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.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old June 8th, 2012, 07:13 AM   #141
everywhere
The Explorer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5,129
Likes (Received): 805

Quote:
China Southern Airlines Co Ltd began flying between London Heathrow Airport and Guangzhou on Wednesday, the first flight to go from Britain to the capital of Guangdong province.

The company now has three direct flights to Guangzhou leaving from London Heathrow Terminal 4 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays each week.

The new route is expected to boost trade between China and the United Kingdom.

"The launch of the Guangzhou-London air service marks a bold step forward in China Southern's development in the London marketplace," said Si Xianmin, president of China Southern Air Holding Co and chairman of China Southern Airlines.

The direct flights between Guangzhou and London also help passengers who transfer to other planes on their way to places in Europe, Australia or New Zealand.

"This new air service will serve as an air bridge that connects Europe with China and Australasia," Si said.

The company said it plans to have 110 flights a week going to Australian cities by the end of 2015, up from 42 now. China Southern carried about 600,000 passengers to Australia in 2011.

A330-200 aircraft, made by the France-based Airbus SAS, are flying the new London-Guangzhou route, offering first, business, premium economy and economy levels of service.

The new flights are expected to also prove convenient to Chinese sports fans who will fly to London for the Olympic Games this summer.

"It is great news for the UK that China Southern is opening up a new route between Heathrow and Guangzhou," said Colin Matthews, CEO of BAA Airports Ltd, which owns five airports in the UK including London Heathrow.

"We are delighted that China Southern has chosen Heathrow, and we would like to welcome more flights from China Southern and other airlines that could bring jobs and growth to the UK."

The world economy's center of gravity is shifting and Britain should forge more links with China and similar economies, Matthews said.

While Britain adds one new route to China in 2012, other European countries will have planes flying on seven additional routes to China's interior.

Other airlines in emerging economies have expressed a desire to add flights at Heathrow, but have been prevented from reaching that goal by the airport's lack of the departure and landing slots they need.

China Southern Airlines has more than 450 airplanes in its passenger and cargo operations, including US-based Boeing Co 777s, 747s, 757s, 737s and Airbus 380s, 330s, 321s and 320s.

According to company figures, the airline carried 80.7 million passengers in 2011, 5.5 percent more than a year earlier, making it the largest airline in Asia measured by passenger numbers.


[email protected]
http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/busi...t_15486315.htm
__________________

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post
everywhere no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old June 13th, 2012, 06:37 AM   #142
everywhere
The Explorer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5,129
Likes (Received): 805

Quote:
International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed airline rankings of 2011 by passenger throughput on regular flights and fleet size during the 68th IATA Annual General Meeting & World Air Transport Summit in Beijing on June 11, 2012.


China Southern Airlines is ranked as the third largest carrier in the world and the first largest in Asia with a fleet of 444 aircraft and passenger traffic of 80.54 million in 2011, according to IATA.


With the largest fleet and the most developed routes network, China Southern carried the largest number of passengers in China. The carrier accumulated 8.98 million safe flying hours, and transported 0.6 billion passengers all together as of the end of December 2011.


In recent years, China Southern has continued to promote its strategic transformation and accelerate its pace to gain a slice of international market. The Guangzhou-based carrier has optimized its route network radiating from its Guangzhou hub and launched a "Canton route" linking Europe and Australia.



In 2011, China Southern carried 600,000 passengers on its Australian routes, taking the first place in the air travel market from China to Australia.


In addition, China Southern has sped up the introduction of advanced aircraft and optimization of the fleet structure. The carrier currently has three Airbus A380s in operation, becoming the first in China and the seventh in the world to operate the super jumbo. The carrier also plans to receive its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner this year.


The top three airlines by the passenger number are: Delta Air Lines (113.73 million), American Airlines (86.04 million), and China Southern Airlines (80.54 million). The top three airlines by the fleet size are: Delta Air Lines (709 aircraft), United Airlines (692 aircraft), and China Southern Airlines (444 aircraft).
http://www.wcarn.com/cache/news/19/19724.html



Quote:
SkyTeam, the global airline alliance and members China Southern and China Eastern today signed a Cooperation Agreement with Beijing Capital International Airport that paves the way for more customer-focused initiatives to be introduced at the airport.


