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.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest cargo airport news

Gatwick targets cargo growth with runway plans

By Damian Brett

Gatwick Airport is hoping that plans to utilise its Northern Runway for routine operations will boost its cargo volumes. The…

Read More

Share this story

Leipzig/Halle hits 1m tonnes so far in 2021

By Damian Brett

Germany’s Leipzig/Halle Airport looks on course for a record year for cargo as its volumes over the first eight months…

Read More

Share this story

New Oklahoma airfreight hub set to “reduce shipments’ time to market”

By Rachelle Harry

A new airfreight industrial park being established in Ardmore, Oklahoma, is expected to “reduce shipments’ time to market and ease…

Read More

Share this story