To compensate for the temporary annexation of Terminal Two, two additional check-in aisles in Terminal One were built to handle additional passengers during the construction phase. The Hong Kong airport expansion is also positive for our regional passengers. The new Sky Bridge links the remote terminal (North Satellite Concourse) which handled many of our short-haul services from Terminal One. This will eliminate the hassle of coach transfers, as well as offering a fantastic view over the airfield and the new third runway.
While the third runway was completed in July 2022, true three runway operations will not start until 2024. The existing north runway (the closest to the sea, but now the central runway) will be resurfaced, and it will need new taxiways to connect it to the new runway and terminal building.
Long story short: by 2024, HKIA will be as speedy as ever to use – and for even more travellers.
This story was originally written in May 2020 and updated in August 2022. Hero image: Hong Kong International Airport