As of November 1, passengers can travel conveniently between Terminal 1 (T1) and T1 Satellite Concourse (T1S) at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) via the Sky Bridge, a new 200m long and 28m high pedestrian bridge equipped with escalators and equipped with an automated walkway.
The Sky Bridge spans an airport taxiway and is the world’s longest airside bridge, allowing the largest passenger aircraft code F, ie A380, to fly under it. With the exterior glazing and glass floor installed on the bridge, passengers can enjoy the extraordinary experience of an airplane passing under their feet. With the unique panoramic view over the airport, the Sky Bridge offers passengers the highest vantage point in the airport. An observation deck, catering outlet and shop on the Sky Bridge will open in phases.
Ricky Leung, Executive Director of Engineering & Technology, Hong Kong Airport Authority said: “The Sky Bridge is to become the landmark of HKIA. It offers passengers a spectacular view of the entire airport with the nearby countryside as a backdrop. Passengers have a brand new space to take snapshots before continuing their journey. Sky Bridge is part of our efforts to innovate and improve the passenger experience at HKIA. Along with other modernized airport facilities, we look forward to welcoming passengers from all over the world.”
Prior to the launch of Sky Bridge, passengers had to take a shuttle bus to and from T1S to board and disembark.