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Old January 15th, 2013, 12:24 AM   #4181
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Old January 15th, 2013, 12:52 AM   #4182
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I love Hong Kong Airport.
It's really a great airport. It's big, busy yet simple. Plus it makes plane watching easy.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 04:58 AM   #4183
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It's really a great airport. It's big, busy yet simple. Plus it makes plane watching easy.
It is just a joy for me to go through that airport... I remember flying in and out of there around 2001 when I visited Hong Kong, and I found it to be ultra-modern at the time. I just want to see similar airports like HKG that are airy, easy to get around, and plentiful of daily flights.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 03:21 PM   #4184
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HKIA Achieves Solid Growth in 2012
Airport Sets Record for Air Traffic Movements in December

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(HONG KONG, 13 January 2013) – Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported another year of strong traffic performance, setting new annual records in both passenger volume and flight movements. Last year, HKIA welcomed a total of 56.5 million passengers and handled 352,000 aircraft movements, representing annual growth of 4.7% and 5.3% respectively. Cargo volume showed rebound over the past five months, making the total cargo handled for the whole year rose 2.2% to 4 million tonnes.

HKIA also reported 30,800 flight movements in December 2012, a 5.1% year-on-year increase and a new monthly record. The previous record for monthly flight movements was set in August 2012. During the month, the airport also received five million passengers and handled 372,000 tonnes of cargo, registering year-on-year growth of 3.9% and 7.6% respectively.

The growth in passenger traffic was driven mainly by Hong Kong resident travel, which saw a 7% rise over the same month last year. Passenger traffic to and from South East Asia and Taiwan performed particularly well. Growth in December cargo throughput was primarily due to an 8% year-on-year growth in exports. During the month, cargo throughput to and from North America and the Chinese Mainland outperformed other key regions.

Stanley Hui Hon-chung, Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, "Despite the challenging global economic environment, regional economic growth continued to drive traffic increases at HKIA in 2012. This past year we welcomed nine new airlines and expanded our global network to about 170 destinations. The airport community's 65,000 staff also keeps delivering consistently world-class service, delighting travellers from Hong Kong and around the world and helping HKIA win recognition as the world’s best airport more than 50 times over the years."

New annual records were also set in cross-boundary traffic, underlining HKIA's position as an increasingly important multi-modal transport centre connecting Hong Kong to the Mainland. During the year, traffic between HKIA and Pearl River Delta destinations via limousines/ coaches and ferry services at the SkyPier grew by 3.5% and 8% to over 1.9 million and 2.6 million passenger trips respectively.

"Heading into 2013, whilst the financial woes in the Eurozone will probably continue and the weak market conditions in the US remain for some time, GDP growth forecasts for the Chinese Mainland and South East Asia are 8.1% and 5.2%, respectively, much higher than most other parts in the world. We are therefore cautiously optimistic about achieving mild traffic growth at HKIA in 2013. The over HK$12 billion Midfield and apron development projects are in full swing, which will enable us to manage traffic growth in the medium-term. We are also keenly focused on achieving sustainable development while operating HKIA safely, efficiently and reliably, in line with the airport’s unsurpassed reputation for service excellence," Mr Hui added.

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Old January 21st, 2013, 03:37 PM   #4185
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Old January 21st, 2013, 06:03 PM   #4186
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Hactl achieved second best annual record in 2012
15 January 2013, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – the major air cargo handler at the world’s largest air cargo hub – has reported the second best year in the company’s history.

The fourth quarter in 2012 saw total traffic up 6.2% on 2011, at 754,226 tonnes: the best total tonnage and best annual growth in any quarter since the first quarter of 2011.

The fourth quarter was also the best quarter for exports in 2012: November’s figure of 142,632 tonnes was the best in 2012, while December’s was the third best. December’s imports figure of 61,659 tonnes meanwhile made it 2012’s top import month.

The year as a whole was the second best in Hactl’s 37-year history, at a total of 2,777,519 tonnes: up a healthy 2.1% on 2011, and just 4.2% short of the company’s all-time record of 2,899,603 tonnes which was set in the post-recession bounce of 2010.

The quarter was positively impacted by traffic feeding through from the five new carriers signed up by Hactl since September: Air Astana with twice-weekly B757s, Globus Airlines with twice-weekly B737s, SF Airlines with five-times-weekly B737Fs, Uni-top Airlines with chartered B747Fs, and Vladivostok Air with twice-weekly A320s.

The fourth quarter also saw a boom in freighter services handled by Hactl, as carriers brought in some 42 charter flights from late October to December, to help cope with the pre-Christmas boost in cargo traffic.

Says Hactl Executive Director Lilian Chan: “2012 ended stronger than we expected. Despite the continuing uncertainty in Europe and the US, our figures have maintained a modest and steady recovery that hopefully will become a sustainable trend.

“2013 will be challenging for us, as Cathay Pacific Airways migrates to self-handling and we relinquish their business in phases throughout the year. We are well-prepared, and our 100 other airline customers have been growing as a proportion of our total business, which will cushion the overall impact.”
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 03:25 PM   #4187
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 10:38 PM   #4188
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Spectacular aircraft shots indeed! Good thing that Asia's World City can still be seen on a CX aircraft, and it's good to see a lot of B747 freighters at Chek Lap Kok Airport. Question: is Orient Thai's aircraft a B767? Before, I saw that airline operate a very old B747 to Hong Kong...
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 04:00 AM   #4189
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Spectacular aircraft shots indeed! Good thing that Asia's World City can still be seen on a CX aircraft, and it's good to see a lot of B747 freighters at Chek Lap Kok Airport. Question: is Orient Thai's aircraft a B767? Before, I saw that airline operate a very old B747 to Hong Kong...
Yes, that is a 767. I've never spotted that model of aircraft for the airline myself. I believe they still fly the very old 747's to HK.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 05:20 PM   #4190
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 11:20 PM   #4191
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Beautiful and busy airport.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:08 AM   #4192
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Dragonair Supports Forging of Economic Partnership with Mainland Cities and Building the Hong Kong Hub
16 January 2013
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(HONG KONG) Dragonair today welcomed the commitment made in the Policy Address by HKSAR Chief Executive Mr Leung Chun-ying, that the Government will enhance Hong Kong’s economic partnership with provinces and municipalities in the Mainland on all fronts.

Dragonair Chief Executive Officer Patrick Yeung said: “The Chief Executive stressed that Hong Kong, as well as being international finance, trading, and shipping centre, is also part of the network for Mainland China. It is crystal clear that enhancing the partnership with provinces and other major cities in the Mainland will not only drive economic growth, but also foster social and cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and the Mainland. This has been a strong belief for Dragonair all along as we worked to build a strong network in Mainland China.

“Hong Kong is very much part and parcel of the bigger picture. As Mr Leung noted, the Central Government supports the continuous development of Hong Kong as an international shipping centre, which covers both aviation and maritime transport, in the National 12th Five-Year Plan. As a leading aviation hub, we should ride on our success and take full advantage of the opportunities presented to us,” Mr Yeung said.

“I strongly believe that the status of Hong Kong as gateway to Mainland China and a leading Asian logistics centre could be strengthened as the Government undertakes to enhance sea, air and land transport networks with the Mainland. Dragonair fully supports the initiative favouring the development of Hong Kong and is looking forward to the expansion of Hong Kong International Airport, including the construction of a third runway.

“The Mainland is Dragonair’s key market and we stand ready to contribute to enhance Hong Kong’s connectivity as a regional hub for passenger and cargo traffic, and to help drive the economic development of Hong Kong and the Mainland,” Mr Yeung said.

Mr Yeung added that Dragonair also supports the move to set up recreation facilities in the Kai Tak Development Area that will reflect the former airport’s unique history and add another tourist attraction that can further boost the development of the local tourism industry.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:53 PM   #4193
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Any news on Jetstar Hong Kong? Have they got approval from authorities yet?
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Old January 26th, 2013, 07:13 PM   #4194
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Any news on Jetstar Hong Kong? Have they got approval from authorities yet?
Nothing yet. With Qantas re-aligning with Emirates, they probably have their hands full for now working out how to get their new Dubai hub going.
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Aviation passenger fuel surcharges adjusted
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) today (January 22) approved the passenger fuel surcharges for the period from February 1 to February 28.

The new maximum levels of fuel surcharges will be $227 for short-haul flights and $908 for long-haul flights, which represent reductions of 1 per cent and 7 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. The approved fuel surcharge levels of individual airlines have been published on the CAD's website (www.cad.gov.hk).

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 in December 2012 when the maximum surcharge levels approved by the CAD were $230 for short-haul flights and $971 for long-haul flights.
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Nothing yet. With Qantas re-aligning with Emirates, they probably have their hands full for now working out how to get their new Dubai hub going.
JQ"HK" are recruiting flight deck crew, cabin crew and cabin managers according to their website.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 01:42 PM   #4198
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Hi Folks,

Does anyone know of the cheapest way to get from HKG to Istanbul without backtracking through Europe?

With the departure of Oasis/Hong Kong to London, are there any low cost routes from Asia to Europe?
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Old January 30th, 2013, 04:09 PM   #4199
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Does anyone know of the cheapest way to get from HKG to Istanbul without backtracking through Europe?

With the departure of Oasis/Hong Kong to London, are there any low cost routes from Asia to Europe?
Emirates and Qatar should offer very competitive fares with 1-stop in the Middle East. Turkish fares were not too bad. Flew with them a few months ago and the prices were decent.
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Hong Kong Airport Authority to launch study into fourth runway
Monday, 28 January, 2013, 2:49pm
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Hong Kong must face the question of whether a fourth airport runway will be needed by 2030, in a new strategic study, the transport minister said on Monday.

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, secretary for transport and housing, told lawmakers in the commerce and economic development panel that the Airport Authority would launch a study about the strategic development of the airport beyond 2030.

“It will be a preliminary study into a development strategy beyond the 30’s,” said Cheung.

“Developments in Asian transport facilities will be examined, but the question of whether a fourth runway is needed will be unavoidable in the strategic study,” he said.

Last March the Executive Council supported the building of a third runway in principle. The authority is currently working on the environmental impact assessment for that project, which will involve reclaiming 600 hectares of land from the sea.

But the third runway will absorb the projected increase in air traffic demand only until 2030. The project is backed by the aviation industry but has drawn heavy criticism from environmental groups.

Cheung said the airport would continue to increase its handling capacity before the third runway was completed. By the end of next year, the airport will add 14 new aprons – areas where aircraft are parked, refuelled, boarded and so forth.
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