A number of boarding gates and parking stands at
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) are to be renumbered so
that they tie in with the Sky Bridge that will connect the
Terminal 1 and North Satellite Concourse (NSC).
The Sky Bridge, a 200-metre long weatherproof
footbridge equipped with travelators, will reduce
passenger travel time and the need for using shuttle buses. Rising
28 metres above the ground, the Sky Bridge will allow Airbus A380
aircraft, one of the largest passenger aircraft in the world, to
taxi underneath. The Sky Bridge will feature catering outlets,
providing scenic spots and relaxation spaces for passengers.
The first phase of the renumbering will be
implemented in March 2019, with the second phase following the
completion of the Sky Bridge in 2020.
Currently, the boarding
gates and parking stands at Terminal 1 are numbered so that the
smaller numbers are the closest to the entrances of the restricted
area, and numbers increases as passengers walk further into the
terminal. The renumbering exercise will follow the same logic.
On 28 March 2019,
Terminal 1 boarding gates and parking stands 15 to 22 will be
changed to numbers 5 to 12. Upon the completion of the Sky Bridge,
the NSC boarding gates and parking stands 501 to 510 will be
renumbered as 13 to 22.
In tandem with the renumbering, HKIA’s directional signage
will be updated and additional staff will be deployed
to provide extra assistance for passengers in finding boarding
gates during the initial period. Notices will also be posted on
HKIA’s website as well as the HKG My Flight mobile app.