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2008-07-30 18:00:39

HONG Kong International has been voted the world's best airport in the annual Skytrax survey, which polled more than 8.2 million travellers of over 97 nationalities. This is the seventh time in eight years that the accolade has been won by Hong Kong. The World Airport Survey rated more than 190 airports over a ten- month period (from August 2007 to May 2008) on 40 product and service categories including airport accessibility, terminal cleanliness, shopping and dining options, Internet...

2008-07-16 15:00:42

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the China industry is available in its catalogue. China Aviation Company Research --Air China http://www.reportlinker.com/p091000/China-Aviation-Company-Research---Air-China.html In 2007 in terms of the strong demands, Air China's RTK and RPK increased 11.5 per cent and 11.1 per cent year-on-year, in a rapid growth period. The growth of RTK of domestic, international and regional route was 10.8 per cent , 12.2 per...

2008-07-15 18:00:31

A Minister gave a strong indication yesterday that the Government will give the go-ahead for controversial plans to expand the UK's biggest airport. The Government is due to make a decision on development of Heathrow Airport, including a new, third, runway by the end of the year. Business Secretary John Hutton yesterday said the Government would "take the difficult decisions on airport expansion" and would make flying greener rather than restricting people's opportunities to fly...

2008-07-15 18:00:31

By JOHN LAMB Is the government going to be forced to make an embarrassing U- turn on yet another of its tax policies? Gordon Brown's reputation for expertly managing the economy as Chancellor is disintegrating around him as Prime Minister. We are being forced to speculate whether this government ever thinks anything through properly before leaping into the dark on new measures without serious consultation or debate. Already embroiled in sticky situations on the 10p tax, capital...

2008-06-17 15:00:37

By Andrew Picken Green campaigners say high oil price will stop millions flying GREEN campaigners are calling for plans to expand Edinburgh Airport to be scaled back in the wake of soaring oil prices. Airport operator BAA estimates Edinburgh Airport could almost treble in size over the coming decades with land being reserved for a possible second runway. But research by environmental charity WWF has concluded that millions of passengers will be put off flying due to higher ticket...

2008-06-16 15:00:33

By MCDONALD, Greer PILOTS risk being blinded by laser attacks on passenger-filled aircraft, with Wellington airport the most dangerous in the country, aviation authorities have warned. The Civil Aviation Authority said Wellington International Airport was the most "popular" for attacks on planes, due to flight paths and the airport's proximity to houses. In a rare prosecution, a Wellington man has been charged with pointing a green laser into the cockpit of a commercial jet with 49...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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