daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Airports and Aviation > Airports

Airports discussions about existing airports



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


View Poll Results: Scale from 1 to 10, 10 being SUPER and 1 being BAD, what would you rate the Airport??
1 3 3.57%
2 0 0%
3 0 0%
4 0 0%
5 0 0%
6 1 1.19%
7 7 8.33%
8 9 10.71%
9 28 33.33%
10 36 42.86%
Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old May 30th, 2004, 05:25 AM   #121
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

L1011 @ Hkia!!!







__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old May 30th, 2004, 06:11 PM   #122
Desven
...und so halt!
 
Desven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: WestWood baby!
Posts: 614
Likes (Received): 12

i've heard that the runway of this airport is really short!is that true??
__________________
Hä,wo ist meine Signatur hin?!
Desven no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2004, 11:39 PM   #123
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138


The North Runway is 3 800 metres long and 60 metres wide and is able to accommodate future New Large Aircraft which are 85 metres long and capable of carrying up to 900 passengers. Both runways are equipped with state-of-the-art visual and instrument landing systems.


The 3 800 metre long, 60-metre wide South Runway has three parallel taxiways, three crossway taxiways and six highspeed runway exits. It operates round the clock in almost any weather, and is able to accommodate future New Large Aircraft. Two large vehicular tunnels run beneath the runway, connecting facilities on the South Commercial District with the main airfield apron and the passenger terminal.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 1st, 2004, 02:29 AM   #124
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138































Source : HKADB
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 2nd, 2004, 05:00 PM   #125
Desven
...und so halt!
 
Desven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: WestWood baby!
Posts: 614
Likes (Received): 12

i didn't know that the German Lufthansa is in Star Alliance!
__________________
Hä,wo ist meine Signatur hin?!
Desven no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2004, 03:01 AM   #126
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

Cargolux introduces flights from Asia to Spain



Luxembourg, 26 May 2004 - Cargolux Airlines International S.A. announces the introduction of a new, twice weekly B747-400 freighter service from Asia directly to Spain on 9 June 2004. CV7333 departs Hong Kong on Wednesdays at 0345h local time and arrives in Barcelona/Spain on the same day at 1340h local time. Departure from Barcelona is at 1445h with arrival in Luxembourg at 1635h.

The second flight, CV7336, departs Hong Kong on Saturday evenings at 1925h, arriving in Barcelona/Spain early Sunday morning at 0455h. Departure from Barcelona is at 0625h with arrival in Luxembourg at 0815h. From Luxembourg, the services feed into Cargolux's worldwide network, offering over 50 scheduled flights, plus additional interline possibilities.

The new Cargolux flights between Hong Kong and Barcelona are launched in response to the company’s Asian clients' request for efficient and fast freighter services. Shipments will include hi-tech items, telecommunication equipment, consumer goods and garments for both, the Spanish market as well as Cargolux's additional flight destinations.

From Spain, the company’s modern B747-400 freighters carry additional perishables, fashion and leather goods, as well as industrial cargo shipments, that are fed into Cargolux's worldwide route network.

Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, operating a modern fleet of 13 B747-400 freighters on a worldwide network, covering 90 destinations, 57 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries and also offers an extensive trucking network to more than 50 destinations in Europe and the US as well as charter and aircraft maintenance services. Cargolux employs more than 1300 staff worldwide.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2004, 06:31 PM   #127
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

Thursday June 3, 9:20 PM

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa launch new freighter service between Hong Kong and Munich

Cathay Pacific Airways and Germany's biggest airline Lufthansa said Thursday they will launch new cargo services between Hong Kong and Munich. Cathay said the joint venture with Lufthansa Cargo will begin Aug. 15, with flights three times a week between Hong Kong and Munich.

Cathay and Lufthansa are already offering joint services to and from Frankfurt, Germany. "The new service can further strengthen Cathay Pacific's European network, and provide more choice for our customers," said Ron Mathison, Cathay's director and general manager of cargo services.

The Hong Kong-Munich flights will have a stopover in Dubai.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2004, 07:12 PM   #128
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

























__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2004, 09:14 PM   #129
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

Air cargo tipped to rise by 6pc at terminal
Keith Wallis

Cargo volumes through the Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT), the smaller of the two freight terminals at Hong Kong International Airport, are expected to grow by more than 6 per cent this year and may top 10-12 per cent.

