First passengers cross Hong Kong International Airport’s Sky Bridge
Hong Kong International Airport’s impressive Sky Bridge opened today, allowing passengers to conveniently travel between Terminal 1 and its Satellite Concourse (T1S).
The latest addition to the airport’s infrastructure is 200-metres long and 28-metres high and equipped with escalators and automated walkways.
Spanning a taxiway at the airport, Sky Bridge is the world’s longest airside bridge that allows Code F aircraft such as the A380 to pass under it.
With the exterior glazing and glass floor installed on the bridge, the airport notes that “passengers can enjoy the extraordinary experience of an aircraft passing beneath their feet”.
With the unique panoramic view across the airport, Sky Bridge offers the highest view point of the airport for passengers. An observation deck, a catering outlet and a shop on the Sky Bridge will open in phases.
Ricky Leung, executive director of engineering and technology with Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), enthused: “Sky Bridge is aspired to be the iconic feature at HKIA.
“It offers passengers a spectacular view of the entire airport with the nearby landscape as the backdrop.
“Passengers have a brand new spot for snap shots before they go on with their journey. It is a part of our efforts in renewing and enhancing passenger experience at HKIA. Together with other upgraded airport facilities, we look forward to welcoming passengers from around the world.”
Before the commencement of Sky Bridge, passenger had to take shuttle bus to and from T1S for boarding and disembarkation.