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Old January 14th, 2012, 07:29 AM   #3961
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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:20 AM   #3962
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Old January 15th, 2012, 06:34 AM   #3963
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HKA & HKE welcome the result of HKIA Master Plan 2030 public consultation report
Date: 2011-12-29
Hong Kong Airlines Press Release

Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express (HKA & HKE) welcome the result of HKIA Master Plan 2030 public consultation report released by Board of Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) today. The report shows that majority of respondents have a clear preference on developing a three-runway system and agree that AAHK should make a decision urgently on HKIA’s future expansion plans. The airlines strongly support the recommendations from AAHK to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to adopt, for planning purposes, the three-runway system is the best way to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a leading regional and international aviation centre.

HKA & HKE adhere to the mission to expand aviation business. We are making huge investments to underscore the airline’s commitment to the industry. The airlines will serve more routes, both short to long hauls, and operate more flights to different destinations with our fleet comprised of sufficient number of aircrafts and manpower, in a large extent. The airlines’ extensive expansion plan undoubtedly increases its demand on airport infrastructure and we believe the three-runway system is the most effective solution to accommodate the traffic demand. However, the building of three-runway system could cause environment impact and the airlines are well aware of these concerns. As environmentally friendly operations are important to us, we will work out various means and environmental protection plan including introduction of new aircrafts which can reduce carbon emission to mitigate the environment impact.

The airlines firmly believe that the three-runway system is of paramount importance to sustain long-term economic development, cater the fast-growing needs for aviation services and strengthen Hong Kong's competitiveness as a leading regional and international aviation hub. We look forward to HKIA’s further plans to collaboratively create long-term stability, sustainability and prosperity of the economy of Hong Kong.
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Old January 15th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #3964
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Haaa great news, lets hope the get will adopt the three runways now, fingers crossed !
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Old January 15th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #3965
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Government publishes investigation report on serious incident involving Finnair aircraft
Friday, January 13, 2012
Government Press Release

The Government today (January 13) published a final report on the investigation into a serious aircraft incident that occurred at the Hong Kong International Airport on November 27, 2010.

The incident involved an Airbus A340-300 operated by Finnair, registration OH-LQD. The aircraft attempted to take off after making a wrong turn onto a taxiway but was instructed to stop in time by the duty air traffic controller who detected the anomaly. There was no injury to persons or damage to the aircraft. The incident was classified as serious according to the criteria of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

"The investigation was conducted by the Accident Investigation Division of the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) with the objective of determining the circumstances and causes of the incident with a view to preventing a recurrence," a CAD spokesman said.

The investigation was conducted by a team of trained accident investigators in strict adherence to international standards established by the ICAO. The investigation identified the causes of the incident and made six safety recommendations, including enhanced flight crew training by the operator on pre-flight safety briefings, and strengthened document control to ensure important safety information is up-to-date and incorporated into the operator's Airport Briefing for flight crew on a timely basis. All parties concerned have been given ample opportunity to comment on the findings of the report.

The final investigation report is available for download at the CAD webpage ( www.cad.gov.hk/english/reports.html ).
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Old January 26th, 2012, 02:45 PM   #3966
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HKIA Reports Strong Traffic Figures for December
Ends 2011 with New Records for Passenger Trips and Aircraft Movements

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(HONG KONG, 25 January 2012) – In December 2011, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) set a new monthly record for air traffic with 29,275 aircraft movements, exceeding the previous record of 28,951 in August 2011 and representing 5.5% year-on-year growth. During the month, passenger traffic increased 7.5% to 4.8 million, while cargo throughput saw a relatively smaller decline of 4.3% to 346,000 tonnes from a year earlier.

The rise in passenger traffic in December was mainly driven by visitor traffic, which registered 8% growth over the same month in 2010. Passenger traffic to and from the Mainland and South East Asia performed particularly well.

The cargo decline in December was mainly attributed to the 7% year-on-year drop in exports. Imports decreased by 5% while transshipments registered 3% growth compared to the same month in 2010. Europe and North America experienced double-digit year-on-year declines in overall cargo traffic as a result of the continued weak economic conditions in these two major markets.

