Hong Kong Airport Authority outlines its ‘Airport City’ vision
Hong Kong International Airport is planning a transformation from city airport to ‘Airport City’ to ensure the airport can facilitate the expected exponential passenger growth.
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Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has outlined its vision and strategy to transform Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) into an ‘Airport City’ in a report titled “From City Airport to Airport City” which has recently been released.
The AA envisages an on-going transformation that integrates the airport with many functions surrounding it, turning it into a much bigger entity – an Airport City – that drives the economic growth of Hong Kong while strengthening HKIA’s status as an international aviation hub.
In the report the AA outlines a strategy that comprises development of the airport: Core passenger and cargo services, multi-modal regional connectivity and commercial developments including retail, entertainment and hotels, conventions and exhibitions.
The AA’s vision echoes the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) which has designated Hong Kong as the region’s international aviation hub, and is also in line with the Hong Kong Government’s Lantau Tomorrow Vision which aims to reinforce Lantau’s role as a “Double Gateway” to the world and the GBA.
The report details that “it has long been the vision of Airport Authority Hong Kong to secure and strengthen HKIA’s status as an international aviation hub through rigorous development of various segments of the airport. In recent years, these different segments have notably accelerated their interconnected, synergistic development – culminating in the form that has begun to take real shape. This trend is set to continue over the next decade and beyond.”
“From City Airport to Airport City” serves as part of the AA’s on-going communications with stakeholders and the public regarding HKIA’s development.