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Old November 2nd, 2004, 08:49 PM   #461
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HK trying to dodge lawsuit in Tamar site overflow
Carrie Chan, Hong Kong Standard
3 November 2004

Hong Kong government officials are attempting to stave off a lawsuit by the developers of the new HK$2.35 billion airport international exhibition centre over a Trade Development Council plan to use the Tamar site as an overflow for its biggest exhibitions.

Government sources say John Tsang, the Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology, is seeking to mediate between the the partnership developing the airport site and the government over allegations of a promise that any overflow from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre would go to the new airport facility, which is due to open in December 2005.

Government sources say Tsang has been holding discussions with Peter Woo, the head of the TDC, over what has or has not been promised to AsiaWorld Expo, the public-private partnership developing the new airport site. Legislative council members are waiting to lodge questions for Tsang in Legco as well, the sources say.

AsiaWorld-Expo involves funding from the SAR government, with private companies Dragages Hong Kong and Yu Ming Investments, with the Hong Kong Airport Authority contributing the land.

The French government has become involved. Gilles Gilles de Robien, whose policy portfolio includes infrastructure, transport, territorial development, tourism and maritime affairs, flew to Hong Kong last week to discuss the matter with Hong Kong officials.

Dragages Hong Kong, a subsidiary of the French construction giant Buoygues Group, has invested HK$300 million in AsiaWorld Expo. Longtime civil servant Mike Rowse, director-general of InvestHK as well as chairman of the AsiaWorld Expo public-private partnership, has sent two protest letters to the Hong Kong government over plans to use the Tamar site.

Rowse was noncommital in a telephone interview on Tuesday. "I know the TDC came out with a proposal two or three weeks ago, and there was an announcement by the secretary," he said. "I don't know where it has got to. It is not between AsiaWorld Expo and the government.''

That is because the public-private entity has in turn contracted with AsiaWorld-Expo Management, the operating company responsible for bookings at the new airport facility.

Nicolas Borit, chief executive officer of AsiaWorld-Expo Management, is said by a source familiar with the controversy to be threatening suit. Borit was unreachable Tuesday night. It is not known which law firm is involved.

"They are seriously considering a suit," the source said. "They feel the government has given them promises on several occasions that they wouldn't use the Tamar site for exhibition purposes.''

The new airport site is expected to provide more than 70,000 square metres of rentable space. In early October, the government granted the TDC a short-term tenancy at the Tamar site to ease a shortage of exhibition space for two fairs coming over the next few months.
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Windshear blamed for third of aborted landings
Michael Ng, Hong Kong Standard
4 November 2004

Windshear resulted in one third of aborted landings at the Hong Kong International Airport over the past six years, according to Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip.

In his written reply to a question raised by Liberal Party lawmaker Jeffrey Lam at Wednesday's Legislative Council session, Ip said a total of 822 missed approaches have been reported at Chek Lap Kok airport since it went into operation in 1998, representing 0.14 per cent of the 600,000 total landings in the past six years.

Statistics show that missed approaches were more frequent between March and September of each year.

Windshear was the most significant factor in causing missed approaches, Ip said.

Other significant factors included technical problems in aircraft, adverse weather conditions and poor visibility.

A Cathay Pacific flight from London aborted its landing after encountering windshear near the airport on August 30 this year.

Ip said the airport's Terminal Doppler Weather Radar and related wind sensor network have detected windshear and issued immediate warnings to pilots.

Ip said Civil Aviation Department officials have regular discussions concerning windshear and turbulence with representatives of the Hong Kong Observatory, airlines and pilot associations in a joint working group.

"They meet regularly to revise and improve windshear detection and forecast, as well as the mechanism of communicating windshear information to flight crew," Ip said.

British newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported in mid-October that a Cathay Pacific flight, which carried about 300 passengers on board on August 30, had nearly stalled while trying to land.

But the airline strongly rejected the claim.

Investigations by both the airline company and Civil Aviation Department are still proceeding into the aborted landing.
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Bigger SkyPier to extend China service
Danny Chung, Hong Kong Standard
4 November 2004 / 02:40 AM

The Airport Authority's SkyPier ferry service, which carried more than twice as many passengers as expected during its first year, plans to add two berths and two destinations and eventually build a permanent pier.

