Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard Francis

Project Center

Hong Kong, China


A third runway expansion is being considered at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). While some public consultation has taken place, no studies have focused on Tung Chung, the community closest to HKIA. The goal of this study was to explore whether socioeconomic factors of Tung Chung residents affected their perceptions of impacts associated with HKIA and its proposed expansion. We administered a survey to 200 residents of Tung Chung to measure their perceptions of health, environmental, and social impacts from the airport and their opinions about the possible expansion and its effects. Many survey respondents support the third runway despite expectations of negative impacts on air and noise pollution and their personal health.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs