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Airport Authority Hong Kong announces results of public consultation show clear preference for development of three-runway system.

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Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) revealed on Thursday that the public has shown a clear preference for the Chinese airport to develop a three-runway system in order to meet Hong Kong's long-term air traffic demand.

AAHK said it appointed the Social Sciences Research Centre (SSRC) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) to compile, analyse and report on views from members of the public collected during a three-month public consultation held between 3 June and 2 September 2011 related to the Hong Kong International Airport Master Plan 2030 (MP2030).

According to the HKU report, a total of 24,242 questionnaires received during the consultation were analysed in the main text of the report, with 73% of respondents to the quantitative survey said they prefer the three-runway option, while 11% preferred to maintain the two-runway system and 16% remained neutral.

The independent report also showed that 80% of respondents agree or strongly agree that AAHK should make a decision urgently on Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)'s future expansion plans.

AAHK's board has now submitted its recommendation to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to adopt the three-runway option as the future development option for HKIA, the company said and added that its board has also recommended proceeding with the statutory Environmental Impact Assessment process and the preparation of associated design details.

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