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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