Analyses | Land, housing and infrastructure | 2013-08-28 | HKET

Mirroring the demand of a third runway



Debates over a proposed third runway at Hong Kong International Airport have been going on for a while but there are still certain areas requiring further deliberation. The Centre’s weekly analysis looks into the past operating figures of the Hong Kong International Airport with a view to assessing the current runway capacity and its actual demand. New moves by the Singaporean Government, including a fourth runway expansion, have prompted a new wave of Hong Kong-Singapore rivalry among Hong Kong people. Jumping out of the stereotype of comparison, our analysis ponders possible alternatives for Hong Kong, other than new runway construction, in a bid to allow the city to proceed comfortably.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.