PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 December, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 December, 1998, 12:00am

Your correspondent Annette MacDonald, in her letter to the Sunday Morning Post, on November 29, inquired about the location of nursery rooms for infants at the new Hong Kong International Airport.

At present there are 21 nursery rooms throughout the passenger terminal to cater to the needs of parents and children, be they passengers or airport visitors. Eight of these are in the public 'landside' area, while 13 are in the restricted or 'airside' area.

As to their exact locations, there are five on the check-in level of the departures hall just beyond immigration; 10 at convenient locations along the concourses of the boarding level of the departures hall; three in the vicinity of the arrivals immigration hall; and one each at either end of the meeters and greeters hall. The rooms vary in size from three to 22 square metres. While the layout varies, the basic arrangement includes individual booths with benches for nappy changing, and large wash basins.

Each room is clearly marked with the internationally recognised symbol of a baby's bottle.

The exact location of each room is also marked on the Airport Authority's Airport Guide, a free fold-out map available at any of the information counters strategically placed throughout the passenger terminal.

PHILLIP BRUCE Public Relations Manager Airport Authority