What we’re reading: Hong Kong’s Kai Tak cruise terminal, Airbus ditches lithium-ion batteries, art and nature in Vegas



Hong Kong cruise terminal to be in world class of its own

When Hong Kong’s Kai Tak cruise terminal opens in June, it will be one of the biggest in the world and can handle the biggest ships.

The ability to handle passenger vessels as large as two, 1,200-foot, Oasis-class cruise ships at a time puts Kai Tak cruise terminal in a world class of its own. Not even custom-built terminal 16 at Florida’s Port Everglades, home to Royal Caribbean’s Oasis and Allure of the Seas, can do that.

Airbus ditches lithium ion batteries for A350

Airbus won’t be using lithium-ion batteries for its new A350 series of aircraft.

“We confirm that we have made the decision to stay with nickel cadmium for the A350, rather than lithium ion,” an Airbus spokesperson told ATW Friday.

Art and nature really do exist in, near Las Vegas

Nature and art lovers who vacation in Las Vegas will have plenty to choose from in Sin City.

Just head a bit northwest of the Strip and a little over a mile west of downtown to the Springs Preserve, which offers the compelling story of the true native tribes (Indians, not mobsters) and presents all manner of reptilian residents (and we don’t mean the Maloof brothers or Donald Trump).