Contingency Planning

Preparing for a range of potential disruptions and crisis that may affect the operations is a key part of ensuring the emergency readiness of HKIA. We have put in place systems and processes to predict, identify, manage and minimise the associated risks, and formulated various contingency response plans. With a view to strengthening the operational resilience of HKIA, we regularly test these plans with AAHK staff and our business partners to ensure the appropriate actions are taken in the event of a disruption or crisis. This year, we conducted about 130 seminars, campaigns and training sessions. Additionally, over 25 drills covering a variety of safety and security topics, such as security awareness and infectious disease control, were held to improve our response capabilities.

Key initiatives

  • Climate resilience – In Q4 2019/20, we commenced a climate resilience study to review and update HKIA’s operational resilience and adaptive capacity to a changing climate. A cross-departmental steering committee was established to provide strategic direction and oversight to the study. We aim to complete the study in 2021/22.

  • Cyber resilience – We strengthened HKIA’s cyber resilience by introducing systems that monitor users’ credentials on our network, prevent data leaks, and protect our physical assets and mobile devices from attack.

  • Emergency preparedness – An exercise simulating two airside vehicles crashing and catching fire inside the Western Airfield Tunnel and a table-top crash exercise were conducted to test the coordinated response of AAHK, government departments and other business partners.