A Hong Kong Government Flying Services Raytheon Beech Super King Air has made the first landing at Chek Lap Kok. The landing comes amid continuing uncertainty over the policy for tariffs at the airport, due to open in 1998. The International Air Transport Association claims that high tariffs may cost Hong Kong dear in the loss of tourism - its largest earner - and business activity. Airline members of the Hong Kong User Charges Board are to "resume consultations" with the Airport Authority on 13 March. Hong Kong reverts to Chinese sovereignty on 1 July.
Source: Flight International