Mon, 4 January 2016

HKIA Opens HK$10 Billion Midfield Concourse

Hong Kong International Airport’s HK$10 billion Midfield Concourse (MFC), as well as its auxiliary facilities including the aviation fuel supply system and the Automated People Mover connecting Terminal 1 and the MFC, have officially opened.

 Construction of the 105,000-square-metre five-storey new concourse began in 2011.

 Located to the west of Terminal 1 and between the two existing runways, the MFC provides 20 parking stands and connects with Terminal 1 via an extension of the Automated People Mover system.

 The concourse will gradually introduce restaurants, coffee shops and retail outlets to provide passengers with more shopping and dining experiences.

Mr. Jack So, Chairman of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, “The MFC is an important development as it will help HKIA meet the increasing passenger traffic demand. In the past 12 months, HKIA has handled 68.2 million passengers, marking year-on-year increase of 8.3%. With its capacity to serve an additional 10 million passengers every year, the MFC will be able to increase the number of flights using air bridges to board and disembark, enhancing the overall passenger experience.”

C K Ng, Executive Director, Airport Operations of the Airport Authority Hong Kong added, “To ensure smooth airport operations, we will gradually increase the usage of the MFC as planned in the next few months. We expect it will serve about 20% of daily passenger flights when operating at full capacity by March.”

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