Beijing Capital, which is forecasted to soon become the world's busiest airport, is home to both China Southern and China Eastern and is served by 10 of SkyTeam's 16 members. Each day, more than 38,000 passengers arrive and depart Beijing on 230 flights operated by SkyTeam airlines to 93 destinations worldwide.



Effective immediately, parties will further work together on improving processes that will enhance the SkyTeam customers' airport experience, particularly when transiting in Beijing. Current and future initiatives planned at Beijing airport include:


SkyPriority - A series of distinctively branded priority airport services offered to Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers. At Beijing Capital Airport these services were rolled out in March and include: priority check-in areas and baggage drop, priority service at transfer desks, priority boarding and priority baggage handling.


SkyTeam is the only airline alliance to ensure a common and consistent standard for priority services and has already implemented SkyPriority at over 550 airports around the world.


SkyPort - Delivering cost synergies for member airlines and a better airport experience for customers at shared locations worldwide. SkyTeam opened a co-located check-in facility at the airport in December 2011, offering 50 check-in desks, numerous self-service kiosks and dedicated check-in counters for premium passengers.



SkyTeam and China Southern plan to open a new SkyTeam-branded lounge for Elite, First and Business class passengers at Beijing international airport with China Southern.


SkyTransfer - With approximately 14 million SkyTeam passengers arriving and departing Beijing each year, this initiative will ensure seamless, straightforward transfers of passengers and their baggage from one member airline to another.


"Today's agreement builds on our efforts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to deliver a superior airport experience, that will underpin our position as the #1 alliance in the Greater China Region," said Michael Wisbrun, SkyTeam's Managing Director.



"Close cooperation with the airports we serve is essential to identifying issues, delivering solutions and finding new opportunities at SkyTeam hubs worldwide. This will ultimately enhance the airport experience for our customers."


The agreement is the third signed by the alliance and its members in China in 2012. Similar agreements were signed with Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
http://www.wcarn.com/cache/news/19/19725.html
__________________

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post
everywhere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2012, 01:22 PM   #143
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,870
Likes (Received): 18151

Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/566/5661887.html







__________________
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!

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2012, 11:57 AM   #144
maldini
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 766
Likes (Received): 75

Quote:
Originally Posted by big-dog View Post
When completed, a better naming would be c1, c2 ~ c12 (concourse) or p1 thru p12 (pier).
It seems like the curved shape of the long concourses does not allow the maximization the length of the piers p1, p2 etc. The two long concourses should be closer together. If the space between them are smaller, the length of the piers can be maximized.

Also, the highway leading to the airport has to go under the taxi way that connects the two runways. The main terminal could have been located further to the south to prevent this from happening.
__________________

Zaz965 liked this post
maldini no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 27th, 2012, 05:06 AM   #145
everywhere
The Explorer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5,129
Likes (Received): 805

China Southern to launch Guangzhou-Los Angeles A380 route from Oct. 12
(WCARN.com, July 26)

Quote:
China Southern Airlines will put Airbus A380 super jumbo on its Guangzhou-Los Angeles route on daily basis starting from Oct. 12, 2012, according to sources from Airline Route.

This marks the first international route for China Southern A380 super jumbo almost one year after the airline received its first A380 aircraft on Oct. 15, 2011. The A380 will replace the current Boeing 777-200ER to operate the service.

The Los Angeles-bound flight leaves Guangzhou at 21:00, with arrival in Los Angeles at 18:50, while the Guangzhou-bound flight departs from Los Angeles at 23:30, with arrival in Guangzhou at 05:50 (all local time). Reservation for the A380 flight has been available from July 26.

more: http://www.wcarn.com/cache/news/20/20543.html
__________________
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." - Winston Churchill (1874-1965), former British prime minister

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post

Last edited by everywhere; July 28th, 2012 at 09:19 AM.
everywhere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 28th, 2012, 09:20 AM   #146
everywhere
The Explorer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5,129
Likes (Received): 805

Just got in, NDRC approved the feasibility study report for Baiyun T2. Details here:


Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Approved to Build New Terminal and Runway
(WCARN.com, July 27)

Quote:
On July 20, 2012, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved the feasibility study report on the expansion construction of the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN).

