Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport will add a third runway. Photo: Alamy

Shenzhen airport third runway expansion sets up Greater Bay Area battle for the skies with Hong Kong

  • Top economic planning body approves 9.35 billion yuan development, which will allow facility to handle 80 million passengers
  • Hong Kong’s airport, which had 75 million passengers last year, is also adding a third runway in HK$144 billion move
Topic |   Hong Kong aviation

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Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport will add a third runway. Photo: Alamy
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Hong Kong is looking to consolidate its role as a regional hub, amid major trade and development pushes from Beijing. Photo: Felix Wong

Former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying calls for more pilots and more routes from the airport, amid Greater Bay Area and Belt and Road Initiative projects

  • But Leung, now vice-chair of the national advisory body, warns of challenges managing airspace in Greater Bay Area
Topic |   Hong Kong aviation

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Hong Kong is looking to consolidate its role as a regional hub, amid major trade and development pushes from Beijing. Photo: Felix Wong
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