Asia Airfreight Terminal chief executive Daniel Soh said there has been strong growth in the first four months of the year.

"About 10-12 per cent growth is not unachievable if there are no unforeseen issues that affect the increase in volumes,'' he said.

AAT handled 161,021 tonnes of freight in the first four months of this year, compared with 136,597 tonnes in the same period last year.

Soh was speaking after witnessing a contract signing between AAT and the Airport Authority for the freight company's second terminal at the airport.

The agreement was inked between AAT board chairman Karmjit Singh and Airport Authority chief executive David Pang.

The deal, confirmed by The Standard last Tuesday, involves the development of a HK$1.75 billion four-storey complex capable of handling 910,000 tonnes of freight a year.

The facility will more than double AAT's annual cargo handling capacity from the present 600,000 tonnes to 1.5 million tonnes when it is completed at the end of 2006.

Construction tenders for the building, which includes the latest materials handling system, will be invited in the next few months.

About 600 workers will be employed during construction.

AAT's current workforce of 600 people will rise to 1,000 when the new terminal opens, and may surge to 1,900 as the demand for cargo services increases.

Soh said AAT is studying options on how the terminal will cater for existing operator FedEx, the United States express parcels company that is also a shareholder in AAT.

Speaking about Hong Kong's airfreight market generally, Soh doubted whether the SAR would face any immediate direct threat from nearby mainland airports including Guangzhou's new Baiyun international airport.



Soh said AAT has no plans to invest in the Guangzhou airport. However, he added: "If an opportunity presented itself we would look at it.''

HK Standard, 4 June 2004 / 03:10 AM
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2004, 08:05 PM   #130
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

















Source : cx887 from HKADB
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2004, 10:41 PM   #131
MCarr
Future after Past
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Albufeira - Algarve
Posts: 1,532
Likes (Received): 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by Desven
i didn't know that the German Lufthansa is in Star Alliance!
Lufthansa is not just a founder member of star alliance but its a leading member, just as Air France is a leading member of skyteam and British Airways of one world.
__________________
www.marcocarrico.com - architecture in Algarve - MC-Domicilium

The challenge is to find the right mix of reliability and flexibility and the right mix of tried-and-true techniques with novel but promising ideas.
MCarr no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2004, 01:53 AM   #132
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

























Source : Ball_Tang from HKADB
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2004, 05:33 AM   #133
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

$1b SkyPlaza bid interest stirs
Keith Wallis



Nearly 20 contractors have taken the first step in bidding for a HK$1 billion Airport Authority scheme to build SkyPlaza, the integrated multi-modal transportation centre that will extend the passenger terminal at Hong Kong International Airport.

The project includes construction of a covered coach station, airline check-in facilities, 30,000 square metres of retail and entertainment facilities and a 15,000 sqm office block to be used as the authority's headquarters.

Insiders confirmed that 17 firms had applied for prequalification documents up to last Thursday.

This followed a formal invitation to contractors last month after talks broke down between the authority and four construction firms to negotiate a deal.

Sources said the firms - Balfour Beatty, Gammon, Leighton Contractors and Necso - were left smarting after the collapse of the talks having invested a considerable amount of money and time in tender preparation.

"Each firm spent about HK$7 million on tendering costs which was all wasted after the Airport Authority pulled the plug,'' one source said.

The authority chose the four firms based on their reputation or previous track record of working for the organisation.

It planned a partnership agreement with the successful firm, similar to the arrangement with Balfour Beatty which built the HK$420 million East Hall extension, to reduce conflict on the project.

These measures would have helped ensure the scheme was built on time and within budget.

As a result, another insider said the authority's decision to scrap the negotiations and put the scheme out to a rebid did not bode well for its future commitment to the partnering-type approach.

He also speculated that the original project estimate was off target. In fact the source believed it was too low.

But a senior authority rejected this criticism.

"The tender prices were 30 per cent higher than the budget. This is equivalent to HK$400 million. The price per square metre we got for our office block was higher than 2 International Finance Centre,'' he said.

The airport insider said there were several other issues that forced the authority to repackage and rebid the project.

