While catering to the basic infrastructure issues, Hong Kong airport is also using the expansion to create a new “airport experience” based around entertainment, lifestyle and experiential offerings – the Sky Bridge being a perfect example.
At 28 metres above ground, it will allow the largest A380 aircraft to taxi underneath (functional, from an apron logistics point of view), and will also be outfitted with an observation deck, giving plane spotters rare birds-eye views as the aircraft pass underneath. F&B outlets will also be installed in the two towers at either end of the 200-metre bridge to offer more lifestyle options.
According to the Airport Authority, similar experiential revamps will be introduced to boarding gates, with the possibility of design themes, smart technology and green features.
Some of the most significant lifestyle