For the year 2011, HKIA welcomed 53.9 million passengers and handled 333,760 aircraft movements, representing growth of 5.9% and 8.9% respectively as compared to 2010. Annual cargo performance decreased 4.6% to 3.9 million tonnes. Both passenger trips and aircraft movements set new records.

Stanley Hui Hon-chung, Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, "It was a challenging yet exciting year overall for HKIA in 2011, in terms of operational excellence as well as growth and development. This year, we received 10 Best Airport awards. Our commitment to quality service continues to be widely recognised by travellers and the industry. I would like to thank our business partners and their staff for providing passengers and other users with the pleasant airport experience at HKIA."

We have also taken an important step toward securing HKIA's long-term prospects by completing the three-month public consultation on HKIA Master Plan 2030 (MP2030) and making recommendations to the Government to first, approve for planning purposes, adopting option 2 of the MP2030 i.e. a three-runway system at HKIA and second, to proceed to the next stage of Environmental Impact Assessment work and preparation of its associated design details.

In view of the further integration of economies of Hong Kong with the Mainland and in particular, the Pearl River Delta, Mr Hui said HKIA would continue with its efforts to enhance multi-modal connections with the Pearl River Delta. Cross-boundary passenger trips via limousines/ coaches and the SkyPier ferry services registered yearly growth of 11% and 7%, to 1.9 million and 2.4 million, respectively.

The year 2011 saw 13 new airlines start operations at HKIA, bringing the total number of airlines serving in Hong Kong to over 100. Multiple expansion and improvement projects are underway to maintain and improve service. HKIA has started a HK$500 million rejuvenation programme to upgrade a range of utilities, and in December 2011 the airport broke ground on the HK$9 billion Midfield project to meet growth demand for the medium term.

"Looking ahead, passenger volume and aircraft movements will likely continue their growth trend, though at a slower pace. Cargo tonnage may decline further due to the slowdown in global trade but the pace of decline will likely be less than what we have seen in 2011. Notwithstanding worldwide economic uncertainty in the near term, we are confident about the medium- and long-term growth prospects of HKIA. We will continue to enhance services at HKIA and strengthen Hong Kong's competitiveness as a leading international and regional aviation centre," Mr Hui added.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #3967
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Old January 30th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #3968
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Daily flight movements hit new record
Sunday, January 22, 2012
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A total of 1,057 and 1,041 flight movements were handled at the Hong Kong International Airport during the last two days (January 20 and 21 respectively), setting new daily records, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) said today (January 22).

The 1,057 and 1,041 flight movements broke the previous single-day record of 1,003 flight movements set on April 22 last year and exceeded the daily average of 914 movements recorded in 2011 by around 15%. Moreover, 644 flight movements also operated through the Hong Kong Flight Information Region on January 20, making up a total of 1,701 flights handled by CAD within the 24-hour period. The strong growth was registered in air traffic operating both at the Hong Kong International Airport and through the Hong Kong Flight Information Region. It also strengthened our position as the regional aviation hub.

In 2011, a total of 333,758 aircraft movements were handled at the Hong Kong International Airport and 184,842 aircraft movements operated through the Hong Kong Flight Information Region. They represented respective increases of 8.9% and 14.5% compared with the same period last year.

The increase in flight movements was also attributed to the demand during the Chinese New Year holidays. Most of the extra flights operated by airlines were to destinations in Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. Taipei was the most popular destination, followed by Seoul and Sapporo.

"The Civil Aviation Department is encouraged by this new movement record and its smooth air traffic operation. As usual, CAD’s Air Traffic Management Division has deployed additional staff to cater for the seasonal demands. We are always committed to ensure a safe and efficient Air Traffic Service to the travelling public," the spokesman said.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 03:53 AM   #3969
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Passenger held, cops hurt in airport tussle
The Standard
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Two police officers on airport duty were injured when an Air France passenger became agitated and allegedly hit them with a metal stand used to divide queues.

The passenger, who was not named, was eventually restrained and taken into custody.

He suffered leg injuries in the process though it was not clear how these were inflicted.

All three were taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, where one police officer was treated for injuries to the right knee and the other for hand injuries.

The passenger has been held in custody for assault since the incident on Sunday night.

Police refused to divulge further information - such as the man's nationality or whether he was drunk at the time - saying the case is under investigation.

The Airport Authority identified the airline as Air France and said flight operations at Chek Lap Kok were not affected. It declined further comment as the case is under investigation.

According to police reports, the incident happened about 11pm outside a boarding gate in the departure hall.

Police said the 33-year-old expatriate allegedly argued with airline staff while passengers were boarding the flight.

Airport workers called the police when they saw the dispute getting heated.

After police arrived, the man became even more agitated and reportedly threatened to attack airline staff with a metal queue divider.

Two police officers tried to stop him but he allegedly turned on them, injuring both.
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Carrier decisions
The Standard
Monday, January 30, 2012

After more than 30 years of working on airline operations in Hong Kong, Tony Tyler, the director general and chief executive of the International Airport Transport Association, has his eyes on many challenges facing the entire industry.

They range from passenger taxes and airport upgrades to improvements to the way in which the industry does its business and the adverse economic climate in which carriers are set to incur massive losses.

Tyler has been based in Geneva since assuming the job in July last year, but for the former Cathay Pacific (0293) chief executive, Hong Kong is not far from his thoughts.

IATA is not new to him either, in that he served the board of the industry body that claims to represent 240 airlines comprising 84 percent of global air traffic as of 2009. He is the sixth CEO of IATA.

Speaking in Geneva to invited global media, the 57-year old Englishman expressed his interest in the upcoming chief executive election, but was careful not to disclose whom he favors.

Rather, he said, he would be lobbying whoever is at the helm, on behalf of aviation-related matters.

"Both Henry [Tang Ying-yen] and CY [Leung Chun-ying] are always supportive of the aviation business, which is the huge success story behind Hong Kong.

"You can't bring investment to the territory without good aviation. Hong Kong government has been sensible in the past. Aviation has an economic role to play, especially the connectivity."

Before resuming his current role in July 2011, Tyler spent decades in different roles at Cathay Pacific and the Swire Group (0019). He joined John Swire & Sons in 1977 and moved to Cathay a year later. He was a director at CX for 14 years and chief executive from 2007 to March 31, 2011.

Under his leadership, the world's biggest airline in terms of passengers carried, suffered record losses of HK$8.69 billion in 2008.

But in 2010, Cathay achieved record profit of HK$14.01 billion.

CX has endured many a challenge in recent years. "In the past 15 years, the crises came one after another, including the Asian financial crisis, the bursting of the technology bubble, SARS, the 2008 financial crisis, volcanic ash [in Europe], the tsunami and other earthquakes.

"I've seen and overcome them.

He took the IATA job just as Europe was facing a sovereign debt crisis and he cautions that airlines would only be profitable "in some parts of the world."

The industry made a record high net profit of US$16 billion in 2010, but has forecast only US$4 billion earnings in 2011.

Tyler reckoned that if the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development economic forecast were to be realized, then Europe would be facing a full-blown crisis and Asia would be adversely affected. Taxes such as the European Union's Emission Trading Scheme would be added burdens.

The OECD forecast global growth of 3.4 percent in 2012 and the euro zone has entered a mild recession. In the October to December quarter, the United States economy grew at a 2.8 percent annual rate.

IATA's latest global traffic data for November shows a softening in passenger markets while air cargo markets remained weak.

Globally, passenger load factors have fallen sharply to 76.3 percent from 78.5 percent in October.

The business is aviation, but his role now is different. "It's apples and oranges to compare my role in CX and IATA," said Tyler. "I was very lucky to have the opportunity to run CX. Hong Kong is a wonderful place to work. I'm counting my blessings every day."

Perhaps what prompted Tyler to leave a year before reaching the official retirement age of 57 years at CX was that the job called for him to be a sort of envoy for the industry.

"I learn to be diplomatic for the current role at IATA which has a strong reputation. I have to meet government officials around the world, meeting presidents and kings. They want to know views about aviation," Tyler said.

"But there are measures that they may not like. I am the advocate of the industry anyway."

