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Old June 11th, 2017, 10:18 AM   #5101
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Old June 13th, 2017, 06:55 AM   #5102
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Old June 13th, 2017, 06:58 AM   #5103
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Old June 13th, 2017, 08:00 AM   #5104
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Nearly 400 Hong Kong flights disrupted by Tropical Storm Merbok
At least 44 trips cancelled by Tuesday morning
June 13, 2017
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Hong Kong plane passengers endured travel woe as about 400 flights were disrupted overnight and into Tuesday morning by tropical storm Merbok, which battered the city on its way to the mainland.

At least 44 flights to and from the city were cancelled.

A typhoon signal No 3, as well as red rainstorm, thunderstorm and landslide warnings, were in force into the morning, along with a flood warning in the northern New Territories.

The typhoon signal was cancelled at 11.10am, and the rainstorm warning was lowered to amber at 11.50am.

The Airport Authority said that 78 flights scheduled for Tuesday were disrupted by the bad weather, as of 9am. That included 25 delayed arrivals and 41 delayed departures at Hong Kong International Airport, plus four inbound and eight outbound flights that were cancelled.

The cumulative overnight totals for disruption, according to the authority, stood at 44 flights cancelled and 350 delayed as of 5am on Tuesday.
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Old June 16th, 2017, 05:54 PM   #5105
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Old June 19th, 2017, 05:27 AM   #5106
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Anyone have any updates on the location of the new Amex Centurion lounge that is being built inside the terminal? Very much interested in where its going to be situated.
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Old June 21st, 2017, 09:16 AM   #5107
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Nice details about the new skybridge to North Satellite Concourse.
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Air bridge, roof garden and green landscaping to feature at revamped Hong Kong airport terminal

Airport Authority to fund HK$7 billion improvement work set for completion in 2020 to boost facility’s competitiveness

South China Morning Post
PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 June, 2017, 7:59pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 June, 2017, 9:16am

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The HK$7 billion enhancement project for Terminal 1 would bring “a fresh look and feel,” Airport Authority CEO Fred Lam Tin-fuk said.
New features include themed boarding gate areas, replacing grey carpets with blue ones, the introduction of specialist concept stores and an expanded food hall.

The authority also provided more details on its air bridge, which is planned to include an observation deck looking like a traditional Chinese gateway. At 200 metres, the Sky Bridge connecting Terminal 1 with the North Satellite Concourse will be longer than the connecting bridge at Gatwick Airport near London, but slightly lower at 28 metres in height. But it will still be high enough to allow the world’s biggest passenger planes to pass underneath.

The North Satellite Concourse, which provides 10 parking stands, has drawn ridicule since it was built in 2010 for its isolated location, with shuttle buses providing the only means of access.

Asked why the bridge was not built back then, Lam said the traffic on the apron was far less than anticipated.

“Obviously as the apron became more congested, it’s no longer efficient for operation,” he said, adding buses currently have to wait up to 30 minutes before the aircraft traffic clears before moving off.

He hoped the bridge would eliminate the 400 shuttle bus trips made per day, but admitted there was no estimate of how it would boost efficiency.

The changes will start to be noticed later this year when retail stores are revamped. There will be expanded dining choices from next year until 2019, when the expanded departure and arrival facility opens. The airport bridge will be finished in 2020.

Lam said the HK$7 billion cost would be covered by the authority.
“We do invest in our airport from time to time, and there will be adequate internal resources to finance that,” he said.

The airport is aiming to host 90 million passengers by the time the airport’s new third runway opens in 2024.

Hong Kong maintained fifth position in the world in the Skytrax World Airport Awards. Singapore’s Changi Airport retained top honours for the fourth straight year, finishing ahead of Tokyo Haneda, Seoul Incheon and Munich.
Hong Kong came first for dining and in the top 10 for hotels, shopping, cleanliness and staff services.

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Old June 21st, 2017, 11:05 AM   #5108
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Hong Kong Airport has released a few images of the Terminal 1 expansion and bridge to the North Satellite Concourse.

Hong Kong Airport Press Release



Aerial rendering of the bridge to North Satellite Concourse


East Hall Rooftop Garden


HK Airport CEO announcing the new developments with model of T1 Annex and new carpark


T1 Annex Building Meeters and Greeters Hall


T1 Annex Building Additional Baggage Reclaim Carousel


T1 Annex Building New Check-in Counters


East Hall Recreational Zone


Revamp of East Hall Food Hall


East Hall Childrens Play Area
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 04:04 PM   #5109
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Air bridge, roof garden and green landscaping to feature at revamped Hong Kong airport terminal
Airport Authority to fund HK$7 billion improvement work set for completion in 2020 to boost facility’s competitiveness
June 20, 2017
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With a new air bridge, an open-air roof garden and floor-to-ceiling green landscaping, Hong Kong is making a big push to raise its competitiveness.

The HK$7 billion enhancement project for Terminal 1 would bring “a fresh look and feel,” Airport Authority CEO Fred Lam Tin-fuk said.

New features include themed boarding gate areas, replacing grey carpets with blue ones, the introduction of specialist concept stores and an expanded food hall.

The authority also provided more details on its air bridge, which is planned to include an observation deck looking like a traditional Chinese gateway.

At 200 metres, the Sky Bridge connecting Terminal 1 with the North Satellite Concourse will be longer than the connecting bridge at Gatwick Airport near London, but slightly lower at 28 metres in height. But it will still be high enough to allow the world’s biggest passenger planes to pass underneath.

The North Satellite Concourse, which provides 10 parking stands, has drawn ridicule since it was built in 2010 for its isolated location, with shuttle buses providing the only means of access.

Asked why the bridge was not built back then, Lam said the traffic on the apron was far less than anticipated.

“Obviously as the apron became more congested, it’s no longer efficient for operation,” he said, adding buses currently have to wait up to 30 minutes before the aircraft traffic clears before moving off.
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Old June 23rd, 2017, 03:38 AM   #5110
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Air bridge, roof garden and green landscaping to feature at revamped Hong Kong airport terminal
Airport Authority to fund HK$7 billion improvement work set for completion in 2020 to boost facility’s competitiveness
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The bridge ruins the aesthetic of T1. Couldn't they build a tunnel instead?
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Old June 23rd, 2017, 04:27 AM   #5111
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The bridge ruins the aesthetic of T1. Couldn't they build a tunnel instead?
Probably will disrupt all the cargo movement levels beneath the departure and arrival levels if they try a tunnel approach.
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Old June 23rd, 2017, 03:55 PM   #5112
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The bridge ruins the aesthetic of T1. Couldn't they build a tunnel instead?
Indeed this whole scheme ruins the aesthetics of T1, AGAIN !!

This latest plan again demonstrate the lack of vision of the Airport Authority.
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Old June 23rd, 2017, 05:57 PM   #5113
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They should never have relied on buses to transport passengers to that satellite terminal to begin with. It should have been connected to the main terminal on day 1.
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Old July 3rd, 2017, 05:22 AM   #5114
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Zhuhai Airport could act as Hong Kong’s ‘fourth runway’ in bid to strengthen economic ties and boost air traffic

PUBLISHED : Monday, 26 June, 2017, 4:51pm

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Zhuhai Airport wants to act as Hong Kong’s “fourth runway” to allow for more flights and increased cooperation, as part of the ambitious Greater Bay Area integration strategy.

Officials and experts said Hong Kong International Airport would be too busy between 2019 and 2020 to launch new flights before its third runway was ready, despite forecasts about soaring air travel demands. The boss of Zhuhai Airport said it was in the best position to complement the city.

His plan is to divert freighter aircraft, business jets and some international cargo handling to Zhuhai to free up space for more commercial passenger flights in Hong Kong.



The Greater Bay Area development strategy, aimed at integrating Hong Kong, Macau, and nine cities in Guangdong province, capitalises on the economic reinvention of the Pearl River Delta. The hope is that the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, under construction now, can act as a link between the two airports.

Closer ties would also be financially beneficial to Hong Kong’s Airport Authority, which has a 55 per cent stake and a long-term management contract to run Zhuhai Airport.
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Old July 8th, 2017, 03:52 AM   #5115
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Hong Kong airport profits fall for first time in 13 years amid soaring tax bill
Results come despite record income and rising passenger numbers

July 6, 2017
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Profits fell at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) despite *record income and rising passenger numbers, snapping a 13-year run of rises in earnings.

