Hong Kong International Airport opened a new $10 billion concourse last week.
The Midfield Concourse’s 19 gates and 20 aircraft parking stands will allow the airport to handle an additional 10 million passengers per year and will serve approximately 20% of passenger flights once it begins operating at full capacity in March, Hong Kong International said.
The five-story, 1.1 million-square-foot concourse sits between the airport’s two existing runways and connects to Terminal 1 via an automatic people mover. Construction on the concourse began in 2011.
Hong Kong International has handled 68.2 million passengers this year, up 8.3% from last year. In 2014, the airport was the 10th busiest in the world by passenger volume, according to Airport Council International.= American, Delta, United, Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines fly direct from Hong Kong International to the United States, according to the website Skyscanner.