June 3, 2019
From City Airport to Airport City
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) outlines its vision and strategy to transform Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) into an Airport City in a report titled “From City Airport to Airport City”, the report was released on May 29.
The AA envisages an ongoing transformation that integrates the airport with many functions surrounding it, turning it into a much bigger entity – an Airport City – that drives the economic growth of Hong Kong and the region, while further strengthening HKIA’s status as an international aviation hub. In the Report the AA outlines a strategy that comprises rigorous development of various segments of the airport – core passenger and cargo services, multi-modal regional connectivity, and commercial developments including retail, entertainment and hotels, conventions and exhibitions, etc.
The AA’s Airport City vision echoes the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) which has designated Hong Kong as the region’s international aviation hub, and is also in line with the Hong Kong Government’s Lantau Tomorrow Vision which aims to reinforce Lantau’s role as a “Double Gateway” to the world and the GBA.
“From City Airport to Airport City” serves as part of the AA’s on-going communications with stakeholders and the public regarding HKIA’s development.
The full report is available at: