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Old November 10th, 2015, 05:15 PM   #4841
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Virgin Atlantic axes half its flight attendants in Hong Kong
4 November 2015
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Virgin Atlantic has laid off 50 mostly senior cabin crew in Hong Kong to save costs, Sing Tao Daily reported Wednesday.

Those let go, including 17 supervisors, accounted for over half the British airline's workforce in the city.

A letter Virgin sent to the affected employees Tuesday said, “After very careful consideration we have decided to simplify our rank structure by having one rank of cabin crew that will work across all cabins and, as a result, from 31 March 2016, we will no longer have a Senior Cabin Crew role.”

Carol Ng Man-yee, secretary general of the Hong Kong Cabin Crew Federation, said that this round of layoffs mainly affected cabin crew in senior ranks, who have worked for eight to 20 years.
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Old November 11th, 2015, 01:17 AM   #4842
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I take it there's a very weak union presence, that stunt by management is discrimination! Pigs!
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Old November 12th, 2015, 12:14 AM   #4843
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"this round of layoffs mainly affected cabin crew in senior ranks, who have worked for eight to 20 years."


That is pretty insane.
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Old November 13th, 2015, 12:03 PM   #4844
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Old November 14th, 2015, 11:15 PM   #4845
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Where are we on that third runway?
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Old November 15th, 2015, 03:50 AM   #4846
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Where are we on that third runway?
We have a dedicated project thread on this : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=733610
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Old November 15th, 2015, 06:12 AM   #4847
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Old November 17th, 2015, 04:52 AM   #4848
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How a young pilot turned his childhood dream into reality
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Hong Kong’s first homebuilt aircraft, a two-seater single-engine machine, had a successful trial flight on Sunday, bringing the dreams of the project’s founder Hank Cheng to reality.

The small RV-8 propeller craft took off from the city’s Chek Lap Kok Airport and circled in the sky for around 15 minutes before making a descent.

The aircraft was piloted by Cheng himself, who realized his childhood ambition after years of relentless effort, Sky Post noted.

Cheng, who is a captain with Cathay Pacific Airways, began work on the aircraft more than seven years ago.

Being an aviation enthusiast since an early age, Cheng secured a flying license in the United States when he was just 18 years old.

He majored in aero-science at a university and then returned to Hong Kong, where he won a local flying license and subsequently became a pilot in 2010.

Even before he became a pilot, Cheng put together a team to build a small aircraft.

After taking courses in the US in 2008 RV airplane assembly, Cheng rented a classroom at St. Paul’s Convent School at Causeway Bay and used it as a workshop.

He partnered with more than 500 middle school students and engineers to build the small-size airplane.

To bring his dream to reality, Cheng is said to have spent HK$1.5 million, even resorting to some property sale to raise the funds.

He has named his airplane “Inspiration”, sending a message to young people that they should keep pursuing their dreams.
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Old November 18th, 2015, 04:38 AM   #4849
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Qantas tilts to Asia in busier Pacific market
18 November 2015
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Qantas will lower its planned capacity increase to the United States this financial year and shift to flying more to Asia, in a sign the airline doesn't want to risk damaging returns on the increasingly competitive trans-Pacific market.

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From April, Qantas will reduce its Sydney-Los Angeles flight frequency to just one daily flight, down from 10 weekly flights (already down from two daily ones at present) once American Airlines enters that route next month. However, Qantas will now fly daily from Sydney to Dallas on its A380 from April, up from six weekly flights at present.

In turn, Qantas will use the Boeing 747 that had been flying from Sydney to Los Angeles for the Melbourne-Hong Kong route, upgrading three of the weekly flights from an A330 aircraft in a move that will boost its total capacity to the city by 2.5 per cent. Qantas will then look to deploy that A330 elsewhere in the Asian region.
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Old November 19th, 2015, 04:13 AM   #4850
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HKIA Sees Growth in All Air Traffic Figures in October
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(HONG KONG, 15 November 2015) – Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded growth in all three air traffic figures in October 2015. During the month, passenger volume rose by 7.7% to 5.8 million, while flight movements increased by 3.5% to 34,810 when compared to the same month last year. Cargo throughput recorded growth for the second consecutive month, increasing by 2.0% to 392,000 tonnes when compared to the same period in 2014.

The growth in October passenger traffic was mainly driven by 13% year-on-year growth in Hong Kong resident travel. Transfer/Transit traffic also grew by 7%. Passenger traffic to/from Japan recorded the most significant increase.

The increase in cargo was mainly driven by imports, which were up 4% from a year ago. Exports and transshipments grew 1% and 2%, respectively, compared to the same month last year. Amongst the key trading regions, traffic to / from Europe, Australasia and North America increased most significantly.

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On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA has handled 67.7 million passengers, 4.39 million tonnes of cargo and 403,805 flight movements, recording year-on-year increases of 8.0%, 1.1% and 4.0%, respectively.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 06:22 PM   #4851
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Old November 24th, 2015, 05:34 AM   #4852
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Old November 25th, 2015, 05:14 PM   #4853
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Mainland Chinese airline passenger denies attacking Hong Kong airline employee after flight delayed
24 November 2015
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A mainland woman accused of attacking a ground crew member at Hong Kong International Airport after a lengthy flight delay told Tsuen Wan Court on Monday that she was filming the scuffle between passengers and crew members to show police.

But the arresting officer could not understand her Putonghua and Zhao Li, 40, was arrested for common assault.

She denies the charge.

It was alleged that she attacked Hong Kong Airlines employee Chiu Fong-lam, 22, who reported chest pains after a fracas at gate 61 at 2.26am on July 28.

Passengers were dissatisfied that their flight to Beijing had been delayed. They should have boarded at 7pm on the previous evening. Zhao was one of six people arrested in the incident.

Zhao told the court that she recalled seeing a female passenger sandwiched between glass doors at the gate. "I was scared," she testified. "I wanted to call the police so I held up my phone and started filming."

She recalled a man shouting "someone is fighting" after which she began to move in and out of the crowd to get a better view, while her fiancé stood nearby.

She was arrested nearly two hours later for allegedly assaulting Chiu.
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Old November 27th, 2015, 12:31 PM   #4854
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HK$19.4 billion more? Hong Kong airport authority ups estimate for building third runway over 50pc
Yesterday’s report to the city’s legislature says land reclamation would be complex due to disused contaminated mud pits
Friday 27 November, 2015

The cost of land formation and marine works in the airport's third runway project is estimated to soar over 52 per cent to HK$56.2 billion, according to a paper submitted yesterday to the Legislative Council.

The Airport Authority itemised a breakdown of its total estimated construction cost for the project in a paper submitted to Legco on Thursday.

The ‘money-of-the-day’ estimates were based on the government's price adjustment factors set out in March this year.

The authority said reclamation works would require meticulous care to form 650 hectares of land north of the existing airport island.

It said this was because about 40 per cent of the reclaimed area was underlain by disused contaminated mud pits within a layer of marine mud. It said the contaminated mud was highly disturbed and was softer than its surrounding mud.

A combination of precise techniques and procedures would be adopted to strengthen the soft marine mud to be left in place. However, at the same time, the eventual land would have to be strong enough to be stable, the authority said in the document.

It also revealed that the cost of expanding the airport's existing terminal two as part of the third runway project would increase to HK$16.5 billion, up from the previous estimate of HK$9.5 billion projected in 2010.
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Old November 28th, 2015, 10:27 AM   #4856
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Old November 30th, 2015, 05:47 PM   #4857
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Old December 1st, 2015, 05:55 AM   #4858
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HK$19.4 billion more? Hong Kong airport authority ups estimate for building third runway over 50pc
Yesterday’s report to the city’s legislature says land reclamation would be complex due to disused contaminated mud pits
Friday 27 November, 2015

The cost of land formation and marine works in the airport's third runway project is estimated to soar over 52 per cent to HK$56.2 billion, according to a paper submitted yesterday to the Legislative Council.

The Airport Authority itemised a breakdown of its total estimated construction cost for the project in a paper submitted to Legco on Thursday.

The ‘money-of-the-day’ estimates were based on the government's price adjustment factors set out in March this year.

The authority said reclamation works would require meticulous care to form 650 hectares of land north of the existing airport island.

It said this was because about 40 per cent of the reclaimed area was underlain by disused contaminated mud pits within a layer of marine mud. It said the contaminated mud was highly disturbed and was softer than its surrounding mud.

A combination of precise techniques and procedures would be adopted to strengthen the soft marine mud to be left in place. However, at the same time, the eventual land would have to be strong enough to be stable, the authority said in the document.

It also revealed that the cost of expanding the airport's existing terminal two as part of the third runway project would increase to HK$16.5 billion, up from the previous estimate of HK$9.5 billion projected in 2010.

The expansion of T2 as part of the third runway project would serve what purpose?

I asume that the midfeild terminal is now referred to as T3?
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Old December 1st, 2015, 06:48 AM   #4859
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The expansion of T2 as part of the third runway project would serve what purpose?

I asume that the midfeild terminal is now referred to as T3?
Midfield is not a separate terminal. There are no check-in desks there, but merely a satellite for the main facility, just like the North Satellite used by the narrowbodies.

T2's expansion should add capacity to cater for the future 3rd runway.
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Old December 1st, 2015, 09:02 AM   #4860
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In other words Check in capacity to handle greater volume of passengers?
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