Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) was established in 1995 to oversee the operation and development of Hong Kong International Airport
(HKIA) which commenced in 1998. AAHK also engage in
airport-related activities in trade, commence or industry. With a staff of some 1,500, a great majority of the airport’s daily operations are franchised out to Airport Business Partners (ABPs), whose
65,000-strong workforce working at HKIA.
Ever since the planning and construction of HKIA in the 1990s, AAHK has worked hard to embed environmentally responsible best practices into its design, construction and operation from the outset. HKIA’s signature ‘big window’ terminal design allows the maximum use of natural light with the minimum of solar heat gain, thereby optimising energy consumption. This approach has been further refined in the design of the soon-to-be commissioned Midfield Concourse.
HKIA demonstrates excellent environmental performance in areas where Hong Kong has world class expertise such as public transport connectivity and reducing potable water by using seawater for cooling and toilet flushing. AAHK invests more time in areas where there are significant challenges for Hong Kong such as carbon and waste management. As a result, AAHK’s achievements in environmental footprint reduction also serve as a useful role model for the wider Hong Kong community.