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Old October 22nd, 2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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HONG KONG | Chek Lap Kok Airport Island Developments

Introduction

Although opened in July 1998, Hong Kong International Airport has recently embarked on a HK$4.5 billion programme for Terminal 1 capacity enhancement and airfield improvements such as building a North Satellite Concourse, reconfiguring of the Departures Immigration Hall, adding new taxiways, and resurfacing of the two runways.













In addition to the airport facilities, additional infrastructure is being built to service the airport on the reclaimed island, which includes a new Marriott hotel nearing completion and a golf course now in use.





Previous projects on the airport island include :

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Old October 22nd, 2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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Does anybody has a sattelite picture of this island?
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 10:02 PM   #3
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Does anybody has a sattelite picture of this island?
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 11:23 PM   #4
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Those satellite terminals look really nice.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 03:12 AM   #5
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Wow it looks huge, thanks.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:01 AM   #6
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:40 AM   #7
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North Concourse Rendering :



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Old October 23rd, 2008, 09:42 AM   #8
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HK Airport Authority To Build New HK$1 Bln Ferry Terminal
27 November 2006

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Airport Authority Hong Kong said Monday it will spend HK$1 billion on building a new ferry terminal linking the city's international airport with cities in nearby Guangdong province to meet increasing traffic demand.

The authority, which operates the Hong Kong International Airport, said it expects passenger volume at the ferry terminal to total 3 million in 2011, up from a forecast 1.5 million this year.

The new four-berth terminal is scheduled for completion in 2008, replacing the current, temporary facility. The pier will be linked to the airport's main terminal building by a driver-less train system.

Five ports in the Pearl River Delta, south China's industrial hub, have ferry services to the Hong Kong airport, connecting it with cities such as Shenzhen and Macau. Ferry operators said they are considering adding three more points in coming months.

The latest expansion is part of the airport authority's overall plans to boost capacity at the airport as passenger traffic rises to near its current annual handling capacity of 45 million.

It expects 60 million passengers to pass through the government-owned airport annually by 2020, up nearly 50% from 40.7 million last year. The rise will likely be fueled by surging trade and tourism growth in the Pearl River Delta.

In January, the authority said it will spend HK$4.5 billion over the next four years to build a satellite concourse beside the passenger terminal, increase parking bays for cargo aircraft, and improve facilities in the main terminal building.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 11:07 AM   #9
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Airport Authority Awards New Cargo Terminal Franchise to
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(Hong Kong, 18 March 2008) — The Board of Airport Authority Hong Kong today awarded a non-exclusive, 20-year franchise to design, construct and operate a new cargo terminal at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to Cathay Pacific Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited. The new terminal and recently completed enhancements to the cargo apron, taxiways and aircraft stands will equip HKIA to meet future demand for cargo services and to maintain its position as the region’s premier air cargo hub.

Airport Authority Chief Executive Officer Stanley Hui said, “The new cargo terminal will reinforce the competitiveness of HKIA as a regional and international air cargo hub. It will provide additional choices for airlines, shippers and freight forwarders. And it will bring substantial economic benefits, in the form of new jobs and business opportunities, to Hong Kong.”

Scheduled to open in the second half of 2011, the new terminal will have an annual capacity of about 2.6 million tonnes and increase the airport’s total general and express cargo handling capacity to 7.4 million tonnes per annum. The new facility will be located on a 10-hectare site in the cargo terminal area.

According to Cathay Pacific Services, construction of the new terminal will create over 400 jobs. When it starts operation, the facility will employ more than 1,700 people.

“The new operator will bring additional competition to Hong Kong’s air cargo industry and build on the reputation for quality and efficiency that HKIA and its existing general cargo operators have achieved,” noted Mr Hui. The number of general and express cargo operators at HKIA will increase from three to four.

The decision to build a new cargo terminal was made after the Airport Authority held extensive consultations with Hong Kong’s air cargo and logistics industry. In December 2006, the Airport Authority called for pre-qualification proposals, which was followed by invitation for submission of business plans. The Airport Authority assessed the business plans and decided to award the franchise to Cathay Pacific Services as a result of an open and competitive tender process. The Airport Authority also invited the Independent Commission Against Corruption as an independent advisor to oversee the process.

Driven by the rapid expansion of the Mainland Chinese economy and robust global trade, cargo throughput at HKIA rose 4.5% in 2007, to 3.74 million tonnes. The air cargo industry handled over HK$1.9 trillion worth of goods in 2007, representing 35% of Hong Kong’s total external trade. HKIA is the world’s busiest international cargo airport for the 11th consecutive year.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 06:56 PM   #10
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Notice the North Concourse U/C in the centre above the terminal building :



Some other construction :



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Old October 31st, 2008, 02:22 PM   #11
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I can't find any more information on the North Satellite Concourse online... I'm really interested in understanding how it works with the main terminal. Will you have to take a bus to reach this building? Or will there be an underground walkway? The People Mover System runs East/West under the main terminal building...
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Old November 1st, 2008, 09:04 PM   #12
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AsiaWorld Expo by bextra from skyscrapers.cn



... with Marriott hotel UC



... with North Concourse UC

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Old November 1st, 2008, 09:28 PM   #13
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Terminal 2 Opens in 2007
1 June, 2007
HKIA celebrated the Grand Opening of Terminal 2 and the 10th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The Hon Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, was among the officiating guests.

