Executive jet facilities to be enhanced in Hong Kong
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has given the green light to Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre (HKBAC) to expand its business aircraft facilities at Hong Kong International Airport.
The airport operator is confident that the HK$400 million project will “further enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong as an international aviation hub” and supports “Hong Kong’s continuous development as the region’s premier centre for international businesses.”
AAHK chairman, Jack So, and CEO, Fed Lam, were among a handful of dignitaries to witness yesterday’s signing of the agreement for the HKBAC expansion project.
So said: “The HKBAC expansion plan will help further attract global businesses to set up regional headquarters and offices in Hong Kong, taking advantage of HKIA’s unique geographical location and connectivity that enables business executives to reach major Asian markets within five hours.”
Under the expansion project, the site area of HKBAC in its existing location will be expanded by half from 16,000m² to 24,500m².
This will allow for its Executive Terminal to quadruple in size to 4,800m² and for a new building to be added to provide more customer facilities, including enhanced Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities and a canopy for passengers at the apron.
Other existing facilities, including the passenger lounge, air crew facilities and VIP lounge will also be enhanced. Upon completion of the expansion in 2025, the annual handling capacity of business aircraft flight movement at the HKBAC will be doubled.
Hong Kong is one of the most preferred base locations for business aircraft in the region. In recognition of its “excellent executive aviation support facility”, AAHK notes that HKBAC has been voted the Best Asian Fixed-based Operator in Professional Pilot’s PRASE Survey for 14 consecutive years.