Development for HKIA

The West Apron development will be situated by the Midfield, with a tunnel linking it to the cargo area. (HKIA)

The West Apron development will be situated adjacent to the Midfield, with a cross-runway tunnel linking it to the cargo area. (HKIA)

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has unveiled plans for a HK $2.2 billion (US $0.3bn) West Apron development, which will help Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) meet its medium-term demand for additional parking stands.
The 4,628,481sq ft (430,000m2) site, located at the western end of the airport island and adjacent to the Midfield, will be equipped with 16 parking stands for common use.  A cross-runway tunnel linking the development to the cargo area has also been commissioned to facilitate efficient apron vehicle traffic.
The first phase – to construct nine parking stands, supporting facilities and the tunnel – will begin this year and is due for completion by the end of 2013.  The second phase will end a year later, when the remaining seven stands will be ready for operation.
C K Ng, Deputy Director, Airport Operations, AAHK, said:  “We are seeing rising demand for aircraft parking spaces due to growing air traffic, continuous fleet expansions by airlines and the introduction of new types of aircraft.  Currently, passenger and cargo throughput, as well as aircraft movements, have outstripped our baseline growth projections, with both passenger trips and flight movements setting new records in 2011.”

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  1. According to the map above, the airport site is already looking full after just 12-13 years, there appears to be little room for expansion. Where would a future terminal and extra runways go? There is a lesson here for those who propose an island airport in the Thames Estuary and quote HKG as the template.

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