To promote a healthy lifestyle, the Airport Authority (AA) supported the "2012 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Feet of Fire 10km Run" as its title sponsor for the third year. Held on 16 December 2012, the annual signature race saw around 1,000 athletes put their stamina to the test. The AA emerged victorious as the champion and first runner-up in both the men and women groups of the Airport Staff Cup.
HKIA strives to provide the best airport experience to passengers. Every year, special programmes and entertainment performances are arranged for passengers during holiday seasons. A group of students from the Department of Multimedia and Internet Technology of Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee) produced a short video on how HKIA greeted passengers during Easter in 2012.
HKIA is committed to the "3R" environmental principle – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – which is applied in both our operations and development. During the World’s Greenest Airport pledging ceremony, artist Hoi Chiu used sand art performance to highlight HKIA's various green efforts based on this "3R" principle.
As an international and regional aviation hub, HKIA is welcoming more and more new generation aircraft, such as the B747-8 freighter, the B787 Dreamliner and the A380 superjumbo.
Hong Kong's aviation industry commemorates its centennial in 2011. An array of celebrating activities will take place to mark this important milestone.
One of the highlights is an "aircraft pull" event organised by the Civil Aviation Department to be held on 17 March 2011. A practice pull has been arranged to help the participants prepare for the big event.
HKIA held an annual crash exercise on 20 November 2009 to test its emergency response capability. The exercise, which involved sea, land and air operations, mobilised over 1,200 participants from the Airport Authority, airlines, government departments and other organisations to simulate an incoming flight crashed on landing at 0500 hours. Large-scale rescue work swung into action immediately.
The Automated People Mover (APM) shuttles passengers between Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2).
In order to extend the APM service to the permanent SkyPier, which is scheduled to open by end-2009, the airport added eight new APM cars in July 2009. With a total length of 3.8 km, the extended APM system will provide passengers with efficient, reliable and comfortable transportation between the pier and T1, which will only take four minutes when it starts operating.
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