Lam Kwong-yu said on Monday the two flights were about six seconds from crashing, judging from the distance between them and the normal speed of aircraft.

A senior Dragonair pilot who was flying that day - although not one of the aircraft involved - confirmed the near collision between KA433 and CX841.

"In 15 years of flying I have rarely heard of a single event happening, let alone that many," he said.

A CAD spokeswoman confirmed KA433 had a "loss of separation" after avoiding a collision with CX841.

She said that, due to severe weather, KA433 could not accept the initial radar headings and subsequent instructions from the air traffic control center.

"They passed each other 3.8 NM [nautical miles] horizontally and 500 feet vertically apart," she said.

She also said three Cathay flights declared fuel emergencies on that day.

The department said on Monday that CX841 and KA433 did not respond to the controller's instruction to turn. A collision was prevented after the avoidance systems on the two flights were activated, with KA433 climbing and CX841 descending.

But in another twist yesterday, the department announced that, although KA433 did respond to its instructions, it did not make the turn as it was already turning in another direction.

As for CX841, the crew responded to instructions at first, but then the department said the flight did not receive other instructions given later.

Both the senior controller and the Dragonair pilot claim the air traffic control center is seriously understaffed.

The controller said morale among controllers is at an "all-time low" and their feelings about the management are "very negative."
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 16th, 2011, 06:56 AM   #3904
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,891
Likes (Received): 18168

Hong Kong Customs seizes cocaine at airport
Friday, October 14, 2011
Government Press Release



Hong Kong Customs arrested a woman at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday (October 13) with the seizure of about 2.35 kilogrammes of cocaine with an estimated market value of about $2.4 million from her.

Customs officers intercepted the woman coming from Peru at the arrival hall of the airport for inspection. The cocaine was found in false compartments in her suitcase.

The 52-year-old woman, who claimed to be a housewife, will be charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Court tomorrow (October 15).

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #3905
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,891
Likes (Received): 18168

Airport worker jailed for 'old man' smuggling ruse
The Standard
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A former airport worker was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday for helping to smuggle mainlanders to other countries, including a young mainlander who got to Canada last year by impersonating an elderly Caucasian with the help of a silicone mask.

District Court judge Albert Wong Sung-hau said a deterrent sentence had to be imposed even though Chau Pak- kin, 27, who then worked for Singapore Air Terminal Services, is not the mastermind or a core member of the human smuggling syndicate.

He said many countries had taken measures to combat terrorism and that Chau's action had, in effect, circumvented them and increased flight-safety risks.

"He turned a blind eye to what's going on. There is no evidence to suggest he gained from his act. Yet he acted as the gatekeeper. Without his involvement, the syndicate would not have succeeded," Wong said.

The judge also said Chau had breached the trust of his employer by allowing a syndicate to place unauthorized persons on various flights.

In mitigation, Chau submitted a letter to court saying he was sorry for causing his family trouble and that he had not profited from the crime.

His family members were also in court to show support.

The court heard earlier that Chau told police during a video interview that he was told by his supervisor to ignore or turn a blind eye to suspicious travel documents. He was convicted on one count of conspiracy to obtain services by deception between March 1 and December 16 last
year.

A colleague who was charged with Chau was acquitted on Monday because of insufficient evidence. The supervisor who Chau alleged instructed him to turn a blind eye was not charged. The prosecution said the investigation will continue.

Chau was responsible for scanning travellers and giving them passes to board Air Canada flights.

The prosecution alleged he was involved in two of four cases of unauthorized boarding by mainlanders using forged travel documents.

In one of the cases, on October 29 last year, a young man, reportedly from Fujian, used the silicone mask to disguise himself as an elderly Caucasian and the passport of a US resident to board the flight.

The mainlander, only referred to as "X" during the trial, sought asylum in Canada after arriving in Vancouver.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 23rd, 2011, 03:38 AM   #3906
lkiller123
oh yeah
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hong Kong/Los Angeles
Posts: 887
Likes (Received): 211

Airport Authority Hong Kong launches T1 food & beverage tender
Published: 20/10/11
Source: The Moodie Report
By Dermot Davitt

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has launched a tender for a series of food & beverage concessions in the Check-In Hall at Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1.

There are four licences on offer. Licences A and B are located in Check-In Hall North. The first is for a Cantonese dim sum unit in 1,132sq m of space; the second is for a series of concepts including Asian cuisine in 747sq m of space.

Licences C and D are located in Check-In Hall South. The first is for a Western-style sit-down restaurant in 750sq m; the other is for a local-themed café alongside multiple other dining concepts in 1,248sq m of space.

Catering sales posted double-digit growth in 2010-2011, according to the airport authority, during a year in which HKIA handled 52 million passengers, up by +7% on a year earlier.

In its tender advertisement, AAHK noted that 45% of passengers and 38% of meeters and greeters dine within the airport. Surveys showed that 77% were satisfied with their F&B experiences in the Check-In Hall, said the airport.

