The Bank of China has won the licence to operate the main bank at the new airport, amid the award of a host of concessions to run banking and foreign currency exchange facilities at Chek Lap Kok. The mainland banking giant, which runs the sole full-services branch at Kai Tak airport, will operate a 227 square metre bank in the departures check-in hall at the new airport. A second four-year licence to offer full banking services at a smaller outlet at Chek Lap Kok has been won by the Bank of East Asia. That bank will also operate four automatic teller machines (ATMs) of a total of eight to be on offer at the new airport. Hongkong and Shanghai Banking has won two ATM licences, while related entity Hang Seng Bank won the right to operate another one. The other airport ATM will be operated by Bank of America (Asia). Thomas Cook Group has won the licence to be the sole retail foreign-exchange operator at Chek Lap Kok. The company will operate a total of 12 money exchange outlets over a 54-month licence term.