Aircraft Stands at HKIA Re-designated in Preparation for Three-runway System


Following the smooth re-designation of the previous North Runway to Centre Runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in December 2021, some passenger and cargo aircraft parking stands at the airport were recently re-designated as the next phase of re-designation works in preparation for the airport to expand to a Three-runway System (3RS).

Aircraft parking stand numbers at HKIA bear prefixes that indicate their location at the airport. The prefixes “C” and “E”, which were respectively used for cargo aircraft stands at the cargo apron and passenger stands at the east side of Terminal 1, will be employed as taxiway designators for the new taxiway system of 3RS, hence the re-designation of parking stands bearing the “C” and “E” prefixes.

The parking stands for passenger aircraft were closed overnight and those for cargo aircraft in phases, while ensuring normal aircraft operations during re-designation works. A total of 36 cargo aircraft stands were given the new prefix “X”, while nine passenger aircraft stands have adopted the prefix “N” or “S”, which follows their adjacent stands at Terminal 1. Relevant signage such as Movement Area Guidance Signs and Stand Number Indicators, as well as relevant systems, were also updated.

The Third Runway is scheduled to commission this year, while other projects under 3RS are proceeding as planned.

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