Of the major customer segments, AAHK said that 27% of passengers come from Mainland China with 18% from Taiwan; 15% are from South & Southeast Asia; and 12% hail from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Some 84% of passengers are tertiary-educated and 55% are professionals, managers, executives or company owners. Over 14 million well wishers and meeters and greeters dwell for 1.5 hours at the airport each year, it added.

AAHK also noted the many awards it has garnered for its F&B. These included ‘Best Airport Dining’ from Skytrax in each year from 2009 to 2011, as well as The Moodie Report’s Airport Food & Beverage Award in 2011 for Best Marketing & Promotions Campaign.

The deadline for bids is 16 December 2011.

__________________
flickr
lkiller123 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 26th, 2011, 04:58 AM   #3907
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,891
Likes (Received): 18168

Aviation passenger fuel surcharges
Monday, October 24, 2011
Government Press Release

The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) today (October 24) gave approval for passenger fuel surcharges levied by three airlines to remain at the same level for the period from November 1 to 30.

The maximum levels of fuel surcharges for November will be $210 for short-haul flights and $1,008 for long-haul flights. The applicable surcharge levels are based on the ticket issue date. These airlines and their newly approved fuel surcharge levels are listed in the Annex.

Passenger fuel surcharges seek to allow airlines to partially recover the increase in operational costs due to fluctuations in aviation fuel prices. As the aeronautical authority in Hong Kong, the CAD considers and approves fuel surcharge applications from the airlines in accordance with bilateral Air Services Agreements.

Passenger fuel surcharges are reviewed regularly by the CAD. The last review was done at the end of September when the maximum surcharge levels approved by the CAD were $210 for short-haul flights and $1,008 for long-haul flights.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 26th, 2011, 06:12 AM   #3908
lkiller123
oh yeah
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hong Kong/Los Angeles
Posts: 887
Likes (Received): 211

HK airport handles more traffic, flights in Sept
Updated: 2011-10-24 10:50
(Xinhua)

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong International Airport registered growth in passenger volume and aircraft movements in September, with passenger traffic up 5.4 percent from a year earlier to 4.3 million and flights up 6.1 percent to 27,695, the airport said Sunday in a statement.

Cargo volume for September, however, dropped 6.1 percent year on year to 325,000 tons, according to the statement.


The growth in passenger traffic was mainly driven by visitor traffic which registered yearly growth of 7 percent. Passenger traffic to and from South East Asia performed particularly well.

The decline in cargo tonnage in September was mainly attributed to the 10 percent year-on-year drop in exports. Imports decreased 6 percent and transshipments grew 5 percent compared to the same month last year. Europe, North America and Taiwan experienced double-digit declines in overall cargo traffic.

The airport CEO Stanley Hui Hon-chung said he was also delighted that Japanese airlines ANA chose to operate new generation aircraft at the Hong Kong airport, which reflected the significance of the airport as a regional and international aviation hub.

Later in October, ANA will operate a special charter flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong using the world's first Boeing-787 Dreamliner aircraft.

In the first three quarters of 2011, passenger traffic of the Hong Kong airport recorded a yearly 5.8 percent increase, reaching 40.2 million, while flight movements surged 10.3 percent to 248,020. Cargo volume dropped 3.9 percent to 2.9 million tons.
__________________
flickr
lkiller123 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 26th, 2011, 06:45 PM   #3909
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,891
Likes (Received): 18168

ANA 787 arrives in Hong Kong!

Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/547/5474604.html

__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 26th, 2011, 07:00 PM   #3910
timo9
11 YEARS HERE!
 
timo9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 15,056
Likes (Received): 2078

timo9 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 26th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #3911
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,891
Likes (Received): 18168

Lofty price for dream seat on 787 debut
The Standard
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

If you're not the type to skimp, you can take your family on a very long holiday across Europe - and hit some tropical resorts on the way back - for HK$250,000.

Throw in a little extra and that's what one passenger is paying for a round-trip business-class fare on the maiden commercial voyage of ANA's 787 Dreamliner.

The Japanese airline - for the benefit of international environment groups - auctioned off six business-class seats for today's Tokyo to Hong Kong trip.

And one of them fetched US$34,000 (HK$265,200) on eBay.

That's around 13 times the price of a regular business-class seat for a flight between the two cities.

ANA declined to disclose the identity of the winning bidder, who will leave Narita airport around midday and return to the Japanese capital tomorrow.

It also sold 100 economy-class tickets for the equivalent of HK$8,000 each, including a night's stay in an unnamed hotel.

The business-class passengers, on the other hand, will be out on their own.

Not that they would mind.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2011, 05:02 AM   #3912
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,891
Likes (Received): 18168

Smooth landing for angry Jardine ground staff
The Standard
Friday, October 28, 2011

Several airlines likely sighed in relief as ground crew from Jardine Aviation Services withdrew their strike threat last night after promises of better working conditions.