Zhongshan and Lianhuashan will be added to the list of ports comprising Shekou and Fuyong in Shenzhen, Humen in Dongguan, and Macau.

The authority started SkyPier to encourage more mainlanders from the Pearl River Delta to use Hong Kong International Airport.

To meet the expected increase in passengers, two extra berths on a converted barge will be added to the three berths on the present temporary pier.

The authority plans to start the new services and open the new berths before the end of the year.

It said it continues to target 2007 for the replacement of its temporary pier with a permanent one, though it has yet to issue a cost estimate.

In the first half of next year, it hopes to transfer identity checking, airline check-in and luggage inspection to the mainland ports.

At a reception on Wednesday marking SkyPier's first anniversary, authority chief executive David Pang dismissed suggestions that the roll-out had fallen far behind schedule.

He said the service had to be co-ordinated with other nearby developments, such as SkyCity, and a proposed light rail system.

"Our plans right now are based on market demand," he said.

Jacqueline Wan, assistant general manager for passenger facilitation, said that in the first year of operation to last September, more than 770,000 passengers had used the ferry, far exceeding the 300,000 forecast.

The ferry operator, Hong Kong International Airport Ferry Terminals Services, is a 60-40 joint venture between Chu Kong Shipping Enterprises (Holdings) and Shun Tak-China Travel International Logistics Investment.

Wan said the authority expects passenger numbers to exceed a million for the next full year of service.

Passenger numbers have grown steadily, from 23,830 in the first month to 88,292 this September. In October, they exceeded 100,000.

Once the new berths are in operation, the number of trips per day should rise to about 60 from the current 45.

Pansy Ho, managing director of Shun Tak (Holdings), owner of Shun Tak-China, said the firm preferred not to invest directly in the pier but might consider a contract to run the ferries.

Separately, Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip told the Legislative Council that the airport had not been affected by the opening of Baiyun Airport in Guangzhou.

He said aircraft movements were up by 18 per cent year on year in September, with passenger and cargo throughput rising by 15 per cent and 19 per cent respectively.
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HKIA landing situation
Government Press Release
Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Following is a question by the Hon Jeffrey Lam and a written reply by the Secretary for Economic Development and Labour, Mr Stephen Ip, in the Legislative Council today (November 3):

Question:

It has been reported that at the end of August this year, a landing flight had to switch to manual operation temporarily and abort landing at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) due to a sudden encounter with windshear. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council :

(a) of the number of aborted landings at HKIA since its opening, and the situations under which such aborted landings took place;

(b) whether there are any data or signs to indicate that aborted landings are affected by changes in seasons or related to windshear;

(c) of the existing monitoring and contingency measures taken by the Civil Aviation Department and HKIA to deal with aborted landings and encounters with windshear by aircraft; and

(d) since the Hong Kong Observatory has spent $9.5 million on procuring the world's first Light Detection and Ranging System for use in airport weather alerts with a view to facilitating better detection of changes in wind direction and air current, whether the system has served its purpose during the aborted landing incident in August this year; if it has, of the details?

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(a)&(b) Between the opening of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in 1998 and September 2004, there were 822 incidents of missed approaches (or commonly referred to as "aborted landings"), representing 0.14% of the 600,000 landings at the HKIA. Past records indicate that missed approaches were more frequent between March and September of the year. About 37% of the missed approaches were related to windshear. Other factors leading to missed approaches included problems with the aircraft, low cloud, adverse weather conditions and poor visibility.

(c) The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) monitors all the time any possible occurrences of windshear and provides timely warning to the Air Traffic Control Centre of the Civil Aviation Department (CAD). The Control Centre would convey such information to flight crew. The Control Centre and flight crew may then prepare, if necessary, for missed approaches. The CAD has also formed a Windshear and Turbulence Warning System Working Group comprising representatives from the HKO, CAD, airlines, and pilot associations. The Working Group meets regularly to revise and improve windshear detection and forecast, as well as the mechanism of communicating windshear information to flight crew.

