A flight path to success

To respond to an increase in traffic volumes, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is expanding its capacity to accommodate for the long-term. 

Key information

Date started: 2016

Completion date: 2024

Client’s requirements

HKIA is the busiest cargo gateway and one of the busiest passenger airports in the world. Traffic volumes at HKIA have been growing steadily, and in order to meet future air traffic growth, the airport must enhance its capacity. One such area is the provision of additional aircraft parking stands. Two new aprons are being created to the west of the Midfield Passenger Concourse.

Further, HKIA is fast approaching its maximum handling capacity. There is a pressing need to expand the airport to meet its long-term demand. The selected option to achieve this expansion is a three runway system which involves:

When completed HKIA will be able to handle a practical maximum capacity of over 600,000 flight movements per year.

“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, HK Airport Authority

Our contribution

We are providing planning, procurement and risk assessment consultancy services under AAHK’s Contract P150 and project control consultancy services under AAHK’s Contract 3107. In addition, we have recently been awarded the 3109A five-year framework contract covering procurement, contract management and NEC advisory services. Over 30 of our staff drawn from our local office and global pool of specialists are involved in the delivery of these contracts.

Programme and risk


Project Controls


Making the difference

We rapidly mobilised the commission delivery team that seamlessly combines local knowledge with global discipline experts.  This enables us to deliver the required outputs and in addition provide robust, evidenced support to the AAHK’s stakeholders.

For further information contact:

Nurwirda Donlon
Business Generation Manager, SEA