As it opens a new extension to its main passenger terminal, Hong Kong International Airport will be closing another terminal for its "Three-Runway System" project.
Starting November 29, the Hong Kong Airport will open its new extension of Terminal 1 (T1) which will provide 48 check-in counters in a new aisle (Aisle L). With the new extension the airport will have a total of 369 check-in counters.
Along with the opening of the T1 extension, it will temporarily close Terminal 2 (T2) as part of construction work to expand the facilities at Hong Kong Airport which will include a third runway and a new passenger concourse located north-west of the current airfield.
Scheduled to be completed in 2024, the upgrades to T2 will include both arrival and depature services making it a new standalone terminal. It will be connected to the new passenger concourse with 57 aircraft parking slots on a man-made island to be built along with the third runway. The expansion projects are expected to boost the capacity of Hong Kong Airport handle an additional 30 million passenger per year.
At present, three airlines use T2 for check-in: Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, and Jetstar Japan. Check-in services for those airlines will switch to Terminal 1 starting 10:30PM (2230H)November 28 (Hong Kong time).