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Hong Kong starts airport expansion


Published on Dec 13, 2011

Work on US$1.2bn Midfield development gets underway, including new 78,000m2 terminal...

Work has started on the new Midfield development project at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) held a grand groundbreaking ceremony for the project on Friday, with phase one of the project scheduled for completion by the end of 2015.

The Midfield area is the last piece of land on the airport island available for large-scale development. It is located to the west of Terminal 1, between the two existing runways. Phase one of the project includes the construction of a five-level Midfield Concourse with total floor area of 78,000m², 20 aircraft parking stands, an Automated People Mover (APM) extending from Terminal 1, a cross-field taxiway, and other supporting facilities. The development also incorporates a range of green initiatives, such as the installation of one of the largest areas of rooftop solar panels in Hong Kong.

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