The Airport Authority of Hong Kong (AA) has
handed over the second of two sites (Site A2) in SkyCity at Hong
Kong International Airport (HKIA), designated for the development
of retail, dining and entertainment (RDE) facilities, to the
awarded developer, a wholly owned subsidiary of New World
The handover marked another milestone of the
SkyCity development, a core element of HKIA’s vision to transform
from a city airport to an Airport City.
The first site for
developing the RDE facilities (Site A3) was handed over to
Roxy Limited, the wholly owned subsidiary of New World Development,
in May 2018.
Fred Lam (pictured), Chief Executive Officer of the AA,
said, “We are thankful for the government’s full support to the
aviation industry and airport development in recent years, making
it possible for us to formulate and implement the vision to
transform HKIA into an Airport City, including the SkyCity
development which crosses another milestone today. I hope that
different sectors of the community will work together with us and
the Government to continue focusing on Hong Kong’s overall
The 25-hectare SkyCity is located just a short
stroll from HKIA’s passenger terminals, and is
accessible by rail, road and a network of footbridges.
to open in phases from 2023 to 2027, the RDE facilities being
developed by New World Development will take up a maximum gross
floor area of 350,000 square metres.
technology and creativity to develop unique dining, entertainment
and retail elements, and combining experiences in learning,
exploration and adventure, the project is poised to be the largest
facility of its kind in Hong Kong.
With an investment of HK$20 billion by New World
Development, the RDE facilities in SkyCity will offer some brand
new experience-based entertainment such as Hong Kong’s first
indoor and outdoor kart track, AR and VR interactive game
facilities and kids experiential zone.