Among these were the planned HK$510 million purchase by Balfour Beatty of the 50 per cent stake in Gammon that is currently held by Swedish construction firm Skanska.

He said neither Balfour Beatty nor Gammon had informed the authority of the proposed purchase either when bids went in at the end of April or in the subsequent talks.

As a result, he believed questions of propriety would have been raised if Gammon or Balfour Beatty had won the project only to be joined by the other contractor.

The source said that when the four firms were pricing their bids, steel prices were reaching record highs as a result of speculative buying to meet demand from the mainland.

Since China had taken measures to cool the economy, prices had dropped by about 10 per cent to 15 per cent. This reduction should be reflected in the new bids.

There should be cheaper concrete prices too after Kier, the contractor building a HK$100 million extension to the apron for cargo aircraft, decided to put a concrete batching plant on site rather than truck material into the airport.

The source said concrete should be made available to both the SkyPlaza contractor and Leighton, which is building the foundations to the complex.

He said the authority had also taken out much of the civil engineering works and mechanical and electrical systems.

This had not only made the project "more attractive to more players'' but had reduced the risk of delay and interface issues that were a factor in the larger scheme.

He said the four earlier contractors had faced substantial liquidated damages for late completion, and this risk had been reflected in higher bids.

One of the positive measures to come out of the repackage decision is more work for Leighton Contractors.

The firm has had its foundations contract widened to cover the construction of a tunnel to extend the people mover and basement structures, including facilities for a lengthened baggage handling system.

The authority is asking contractors to submit prequalification documents by June 23.

Tenders are expected to be invited in July and the contract will be awarded in late November.

Construction is expected to start before Christmas and the project is due for completion in mid-2006.

8 June 2004 / 02:25 AM
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 9th, 2004, 07:18 AM   #134
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

Qantas confident of approval for direct HK-London flights

Chek Lap Kok stands to benefit if the Australian carrier gains the service rights and boosts competition

9 June 2004, South China Morning Post

Australia's flagship carrier Qantas Airways could begin direct flights between Hong Kong and London as early as November. Qantas is expecting approval from the Australian authorities to fly the "kangaroo route" later this week or next, according to a senior source with the airline.

The start of Hong Kong-to-London flights by the Australian carrier would further cement Chek Lap Kok's status as a regional air hub, giving travellers more choice of airlines on routes between Australia and Europe.

Qantas has applied to the International Air Services Commission, the Australian authority with regulatory power over route requests, for the right to operate seven flights a week between Hong Kong and London by April 2006.

It hopes to begin with three flights a week in November, with one additional weekly flight to be added in November next year. Cathay Pacific Airways, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic already offer non-stop flights between Hong Kong and London, with Cathay providing three services a day.

"We have reason to be optimistic that a decision in our favour by [the Australian authorities] could come maybe later this week or next week," the source said.

The Qantas flights to London come in the wake of a new air services agreement, signed between the Hong Kong and Australian governments in April.

The pact also allows Dragonair to launch Sydney services next year for the first time, which will see it compete with Qantas and Cathay.

Virgin is also expected to begin flights from Hong Kong to Sydney by the end of this year, as long as regulatory hurdles still standing in the way of the Hong Kong-Britain bilateral agreement being implemented are overcome. That deal was signed earlier this year but remains to be approved by the European Commission.

The Qantas source said the airline was optimistic about Hong Kong route rights because the commission had approved a separate application it submitted at the same time for new services to India. There were also no other Australian carriers applying for the Hong Kong-to-London rights, he said.

While the Hong Kong-to-London route is new to Qantas, the carrier already flies to Britain via Bangkok and Singapore. "We want to fly from Hong Kong because it will allow us to participate in the market growth in southern China," the source said. "Certainly, our presence will increase competition in an already competitive market but it's a market we want to be in."

Cathay spokesman Andrew Herdman played down the extent of competition that Qantas would bring to the route. "There are a 101 ways to fly to London from Hong Kong, with plenty of direct flights and even more indirect flights. There will be an impact but I wouldn't exaggerate it," he said.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2004, 02:50 AM   #135
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

Source : HKADB



__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2004, 04:21 PM   #136
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

Thursday June 10, 1:05 PM
Dragonair to launch cargo service to Nanjing; adds flights to Osaka and Shanghai

Hong Kong airline Dragonair said Thursday it will launch a cargo service to the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing and add more freighter frequencies to Osaka and Shanghai.

