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n 1998, a gleam­ing new Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional Air­port (HKIA) opened on the newly man­made is­land of Chek Lap Kok – an an­swer to the in­creas­ing con­ges­tion suf­fered at Kai Tak, with its sin­gle run­way and cramped ter­mi­nal fa­cil­i­ties.

Fast-for­ward al­most 20 years, and HKIA has be­come the eighth busi­est air­port in the world ac­cord­ing to the Air­ports Coun­cil In­ter­na­tional, with a record 70.5 mil­lion pas­sen­gers in 2016. Pro­jec­tions for the next seven years ex­pect pas­sen­ger lev­els to hit up to 90 mil­lion.

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