Attributable profit fell by 1 per cent to HK$8.27 billion, according to the latest annual report of the Airport Authority. However HKIA is still one of the most profitable airports in the world alongside London Heathrow.

The authority, which operates the airport, saw revenue swell 2.4 per cent to HK$18.62 billion and operating expenses fall 0.9 per cent to HK$5.79 billion in the last financial year. But its income tax bill soared21.2 per cent to HK$1.65 billion and depreciation and amortisation rose 9.5 per cent to HK$3.07 billion.

On Wednesday, Fred Lam Tin-fuk, authority chief executive, credited the robust performance to a workforce of 73,000 maintaining “the highest standards of safety and service”.

“In the year ahead, we will *continue to improve our service quality and efficiency through partnerships with stakeholders who share our dream of strengthening HKIA’s competitiveness as both a leading international aviation hub and a driver of Hong Kong’s economy,” Lam said.

Passengers will benefit from the windfall in the short-term as a new air bridge, open-air roof garden, floor-to-ceiling green landscaping, expanded retail and catering options are planned for Terminal 1 by 2020.

On the operational side, passenger traffic broke through the 70.5 million mark, despite a *reduction in flights last November with the switch to a new air traffic control system.

Freight throughout soared to 4.6 million tonnes, with HKIA *remaining the busiest facility of its kind in the world for cargo.

The number of aircraft movements flatlined at 410,000, with little room for expansion in the short to medium term with a third runway currently being built and due to launch in 2024.
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Old July 9th, 2017, 04:35 AM   #5116
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Space-starved Hong Kong airport squeezes in 7,000 extra flights a year
A net increase of 400,000 long-haul seats is forecast this year, as Cathay Pacific seeks to add new routes and other airlines look to expand
July 8, 2017
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Hong Kong’s airport, already running at near capacity, is squeezing in more than 7,000 extra flights a year, with the aim of expanding the number to 18,000 within three years, the Post has learned.

Starting from March, Hong Kong International Airport has been adding 20 take-offs or landings to the current 1,150 per day.

That number will be raised over the next couple of years to meet a target of 1,200 flights per day by 2020, or 50 extra flights per day.

The move by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) is expected to benefit Cathay Pacific Airways as it seeks to add new routes.

The CAD can now approve more flights, at a time when the airport’s two runways are currently operating at 98.2 per cent of their annual capacity of 420,000 flights.

Both the CAD and the airport operator confirmed they were studying ways to “marginally” enhance the capacity of the two runways by using slots more efficiently and looking for more off-peak slots, including early mornings and late nights.

More : http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/e...-kongs-airport
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Space-starved Hong Kong airport squeezes in 7,000 extra flights a year
A net increase of 400,000 long-haul seats is forecast this year, as Cathay Pacific seeks to add new routes and other airlines look to expand
July 8, 2017
South China Morning Post Excerpt

Hong Kong’s airport, already running at near capacity, is squeezing in more than 7,000 extra flights a year, with the aim of expanding the number to 18,000 within three years, the Post has learned.

Starting from March, Hong Kong International Airport has been adding 20 take-offs or landings to the current 1,150 per day.

That number will be raised over the next couple of years to meet a target of 1,200 flights per day by 2020, or 50 extra flights per day.

The move by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) is expected to benefit Cathay Pacific Airways as it seeks to add new routes.

The CAD can now approve more flights, at a time when the airport’s two runways are currently operating at 98.2 per cent of their annual capacity of 420,000 flights.

Both the CAD and the airport operator confirmed they were studying ways to “marginally” enhance the capacity of the two runways by using slots more efficiently and looking for more off-peak slots, including early mornings and late nights.

More : http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/e...-kongs-airport
Another option to enhance capacity would be for airlines (who haven't already done so) to buy bigger planes like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777X....
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Another option to enhance capacity would be for airlines (who haven't already done so) to buy bigger planes like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777X....


Most airlines already use the 777 as their workhorse for HK routes, and the A380 simply isn't financially viable for many airlines. Those who can use them already do.
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Old July 11th, 2017, 03:39 AM   #5119
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