He has to be on his toes all the time as crises are common in the industry.

"Airlines always prepare for the worst." This is where IATA's role becomes important.

"We are always here to help the industry rationalize capacity, while managing the cost. Looking forward, we should push the distribution to help airlines differentiate themselves by commoditizing the product."

For example, IATA is mulling the idea of airlines providing personal services including booking musical and other entertainment, car rentals, and hotel reservations.

Other promotional media platform such as Facebook could also be considered.

This may be inspired by Cathay Holidays, which already provides bookings of tour packages, hotels, and even private guided tours, self-drive photography tour packages, and a UK Premier League package.

Proposed additional services could also help differentiate traditional airlines from low-cost carriers.

Still, low-cost carriers are important, he adds diplomatically.

"Budget airlines have their own business model. We have a few of them as members. It will be helpful in improving safety, operations, environment, and airport investment if we have more of them as members."

Budget airlines have adopted "creative ways" to minimize costs.

In addition to charging for luggage and meals, some of them have considered charging passengers for use of toilets, and introducing standing-room seats.

In November, Austrian budget airline Comtel Air requested passengers to pay altogether for refueling the aircraft mid-journey.

His job at IATA will be another phase in his career before he heads back to Hong Kong.

"I'm enjoying living in Europe for a while, but still love Hong Kong where I bought a property several months ago. I want to make sure I can afford to live in Hong Kong when I return."

Some personal accessories remind him of Hong Kong. He wears a pair of cuff links adorned with the SAR flag featuring a white five-petal Bauhinia against the red background, and a CX Calendar hangs on his office wall.

A model of a ship sits in a display case. Presented to him by his CX colleagues, it is symbolic of their wishes for favorable wind in his sails.

His children live in different parts of the world. "My kids are all grown up. One son is in Germany, one daughter is in the UK, one son in Yemen."

One advantage of him being in Geneva is that his fiance is based in Brussels. Tyler plans to marry the 38-years old Dane - Charlotte Andsager - this year.

Tyler is also in favor of the proposed third runway at Hong Kong International Airport.

He added: "Mainland China is also expanding airports but it's not a zero sum game. It's not sensible for Guangzhou to expand while Hong Kong [sits still]. "

In the meantime, Tyler is looking forward to IATA's annual general meeting in Beijing in June.
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Air Astana Congratulates the Citizens of Kazakhstan on 20 Years of Independence
15 December 2011

Air Astana, the national air carrier, congratulates Kazakhstan citizens on the Jubilee of Independence, with wishes for future prosperity, stability and welfare! Twenty years of Kazakhstan Independence is a great achievement and marks the beginning of a new era in the life of the state. Today, Kazakhstan is a modern country, with rich history and cultural heritage recognised by the international community. The economy is well positioned to achieve further growth, with Kazakhstan becoming one of top 50 most competitive countries in the world.

The strategic development of an efficient air transport infrastructure has been critical for Kazakhstan, the ninth largest country in the world. Air Astana’s brand is well established in the history of independent Kazakhstan. Air Astana was founded in 2002 on the initiative of Nursultan Nazarbaev, President of Kazakhstan, with the mission of becoming a safe, reliable comfortable air carrier.

Air Astana will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2012. During the past decade, the national airline has achieved great results. Today company’s fleet consists of 25 modern aircraft and operates flights on 22 domestic and 30 international routes. Air Astana has repeatedly passed international standard safety audits. Air Astana pays great attention to training and educating its crew. Since 2009, 30 pilots have successfully completed the company’s Ab-initio training programme, with another 69 cadets currently participating in the programme.

As the national air carrier, Air Astana is aware of its obligations to the nation and the state. Since its foundation, the company has paid more than 40 billion tenge in taxes. Air Astana provides great contribution to the development of civil aviation of Kazakhstan by investing in deicing services at Kazakhstan airports and helping to implement reforms directed at compliance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

As with Kazakhstan itself, Air Astana is looking to the future, with new development plans. Three more Embaer 190s will be delivered during the first half of 2012, bringing the fleet to six aircraft. Delivery of six new Airbus A320 will also start next year. Along with fleet expansion, the airline plans to launch services to new destinations including Hong Kong, Ho Chi Min City and Ulan Bator. These developments will contribute to strengthened trade, economic, political and cultural cooperation with more countries and provide added opportunities for the international community to discover the heart of Central Asia - Kazakhstan.
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Greens repeat call for study into runway
The Standard
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Green groups reiterated the need for an environmental and social assessment of building a third runway.

