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Old April 17th, 2012, 04:20 PM   #4021
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I guess it's the first United's 767-300ER that got winglets?
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Old April 17th, 2012, 10:27 PM   #4022
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Unlike US airports, the number of flight movements out of HKG is relatively small as the aircraft used are generally much larger. So whether so many runways are needed at this point is questionable, but 3 seems right as the medium-term growth plan for now.
Yeah, not too many regional jets at HKG.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 11:05 PM   #4023
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Yeah, not too many regional jets at HKG.
Yeah, how many regional markets are flown out of HKG that you know? Then compare that to the number of regional markets in the US.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 11:22 PM   #4024
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I guess it's the first United's 767-300ER that got winglets?
Yes.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 05:00 AM   #4025
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Yeah, how many regional markets are flown out of HKG that you know? Then compare that to the number of regional markets in the US.
Generally, even regional markets see larger jets. The smallest jets we see out of Hong Kong for regular passenger service are the A321/A320/E90's. I don't see turboprops or the really small Canadair jets. There are quite a lot of regional destinations, including Chinese cities, Taiwan, Korea, and southern Japan. Since traffic is so high, large jets are used. For example, Taipei sees 40+ flights a day, but airlines send a few 744's on the route (1.5 hours). Shanghai sees 25+ flights a day, but the smallest plane flying there would be an A321/A320. The A380 serves short hops to Bangkok (2.5 hours), Singapore (3.5 hours), Beijing (3 hours), and Seoul (2.5 hours).
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Old April 18th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #4026
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LCQ17: Aircraft noise
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Following is a question by the Hon Ablert Chan and a written reply by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Ms Eva Cheng, in the Legislative Council today (April 18):

Question:

In reply to my question at the meeting of this Council on March 16, 2011, the Government indicated that the Civil Aviation Department had, since October 1998, implemented a series of aircraft noise mitigating measures to minimise the impact of aircraft noise on the districts near the flight paths (including arranging for flights departing Hong Kong between 11pm and 7am to use the southbound route via the West Lamma Channel as far as possible, and directing flights arriving in Hong Kong between midnight and 7am to land from the waters southwest of the airport, so as to avoid aircrafts overflying densely populated areas in the early hours; requiring aircrafts approaching from the northeast to adopt the Continuous Descent Approach when landing, and aircrafts taking off towards the northeast to reach a higher altitude within a shorter distance; and banning aircrafts which have a higher noise level, as defined in the Convention on International Civil Aviation, from landing and taking off in Hong Kong). However, I have learnt that aircraft noise during the aforesaid hours still causes nuisance to residents of quite a number of housing estates, making it difficult for them to sleep. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:

(a) of the monthly data recorded in 2011 and 2012 by various aircraft noise monitoring terminals on aircraft noise levels which reached 70 to 74, 75 to 79, and 80 decibels (dB) or above during the aforesaid hours;

(b) of the types of aircraft the noise levels of which reached 80 dB or above last year and the names of their operating airline companies; and

(c) whether it will further enhance the existing aircraft noise mitigating measures to reduce the nuisance caused to residents in the districts concerned; if it will, of the details?

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(a) The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) has 16 noise monitoring terminals. The aircraft noise events recorded by these terminals in 2011 and 2012 (up to February) by month are set out in Annex 1;

(b) the types of aircraft with noise events exceeding 80 decibels in 2011 and the operating airlines concerned are set out in Annex 2;

(c) To reduce the impact of aircraft noise on the areas in the vicinity of the flight paths, CAD has implemented a series of noise mitigating measures. Apart from those mentioned in the question, other measures include the following:

(i) to alleviate the aircraft noise impact on Tsing Lung Tau, Sham Tseng and Ma Wan, all aircraft taking off towards the northeast of the airport are required to follow the noise abatement departure procedures prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organization so as to reach a higher altitude within a shorter distance; and

(ii) only aircraft which have a lower noise level, as defined in Chapter 3 of Volume I, Part II of Annex 16 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation are allowed to land and take off in Hong Kong.

In addition, to mitigate the noise impact on Ma Wan, CAD had commissioned a consultant to study the current procedures for aircraft taking off at the Hong Kong International Airport to the northeast and turning south to the West Lamma Channel. The study recommended that for aircraft which can make use of the satellite navigation technology to follow a set of "Radius-to-Fix" turn procedures when making south turns so that the aircraft can follow the designated flight paths closely during the turn, thereby reducing the noise impact on Ma Wan residents. CAD has implemented the procedures on February 9, 2012 and is closely monitoring the implementation and compiling data to analyse the impact of the procedures.

Annex 1 : http://gia.info.gov.hk/general/20120...0244_92634.pdf
Annex 2 : http://gia.info.gov.hk/general/20120...0244_92633.pdf
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Old April 21st, 2012, 01:31 PM   #4027
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 04:21 AM   #4028
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HKIA Sets New Monthly Record for Flight Movements in March
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HONG KONG, 22 April, 2012 – Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) set a new monthly record with 29,600 flight movements this March, which also represented 5.2% growth compared to March 2011. The previous record was set in December 2011 when the airport handled 29,300 movements. Year on year, passenger traffic grew 9% to 4.6 million, while cargo throughput saw a marginal decline of 0.4% to 368,000 tonnes.

The growth in passenger traffic in March was mainly driven by Hong Kong resident and visitor traffic, which registered increases of 20% and 8% respectively over the same month last year. Passenger traffic to/ from the Mainland and South East Asia performed particularly well.

The decline in cargo throughput last month was mainly attributed to the 4.5% year-on-year drop in imports. Exports registered growth of 3% while transshipments decreased by 3% compared to the same month last year. During the month, cargo throughput to/ from South East Asia outperformed other key regions.

Stanley Hui Hon-chung, Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said he was pleased with HKIA's healthy growth figures in March. "In addition to the good growth in passenger traffic and flight movements, we have also seen an improvement in cargo performance despite economic uncertainty. Looking forward, we are confident about the outlook for air traffic performance at HKIA. With runway capacity at HKIA having increased to 63 flights per hour since late March, daily scheduled fights are close to 1,000 for the summer operating season. We believe passenger volume and flight movements are likely to sustain their growth trends, while cargo tonnage should continue to improve at a slower pace."

He added, "Apart from being the world's busiest cargo airport for the second consecutive year, HKIA has also become one of the world's 10 busiest passenger airports for the first time after handling about 54 million passengers last year. While we expect the number of passengers will further increase this year, we will continue to give our utmost effort in providing world-class service to passengers."

In the first quarter of 2012, passenger traffic registered a yearly 8% increase, reaching 13.6 million. Cargo volume declined 1.5% to 930,000 tonnes, while aircraft movements grew by 6.6% to 85,170 over the same period last year.

On a rolling 12-month basis, the airport handled 54.9 million passengers and 339,105 aircraft movements, representing year-on-year increases of 6.6% and 7.2% respectively. Cargo volume recorded a drop of 5.9% in the same period, amounting to 3.9 million tonnes.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 06:37 PM   #4029
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Old April 24th, 2012, 08:08 PM   #4030
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Hong Kong Customs seizes cocaine at airport
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Hong Kong Customs cracked a case of drug trafficking by means of internal concealment at the Hong Kong International Airport on April 20 and seized approximately 1,470 grammes of liquid-form cocaine with street value of about $1.65 million. A foreign man aged 43 was arrested.

The man arrived from Bogota, Colombia. Customs officers at the Airport intercepted him for baggage examination and personal search. He was escorted to hospital for medical check-up and confirmed by doctor to have foreign objects concealed in his body cavity. Subsequently he egested the cocaine seizure. He was charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Court tomorrow (April 25).

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 04:38 AM   #4031
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Air cargo service firm seeks mainland boon
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Air cargo service provider ASR Holdings (1803) said it plans to expand its mainland business by building logistics centers and more than doubling its sales offices nationwide.

The company - founded by three Hong Kong-based airline veterans - listed in January. It now plans to increase its mainland sales offices by 2014 to 33, up from the current 14.

Also in the works is a logistics hub in southern China, which would boost cargo volumes and enhance ASR's pricing power.

"We also hope to develop an electronic platform to enable automatic booking by our clients," executive director Richard Mak Chi-hung told The Standard.

ASR contracts cargo space from airlines in bulk and resells to mid-sized couriers.

Chairman Sunny Yu Ho-yuen said a focus on emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, where competition is less fierce than other parts of the world, has served the firm well.

"By doing business for less-crowded airlines, we can sometimes become the sole distributor of cargo space for air flights, so we can command much better margins," said Niki Law Kai-lo, an executive director.

In 2011, ASR revenues grew by 23 percent to HK$603 million, compared with a 8.3 percent drop in the worldwide cargo market, Yu said.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #4033
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Skytrax World's Best Airports in 2012

1 Incheon
2 Changi
3 Hong Kong***

Best Airport by Size: >50M Passengers

1 Hong Kong***
2 Beijing
3 Heathrow


See Skytrax wed site for more info.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #4034
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Hong Kong Customs seizes cocaine at airport
Friday, April 27, 2012
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Eighty-nine pellets of cocaine seized by the Customs.


Cocaine egested by the arrested person.


Hong Kong Customs prevented a case of drug trafficking by means of internal concealment at the Hong Kong International Airport on April 20. A foreign male aged 39 was arrested and approximately 1,246 grammes of cocaine in 89 pellets with a street value of about $1.4 million was seized.

The man arrested was from Bogota, Colombia. Customs officers at the Airport intercepted him for examination. He was escorted to hospital for a medical check-up and was confirmed by doctors to have foreign objects concealed in his body. He subsequently egested the cocaine.

The man was charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Eastern Magistrates' Court tomorrow (April 28).

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 06:32 AM   #4035
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Wait.... again? =_=
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Old April 30th, 2012, 06:56 AM   #4036
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Wait.... again? =_=
Quite a lot of these arrests lately at the airport, which appears strange as April doesn't seem to be a busy season for drug activity.
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