(d) The Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) system is designed to detect windshear under rain-free conditions, whilst the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) and its network of wind sensors perform the detection function on rainy days. It was raining when an incident of missed approach happened on August 30, 2004. The TDWR system detected windshear and issued timely warning.
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HKIA landing situation
Government Press Release
Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Following is a question by the Hon Jeffrey Lam and a written reply by the Secretary for Economic Development and Labour, Mr Stephen Ip, in the Legislative Council today (November 3):

Question:

It has been reported that at the end of August this year, a landing flight had to switch to manual operation temporarily and abort landing at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) due to a sudden encounter with windshear. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council :

(a) of the number of aborted landings at HKIA since its opening, and the situations under which such aborted landings took place;

(b) whether there are any data or signs to indicate that aborted landings are affected by changes in seasons or related to windshear;

(c) of the existing monitoring and contingency measures taken by the Civil Aviation Department and HKIA to deal with aborted landings and encounters with windshear by aircraft; and

(d) since the Hong Kong Observatory has spent $9.5 million on procuring the world's first Light Detection and Ranging System for use in airport weather alerts with a view to facilitating better detection of changes in wind direction and air current, whether the system has served its purpose during the aborted landing incident in August this year; if it has, of the details?

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Madam President,

(a)&(b) Between the opening of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in 1998 and September 2004, there were 822 incidents of missed approaches (or commonly referred to as "aborted landings"), representing 0.14% of the 600,000 landings at the HKIA. Past records indicate that missed approaches were more frequent between March and September of the year. About 37% of the missed approaches were related to windshear. Other factors leading to missed approaches included problems with the aircraft, low cloud, adverse weather conditions and poor visibility.

(c) The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) monitors all the time any possible occurrences of windshear and provides timely warning to the Air Traffic Control Centre of the Civil Aviation Department (CAD). The Control Centre would convey such information to flight crew. The Control Centre and flight crew may then prepare, if necessary, for missed approaches. The CAD has also formed a Windshear and Turbulence Warning System Working Group comprising representatives from the HKO, CAD, airlines, and pilot associations. The Working Group meets regularly to revise and improve windshear detection and forecast, as well as the mechanism of communicating windshear information to flight crew.

(d) The Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) system is designed to detect windshear under rain-free conditions, whilst the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) and its network of wind sensors perform the detection function on rainy days. It was raining when an incident of missed approach happened on August 30, 2004. The TDWR system detected windshear and issued timely warning.
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04 November 2004
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Cathay Pacific Adds Daily Beijing service

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that it will launch a daily flight to Beijing from 1 December 2004, in a further step to strengthen Hong Kong as a gateway to the Mainland almost a year to the day after the airline resumed services to the capital.

Cathay Pacific resumed services to Beijing with three weekly flights on 2 December 2003 after a break of 13 years. Four additional weekly flights will offer passengers more options to connect with the airline’s international services through Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific figures for the first nine months of the Beijing flight’s operation show that, even with only three weekly services, more than 40 percent of Beijing passengers made direct Cathay Pacific connections to over 30 cities in the airline’s international network.

The largest proportion connected with flights to and from Auckland, Bangkok, Jakarta, Los Angeles, London, Melbourne, Manila, Singapore, Sydney and Taipei, because certain flights to and from these cities had close connection times with Cathay Pacific’s current Beijing service. More than one-third more international passengers connected with the flight heading to rather than from Beijing because connection times were more convenient.

Other passengers flew to and from points on the airline’s network in Southeast and North Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Canada.

Cathay Pacific has been granted rights to operate a second daily service to Beijing from the start of the Summer 2005 season. If Cathay Pacific were able to operate that service at a different time of the day that would create wider opportunities for the airline to draw more connecting passengers over Hong Kong.

As of December 2004, four airlines, including Cathay Pacific, will operate 112 weekly services from Hong Kong to Beijing. According to latest Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department figures, from December 2003 through May 2004, about 110,000 passengers travelled from Hong Kong to Beijing and back every month.

Cathay Pacific Manager Beijing K K Leung said: “Ever since our Beijing service started last December, passengers have been asking for more flights on the route. They say the more daily flights we offer, the more convenience they will have for travel between Beijing and Hong Kong and to connect to CX flights to the rest of the world. We are glad that we are going daily yet this is still a basic service for this travel market.”

