12-Dec-2011 9:55 AM

Airport Authority Hong Kong breaks ground on midfield development at Hong Kong Airport

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) broke ground (09-Dec-2011) on the Midfield development at Hong Kong International Airport. The Midfield area is the last piece of land on the airside for large-scale development at the airport. It is located to the west of Terminal 1 and between the two existing runways. Phase 1 of the project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015. It will include the construction of a five-level Midfield Concourse with total floor area of 78,000sqm, 20 aircraft parking stands, an Automated People Mover (APM) extending from Terminal 1, a cross-field taxiway and other supporting facilities. The works are expected to cost HKD9 billion (USD1.2 billion) and create 2000 jobs during construction. When completed, the airport will have an additional handling capacity of 10 million passengers p/a. Overall, the midfield expansion project will increase handling capacity at the airport to around 70 million passengers and six million tonnes of cargo p/a, which is expected to cope with air traffic demand by 2020. [more - original PR]

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