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Skycity hub planned for world’s 5th best airport

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Hong Kong - Expansion plans are advancing for Hong Kong's international airport which will see a huge shopping and entertainment complex called Skycity built on the site.

The goal is to make the “Airport Town” northeast of the terminals and runways a tourist destination in its own right, with shops, restaurants, hotels and more set to spring up starting in 2021, comments Swiss-based aviation industry journal Aerotelegraph.

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Almost 70 million passengers pass through Hong Kong International Airport annually.

This is expected to rise to more than 100 million by 2030, according to the airport authority and a third runway is being built.

London consultancy company Skytrax named Hong Kong the fifth best airport in the world this year - following Singapore, Seoul, Munich and Tokyo.

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