Employees' union executive committee member Alan Tong Ho-wai said the breakthrough came at their fourth meeting when the management showed more "sincerity." Tong said the company has promised to increase overtime pay for those working seven days in a row by 30 to 50 percent, or about HK$250 a day.

In addition, no one will be rostered for seven successive days without their consent.

Negotiations on salaries are to continue with the 300-strong union

"We now have the right to say no. This is real progress," said Tong, adding the atmosphere at the meeting was good.

Jardine Aviation Services provides ground support for 31 carriers at Chek Lap Kok, including British Airways, Singapore Airlines and China Southern.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2011, 08:20 AM   #3913
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,891
Likes (Received): 18168

By dennis1182 from HKADB :



__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 1st, 2011, 05:41 PM   #3914
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,891
Likes (Received): 18168

Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/547/5474907.html



__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 3rd, 2011, 06:00 PM   #3915
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,891
Likes (Received): 18168

Transhipments are bright spot in Hactl Q3 figures
Press Release

(27 October 2011, Hong Kong) Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – the major cargo handling agent at the world’s largest airfreight hub – continues to experience growth in transhipment traffic. Seven out of nine months this year have seen an improvement on 2010.

The positive transhipment result – up 5.5% for the first three quarters of 2011, and 8.5% for September - is the bright spot in the company’s overall traffic. Exports are 9.0% down for the year to date, while imports are slightly better at 7.8% down. Overall, Hactl tonnages are down 5.8% on 2010, at a total of 2,009,275 tonnes.

The company continues to handle around 70% of all airfreight through Hong Kong, and to command some 80% share of total cargo volume handled by cargo terminal operators in Hong Hong, with a carrier list of over 100. Hactl has signed up five more scheduled carriers so far in 2011.

Lilian Chan, Executive Director of Hactl, attributes the results on exports and imports partly to misleading comparisons with 2010, and to the currently unsettled global markets: “2010 was an exceptional year, with a post-recession bounce caused by global re-stocking particularly in the big-ticket items that form the backbone of airfreight flows.”

“It was unlikely that 2011 would match 2010, and the year began much as we predicted. Our traffic levels are still above the pre-recession peak of 2008. But there is no doubt that throughput is now being impacted by global uncertainty, fuelling soft consumer demand for non-essentials. We are confident this will ease in due course, but we believe the last quarter of 2011 will disappoint many, and 2012 Q1 will also be tough.”

Meanwhile Hactl believes its strong performance on transhipments is largely a reflection of Hong Kong’s successful efforts to develop its role as the major airfreight hub for the whole of this region.

Continues Chan: “As a handler, we have limited control over our destiny: we rise or fall with the global market, the local market, and the popularity of our customer carriers. What we can do, however, is ensure the continuing high quality of our services, to provide maximum support for our customer carriers’ efforts to grow market share and seize transhipment opportunities via Hong Kong.”

Hactl is also looking at new sources of business, both for itself and its customers, adds Chan: “Hactl is actively promoting its Hacis express road feeder system, which links Hong Kong with six receiving depots throughout the very important Pearl River Delta region. Customs-bonded trucks ensure timely and safe delivery of cargo to Mainland China. Hacis enables our customer airlines to penetrate a much wider catchment beyond Hong Kong. We expect Hacis to become a more significant share of our total business, and this will help to insulate our customers from the continuing challenges of the market.”
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 4th, 2011, 03:33 PM   #3916
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,891
Likes (Received): 18168

Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/547/5475544.html









__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 4th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #3917
YU-AMC
Aviation/Travel Nerd
 
YU-AMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Whitchurch, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 9,246
Likes (Received): 1036

wow
YU-AMC no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 5th, 2011, 03:46 AM   #3918
eusimcity4
☀Pozdrav iz beograda!☀
 
eusimcity4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boston, Beograd
Posts: 1,634
Likes (Received): 364

[HK] Hong kong international airport

Here are some pictures-


It's on an Island!



Boy thats A LOT of taxis!






Basic pictures on the lovely International Airport of Hong Kong!!!
__________________
|I ❤ Honolulu|*Greetings from Estonia!*|Lovely Malta|Floridian Adventure|*BEAUtiful Boston*|Tour Czech Republic|*Visit Hungary*|

Visit my FlickrHighways driven on | A | B | BIH | BG | D | DK | E | F | GR | H | HR | I | L | LT | MEX | P | PL | SK | SLO | SRB | TR | USA |
eusimcity4 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 5th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #3919
meisl123
Registered User
 
meisl123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Frankfurt
Posts: 80
Likes (Received): 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by eusimcity4 View Post


Boy thats A LOT of taxis!
Oh my!!!! That's A LOT of taxis!!!!
__________________
**If you keep wanting more, you'll never have enough**
meisl123 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 5th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #3920
meisl123
Registered User
 
meisl123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Frankfurt
Posts: 80
Likes (Received): 4

The Hong Kong airport is humongous!! especially that it's on an island!
__________________
**If you keep wanting more, you'll never have enough**
meisl123 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
east asian hub airport, hong kong

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium