Joint Conference on HKIA Master Plan 2030

The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) released its 20-year development blueprint for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to solicit feedback from stakeholders and the public on the airport’s future development direction.


AAHK solicit HKIA airport’s future development


Joint Conference on HKIA Master Plan 2030

The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) released its 20-year development blueprint for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to solicit feedback from stakeholders and the public on the airport’s future development direction. HKIA Master Plan 2030 outlines two development options for public consultation. The first option is for maintaining the existing two-runway system, which would help meet Hong Kong’s aviation demand in the medium term only. The second option is to build a new runway to increase capacity, which would enable HKIA to meet the city’s air traffic demand up to and possibly beyond 2030. Under the two-runway system, HKIA can meet air traffic demand until approximately 2020, beyond which no additional flights could be added. The Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA), the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK), the Hong Kong Shippers’ Council (HKSC) and all supporting organisations including the Carrier Liaison Group (CLG), the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (CMA), the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI), the Hong Kong Aviation Industry Association (HKAIA), the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers – Manufacturing and Industrial Division (HKIE-MI), the Hong Kong Logistics Association (HKLA), the Hong Kong Logistics Management Staff Association (HKLMSA), the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Institution of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK) have jointly organised a conference titled ‘Foundation for a Sustainable Future – CLK2030 … Our Sky Our Say’ on 6 August 2011 to discuss the sustainable aviation development of Hong Kong. Distinguished guests from different areas of expertise were invited to share their valuable insights in response to the HKIA Master Plan 2030 consultation. In the conference, apart from the analysis of industry demand on the third runway, guest speakers also discussed with the participants, the issues of the environmental impacts, capacity of associated infrastructures (e.g. human resources, urban planning, transport infrastructure, logistics facilities, etc.), cost and the urgency of having additional runway capacity. The Centre of Cyber Logistics of CUHK (Chinese University of Hong Kong) was also commissioned to independently solicit industry comments on the construction of the third runway. The findings were also released at the joint conference. The analysis of the results concluded that: