The three-runway system (3RS) will allow Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to handle future traffic demand as estimated by IATA Consulting, that is, 102 million passengers, 8.9 million tonnes of cargo and 607,000 aircraft movements per year by 2030.
The 3RS is more than a runway. It involves:
- Reclamation of approximately 650 hectares of land north of the existing airport island, bounded by approximately 13.4 km of seawall
- Construction of the Third Runway, taxiways and apron with 57 parking positions upon 3RS commissioning
- Construction of the Third Runway Concourse (TRC)
- Modification/expansion of the existing Terminal 2 (T2) into a full service processing terminal and construction of associated road network
- Provision of a new Automated People Mover (APM) system connecting T2 and the TRC and an integrated maintenance depot that will also serve the existing system
- Provision of a new high-speed Baggage Handling System (BHS) to connect T2 and the TRC
- Construction of other associated airport support infrastructure, facilities and utilities for 3RS operation
A dedicated website has been launched to provide updated information about the expansion of HKIA into a three-runway system. For details, please click here.