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Flights arrive on the third runway in Hong Kong as Operation Familiarization gets going

(HONG KONG, 8 July 2022, 1030hrs)  –  Operation familiarisation for flights on the Third Runway, designated as the new North Runway of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), started today.

At 0824hrs a Government Flying Service plane landed as the first flight taking part in the familiarisation on the Third Runway, followed by the first commercial flight, a cargo flight from Shanghai Pudong, touching down at 0827hrs.

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Final preparation for operation familiarisation on the Third Runway and associated taxiways began in the evening of 7 July, including a joint inspection by Airport Authority Hong Kong and Civil Aviation Department.

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As operation familiarisation commenced on the new runway, the Centre Runway is temporarily closed for reconfiguration as part of the Three-runway System (3RS) development. While the Centre Runway is temporarily closed, HKIA will continue to operate as a two-runway system with the new North Runway and the South Runway.

In addition to the Third Runway, the 3RS project comprises the expansion of Terminal 2, development of a new T2 Concourse, Automatic People Mover and Baggage Handling System, and is targeted to complete in 2024 as scheduled.

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