Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport, commonly known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, is located in Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It is currently the only functioning civil aviation airport in this city. Hong Kong International Airport has 96 parking bays and two runways, operating for 24-hour. It is recognized as five-star airport by Skytrax, and since 2001, it has been listed among the top three airports, in the meanwhile, it was rated as the world's best for 8 times. Hong Kong International Airport was rated as the Best Airport for 4 times in China. And in the airport category whose annual passenger volume is over 40 million people, it get elected as the best in the world by the International Airports Council.


 

Basic information of Hong Kong International Airport

English Name:
Hong Kong International Airport
Chinese Name
香港国际机场
Location
Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Service From
1998
Type
International Airport
IATA:
HKG
ICAO:
VHHH
Distance from Beijing City
34 km


Hong Kong International Airport has 89 airlines currently, providing about 750 sorties daily scheduled passenger and all-cargo flights between Hong Kong and about 150 destinations worldwide, of which about 76% of flights using wide-bodied jets. In addition, there are about 31 sorties also non-scheduled passenger and cargo flights departing and arriving at Hong Kong in every week. It is the base airport of Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express Airways, AHK and Oasis Hong Kong Airlines.

 

Structure of Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport has two runways which are 3,800 meters long and 60 meters wide. They can accommodate taking off and landing of a new generation of large aircraft.

Terminal 1
Terminal 1 is the first Passenger Terminal Building in Hong Kong International Airport. The Terminal Building covers an area of 570,000 square meters, was once the record holder of the largest airport terminal building in the world (the record was broken in 2008 by Terminal 3 of the Beijing Capital International Airport, which covers an area of 980,000 square meters).

Terminal 2
Terminal 2 was put into service in early February 2007. the Terminal covers an area of about 140,000 square meters. It is a transportation hub of sea, land and air; sea can be connected by Skypier; there are also buses connecting with the mainland of China.

 

Hong Kong can be connected by domestic flights in the following cities

First Letter Ordering
Cities
A
 
B
Beijing-Capital, Beijing-Nanyuan, Beihai
C
Chengdu, Changsha, Chongqing, Changchun
D
Dalian
E
 
F
Fuzhou
G
Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang,
H
Hangzhou, Harbin, Haikou, Hefei
I
 
J
Jinan, Jinzhou, Jinjiang
K
Kunming, Kashgar
L
 
M
Meizhou
N
Nanchang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Nanning
O
 
P
 
Q
Qingdao,
R
 
S
Shanghai-Pudong, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Shenyang
T
Tianjin, Taiyuan
U
Urumqi
V
 
W
Wuhan, Wenzhou, Wuxi, Wuyishang
X
Xian, Xiamen, Xuzhou
Y
Yangzhou, Yichang
Z
Zhengzhou


Also, there are many international flights departing from and arriving at Hong Kong. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is located less than five flying hours from half of the world's population. It is the busiest cargo gateway and one of the world's busiest passenger airports in the world.

 

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