Six years after construction began, Hong Kong International Airport’s third runway is ready for operation. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Six years after construction began, Hong Kong International Airport’s third runway is ready for operation. Photo: Yik Yeung-man

Hong Kong’s third runway finally ready for take off, but completion comes as city’s status as global aviation hub under threat

  • Construction on HK$141.5 billion project began in 2016 and partial launch of new runway is expected this year
  • Hong Kong remains largely closed off as city tries to minimise Covid-19 infections

Six years after construction began, Hong Kong International Airport’s third runway is ready for operation. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Six years after construction began, Hong Kong International Airport’s third runway is ready for operation. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
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