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Old July 17th, 2016, 04:43 PM   #4981
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Exploring Hong Kong Intl Airport and looking into four very nice Business Class Lounges:
1. Qantas Lounge Hong Kong
2. Cathay Pacific, The Wing Lounge
3. Cathay Dragon, The Cabin Lounge
4. Cathay Pacific, The Bridge Lounge


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Unfortunately this lounge is closed for renovation. It is slated to reopen in late September 2016.



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Old July 26th, 2016, 02:20 PM   #4982
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Old July 30th, 2016, 07:19 AM   #4983
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Airspace worries as Shenzhen expands
July 29, 2016

The expansion of Shenzhen airport, due to be completed in 2018, will reduce the airspace available for Hong Kong's proposed third runway which does not come on line until three years later, according to green groups.

Airport Development Concern Network spokesman Michael Mo Kwan-tai said the expansion of Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport will severely restrict airspace and called on the government to explain how this will affect the third runway plan.

The groups also demanded that the government disclose the air traffic plan it made with the authorities from Shenzhen and Macau in 2007.

"The third runway plan will influence the ocean ecosystem, so surely the public deserves the right to know," said Mak Chi-kit of Green Sense.

The two groups also called for the suspension of reclamation work and the charging of the airport construction fee before the court ruling on a judicial review is handed down. The reclamation work and airport construction charge start on Monday.

The groups say they will organize a protest at the airport's arrival hall on Sunday and expect at least 300 participants. "Commencement of the reclamation work and charging of fee on August 1 is unfair to people in Hong Kong," Mo said.

Mak added: "The reclamation work is irreversible. If the judicial review of the third runway succeeds, how can the Airport Authority refund the fee?"

Mo said the release of a brief environmental impact assessment report indicates construction of Shenzhen's third runway will start soon. He said the expanded Shenzhen airport will adopt simultaneous departure/landing leading to more frequent use of its northwest runway, and there will be hardly any airspace left for an emergency go-around path for Hong Kong's third runway.
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Old July 30th, 2016, 03:38 PM   #4984
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I've been following the issue between HKG's 3rd runway and SZX's 3rd runway and I feel like there's a really simple solution but politically, will be hard to implement.
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Old July 31st, 2016, 06:42 AM   #4985
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First Hong Kong-Hualien charter fight arrives

Taipei, June 28 (CNA) The first of 10 direct charter flights offered from Hong Kong to Hualien in eastern Taiwan over the summer arrived Wednesday, carrying 168 Hong Kong tourists.

Hualien county government officials and tourism operators gathered at Hualien Airport and unfurled welcome banners for the visitors.

They also distributed coupons for hotels, restaurant and souvenir shops.

Some of the tourist arrivals are travelling independently, while others are travelling with tour groups. They are expected to stay in Hulien and Taipei for between three and five days.

Peng Wei-tsu (???), acting director of the Hualien Tourism Department, said that with the obvious decline in the number of Chinese tourist arrivals since the May 20 inauguration of the new government, tourism and souvenir shops have been under heavy pressure.

This, said Peng, is why the charter flight program was planned.

In addition to China Airlines, Taiwan's largest carrier, and Dragonair, a unit of Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways, one other carrier has expressed interest in being involved, he said.

Peng said DragonAir will be responsible for the July 20, 23 and 27 charter flights, while CAL will serve seven flights on July 30 and Aug. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17 and 20.

Peng estimated that the 10 charter flights will bring nearly 2,000 Hong Kong tourists to Hualien, providing a needed boost to the local economy.
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Old August 1st, 2016, 09:28 AM   #4986
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prep works for the third runway are supposed to start this month
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Old August 1st, 2016, 05:37 PM   #4987
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Time runs out for runway protesters
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Green groups are demanding an immediate halt to work on the planned third runway.

Groups including Green Sense, Airport Development Concern Network and Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society and Ma Wan residents protested at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday with construction work and the charging of fees for the proposed third runway starting today.

Holding banners saying "anti-third runway" and "shame on the Airport Authority," protesters placed a paper bloodied white dolphin at the arrival hall.

The groups said they have exhausted all channels to raise awareness of the possible repercussions of the runway, such as pollution, destruction of marine habitat and confusion over air traffic control but that the government ignored the pleas, even with the result a judicial review awaited, and pressed ahead.

The Airport Authority has failed to say what it is going to do with airport construction fees it is charging passengers if the judicial review goes against it, the groups said. The court has yet to hand down a ruling on the judicial review it heard last month challenging the permit for building the third runway granted by the Environmental Protection Department.

Network spokesman Michael Mo Kwan-tai, who estimated 200 joined the demonstration yesterday, said he will use his body to protest against the construction launch today.

"The Airport Authority has persisted with starting the construction without waiting for the court verdict," Mo said. "We are also sorry for the Chinese white dolphins that will die because of the construction."
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Old August 6th, 2016, 05:00 PM   #4988
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Flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong has to abort landing and divert to Taipei because of turbulence during Typhoon Nida
2 August 2016
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A flight into Hong Kong Airport had to abort its landing on Tuesday and divert to Taipei because of turbulence as Typhoon Nida battered the city.

Singapore Airlines flight SQ1 from San Francisco failed to get wheels down onto the tarmac at 10am. The turbulence was blamed on windshear, a problem familiar to pilots flying in and out of Hong Kong.

As heard on LiveATC.net, a website that monitors air traffic control broadcasts worldwide, one of the pilots on SQ1 told controllers the plane was affected by windshear and needed another landing attempt. The pilot soon decided to abort a second landing, and diverted to Taipei.

The Hong Kong Observatory's aerodrome forecast for 10am showed gusts between 40 and 50 knots.

Hong Kong is renowned for windshear, which occurs as the gaps in the peaks on Lantau Island disturb the airflow during strong winds. This affects take-offs and landings by causing a temporarily loss of handling.

Singapore Airlines has been contacted for comment.

No other flights attempted to land at the time.

T8 warning for Hong Kong downgraded to T3 as Typhoon Nida moves across southern China

The Airport Authority said about 325 flights to and from Hong Kong between 6am and 9pm were expected to be rescheduled on Tuesday, on top of the 156 cancelled ahead of the typhoon's arrival on Monday.
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Old August 14th, 2016, 01:09 PM   #4990
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Hactl wins again at World Air Cargo Awards
21 June 2016, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has once again received the Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year Award, at the World Air Cargo Awards in Shanghai. Hactl also won the award in 2015.

The award was presented to Hactl Executive Director Vivien Lau by Roberto Gilardoni, Senior Manager Freighters Commercial, Etihad Cargo, at an awards ceremony held at the Kerry Hotel Pudong, coinciding with this year’s Air Cargo China conference and exhibition.

The World Air Cargo Awards are organised by Air Cargo Week, and all results are based on the voting of its readers.

Comments Vivien: “As in 2015, we were pleasantly surprised to achieve this accolade. Although Hactl is based only in Hong Kong, the exceptional loyalty and support of our customers has enabled us to win in competition with handlers whose networks cover the world. We are very grateful to the many people who voted for us.

“This award was won through the unfailing hard work and devotion of the 2,400 Hactl staff who uphold our service standards every day of the year. I am delighted to dedicate it to them.”
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Old September 9th, 2016, 05:44 PM   #4992
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what is the status on the third runway and new terminal?
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Initial Flight to Hong Kong Departs Today
Sept. 5, 2016
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Starting today, Austrian Airlines is serving another destination in Asia. Austria’s red-white-red flag carrier operates a Boeing 777 to Hong Kong up to five times a week. “As a result, we are now offering flights to Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, the three biggest cities in Greater China”, explains Austrian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Andreas Otto. “Following the successful expansion of our flight offering to North America, we are now focusing on Greater China. In spite of the latest reports about an economic downturn, growth forecasts still predict promising economic expansion for Greater China in the coming years. For this reason, especially for large cities such as Shanghai and Hong Kong, we foresee an interesting potential for Austrian Airlines in its role as the air traffic backbone for industry and tourism in Austria”, he adds.

Also Norbert Kettner, director of Vienna Tourist Board, comments on the new flights: "Direct flights are one of the driving forces behind the growth of bednights – the new flight from Hong Kong by Austrian Airlines, our most important strategic partner, will help boost an already strong influx of guests from China to new levels."

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For its inaugural flight to Hong Kong Austrian Airlines specially branded a Boeing 777 with the registration OE-LPD. With the lettering “Servus Hong Kong” Austrian Airlines welcomes the new destination in its route network. In order to pay respect, the lettering is also shown in traditional Chinese characters combined with Hong Kong’s flag. The flag represents a stylized, white, five-petal Bauhinia-blossom, a flower that specifically originated in Hong Kong.
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HKIA Welcomes over 47 Million Passengers in First 8 Months of 2016
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(HONG KONG, 18 September 2016) - Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is pleased to see steady performance across all three major air traffic measurement figures during the first eight months of 2016. Since the beginning of the year, HKIA has welcomed 47.7 million passengers and recorded 274,765 flight movements, marking year-on-year increases of 4.2% and 2.2% respectively. Cargo throughput recorded a mild growth of 0.5%, reaching 2.84 million tonnes, compared to the same period last year.

HKIA’s extensive flight network has been further enhanced with the recent addition of several direct flight services. Austrian Airlines has started to operate five flights per week to Vienna, Austria, while Cathay Pacific has begun four flights per week to London Gatwick. Hong Kong Airlines has also launched a twice-weekly service to Yonago, Japan; and American Airlines now offers daily flights to Los Angeles after service enhancement.

Henry Ma, General Manager, Airport and Industry Collaboration of Airport Authority Hong Kong said, “We are delighted to see airlines enhancing their services and providing more flying options for passengers. For instance, this month we welcomed the non-stop flight service to Vienna, enhancing our airport’s reach to this important hub for Central and Eastern Europe. The additional connectivity will further strengthen HKIA’s status as an international aviation centre.”

As for the air traffic performance in August, HKIA continued to see an increase in the cargo tonnage handled. During the month, the airport saw a year-on-year increase in cargo throughput by 3.6% to 374,000 tonnes. A slight yearly drop is seen in the numbers of passengers and flight movements during the month. A total of 6.2 million passengers and 34,795 flight movements handled in August, representing a decrease of 2.2% and 0.3% respectively, when compared to the same month last year.

The bad weather and typhoon in early August led to a reduction in passenger volume in the full month. On the other hand, the high base for comparison with regard to South Korean routes was another factor for the drop in passenger traffic in August. South Korea traffic was robust in August 2015 after the removal of Red Outbound Travel Alert for South Korea due to MERS. These reductions diminished the overall contribution of the 6% year-on-year growth of Hong Kong resident travel in August.
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Big cuts: 2,500 Hong Kong flights to be axed in November to phase in new air traffic control system
Aviation regulator insists move is necessary to avoid overloading controllers and prevent new system from crashing
September 16, 2016

The cost of switching from an out-of-date and unreliable air traffic control system to an over-budget and much delayed upgrade will see 2,500 flights to popular travel destinations axed.

Hong Kong’s aviation regulator announced 90 passenger flights a day would be temporarily halted to help air traffic controllers transition to the new technology, which will eventually see them handle many more flights.

Citing safety reasons to avoid overloading controllers and prevent the new system from crashing, airlines were ordered to reduce flying schedules from October 30 until November 26, as first revealed by the South China Morning Post in May.

The planned reduction of overall flights by 6.7 per cent is in reality around 8 per cent because cargo flights have been spared. Some 2,520 flights will be temporarily axed over this period.

Cathay Pacific and its subsidiary, Dragonair, which operate a combined total of more than 450 daily flights and form Hong Kong’s biggest airline group, face the largest cut among carriers.

The transition period for the air traffic upgrade was chosen because November is the busiest month for cargo flights but a non-peak season for passenger operations.

Destinations across Asia such as Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and Bangkok will be affected, as will San Francisco, London and Vancouver among other routes.
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Shanghai, Asian weekend destinations set for greatest cuts as new air traffic control system implemented at Hong Kong airport
A total of 2,520 flights will be cut for a month from October 30 to ensure smooth phasing in of costly and delayed system
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September 16, 2016

Flights to mainland China’s financial centre and popular weekend destinations face the brunt of cuts as thousands of flights are halted to upgrade Hong Kong’s air traffic control system.

The suspension of 2,520 flights is the cost of switching from out-of-date and unreliable technology to an over-budget and much delayed new system.

The Civil Aviation Department ordered airlines to cut flying schedules from October 30 until November 26, as first revealed by the Post in May, to help controllers transition to new technology.

Mainland destinations Shanghai, Tianjin, Sanya, Ningbo and Hangzhou will see flights scaled back, as will regional destinations Bangkok, Taipei, Singapore, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Bali.

Long-haul routes affected include Auckland, Sydney, Vancouver, New York, Dubai and Los Angeles.

While passenger flights are being cut by an average 8 per cent a day, routes such as Shanghai and Bangkok face bigger cuts – 17 per cent and 10 per cent respectively on a daily seat basis.
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It’s now easier than ever to fly to Hong Kong
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(Ho Chi Minh City, September 15, 2016) – New-age carrier Vietjet today announced the opening of a new international route linking Ho Chi Minh City with Hong Kong. His Excellency, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vietnam Prime Minister, on the occasion of his official visit to Hong Kong, chief secretary for administration of Hong Kong SAR government, leaders of Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, high-ranking dignities from Vietnam and Vietjet leaders attended the announcement ceremony in Hong Kong.

The route will commence operations on December 9, 2016. With a flight time of 2 hours 45 minutes per leg, the new route departs daily from Ho Chi Minh City at 14:35 (local time) and arrives at Hong Kong International Airport at 18:20. The return flight takes off at 19:20 (local time) and lands at 21:05. Sales for the Ho Chi Minh City-Hong Kong route have already opened at www.vietjetair.com.
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Police step in after Hong Kong private jet operator suspended from flying in mainland
Hongkong Jet, linked to airline giant HNA Group, says allegedly forged flight document was forwarded by its client
September 19, 2016

Police on the mainland are investigating an allegedly forged flight plan involving a Hong Kong-based private jet operator, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said.

Hongkong Jet was suspended from flying in the mainland for three years by the safety committee of the CAAC, the administration said on Sunday.

It cited the “suspected” violation of flight-plan regulations *during an “important state-level event” for imposing the suspension, but did not specify what the event was.

However, Hongkong Jet said the flight plan in question had been forwarded to the company by its client, and that it had not knowingly participated in any false declaration in the plan.

The operator, a subsidiary of the mainland’s HNA Group, is the fourth largest among the 15 Hong Kong-based business aviation companies. It operates 28 aircraft.

The CAAC also said on Sunday that the allegedly forged flight plan would be handed over to *police for follow-up.

A Hongkong Jet spokeswoman said the operator was surprised to learn of the aviation administration’s decision.

“The CAAC has apparently based this preliminary statement on an independent investigation into an alleged irregular letter of invitation, which was forwarded to Hongkong Jet by one of its *managed aircraft clients,” the spokeswoman said.

“[We] wish to give the assurance that Hongkong Jet has not knowingly participated in this event and is not responsible for any offence.

“It is therefore our intention to clarify the matter and to return to normal operations as soon as possible,” she added.

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Hongkong Jet CEO Denzil White said yesterday the operator was cooperating with the CAAC investigation, which he said was not complete.

“We have not been officially informed of any restriction, but have grounded the aircraft that was involved in the permit incident,” White said in an email.

He said there was no way for the company to verify the flight plan in question.

“The flight to the destination as per the approved permit did not take place, [and] it was only discovered at a later stage that the letter of invitation was irregular. This in itself is not unusual, private jets by the nature of the business frequently change destinations and timings of flights,” he said.
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Hong Kong airport secures 50-year land lease to develop retail, dining and entertainment hub
Government claims 10-hectare area is of strategic importance to city’s economy and not just a commercial project for the airport authority
September 23, 2016



The Airport Authority has sealed approval to proceed with a 50-year lease at a nominal premium to develop over 10 hectares of the hub’s north commercial district into a large-scale retail, dining and entertainment destination.

The news came as the Transport and Housing Bureau on Friday expressed support for the development project, saying the government had approved the area being carved out from the airport’s original land lease scheduled to expire on June 30, 2047.

A 50-year term for the site is to take effect from this year at a “nominal premium”, a bureau spokeswoman said.

The arrangement will enhance both the authority’s flexibility in using the area and the attractiveness of the project in the market, the spokeswoman said. “The authority has completed the relevant procedures on signing the land lease with the government.”

The site spans an area of over 10 hectares and was used in the past as a temporary golf course and car park. It is to be converted for retail and hotel use, providing 1,000 hotel rooms and a total floor area of over two million square feet in the first phase of retail development, which is expected to be opened in 2019.

The spokeswoman said the project was of strategic importance to the economic and social development of Lantau Island and Hong Kong as well as forming a major part of promoting the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge.
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