Hong Kong Airport

A flight path to success

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is one of the world’s busiest airports and plays a key role in providing jobs and supporting Hong Kong’s economic growth. As a gateway to China, the airport has more than doubled its volumes of passengers, cargo and aircraft movements since being in commercial operation, with further strong growth expected in the years to come.

Key information

Completion date: Ongoing

Key services: masterplanning, procurement strategy and risk management services

Turner & Townsend has built an impressive track record in the aviation sector, having supported many of the world’s largest and most complex airport programmes. The consultancy’s highly professional approach made them a key and strategic consultant for the planning of this project.

Tommy Leung, General Manager, Projects Airport Authority Hong Kong

About the programme

To meet demand, the Airport Authority Hong Kong is expanding the airport into a three-runway system (3RS). This includes forming 650 hectares of new reclaimed land north of the existing airport island, constructing a third runway and related airfield infrastructure, and expanding Terminal 2. Working closely with the Airport Authority, we have provided advice on procurement, risk management and planning and logistics to establish a strategic model which maximises the opportunity for efficient delivery.

Making the difference

Integrating expertise: our global airport capability and experience enabled us to bring together top specialists from around the world and fully integrate them into a team of the client’s own experts.

Providing certainty: from the start, we worked with the client to assess capacity with the global supply chain and plan for critical challenges during the delivery phase.

Controlling risks: we worked with the client to define the proposed risk management process, including identifying the different types of risks and summarising their ranking, cause, probability and estimated impact. Through the development of a Project Risk Management Plan, the client is managing and mitigating the identified risks on an ongoing basis through to completion of the project.