Hong Kong International Airport

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Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport is Hong Kong’s main airport, built on reclaimed land on the island of Chek Lap Kok. The airport is also referred to as Chek Lap Kok International Airport (赤鱲角機場) or Chek Lap Kok Airport, to distinguish it from its predecessor, the former Kai Tak Airport.

Having been in commercial operation since 1998, Chek Lap Kok Airport is an important regional trans-shipment centre, passenger hub and gateway for destinations in China 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 (the largest when opened in 1998).

The airport is operated by the Airport Authority Hong Kong 24 hours a day and is the primary hub for Cathay Pacific (the flag carrier of Hong Kong), Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Airlines, HK Express and Air Hong Kong (cargo carrier). The airport is one of the hubs of Oneworld alliance, and also one of the Asia-Pacific cargo hubs for UPS Airlines. It is a focus city for many airlines, including China Airlines and China Eastern Airlines. Singapore Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Air India utilise Hong Kong as a stopover point for their flights.

The airport is managed and operated by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), which was established on 1 December 1995.

Airport News

HKIA Cargo Throughput Continues to Grow as Airport receives ACI recognition

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) today released the traffic figures for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for May 2021. During the month, HKIA handled 59,000 passengers, recording a year-on-year increase of 57.7%, while flight movements …

HKIA among First in the Region to be Accredited by Global Health Programme Aimed to Build Passenger Confidence in Air Travel

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) announced today that the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been accredited under the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme of the Airports Council International (ACI), recognizing the airport’s high standard …

Hong Kong International Airport Sky Bridge is finally here!

The Sky Bridge is finally here! The connection works of the main bridge structure with the bridge towers, as well as the fitting-out works, will continue to be carried out. Upon completion, passengers can walk …


Airport Authority Hong Kong
HKIA Tower, 1 Sky Plaza Road
Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong
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