Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has unveiled plans for phase one of its midfield development project at the Hong Kong International Airport in China.
The proposed $7bn phase 1 development will include building a new midfield concourse with 20 aircraft parking stands, a new cross-field taxiway and the extension of the existing automated people mover (APM) to the midfield concourse.
Construction will start in the third quarter of this year and phase 1 development is targeted for completion by the end of 2015.
The midfield area is located to the west of Terminal 1 and between the two existing runways.
The new concourse will accommodate ten million passengers a year to embark and disembark aircraft using air bridges at this concourse.
Out of the 20 aircraft parking stands, 11 are bridge-served and feature stands equipped with three air bridges designed for superjumbo aircraft A380, while the remaining nine stands are operational stands.
AA chief executive officer Stanley Hui Hon-chung said: "The design of the midfield concourse will follow HK BEAM PLUS, a recognised method for assessing the environmental performance of buildings."
AA has also completed the $577m facility enhancement project, which covered expansion and improvements at Terminal 1 and the airfield.