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Old November 25th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #14
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Airport set to expand despite economic crisis
24 November 2008
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The government is determined to press ahead with expansion of the airport - including a third terminal and third runway - in the next five years, despite a continuous decline in air traffic since the start of the financial meltdown.

He also said that the third terminal and runway were among projects to be finalised in the next five to six years, under the plans.

Passenger numbers and cargo volume at the airport have been declining since August.

Cargo fell 7.5 per cent year on year in September and 9.2 per cent last month, while passenger numbers shrank 4.7 per cent and 1.4 per cent.

International cargo terminal operator Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals also announced this month that it handled only 222,166 tonnes of cargo in October, a year-on-year drop of 9.8 per cent.

The Airport Authority blamed the global financial crisis for the reduction in visitors, imports, exports and transshipments.

But the source said the temporary decline would not stop the government from expanding the airport to maintain its regional advantage.

Apart from the much-discussed third runway, key plans under study include building a third terminal and further developing the middle field area of the airport.

The building of new cargo handling and airline catering facilities was also being considered, the source said.

The existing master plan, to 2020, proposes increasing the number of aircraft gates by building an elongated "X" shaped midfield concourse that would provide 49 so-called frontal-parking stands - those connected by air bridge to the concourse - and 10 remote or unconnected stands.

"Critical mass is what counts in aviation," the source said. "We have to keep the traffic level in order to secure the airport's regional hub status.

"We are talking about long-term planning, otherwise people will pull out their business to other airports in Zhuhai or Shenzhen."

Hung Wing-tat, transport expert and associate professor of civil and structural engineering at Polytechnic University, said the airport's development plan should not be shelved because of the financial turmoil.

"Hong Kong is expected to recover more quickly, given its close relation with the mainland's strong economy," he said.

Law Cheung-kwok, associate director of the Aviation Policy and Research Centre of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said the scale and pace of future airport developments, such as a new terminal and additional gates, would largely be driven by demand.

A spokeswoman for the Airport Authority said that while the operating environment for the rest of the year would continue to be difficult, plans and projects to equip the airport for growth would proceed.
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Runway could cross boundary
24 November 2008
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The third runway proposed for the airport at Chek Lap Kok could intrude into mainland waters, as planners try to avoid contaminated seabed mud pits and protect nearby residents from noise.

Central government approval would be needed for this option to proceed but a government source said the intrusion was minor and should not present a great problem.

At least three options for the runway were shown to Airport Authority board members after the authority commissioned consultants in July to study the feasibility of such a plan.

One would take in some of the 12 mud pits north of Chek Lap Kok, used since 1992 to dispose of contaminated mud dredged for large projects and maintenance of navigation channels, one of which is still in use.

The option that appears most feasible traverses sea borders but stays clear of the mud pits and residential developments, a board member and government source said.

"A runway built on contaminated mud might not be feasible," the source said, adding that flight paths in the other two options could trigger more complaints from residents affected by noise pollution.

Complaints had been lodged by residents in Tuen Mun, Ma Wan, Sha Tin and the south of Hong Kong Island, the source said.

Last year, the Civil Aviation Department received more than 400 complaints.

Opting for the wrong flight path would worsen pollution from aircraft, the source said.

For the other option, Hong Kong would have to demonstrate to the central government that the adjustment of the marine border was a minor one, the source said.

A board member who declined to be named said the boundary could be revised.

"The reclamation issue is the real problem for building the third runway," the board member said.

Reports have said that more than 20 hectares of reclaimed land would be needed for a third runway of a similar size to the existing two.

Transport expert Hung Wing-tat said a third runway might not be necessary with the launch of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Airports Link last month, a service that enables passengers at airports in both cities to check in and obtain boarding passes for connecting flights at the other.

"Hong Kong can just cater for international flights while Shenzhen caters for domestic flights. Hong Kong will still benefit from the increasing demand from visitors for transit," Professor Hung said.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 05:55 AM   #16
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Previously posted by Skybean :
T2



T2 roof top and Tung Chung Buildings
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Panorama: Terminal 2 rooftop


Panorama: Terminal 2




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Panorama : Exhibition Hall






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Old December 2nd, 2008, 06:59 AM   #17
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[SIZE=4]Transport expert Hung Wing-tat said a third runway might not be necessary with the launch of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Airports Link last month, a service that enables passengers at airports in both cities to check in and obtain boarding passes for connecting flights at the other.

"Hong Kong can just cater for international flights while Shenzhen caters for domestic flights. Hong Kong will still benefit from the increasing demand from visitors for transit," Professor Hung said.
This so-called "expert" knows squat. This type of arrangement didn't work for Montreal (Mirabel and Dorval). It hasn't worked for Tokyo (Narita and Haneda). Why on earth does he think it would work for Hong Kong?

I don't really see Shenzhen airport wanting to play ball with this idea. And the last thing I would want to do is travel to Shenzhen for a domestic flight.
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I'm also very much against the idea of transiting between 2 airports, especially since Hong Kong's hub role is strongly-tied to the ability to seemlessly move from an international flight to a regional one into China.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 02:19 PM   #19
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This idea adds on an extra barrier that the other airports didnt have. Can you imagine how much time would be wasted to go between the 2 airports?
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This idea adds on an extra barrier that the other airports didnt have. Can you imagine how much time would be wasted to go between the 2 airports?
And who foots the bill? The customer! What a ridiculous proposition.

I am all for the link in that HK people and those using HKIA have more choice but HKIA should aim to provide excellent connections to tier 1 and 2 cities where possible to augment its hub status.
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