This Is Good: More Airlines Depart from Midfield Concourse

A few weeks ago I reviewed the new Midfield Terminal at Hong Kong Airport, which is a stunning space. It’s a terminal featuring 30 gates capable of handling aircraft of various sizes, and back then was a port to most of Hong Kong Airlines and some smaller airlines that have less of a prominence in Hong Kong, like Cebu Pacific or Vanilla Air.

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Midfield Terminal Hong Kong Airport

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Hong Kong Airlines Airbus A330-300 Hong Kong Airport

What’s special about the terminal is mostly how new and modern it is, but in my knowledge I can’t think of any other airside outdoor viewing decks at HKG (there’s a SkyDeck at Terminal 2, but it’s landside).

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Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 Hong Kong Airport

Well, the terminal is starting to get less “out of the way” – various airlines with heavier aircraft are starting to be handled by the Midfield Terminal. This includes a 777-300ER from Turkish (from Istanbul) and an A380 from Lufthansa (from Frankfurt). And unlike what you’d normally get in the main terminal, these airlines seem to stay in the Midfield Terminal, only occasionally handling flights outside.

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Midfield Terminal Hong Kong Airport Exterior

I’ve been monitoring the online departures board since I got back to Hong Kong, and other airlines departing from gates 2XX include an A330 from Fiji Airways, an A330 from SriLankan, a 777-300ER from Jet Airways and an A319 from Bangkok Airways.

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Bangkok Airways Airbus A319 Hong Kong Airport

According to Wikipedia:

The current airlines using Midfield Concourse are Hong Kong Airlines, HK Express, AirAsia Group (AirAsia, Thai AirAsia and AirAsia Zest), Cebu Pacific, Peach Aviation, Vanilla Air, Jet Airways, Turkish Airlines, S7 Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Spring Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Jetstar Group (Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific), Tigerair, Royal Brunei Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Jin Air, Royal Nepal Airlines, Aeroflot operated by Aurora, Fiji Airways, Palau Pacific Airways operated by Air Explore, Lufthansa and Mega Maldives.

Damn, that’s a lot of airlines – let’s hope it just escalates in the future, as the terminal is pretty slick.

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Midfield Terminal Hong Kong Airport Entrance Duty-Free

Unfortunately neither Swiss nor Virgin Atlantic, the two airlines I have yet to fly this year on my list, have moved yet, so it looks like I’ll be in the main terminal for quite a while.

Bottom Line

I like the change that the airlines are creating. Of course, I love the main terminal and don’t want everything to relocate to the new terminal, but we all know that’s not happening. I’m happy seeing the Midfield Terminal grow in traffic and can’t wait to be there again embarking on a flight this time.

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2 thoughts on “This Is Good: More Airlines Depart from Midfield Concourse

  1. Great review. Does anyone know if Hong Kong airlines new lounge in the midfield concourse is going to re open after the fire in December?

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