Chief Secretary Carrie Lam opened the Midfield Concourse at Hong Kong International Airport today.
The five-storey facility is west of Terminal 1 between the two runways. It has an area of 105,000 square metres and provides 20 aircraft parking positions.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mrs Lam said the concourse will help the airport cater to growing demand.
“With the addition of the Midfield Concourse, the airport will be able to handle an additional 10 million passengers per annum, which is essential in enabling us to cope with the growing demand for aviation services before the implementation of the three-runway system.
“To maintain Hong Kong’s economic competitiveness and its status as a global aviation hub, the case for the three-runway system is clear. Upon completion, it will enhance the airport’s landing capacity, substantially increasing the capacity for passengers by 1.5 times and that for cargo by two times.”
Mrs Lam later toured the concourse with Secretary for Transport & Housing Prof Anthony Cheung and Airport Authority Chairman Jack So.
Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary opens airport extension