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Hong Kong unveils Phase I of midfield development project. Becomes world’s largest freight airport


Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) unveiled details of the HKD7 billion (USD899 million) Phase I of its mid-field development project late last month. The midfield concourse is the last piece of land on the airport island available for large-scale development and aims at boosting passenger capacity to meet rising traffic demand. Freight traffic is also on the rise. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reached an important milestone last year by becoming the world’s busiest freight airport, overtaking Memphis International Airport. Memphis had been the world’s busiest cargo airport since at least 1992. [1844 words]

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  • Meeting passenger demand
  • Hong Kong considering third runway. Existing runways to reach full capacity by end of 2020
  • HKIA status in jeopardy due to intensified competition from neighboring airports
  • New mid-field concourse cornerstone to phase one development 
  • USD2 billion invested since fiscal year 2003/2004
  • Hong Kong Airport becomes world’s largest freight airport
  • Outlook: more rapid growth

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  • Midfield Terminal
  • Midfield Terminal
  • HKIA's facility enhancement project
  • Details of Phase I of HKIA midfield
  • North Satellite Concourse
  • Cargo Traffic 2009 
  • ACI world’s largest cargo airports
  • Hong Kong International Airport passenger numbers and passenger numbers growth: Jan-2010 to Dec-2010
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