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Hong Kong International Airport

 

birds eye view of Hong Kong Airport, showing the runway

 

Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG), is a major commercial airport serving Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta. The airport is also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, where it takes its name from the island it's built on; the Isle of Chek Lap Kok.

Since opening in 1998, the airport has been an important regional trans-shipment centre, passenger hub and gateway for destinations in Mainland China (with 45 destinations) and the rest of Asia. The airport is the world's busiest cargo gateway and one of the world's busiest passenger airports. It is also home to one of the world's largest passenger terminal buildings and was the largest when it opened.

Hong Kong International Airport is the primary hub for four passenger service airlines: Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong express—as well as a hub to 12 airlines offering cargos services. The airport acts as a focus city for low-cost carriers China Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air India and Emirates.

The airport operates 24 hours a day with a 65,000 around employees. More than 100 airlines operate flights from the airport to over 180 cities around the world. In 2015, Hong Kong International Airport handled 68.5 million passengers, making it the 8th busiest airport worldwide by passenger traffic. Since 2010, it exceeded Memphis International Airport to become the world's busiest airport by cargo traffic.

 

Airport Location

 

The airport is located 20 miles (32.2 km) West of Hong Kong:

 

 

Facilities

 

Hong Kong International Airport has outstanding services on offer to meet all its passenger’s shopping, dining and service needs.

Facilities Include:

Nursing Rooms

Prayer Rooms

Free Wi-Fi

Banks, ATM’s, and currency exchange

Shower Facilities

Smoking Lounges

Caring Corner

Wheelchair Assistance

 

Lounges Include:

Centurion Lounge: amenities include TV, food and drinks, WiFi, showers, wine, spirits and liquor, newspapers and magazines.

Plaza Premium First Lounge: One of the airport’s premium first lounge service lounges offers food, hot and cold drinks, TV, WiFi, Showers, Newspapers, Magazines, Spa and Massage. 

Plaza Premium Lounge (Arrivals): This terminal 2 lounge is for arrivals offering food and drinks, WiFi, showers. Private rooms and spa services available, for an additional fee

Plaza Premium Lounge (East Hall): amenities include food and drinks, newspaper and magazines, TV, WiFi, seated massage, power outlets, and shower facilities.

Plaza Premium Lounge (West Hall) offers a good range of amenities: a hot shower, food and drinks, comfortable seating, WiFi, Newspapers and Magazines. Spa services and private rooms are available for an additional fee.

Qantas Club: facilities include alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, showers, WiFi, Apple computers, magazines and newspapers.

United Club offers WiFi accessibility, snacks, hot and cold beverages as well as a selection of beer, wine and spirits.

 

Runways

 

Hong Kong International Airport has two runways, which both run parallel and aligned. The 07L/25R runway is located to the north of the terminal whereas the 07R/25L runway is located to the south of it.

Departures: 07R/25L

Arrivals: 07L/25R

Terminals

terminal 1 hong kong

The airport hosts two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, where all passengers check-in and claim bags.

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 is located west to Terminal 2 which are both located east side of the airport. This terminal is the third largest airport passenger terminal building in the world. Terminal 1 offers counter check-in as well as self-check-in

Terminal 2 

Terminal 2 is only a check-in and processing facility for departing passengers with no gates or arrival facilities (passengers are transported underground to gates at Terminal 1). However, most low-cost carriers and some full-service airlines have relocated their check-in operations to Terminal 2. Terminal 2 also hosts SkyPlaza which is a large entertainment and retail centre.

 

Airlines that fly to Hong Kong International Airport

 

 

The following airlines are Hong Kong International Airport's Hub airlines:

Cathay Pacific Cathay Dragon
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong Express

 

The following airlines fly to Hong Kong International Airport:

Airline Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
AirAsia Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Astana Almaty
Air Busan Busan
Air Canada Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Tianjin, Yinchuan. Seasonal: Yuncheng
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Mauritius Mauritius
Air New Zealand Auckland
Air Niugini Port Moresby
Air Seoul Seoul–Incheon
Air Nippon Airways Nagoya–Centrair, Osaka–Kansai, Tokyo–Haneda, Tokyo–Narita
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Bangkok Airways Koh Samui
British Airways London–Heathrow
Cathay Dragon Bengaluru, Beijing–Capital, Busan, Changsha, Chengdu, Chiang Mai, Chongqing, Clark, Da Nang, Davao, Denpasar/Bali, Dhaka, Fukuoka, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Jeju, Jinan, Kaohsiung, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kunming, Medan, Naha, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Penang, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Siem Reap, Taichung, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tokyo–Haneda, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xiamen, Yangon, Zhengzhou. Charter: Komatsu. Seasonal: Tokushima
Cathay Pacific Adelaide, Amsterdam, Auckland, Bahrain, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Beijing–Capital, Boston, Brisbane, Brussels,, Cebu, Chennai, Chicago–O'Hare, Colombo, Delhi, Denpasar/Bali, Dubai–International, Dublin, Frankfurt, Ho Chi Minh City, Hyderabad, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo, Komatsu, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, Los Angeles, Madrid, Malé, Manchester, Manila, Melbourne, Milan–Malpensa, Mumbai, Nagoya–Centrair, New York–JFK, Newark, Osaka–Kansai, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Rome–Fiumicino, San Francisco, Sapporo–Chitose, Seattle/Tacoma, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Singapore, Surabaya, Sydney, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tel Aviv, Tokyo–Haneda, Tokyo–Narita, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Washington–Dulles, Zurich. Seasonal: Cape Town, Christchurch
Cebu Pacific Cebu, Clark, Iloilo, Manila
China Airlines Tainan, Taipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Hangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Taiyuan, Wuxi, Xi'an. Seasonal: Taiyuan
China Southern Airlines Beijing–Capital, Meixian, Shenyang, Wuhan, Yiwu
Druk Air Charter: Paro
Eastar Jet Seoul–Incheon
EgyptAir Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Cairo
El Al Tel Aviv
Emirates Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Dubai–International
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Manila
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
EVA Air Taipei–Taoyuan
Aznis Airways Ulaanbaatar
Fiji Airways Nadi
Finnair Helsinki
Garuda Indonesia Denpasar/Bali, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta
Hong Kong Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Chengdu, Chongqing, Denpasar/Bali, Fuzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kagoshima, Los Angeles, Manila, Naha, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Okayama, Osaka–Kansai, Saipan, San Francisco, Sanya, Sapporo–Chitose, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tianjin, Tokyo–Narita, Vancouver, Yonago. Charter: Yancheng
Hong Kong Express Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Busan, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Da Nang, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Ishigaki, Jeju, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Naha (begins 26 septiembre 2019), Nagoya–Centrair, Nha Trang, Ningbo, Osaka–Kansai, Phuket, Saipan, Seoul–Incheon, Shimojishima , Siem Reap, Taichung, Takamatsu, Tokyo–Haneda, Tokyo–Narita Charter:Zhangjiajie
IndiGo Bengaluru, Kolkata (begins 20 agosto 2019)
Japan Airlines Tokyo–Haneda, Tokyo–Narita
Jeju Air Seoul–Incheon , Jeju
Jetstar Asia Airways Singapore
Jetstar Japan Osaka–Kansai, Tokyo–Narita
Jetstar Pacific Airlines Da Nang, Hanoi
Jin Air Seoul–Incheon
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
KLM Amsterdam
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Lanmei Airlines Phnom Penh Sihanoukville
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur–International
Mandarin Airlines Kaohsiung, Taichung
MIAT Mongolian Airlines Ulaanbaatar
Myanmar National Airlines Yangon
Nepal Airlines Kathmandu
Peach Aviation Naha, Osaka–Kansai
Philippine Airlines Manila
Philippines AirAsia Manila
Qantas Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Qatar Airways Doha
Royal Brunei Airlines Bandar Seri Begawan
Royal Jordanian Amman–Queen Alia, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
S7 Airlines Irkutsk, Vladivostok. Seasonal: Novosibirsk
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
Scoot Singapore
Shandong Airlines Jinan, Yantai
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Zhanjiang
Shenzhen Airlines Quanzhou, Wuxi
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu
Singapore Airlines San Francisco, Singapore
South African Airways Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo
SpiceJet Delhi, Mumbai
Spring Airlines Shanghai–Pudong, Shijiazhuang, Xuzhou, Yangzhou
Swiss International Air Lines Zurich
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Phuket
Thai Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Thai Smile Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Phuket



 

Top Destinations

 

Hong Kong's Most Popular Domestic Destinations 

 

Rank Destination
1 Kowloon, Florida
2 Tsuen Wan
3 Yuen Long
4 Sha Tin
5 Tuen Mun
6 Tai Po


Hong Kong's Most Popular International Destinations

 

Rank Destination Airlines
1 Bangkok, Thailand Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express
2 Tokyo, Japan Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Pacific
3 Beijing, China Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Airlines
4 London, United Kingdom British Airways, Virgin Atlantic
5 Singapore, Malaysia Cathay Pacific, Jetstar Asia Airways
6 Manila, Philippines Delta

 

 

 

How to get to Hong Kong International Airport

 

By Taxi

Taxis offer a door to door service to and from the Hong Kong International Airport. Arriving passengers can grab a taxi at the Taxi Station, located near the left-hand ramp outside the Arrivals Hall. Between the airport and the city, in a taxi, it takes 38 minutes. Taxis are colour-coded according to their operated areas. Red taxis operate in most Hong Kong areas, Green taxis mainly operate in the north-western part of the new territories and Blue taxis only operate in Lantau Island and Chek Lap Kok.

By Bus

Hong Kong International Airport is well served by public bus routes. The buses provide a convenient and relatively inexpensive transport option. Between the airport and the city centre, it takes around 41 minutes.

By Airport Express Rail

Airport Express is the fastest service between the airport to and the city and it takes just 24 minutes. The rail service can be used to all major cities around Hong Kong.