Third runway at HKIA commissioned
The third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) was officially commissioned today, 30 November 2022, marking a key milestone in the airport’s expansion into a three-runway system (3RS).
The commissioning ceremony, held at HKIA’s new integrated airport centre, was officiated by Chan Kwok-ki, the chief secretary for administration of the government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). He said: “The 3RS will significantly increase the passenger and cargo handling capacity of HKIA.”
The 3,800 m long runway started operation in July 2022. The expansion of terminal 2, the construction of T2 Concourse, a new baggage handling system and an automated people mover system are scheduled for completion in 2024, on time and within budget. (cj)