Hong Kong third runway on-track for 2022

By Damian Brett

Source: HKIA

Hong Kong International Airport — the world’s largest cargo hub — is on track to open its third runway in 2022.

Earlier this week, the airport authority marked a major milestone of the three-runway system (3RS) project as runway pavement works were completed.

Jack So, chairman of the authority, said: “Construction works of 3RS started in August 2016, which entails the formation of 650 hectares of land by reclamation. With the completion of reclamation and runway pavement works, we are confident that the new runway will commence operations next year as planned.

“Other works including expansion of Terminal 2 (T2), construction of T2 Concourse, a new automated people mover system and high-speed baggage handling system will be completed in 2024 on schedule and within budget.”

After its expansion, the airport will be able to handle cargo volumes of around 10m tonnes.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]