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Hong Kong Airport considers USD17bn third runway to stay a global aviation hub


The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has unveiled a proposal to construct a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in what would be the city's costliest infrastructure project. The plan, which has become necessary due to continued passenger and cargo growth in the region, is part of efforts to maintain the territory's competitiveness as an international aviation hub. [3041 words]

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  • Third runway needed to meet future aviation traffic demand
  • World’s third largest airport by passengers and busiest cargo hub
  • Two options presented in Master Plan
  • Cathay Pacific says HKIA is a ‘victim of its own success’
  • IATA labels third runway ‘essential’
  • Concerns centre around lack of air traffic coordination
  • Third runway key to Hong Kong’s future

Graphs and data:

  • HKIA passenger traffic Projection (Up to 2030)
  • HKIA freight traffic Projection (Up to 2030)
  • HKIA Air Traffic Movement Projection (Up to 2030)
  • Two-Runway System Option – Airport Layout Plan in 2030
  • Details of Option 1
  • Base Case Constrained Air Traffic Movement Forecast
  • Base Case Constrained Passenger Traffic Forecast
  • Base Case Constrained Cargo Traffic Forecast
  • Major Projects Undertaken in Recent Years
  • Three-Runway System Option – Airport Layout Plan in 2030
  • Details of Option 2
  • Estimated Implementation Programme of the Third Runway
  • Planned Developments of Airports in the Region
  • Pearl River Delta Airports Passenger and Cargo Traffic Forecast
  • Five Major GPRD Airports
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