The project will cost 18.854 billion yuan, 0.8 billion of which will be subsidized by the Civil Aviation Development Fund.

According to the construction plan, the expansion will increase the airport's design capacity to 80 million passengers and 2.5 million tons of cargo and mail by 2020.
more: http://www.wcarn.com/cache/news/20/20568.html
__________________
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." - Winston Churchill (1874-1965), former British prime minister

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post
everywhere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #147
everywhere
The Explorer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5,129
Likes (Received): 805

CAN Expected to Become the Largest Aircraft Maintenance Base Worldwide
(WCARN.com, Aug. 6)

Quote:
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is expected to become the largest aircraft maintenance base worldwide after the completion of ST Aerospace (Guangzhou) Aviation Services Co. Ltd. (STAG)'s hangar projects, the reporter learnt from Guangdong Airport Management Corp. (GAMC) on Aug. 4.

15 Hangars to Be Built in the Future

According to an official from GAMC, 6 MRO hangars will be constructed successively in the next ten years by STAG, while space for five more hangars will be reserved for future development. By then, STAG and China Southern Airlines will own about 15 MRO hangars at CAN, making the airport probably the largest aircraft maintenance base worldwide.

CAN to Become an International Transit Hub

Following the completion of the expansion project of CAN, plus the gradually optimizing infrastructure and transfer procedures, more airlines will be drawn to the airport in the future, especially foreign airlines. By 2015, the number of foreign airlines operating flights at CAN is expected to reach 60.
more: http://www.wcarn.com/cache/news/20/20706.html
__________________
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." - Winston Churchill (1874-1965), former British prime minister

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post
everywhere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2012, 06:51 AM   #148
everywhere
The Explorer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5,129
Likes (Received): 805

Guangzhou's Second Airport in Great Dispute
(WCARN.com, Aug. 13)

Quote:
Being recognized as an opportunity to develop airport economy, the expansion project of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport -- one of the major investment projects in Guangzhou -- started on Aug. 3, with an investment of 18.8 billion yuan.

As the airport expansion project is on the heat, another project of launching a second airport is proposed by Chen Jianhua, the mayor of Guangzhou. The new airport said to be built in the south of the city is expected to cost more than billions.

Upon the release of the news, the location and feasibility of the new airport raised great dispute within the industry. Many professionals claim that there have already been six airports within the Pearl River Delta; the second airport of Guangzhou will become nothing but a waste of resources. However, others believe that this move is a brand new chance for Guangzhou to boost its economy through developing aviation.
more: http://www.wcarn.com/cache/news/20/20824.html
__________________
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." - Winston Churchill (1874-1965), former British prime minister

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post
everywhere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2012, 07:56 AM   #149
Myouzke
 
Myouzke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 355
Likes (Received): 57



I hope they don't build it they should expand Foshan Shadi Airport instead its not that far from Guangzhou.
__________________

Zaz965 liked this post
Myouzke no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 19th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #150
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,870
Likes (Received): 18151

Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/569/5697971.html



















__________________
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!

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 21st, 2012, 01:10 AM   #151
FM 2258
Registered User
 
FM 2258's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Austin
Posts: 5,438
Likes (Received): 612

Quote:
Originally Posted by Myouzke View Post


I hope they don't build it they should expand Foshan Shadi Airport instead its not that far from Guangzhou.
I was thinking the same thing. Bring Foshan airport online for regular scheduled service. For a big city like Guangzhou it's nice to have an airport on the other side of town that is closer to your home. Foshan is it's own big city so I'm not sure why it's not online like the other large cities in the PRD.

Honestly I'd love to see a new airport for Guangzhou but with Foshan not being utilized like it can be, I'd say wait. Also make sure they finish expanding CAN before starting another. I won't be disappointed if this new airport project goes through though. It will be another fun project to watch as the PRD grows.
__________________

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post
FM 2258 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 21st, 2012, 04:31 AM   #152
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,870
Likes (Received): 18151

There is no airspace for an additional airport. The delta already has 3 very large airports and 2 small ones. There is simply no corridor space for one more.
__________________
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!

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 21st, 2012, 07:00 PM   #153
FM 2258
Registered User
 
FM 2258's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Austin
Posts: 5,438
Likes (Received): 612



Are you talking about no space for a brand new airport or no space for Foshan airport growth?
__________________

Zaz965 liked this post
FM 2258 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 21st, 2012, 07:43 PM   #154
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,870
Likes (Received): 18151

Thunderstorm disrupts air traffic in Guangzhou

GUANGZHOU, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- A thunderstorm has delayed 70 flights and canceled 16 others at a major airport in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong province, airport authorities said Tuesday.

The storm began battering Guangzhou at 7:30 p.m., with gales of 54 km per hour hitting the Baiyun International Airport. Thunder and lightning forced 32 incoming flights to land in the neighboring cities of Shantou, Xiamen, Shenzhen and Zhuhai.

As of 10 p.m., 70 outbound flights had been delayed and 16 were canceled, Baiyun Airport authorities said in a press release.

The airport has arranged transportation and accommodation for passengers whose flights were canceled, as the stormy weather may last for some time due to the arrival of typhoon Tembin.

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) on Tuesday issued a blue alert for the typhoon.

As of 5:00 p.m., Tembin was located at 470 km southeast of Eluanbi, the southernmost point of Taiwan, packing winds of 172.8 km per hour, the NMC said.

The storm is expected to move toward eastern Taiwan at a speed of 10 to 15 km per hour while gathering force along the way, bringing heavy winds to the area, it said.

Typhoon Tembin, the 14th named storm of the 2012 Pacific typhoon season, has brought heavy rains to the northern Philippines, triggering landslides and flash floods that have left thousands displaced.
__________________
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!

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 21st, 2012, 07:45 PM   #155
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,870
Likes (Received): 18151

Quote:
Originally Posted by FM 2258 View Post


Are you talking about no space for a brand new airport or no space for Foshan airport growth?
Both. The delta is severely congested and it's hard to add capacity to existing airports.
__________________
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!

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 21st, 2012, 08:46 PM   #156
gincan
Gincan
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 887
Likes (Received): 183

Quote:
Originally Posted by hkskyline View Post
Both. The delta is severely congested and it's hard to add capacity to existing airports.
I find it hard to believe that the delta is as congested as the western european airspace around the English channel or some of the more congested areas in North America.

Sure, there are some big airports with heavy traffic but there are only a few of them.
__________________

Zaz965 liked this post
gincan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 21st, 2012, 11:01 PM   #157
FM 2258
Registered User
 
FM 2258's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Austin
Posts: 5,438
Likes (Received): 612

Quote:
Originally Posted by hkskyline View Post
Both. The delta is severely congested and it's hard to add capacity to existing airports.
Is it because of space or because the Chinese military restricts airspace so much in the region? I though China would be well underway on making air routes more efficient in the country.
__________________

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post
FM 2258 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 22nd, 2012, 04:52 AM   #158
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,870
Likes (Received): 18151

Quote:
Originally Posted by FM 2258 View Post
Is it because of space or because the Chinese military restricts airspace so much in the region? I though China would be well underway on making air routes more efficient in the country.
Quote:
Originally Posted by gincan View Post
I find it hard to believe that the delta is as congested as the western european airspace around the English channel or some of the more congested areas in North America.

Sure, there are some big airports with heavy traffic but there are only a few of them.
I don't think so many large airports are clustered in such a small area anywhere in Western Europe. Guangzhou and Hong Kong are only 130km or so apart while there is also Shenzhen smacked in between. However, military restrictions play a major part in air traffic congestion all over China. Some work has been done to open up new corridors but delays are still common and fairly rampant especially in the major hubs of Beijing (Air China base), Shanghai (China Eastern base), and Guangzhou (China Southern base).
__________________
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!

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2012, 11:38 AM   #159
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,870
Likes (Received): 18151

Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/571/5711235.html







__________________
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!

Highcliff, Zaz965 liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2012, 08:37 PM   #160
shree711
Registered User
 
shree711's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 1,598
Likes (Received): 33

Sichuan airlines has the most uninspiring livery.
__________________

Zaz965 liked this post
shree711 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
guangzhou

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 02:27 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