Cathay Pacific has also been allocated rights upon designation to operate three weekly passenger services to Xiamen and 12 weekly freighter services to Shanghai and will launch services early in 2005, subject to operational requirements. The airline was last year licensed to operate three daily services to both Beijing and Shanghai and three weekly services to Xiamen.
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Air Transport Intelligence
October 29, 2004

Singapore's Valuair going double-daily to HK
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Valuair, which started operating to Hong Kong on 7 May, will be offering a second daily service from 1 December, the carrier says in a statement.

It currently leases two Airbus A320s and expects to take delivery of another two in November.

Also on 1 December Valuair is to launch a daily Singapore-Perth service.
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November 4, 2004

Hong Kong airport reports record passenger numbers

Hong Kong International Airport has reported record passenger and cargo numbers, according the Hong Kong's Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip.

Ip said that despite competition from other regional airports Hong Kong airport saw aircraft movements rise by 17.9%, passenger traffic rise by 15% and cargo throughput increase by 19.2%. The Hong Kong Airport Authority re-introduced a destination incentive deal from September 2004, to combat increased competition from other airports, which offers a rebate of up to 50% on landing fees to airlines.

According to Ip the government of Hong Kong is keen to establish the region as an aviation hub and over the past two years has agreed bilateral agreements with a number of countries including the UK, US and states in Southeast Asia, reports Xinhua.

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HK airport strong despite competition: Stephen Ip
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Guangzhou's new airport has not affected growth at Hong Kong International Airport which has set new records for both passenger and cargo throughput.

This was the message today from Secretary for Economic Development & Labour Stephen Ip in response to questions from legislators.

Taking September as an example, Mr Ip said aircraft movements rose 17.9%, passenger throughput rose 15%, cargo throughput rose 19.2%, and transfer passengers grew 21.2% over the same month last year.

Mr Ip said the Airport Authority, in view of the competition from neighbouring airports, re-introduced a two-year new destination incentive arrangement in September.

The scheme offers a rebate of up to 50% on landing charges to encourage airlines to develop services between Hong Kong and new destinations.

Progressive liberalisation

Mr Ip said the Government has adopted a multi-pronged approach to enhance Hong Kong's position as an aviation hub. Through the policy of progressive liberalisation, airlines can continue to expand their service network through Hong Kong.

"In the past two years, we have concluded completely open direct services or substantially expanded bilateral arrangements with a number of aviation partners, including the UK, the US and countries in Southeast Asia," he said.

The new air services arrangement concluded in September allows more Hong Kong and Mainland airlines to enter the market and substantially expand the frequency of services between the two jurisdictions.

It also provides additional rights for Mainland airlines to operate via Hong Kong to Southeast Asia, and enables airlines of both sides to code-share with each other to link up Hong Kong's extensive international network with the enormous Mainland aviation market.

Plans to expand ferry services

Mr Ip said to extend Hong Kong's catchment area across the boundary, ferry services between Hong Kong airport and four cities in the Pearl River Delta were launched in September last year, which provide seamless sea-air transit services to Mainland travellers.

"Plans are in hand to further expand the network. Coupled with increasing cross-boundary coach services, these inter-modal links will enhance Hong Kong's position as the preferred gateway airport for Mainland residents making international travels," he said.

"In July, the Airport Authority also launched the Fly via Hong Kong one-stop ticketing platform to facilitate Mainland passengers using Hong Kong airport for travelling to the rest of the world."
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SkyPier to add two new Pearl River Delta destinations
Hong Kong Airport Press Release

(3 November 2004, Hong Kong) - Two more berths will be added to the SkyPier ferry transfer terminal at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to cater to extra traffic from two additional ports in the Pearl River Delta (PRD).

Announcing the extension of services to Zhongshan and Lianhuashan in Guangzhou, which are expected to be operational by the end of 2004, Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) Chief Executive Officer Dr David J Pang said the new routes will enhance the accessibility of the airport to more residents of the PRD.

Currently four ports within the PRD, namely Shekou and Fuyong in Shenzhen, Humen in Dongguan as well as Macau are connected to the SkyPier. As transfer travelers, ferry passengers bypass immigration and customs formalities at HKIA, cutting by up to half the transit time.

The innovative service, which transforms HKIA into a truly multi-modal international transportation hub with seamless interconnection, is a significant step in AA's business strategy of extending its home market to reach out to 26 million residents in the PRD. Over 770,000 passengers have taken advantage of the service at the temporary ferry pier since its opening in September last year. A permanent cross-boundary pier will be built and operational by early 2007.

Commemorating the first anniversary of the opening of the SkyPier, Dr Pang said, "At HKIA we have positioned ourselves to better connect the PRD and the world through our extensive aviation network and multi-modal interconnection. The popularity of the ferry transfer service confirms the demand for quick, hassle-free services between the PRD and the airport."

"I wish to thank the authorities in Guangdong and Hong Kong to help make the ferry transfer service possible, and we look forward to their continuous support in initiatives such as up-stream check-in," he added.

At present, 45 trips per day are served by the high-speed boats of the two ferry operators Chu Kong and Shun Tak. Director & General Manager of Hong Kong International Airport Ferry Services Limited (HKIAFS), a 60-40 joint venture formed by the two ferry operators Chu Kong Shipping Enterprises (Holdings) Ltd and Shun Tak - China Travel International Logistics Investment Ltd, Mr Tang Yun-long said, "Patronage for the service has continued to rise since the opening. Passenger growth of recent months was particularly spectacular, averaging at more than 85,000 passengers per month. In the single month of October, passenger number exceeded 100,000."

Service enhancement measures were introduced over the past year. Two additional check-in desks and one security screening channel were added to cope with the growing demand of passenger flow.
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Friday November 5, 2004
UPS Launches 12 Additional Weekly Flights to China

SHANGHAI, Nov 5 Asia Pulse - Cargo and package carrier United Parcel Service (UPS) has launched the first of 12 new flights to China with MD-11 service to Shanghai this week. The new flights will triple the current service from six to 18 flights a week.

The additional services follow on the heels of 129 per cent growth in China export volume in the third quarter for UPS, the company said in a statement.

UPS has been serving China since 1988 and is the only U.S. cargo carrier providing daily, non-stop service to and from the United States and China, which started when the company was first granted China aviation rights in 2001.

Next year, UPS will inaugurate the first-ever non-stop service between the U.S. and Guangzhou in the fast-growing Pearl River Delta.

UPS recently also launched an additional six weekly flights between Hong Kong and its intra-Asia hub in Clark Field, the Philippines.
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Old November 8th, 2004, 08:32 AM   #479
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DHL may open logistics centre in Tsing Yi; 'Cross-docking' facility would apply finishing touches to mainland shipments
Russell Barling
6 November 2004
South China Morning Post

DHL Express may add to its portfolio of Hong Kong logistics facilities by building a consolidation and distribution centre in Tsing Yi, catering to the increasingly complex needs of the vehicle, electronics and fashion industries.

Kelly Yu, DHL general manager for Hong Kong, said it was "highly probable" it would proceed with the project in Tsing Yi, an ideal location due to its proximity to the port, airport and highways to south China's manufacturing heartland.

"I think DHL has shown that if it's a viable economic proposition, we are willing to take the risks," Mr Yu said. "We did that with our spare-part management concept and we reaped the rewards - more than 25 companies ... signed on."

Mr Yu offered few details on the project, which he described as a "cross-docking" facility, other than to say it would be a "meaningful" size. Another senior executive within the DHL group yesterday described the project as still being a "primitive" concept but conceded that Tsing Yi had been earmarked as a suitable location.

DHL yesterday released its Pearl River Delta Supply Chain Study, which echoed earlier reports in finding that the comparatively high cost of moving goods through Hong Kong continued to jeopardise its role as the gateway to south China's retail production centres.

As with recent studies on the maritime trade sector, the report - conducted by the Chinese University's Centre of Cyber Logistics - found higher trucking costs were eroding Hong Kong's competitiveness as a conduit for air freight. Trucking a 5,000kg shipment direct from the delta was about $1,600 cheaper.

But the study also turned its sights on the high terminal handling charges at the airport, finding that it cost $6,000 to send a 5,000kg shipment through the cargo centres at Chek Lap Kok.

"If you are shipping a smaller shipment then the terminal fees may not make that much difference," said Professor Cheung Waiman, who led the research. "But if you are moving larger shipments, the terminal handling charge becomes a greater disincentive than the trucking costs."

The study found opportunities for Hong Kong's logistics industry in providing "cross-docking" service centres such as the one being vetted by DHL.

Such facilities typically are involved in last-minute, value-adding activities such as sorting, labelling, bar-coding, spare-parts assembly and putting the finishing touches on high-fashion garments.

Some of these activities require advanced infrastructure and a skilled workforce.

But, often more importantly, they also allow exporters to fulfil manufacturing requirements that help them to exploit Hong Kong's comparatively lower profit taxes - 17 per cent against 40 per cent on the mainland.

The report also suggested that specialised cargo-handling centres, such as for perishables like flowers and seafood, would be another area of opportunity.

"The objective is to offer comprehensive services which can offset the relatively higher cost of shipping through Hong Kong," said Mr Yu. "If we leave things as they are, more and more of the cargo will go direct from China."
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Old November 8th, 2004, 08:47 AM   #480
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Industry returns show mainlanders stick to the surface
Murray Bailey
8 November 2004
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's travel industry traffic returns were 30 per cent up on the 2001 base year in August. The bulk of this growth is related to the impressive growth in travel to and from the mainland.

Without this, estimated growth in August - the latest month for which data is available - would have been a less-impressive 10 per cent.

But one segment, the number of passengers using the airport, is well below that top-line growth. The airport has managed only a 12 per cent increase in passengers - in other words, growth similar to non-mainland growth.

The reason is that numerous travellers from the mainland are entering Hong Kong through land borders. Many, after all, are travelling from Guangdong.

The good news for the airport is that this traffic base can be considered as future potential for the airport. A low-fare airline flying between Hong Kong and the mainland would also bring benefits. However, the bulk of low-fare traffic could go to a rival regional airport.

There are many to choose from - Guangzhou's new airport, Macau, Shenzhen and Zhuhai - and all are eager for the traffic boost that low-fare airlines bring.

HOTELS gather strength While Hong Kong is losing share in its position as an international aviation hub, its hotel sector is strengthening, growing much faster this year than its neighbours. Growth in hotel revenue was 20 per cent up on average to August - which compares with just 11 per cent growth in Macau and 12 per cent in Shenzhen.

This is not merely a Sars-related factor. When compared with the same period in 2001, hotel revenues in Hong Kong are up 19 per cent, compared with 11 per cent in Macau and 8 per cent in Shenzhen.

Newly released figures for international air travel, however, show that in 2003, Hong Kong lost ground as a result of Sars. Thus, its international air travel total is now less than twice the size of that in the mainland.

Since the change of sovereignty in 1997, Hong Kong's international air traffic has grown by only 14 per cent while the mainland's has grown 54 per cent.

But even if the growth rates from over the past five years were maintained, the mainland still seems unlikely to overtake Hong Kong before 2010.

The numbers of air passengers on the main long-haul routes from Hong Kong for the first half of this year were good, bad and indifferent - not quite what airline managers are saying they were.

According to data from the civil aviation bodies in Australia, Britain and the US, passenger travel to and from Hong Kong is at different stages of recovery from the setbacks that started with the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The number of passengers flying directly between Hong Kong and Australia, for instance, started recovering only this year. But the peak year for passengers was in 2000 and this year's January-to-June total - at 639,000 - was still below the 689,000 counted over the same period in 2000.

The number of passengers flying direct between Hong Kong and Britain, however, surpassed the 2001 half-year total in 2002 - the year following the 9-11 attacks.

Traffic between Britain and Hong Kong peaked in 2000 but this year's total of 612,000 passengers was comfortably above the 521,000 recorded in 2000.

Passenger travel between Hong Kong and the US is almost back to normal. In the first half of this year, there were 744,000 passengers flying direct between the two destinations. That compares with just below 800,000 in the first-half of 2001.

Full recovery may happen within this year, even though some monthly figures have been below those in 2001.

Compiled by Murray Bailey, research director and editor, Travel Business Analyst
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