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Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

 

Hong Kong International Airport is the main airport in Hong Kong. It is colloquially known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, because it was built on the island of Chek Lap Kok.The airport is an important regional trans-shipment centre, passenger hub and gateway for destinations in Mainland China (with over 40 destinations) and the rest of Asia.

 

Despite a relatively short history, Hong Kong International Airport has won seven Skytrax World Airport Awards for customer satisfaction in just ten years. However, The airport ranked second and third in 2009 and 2010 respectively for the Skytrax World Airport Awards, although it still remains as the best airport taking into account passenger numbers annually.

 

The airport is operated by the Airport Authority Hong Kong and is the primary hub for Cathay Pacific, Dragon air, Hong Kong Express Airways, Hong Kong Airlines and Air Hong Kong (cargo).Flights are operated by roughly 90 airlines to over 150 cities across the globe, and in 2009 it was the 13th busiest airport worldwide in terms of passenger throughput, registering 45,560,888.

 

The airport is also an important contributor to the Hong Kong economy, with 60,000 people employed at the airport. In 2009, it was the second busiest airport in the world in terms of cargo traffic, handling 3,384,765 tons of cargo. In 2010, the airport became the busiest airport by cargo traffic in the world, ahead of Memphis Airport in USA, along with Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific holding the title of the world's largest international cargo airline.

 

Name Hong Kong International Airport
IATA code HKG
ICAO code VHHH
Address HKIA Tower, 1 Sky Plaza Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong
Location located 34km (21 miles) northwest of Hong Kong Island
Website http://www.hongkongairport.com/
Time zone GMT+8
Terminals
  • 2 terminals
  • Terminal 1 of the HKIA is currently the third largest airport passenger terminal building in the world (570,000 m²), after Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3 (1,500,000 m²) and Beijing Capital International Airport's Terminal 3 (986,000 m²).
  • Saudi Airlines uses terminal 1.
Runways  
Phone +852 2 181 8888
E-Mail  

 

Lounge

The passenger can now relax at the first arrival pay-in lounge, the Plaza Premium Arrival Lounge, located at the central access way (non-restricted area) between the two terminals. Offering a wide range of relaxations, including hot showers, all day food and beverage, beauty and massage services, the brand new lounge is the first lounge tailored for all passengers and airport users. It is easily accessible from Terminal 1 via the central access adjacent to the Airport Express Station (To City) or from Terminal 2 near the Coach Station Hall on Level 3.

 
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