New Hong Kong International Airport

by Tom Darmody, Greiner Intl Ltd, Hong Kong,
Peter Wright, Greiner Intl Ltd, Hong Kong,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: International Air Transportation: A New International Airport


The airport at Kai Tak has served as a viable commercial operation since the lat 1930s and has played a pivotal role in the territory's development. The fact that Kai Tak has a finite capacity as an operationally constrained single runway airport has been recognized for many years. In the recent past, as demand has approached the ultimate capacity limit, the need to continue to provide new functional and cost efficient airport facilities with sufficient capacity to accommodate forecast continued growth in passenger and cargo demand has become increasingly evident. To this end, the Provisional Airport Authority (PAA) was established in April 1990 with the responsibility to plan and build a replacement airport for Hong Kong. A new airport master plan study was conducted and this paper summarizes the results of that study.

Subject Headings: Air traffic | Airport and airfield pavements | Feasibility studies | Airport terminals | Construction engineering | Airports and airfields | Freight terminals | Environmental issues | Hong Kong | China | Asia

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