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.
The airport is located 20 miles (32.2 km) West of Hong Kong:
Hong Kong International Airport has outstanding services on offer to meet all its passenger’s shopping, dining and service needs.
Banks, ATM’s, and currency exchange
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.
Did you know that you can buy lounge passes for Hong Kong International Airport with Alternative Airlines? You can purchase them for the Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal 1.
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.
The airport hosts two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, where all passengers check-in and claim bags.
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 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.
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:
|AirAsia||Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur–International|
|Air Canada||Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver|
|Air China||Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Tianjin, Yinchuan. Seasonal: Yuncheng|
|Air France||Paris–Charles de Gaulle|
|Air New Zealand||Auckland|
|Air Niugini||Port Moresby|
|Air Nippon Airways||Nagoya–Centrair, Osaka–Kansai, Tokyo–Haneda, Tokyo–Narita|
|American Airlines||Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles|
|Bangkok Airways||Koh Samui|
|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|
|El Al||Tel Aviv|
|Ethiopian Airlines||Addis Ababa, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Manila|
|Etihad Airways||Abu Dhabi|
|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 September 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 August 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|
|Lanmei Airlines Phnom Penh||Sihanoukville|
|Malaysia Airlines||Kuala Lumpur–International|
|Malindo Air||Kuala Lumpur–International|
|Mandarin Airlines||Kaohsiung, Taichung|
|MIAT Mongolian Airlines||Ulaanbaatar|
|Myanmar National Airlines||Yangon|
|Peach Aviation||Naha, Osaka–Kansai|
|Qantas||Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Royal Brunei Airlines||Bandar Seri Begawan|
|Royal Jordanian||Amman–Queen Alia, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi|
|S7 Airlines||Irkutsk, Vladivostok. Seasonal: Novosibirsk|
|Shandong Airlines||Jinan, Yantai|
|Shanghai Airlines||Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Zhanjiang|
|Shenzhen Airlines||Quanzhou, Wuxi|
|Singapore Airlines||San Francisco, Singapore|
|South African Airways||Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo|
|Spring Airlines||Shanghai–Pudong, Shijiazhuang, Xuzhou, Yangzhou|
|Swiss International Air Lines||Zurich|
|Thai AirAsia||Bangkok–Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Phuket|
|Thai Smile||Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Phuket|
|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|
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.
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.