The commercial airline industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds, and airports are hustling to keep pace. Hong Kong’s Airport Authority is making a US$.6 billion investment to upgrade the airport to handle more than 50 million passengers and more than 4.3 million tons of cargo by the year 2010, when work is expected to be completed.
The airport handled 40 million passengers and 3 million tons of cargo last year, up 10% from 2004.
Runways and taxiways will be modified to handle the new jumbo Airbus A380. There are aslo plans for a two-story satellite concourse, as well as enhancements to the existing passenger terminal.