Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is undergoing a series of
major projects to realise its vision of becoming an Airport City and a
new landmark in the region. The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has
put forward this vision, building upon HKIA's status as a leading
international aviation hub.
HKIA is globally connected, serving over 220 destinations through 120
airlines, with half of the world's population reachable within a
five-hour flight. It is renowned for being one of the busiest airports,
handling both passenger and cargo traffic effectively.
The development of the three-runway system (3RS) at HKIA is a
significant project aimed at increasing capacity. The new Third Runway,
commissioned in November 2022, will allow the airport to handle 120
million passengers and 10 million tonnes of cargo annually. Other
facilities under the 3RS project, such as the T2 Concourse, new Baggage
Handling System, Terminal 2 expansion, and more, are progressing
In addition to the 3RS project, AAHK is enhancing existing airport
facilities to enrich the operational and passenger experience. The Sky
Bridge, the world's longest airside footbridge, provides seamless
connectivity between Terminal 1 and the T1 Satellite Concourse, offering
stunning views of the apron. The luxury shopping zone in Terminal 1 has
been revamped, featuring over 40 renowned brands and three new iconic
duplex stores. Smart technologies, including facial recognition, are
extensively implemented to ensure a hassle-free departure process.
The development of SKYCITY is a significant part of the Airport City
vision, covering approximately 25 hectares of land. It will transform
HKIA into a regional hub for entertainment, consumer events, business
services, and MICE events. The 11 SKIES complex, within SKYCITY, will
house over 800 shops and 120 dining options, making it Hong Kong's
largest integrated complex. It will also include AsiaWorld Expo (AWE), a
major venue for exhibitions and events in Hong Kong, with plans for
AAHK is also focused on enhancing connectivity with the Greater Bay
Area (GBA) in Mainland China, a rapidly growing economic region. The
SkyPier Terminal, linked to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, enables
GBA air passengers to travel to HKIA's restricted area without going
through immigration and customs formalities in Hong Kong. Automated car
parks, "Park and Fly" and "Park and Visit," provide parking spaces for
air transfer passengers and visitors from the Mainland.
To promote Hong Kong as a travel destination, AAHK has launched the
"World of Winners" air ticket giveaway campaign, offering over 500,000
free tickets to major passenger markets. Cathay Pacific Airways, HK
Express, and Hong Kong Airlines will distribute the majority of these
tickets through their respective channels.
The transformation of HKIA into an Airport City will establish it as a
new landmark, offering enhanced services, amenities, and connectivity.