The weekly service to Nanjing _ a booming industrial hub _ will debut June 18, the company said in a statement.

Dragonair will double its cargo services to Shanghai to 12 a week from June 15. From June 18, the carrier will also expand its cargo service to Osaka to three flights a week, the statement said.

Nanjing will become the eighth destination in Dragonair's cargo network and its third in mainland China.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2004, 06:45 PM   #137
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

CARGO DEVELOPMENT - Asia Airfreight Terminal to triple air cargo handling capacity with new terminal expansion

(HONG KONG, 3 June 2004) – Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT) will invest $1.75 billion in
constructing a new terminal, which will be completed by end 2006 with an annual handling
capacity of 910,000 tonnes. With the completion of AAT’s expansion in 2006, AAT will
triple its current design capacity.

It will feature a multi-storey warehouse design covering a gross floor area of 117,500
square meters. The new terminal will be equipped with advanced systems, including a
state-of-the-art material handling system and pallet container handling system.
Speaking at the signing ceremony for AAT Expansion, Chief Executive Officer of Airport
Authority Hong Kong, Dr David J Pang, welcomed AAT’s support for Hong Kong’s
initiative to become a logistics service hub within the Pan-Pearl River Delta region.

Dr. Pang explained: “Hong Kong is the key logistics centre for Southern China and we at
Hong Kong International Airport play an important role in connecting this region and the
world with our extensive aviation network.

“For the Airport Authority our mission is to provide timely facilities to meet the increasing
demand for air cargo handling, to maximize the value of our airport and to bring economic
activities to Hong Kong and the region,” he added.

Logistics is one of the four pillars that support the Hong Kong economy, with air cargo
accounting over 30 per cent of Hong Kong’s total trade value. In 2003, HKIA handled 2.64
million tonnes of air cargo, an increase of 6.6 per cent compared with 2002.

Up to 600 construction workers would be required for the AAT expansion project. On
completion of the new terminal in 2006, the current workforce of 600 will be boosted to
1,000 and ultimately to 1,900.

Chief Executive Officer of AAT, Daniel Soh, said “The expansion plan demonstrates
the company’s confidence in Hong Kong as the premier air cargo hub of the region and
underlines our long-term commitment to support its growth. With the added capacity and
design capabilities of the new AAT Terminal, AAT will be well positioned to meet the longterm
cargo capacity demands of our present and future customer airlines and further
improve the level of service delivery to the airfreight industry.”

The Mainland international air cargo sector is projected to grow double-digit year on year.
In Hong Kong, air cargo traffic is expected to grow at 6 per cent per annum long term, with
express cargo to grow at a rate of 13 per cent per annum.

Fact sheet of AAT’s expansion attached
AA Media Enquiries: (852) 2188 7152
AAT Media Enquiries: (852) 2949 7815

Monday June 7, 4:35 PM
CARGO DEVELOPMENT - HK Air Cargo Terminals' May Tonnage Rises 16.7% On Year

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd., which handles nearly all of the air cargo in the world's busiest international air cargo hub, said it handled 16.7% more cargo last month than a year earlier, when the SARS outbreak choked throughput.

Total throughput in May climbed to 183,356 metric tons from a year earlier, Hactl said in a statement. Exports rose 19.0% to 98,658 tons, imports rose 17.1% to 62,008 tons and transshipments rose 6.5% to 22,690 tons.

By comparison, air cargo throughput in May 2003 rose just 3.3% on year as regional economies were hit by the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome and airlines responded to plummeting demand by cutting flights. A year earlier, in May 2002, the rise in air cargo throughput was 25%.

Hactl is jointly owned by Swire Pacific Ltd. (0019.HK), Jardine Pacific Ltd., The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd. (0004.HK), Hutchison International Port Holdings Ltd., China National Aviation Corporation, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (0293.HK) and CITIC Pacific Ltd. (0267.HK).
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2004, 07:08 PM   #138
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

MD Jet - Source : HKADB

__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 12th, 2004, 12:40 AM   #139
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

Cathay's first NY flight fully booked
Jonathan Tam, HK Standard

Bookings for Cathay Pacific Airways' new direct flight between Hong Kong and New York have been satisfactory - the inaugural flight on July 1 is fully booked - and the route is expected to provide good revenue, chief operating officer Philip Chen said.

Chen said as its Hong Kong-Vancouver-New York service is "pretty fully booked'', the direct flight should also be popular as passengers will find it easier to make connecting flights to other US cities.

Because the daily direct flight will arrive in New York in the afternoon, instead of late night via the Vancouver route, same-day connections will be available to many more destinations.

Round-trip economy tickets will cost between HK$8,920 and HK$10,600, the same as for the service via Vancouver, a Cathay spokeswoman said yesterday.

"Bookings have been satisfactory for the first month,'' Chen said. "As the high season is coming in the summer, it should generate good revenue.''

However the route has proven tough for other airlines. United Airlines scrapped its direct service in August 2001, after only four months of operation, and Continental Airlines scaled back its services.

On surging oil prices, Chen said fuel has been accounting for more than 20 per cent of Cathay's operating costs, so earnings will be affected if the price remains high. And he believes if high oil prices persist for a long period, demand for air travel will decrease.

Although the airline has been granted approval to levy a surcharge on tickets, this will cover less than half the increase in the cost of fuel, Chen said.

The Civil Aviation Department this month authorised a number of airlines to charge passengers a fuel surcharge until the end of August. Cathay Pacific can charge up to US$4 (HK$31) a trip on short-haul routes and US$14 on long-haul routes.

HSBC Securities estimates Cathay Pacific could raise HK$28 million a month if the charge were applied to all tickets from Hong Kong.

Despite high oil prices, analysts polled by Thomson Financial estimated Cathay Pacific's net profit to rise to HK$4.6 billion this year, from the 2002 net profit of HK$3.98 billion.

Cathay Pacific Airways shares fell 1 per cent yesterday to close at HK$14.60.

12 June 2004 / 03:34 AM

Cathay Pacific celebrates non-stop service to New York with 500 guests at gala dinner
10 June 2004

Cathay Pacific Airways today staged a gala celebration for its new daily non-stop service between Hong Kong and New York, with close to 500 guests attending the event in New York City.

The gala evening was hosted by Cathay Pacific Director and Chief Operating Officer Philip Chen at fashionable restaurant Cipriani. A delegation from the Hong Kong Government, business community and local media travelled to New York with him.

During the event, Cathay Pacific was presented with the Robb Report award, the United States’ most prestigious luxury lifestyle and travel award. Cathay Pacific was the world’s only airline named “Best of the Best” in the 16th annual Robb Report awards for the “world’s most exceptional products and services”.

Gala guests also enjoyed the airline’s “Walking on Air” stage show that showcases Cathay Pacific’s history and cabin crew uniforms through the ages.

With the launch of the new service on 1 July, Cathay Pacific will be the only airline to operate a daily non-stop flight between the two cities as well as a second daily one-stop service via Vancouver.

Cathay Pacific wrote aviation history when it made the world’s first ever non-stop commercial flight over the North Pole from New York to Hong Kong on 5 July 1998. In so doing, the airline paved the way that all airlines operating trans-polar flights to Asia now follow.

Speaking at the gala dinner, Mr Chen said: “We are delighted to start the only daily non-stop service that will take passengers only 16 hours to travel between two of the world’s most important business hubs on the world’s newest commercial aircraft, the Airbus 340-600. The new service will offer unbeatable choice and connectivity, further strengthening links between the two hubs. As the home carrier of Hong Kong, we are delighted to be able to play a part in bringing the world closer together.

“With our existing one-stop service via Vancouver we will be the only airline to offer passengers the choice of two flights between New York and Hong Kong every day. The new service underlines our commitment to give customers greater flexibility and to strengthen Hong Kong as a global hub,” Mr Chen said.

The addition of the new flight means that Cathay Pacific will operate 72 passenger and cargo services a week between Hong Kong and North America. The airline serves 24 cities in the United States, either directly or through code share passenger services.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 12th, 2004, 01:01 AM   #140
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,867
Likes (Received): 18138

Source : HKADB





__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
east asian hub airport, hong kong

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium