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View Poll Results: Scale from 1 to 10, 10 being SUPER and 1 being BAD, what would you rate the Airport??
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Old February 21st, 2012, 11:24 PM   #3981
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Beijing best service?! You've got to be kidding me. Most of the agents don't even know how to speak English.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 11:30 PM   #3982
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They were always top 3. Beijing jumped ahead huh.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 03:50 AM   #3983
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Beijing best service?! You've got to be kidding me. Most of the agents don't even know how to speak English.
Exactly. My experience there has been nothing short of horrendous.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 08:22 AM   #3984
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I actually think that Beijing did not deserve to come third. Sure the architecture of the airport is great. But how about the delays and how about the service (as someone rightly pointed out, they cannot speak English out there).
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 08:25 AM   #3985
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Please just let the third runway get built, Green groups.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 01:06 PM   #3986
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Aviation passenger fuel surcharges adjusted
Government Press Release
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) today (February 21) gave approval for passenger fuel surcharges levied by three airlines to be increased for the period from March 1 to March 31.

The new maximum levels of fuel surcharges will be $230 for short-haul flights and $1,039 for long-haul flights, which represent increases of 7 per cent and 5 per cent from the current maximum levels for short-haul and long-haul flights respectively. 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 January when the maximum surcharge levels approved by the CAD were $215 for short-haul flights and $988 for long-haul flights.

Annex : http://gia.info.gov.hk/general/20120...0324_90376.pdf
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Old February 25th, 2012, 05:32 AM   #3987
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Old February 26th, 2012, 12:55 PM   #3988
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Hong Kong Customs seizes methamphetamine at airport
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Customs officers today (February 23) intercepted at the departure level of Hong Kong International Airport two male passengers departing for Tokyo, Japan, and seized about 2.2 kilogrammes of methamphetamine (Ice). The drugs were concealed inside false compartments in their suitcases and had an estimated market value of about $1.7 million.

The two arrested men, aged 30 and 43 years old, claimed to be a businessman and a worker respectively. They will each be charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Court tomorrow (February 24).

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is up to life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 10:00 AM   #3989
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Extra parking spaces for airport jets to cost $2.2b
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Thursday, March 01, 2012

There will be more parking spaces at Chek Lap Kok for the latest aircraft thanks to a HK$2.2 billion development project, the Airport Authority said.

The 16 stands to be completed within two years at the western end of the airport will take the total number to 161.

Deputy director Ng Chi-kee said the additional stands will feature on a 430,000-square-meter apron to be built on the site.

"The new stands will meet the need for parking spaces in the medium term," Ng said yesterday.

"Three parking stands that can cater for new types of aircraft with longer fuselages, such as the B747-8F freighter, have also been planned."

A cross-runway tunnel will be commissioned linking the western apron to the cargo area, which was built during the construction of Hong Kong International Airport in the 1990s.

"We are seeing rising demand for aircraft parking spaces due to growing air traffic, continuous fleet expansions by airlines and the introduction of new types of aircraft," Ng said.

"Currently, passenger and cargo throughput, as well as aircraft movements, have outstripped our baseline growth projections, with both passenger trips and flight movements setting new records in 2011."

The development is believed to be crucial in meeting the expected growth in aircraft traffic, irrespective of the third planned runway entering operation.

The move comes as the Civil Aviation Department is raising the hourly handling capacity of the two existing runways from the current 62 flights per hour to 68 over the next three years.

Construction of the parking stands is set to start within the next few months and be in two phases.

By the end of next year, the first phase should be completed.

This will include the site for the first batch of nine parking stands, related support facilities and the western airfield tunnel linking the cargo area.

The remaining seven stands will be ready by 2014.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 10:08 AM   #3990
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LCQ15: Oversale of air tickets by airlines
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Following is a question by the Hon Paul Tse and a written reply by the Acting Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr Yau Shing-mu, at the Legislative Council meeting today (February 22):

Question:

In recent years, my Member's Office has from time to time received complaints from members of the public in Hong Kong against the oversale of air tickets by airlines, in particular the airline that has the largest market share in terms of air passenger volume in Hong Kong. The complainants alleged that they were notified of the unavailability of seats only upon arrival at the airport or shortly before boarding, and they were forced to negotiate with the staff members of the airline concerned at the airport, but the attitude of its staff members was usually very poor, and the airline concerned usually only undertook to upgrade their seats or offer one-night hotel stay as a compensation, without regard to delay in the itinerary of the passengers that might have caused, as well as the financial loss suffered by and the inconvenience brought to the passengers. They were of the view that the airline concerned, because of its large market share, had ignored the rights and interests of those individual passengers who lacked bargaining power. They also queried that in an earlier incident of flight delay suspected to be caused by the oversale of air tickets by an airline, a celebrity in the catering industry brought along journalists to cover the process of his negotiation with the airline concerned at the scene and was subsequently offered compensation that was much higher than that in similar incidents. They criticised that this was no different from the hegemonic style of the two power companies which ignored the overall interest of the community and the public, and initially sought to make the maximum permitted return of 9.9% recently. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:

(a) whether it knows the number of requests for assistance and complaints involving the oversale of air tickets by airlines received by government departments, the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong and the Consumer Council in each of the past three years, as well as the details of such cases;

(b) whether it has designated any government department or established any procedure and mechanism to handle requests for assistance and enquiries involving the oversale of air tickets by airlines; further, whether it has publicised the relevant procedures and mechanisms; if it has, of the details; if not, the reasons for that;

(c) whether it has examined the impact of the oversale of air tickets by airlines on flight passengers and the passenger flight industry in Hong Kong; if it has, of the impact; if not, the reasons for that, and whether it can examine the issue as soon as possible; and

(d) given that the number of disputes between airlines (including those involving the airlines themselves or the travel agents that sell air tickets on behalf of airlines) and consumers over the oversale of air tickets has been on the rise, and that the authorities are currently examining the issue of reforming the regulatory framework of the tourism sector of Hong Kong, whether it will consider concurrently studying the introduction of a regulatory and co-ordination mechanism to handle the disputes between flight passengers and airlines; if it will, of the details; if not, the reasons for that; how it will step up efforts in safeguarding consumer interest in the light of the aforesaid situations?

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(a) The numbers of requests for assistance and complaints involving the oversale of air tickets by airlines received by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) and the Consumer Council (CC) during 2009 to 2011 are set out below:

2009 2010 2011
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CAD 1 1 1
CC 6 9 10

As the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong does not maintain record about cases for assistance and complaints involving the oversale of air tickets by airlines, it is not able to provide the requested information.

(b) Passengers having consumer disputes with airlines may lodge a complaint with CC. CC generally helps the passengers and airlines discuss and resolve the disputes through mediation.

(c) Airlines in general will provide flexibility to passengers by allowing them to make last minute changes to their itineraries after the purchase of air tickets. It is therefore not uncommon where passengers will not board the plane as scheduled after buying the air tickets. Airlines usually will take into account the situation of individual flights and past experience to estimate the "no-show rate" and allow overbooking of air tickets as appropriate. The arrangement facilitates passengers in need to travel to their destinations by taking up the seats that have been reserved but not checked in by other passengers. This arrangement also helps reduce the number of unused seats in each flight. In general, airlines will communicate with the affected passengers and provide necessary assistance and corresponding arrangements to minimise the inconvenience to the passengers concerned.

(d) The Government's proposed establishment of an independent statutory regulatory body in the reform of the regulatory framework of the tourism sector focuses on regulating travel agents, tourist guides and tour escorts with a view to enhancing the quality of tourism services of Hong Kong. The services provided by airlines to passengers are based on commercial contracts entered into between the two parties, and are related to the operations of the airlines. Such matters do not necessarily have any consequential relationship with the regulatory framework of the tourism sector.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 05:05 AM   #3991
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 02:14 PM   #3992
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Nice photo's, close space for the width of the SIA A380..
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Old March 4th, 2012, 03:22 PM   #3993
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Extra parking spaces for airport jets to cost $2.2b
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There will be more parking spaces at Chek Lap Kok for the latest aircraft thanks to a HK$2.2 billion development project, the Airport Authority said...
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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:58 AM   #3994
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I love the Finnair livery!
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Old March 5th, 2012, 02:49 PM   #3995
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The inaugural CZ A380 HKG-PEK flight by sutrak from a Hong Kong discussion forum :























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Old March 6th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #3996
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My all time favourite airport, as like Changi
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Old March 6th, 2012, 10:21 PM   #3997
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Old March 8th, 2012, 05:15 PM   #3998
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HK resident jailed for immigration scam
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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A Hong Kong resident involved in an immigration scam has been jailed by the District Court for 23 months today (March 7).

The male Hong Kong resident pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to obtain services by deception.

In May 2009, immigration investigators at Hong Kong International Airport intercepted three Mainlanders as they were about to board a flight to Vancouver, Canada. The three Mainlanders produced forged Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passports and boarding passes with the names of other persons for inspection.

The three Mainlanders later admitted that the defendant and another Hong Kong resident acted as courier and check-in facilitator respectively for them. After further investigation, the defendant and the check-in facilitator were arrested.

The check-in facilitator has already been convicted of one count of conspiracy to obtain services by deception and sentenced to 16 months' imprisonment in February 2012, while the three Mainlanders were each jailed for 10 months for the scam in May 2009.

"Under the Theft Ordinance, people who, by any deception, dishonestly obtain services from another shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable, upon conviction, to imprisonment for 10 years," an Immigration Department spokesman said.

The spokesman warned that under the laws of Hong Kong, any person who uses a false travel document commits an offence. It is also an offence to make false representation to immigration officers. Offenders are liable to prosecution and, upon conviction, the maximum penalty will be a fine of $150,000 and imprisonment for 14 years.
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CAD releases accident bulletin on Heliservices (Hong Kong) Limited helicopter accident
Friday, March 9, 2012
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In accordance with the Hong Kong Civil Aviation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations (Cap. 448 sub. leg. B), an inspector's investigation is in progress to determine the circumstances and causes of the accident involving an Aerospatiale SA 315B LAMA helicopter (registration mark B-HJV) operated by Heliservices (Hong Kong) Limited in Kau Lung Hang Lo Wai, Fanling, on January 3, 2011.

The investigation team today (March 9) released Accident Bulletin 2/2012 as an update to Accident Bulletin 3/2011 issued on February 1, 2011.

A spokesman from the Civil Aviation Department (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 latest findings indicated that at the time of the accident, the helicopter longline might have come close enough to the nearby overhead high-voltage electricity line conductor to trigger a fault current to flow from the line conductor to an earthed object, causing a flashover," he said.

"A series of high-voltage electrical experiments were conducted in a suitably equipped laboratory to evaluate the possible scenarios. Results have revealed that if the accident longline, which was shrouded by a protective nylon fabric jacket, had moved to a distance closer than approximately 20 centimetres to the overhead line conductor and an earthed object, the air insulation gap between them could break down and a flashover could occur."

The spokesman added, "The investigation team has issued one recommendation to Heliservices (Hong Kong) Limited at the current stage, which is to suspend the use of any underslung cable assemblies on Aerospatiale SA 315B LAMA helicopters, which consist of electrical conducting material, in the vicinity of overhead high-voltage electricity lines until completion of the investigation. The investigation team will continue to study all other relevant evidence and information, including but not limited to the operational and management aspects of the helicopter underslung operation, in order to determine the circumstances of the accident."

The full Accident Bulletin 2/2012 is attached in the Annex. It is also available for download at the CAD webpage (www.cad.gov.hk/english/reports.html).
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