The groups made the call after they released the results of a survey which showed that 56percent of respondents believe too much emphasis is being placed on economic development, rather than environmental protection.

Over 73percent of 1,001 respondents also believe it is important to consider the social and environmental costs of building the HK$136.2 billion runway.

The public poll was commissioned by green groups WWF and Greenpeace, and conducted by the Public Opinion Programme of the University of Hong Kong last month.

"The figures show that there are deep-seated public concerns on the runway's environmental and social impacts that are still not addressed," WWF director of conservation Andy Cornish said yesterday.

For Greenpeace, Gloria Chang Wan- ki said: "The results confirm our worries that the public is not given sufficient information to weigh and make a responsible decision on the issue."
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CAD releases updated bulletin on Government Flying Service helicopter accident
Thursday, February 9, 2012
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In accordance with Hong Kong Civil Aviation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations, an investigation is in progress to determine the circumstances and causes relating to the accident involving a Eurocopter AS332 L2 helicopter (registration mark B-HRN) operated by the Government Flying Service that made an emergency ditching in Shing Mun Reservoir on December 27, 2010.

The investigation is being conducted by a team of investigators from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) with the assistance of the Bureau d'Enqu铺tes et d'Analyses pour la S赌curit赌 de l'Aviation Civile (BEA) (the French aircraft accident investigation bureau), Eurocopter, the aircraft manufacturer, and Turbomeca, the engine manufacturer.

The investigation team today (February 9) released Accident Bulletin 1/2012 as an update to Accident Bulletin 2/2011, which was issued on January 26, 2011.

A spokesperson for the CAD said that the objective of the investigation is to determine the circumstances and causes of the accident with a view to preventing accidents and preserving life in the future.

"The updated bulletin contains information relating to the accident as determined up to the time of issue, and must be regarded as tentative," the spokesperson said.

"The investigation team is focusing on confirming whether the slippage of the right hand freewheel unit inside the main gearbox had occurred, leading to the power turbine overspeed and the subsequent automatic shutdown of the No 2 engine."

The full update report is attached in the Annex. It is also available for download at the CAD webpage (www.cad.gov.hk/english/reports.html).

Annex : http://gia.info.gov.hk/general/20120...0205_89990.pdf
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Aviation chiefs vow to be more open on woes
The Standard
Monday, February 13, 2012

The Civil Aviation Department is to make announcements of incident figures every six months and expand the scope of data to be released.

Its latest figures show there were about 500 aviation incidents last year, 20 percent fewer than in 2010. They were related to problems with engines, fuselages and operations.

Only one was considered serious. There were four serious incidents in 2010.

Speaking on commercial radio yesterday, Director General of Civil Aviation Norman Lo Shung-man said details of the new mechanism are to be confirmed by mid-year.

"We want to boost the level of transparency by releasing more information such as how many incidents are involved with fuselage in each airline, what the main problems are, and what the Civil Aviation Department does afterwards," he said. The department will "conduct thorough analysis and details about releasing data related to the incidents at this preliminary stage."

Amid growing public attention on aviation safety, the authorities are conducting overall evaluation on mechanisms of releasing incident figures and data, along with more in-depth discussion with industry representatives in the next few months, he said.

But Lo pointed out that some airlines are worried about the consequences of boosting transparency because their industry image maybe damaged.

Law Cheung-kwok, associate director of aviation policy and research at Chinese University, welcomed the mechanism in the hope that listing airlines involved in incidents will help the public to monitor services.

"Transparency is of the utmost importance," he said.
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Hactl celebrates B747-8F with customer IAG Cargo
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8 February 2012, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – the leading air cargo terminal operator at the world’s No. 1 cargo airport – joined customer IAG Cargo, through its brand British Airways World Cargo (BAWC), in celebrating the introduction of its brand new B747-8F freighters to its Hong Kong services on 11 January 2012. IAG Cargo and Hactl co-hosted a major reception for customers which included a tour of one of the new aircraft – the first freighter aircraft to bear the British Airways logo since 2000.

IAG Cargo now has three B747-8F’s, replacing its older B747-400F freighters. The third new aircraft was delivered to the airline at London Stansted Airport on 29 December 2011. IAG Cargo operates the B747-8F to Hong Kong 5 times per week.

The B747-8F is 5.6m longer than the B747-400F, carrying over 15 percent more capacity, and offers seven extra pallet positions. At the same time, it provides a longer range, reduced noise footprint, and burns 10% less fuel - so reducing carbon emissions significantly.

IAG Cargo‘s Regional Commercial Manager for APAC, John Cheetham and Area Commercial Manager for Greater China and the Philippines, Chris Chan, were on hand to address guests about the new fleet. Guests were shown a video of the B747-8F freighter in production, and received commemorative models in BAWC livery.

John Cheetham commented: “The IAG Cargo investment, through British Airways World Cargo, in the next generation fleet of aircraft is evidence of our commitment to the Hong Kong and China air cargo industry. The fleet will be an important component of the expanded IAG Cargo global network, providing additional capacity, as well as enhanced environmental performance.”

Hactl was appointed as IAG Cargo’s cargo ground handler providing physical cargo handling service for its freighters.

Lilian Chan, Executive Director of Hactl, said: “We are delighted to join our valued customer IAG Cargo in celebrating this new milestone, and we congratulate them on their decision to introduce these exciting new aircraft. The B747-8F’s much larger capacity is very obvious when we are building up each flight.

“IAG Cargo’s acquisition of these new aircraft echoes Hactl’s own continuing massive investment in its business. The B747-8F opens a new chapter in the story of this legendary aircraft type, and brings new efficiencies and environmental benefits that are vital to the future health and prosperity of our industry.”
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Passenger and Aircraft Movements Start Strong in 2012
Airport Authority Press Release

(HONG KONG, 19 February 2012) – Boosted by strong Chinese New Year (CNY) traffic, Hong Kong International Airport saw its January passenger numbers and aircraft movements rise by 12.5% and 5.8% respectively to 4.9 million and 29,000. A new daily record of approximately 187,000 passengers was also registered on 28 January, the sixth day of CNY.

The growth in passenger traffic last month was mainly driven by Hong Kong resident traffic, which reported a yearly increase of 36% amid the CNY peak travel season. Traffic to/ from the Mainland and South East Asia performed particularly well.

Cargo throughput declined 17.5% against January 2011 to 275,000 tonnes as a result of sluggish seasonal demand during CNY. Exports dropped by 20% year on year, while imports and transshipments decreased by 18% and 11% respectively compared to the same month last year.

Stanley Hui Hon-chung, Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said holiday factors should be taken into consideration when viewing January’s figures. “The impact of CNY falling in January this year but February last year has given rise to a biased base for year-on-year comparisons. The changes in passenger and cargo traffic would be smaller were we to average out CNY’s impact by looking at January and February together,” he remarked.

“Nonetheless, the strong start in terms of passenger and aircraft movements is encouraging. Although cargo is expected to be slow following a general decline last year, there have been signs of a slowdown in the rate of decline since the last quarter of 2011. Therefore, we are confident that the aviation industry’s performance will continue to be vibrant in the long run.”

On a rolling 12-month basis, passenger and aircraft movements were up 6.1% to 54.5 million and 8.0% to 335,350 respectively over the same period last year. The amount of cargo handled was 3.9 million tonnes, down 6.7% year on year.
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ACI Airport Service Quality Awards 2011

ACI has just announced the latest Airport Service Quality Awards.

Best Airport Worldwide

1. Incheon
2. Changi
3. Beijing


Best Airport in the Category of 40+ Million Passengers Category

1. Changi
2. Beijing
3. Hong Kong

So the sum of the above two = Hong Kong is no. 4 worldwide ???

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