Commercial units to open ‘in phases’ at Hong Kong Airport’s new Sky Bridge

By Luke Barras-hill |

Travel through Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Terminal 1 has become easier from today (1 November), as Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) opens its new Sky Bridge.

The 200-metre long and 28-metre high footbridge equipped with escalators and an automated walkway connects Terminal 1 (T1) with the T1 Satellite Concourse (T1S) and offers passengers the highest view point of the airport.

Prior to its opening, passengers were required to take a shuttle bus to and from T1S for boarding and disembarkation.

An observation deck, catering outlet and a shop on the Sky Bridge are due open in phases, confirms AAHK.

The airport authority claims the Sky Bridge is the world’s longest airside bridge. It allows the largest passenger aircraft, Airbus A380, to pass underneath.

Passengers can enjoy panoramic views across the airport from the Sky Bridge, which features exterior glazing and a glass floor.

“Sky Bridge is a part of our efforts in renewing and enhancing the passenger experience at HKIA,” commented Ricky Leung, Executive Director of Engineering & Technology, Airport Authority Hong Kong. “Together with other upgraded airport facilities, we look forward to welcoming passengers from around the world.”

Passengers at HKIA are now able to travel more conveniently between Terminal 1 (T1) and the T1 Satellite Concourse (T1S).

In September, passenger throughput at HKIA reached 525,000 – a year-on-year increase of +132.7%.

In the first nine months of the year, HKIA handled 2.2 million passengers, up 139.5% on the same period last year.

All images source: HKIA.

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