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

Lagardère Travel Retail launches the first autonomous shop at Hong Kong International Airport

Lagardère Travel Retail unveils its autonomous convenience store, Travelwell, at Hong Kong International Airport, enabling passengers to experience a real grab-and-go purchase without stopping for checkout at the cashiers.​ The store is located near gate 24, …

Sky Bridge Opens at Hong Kong International Airport to Offer New Airport Experience with Stunning View

Starting last week, passengers can conveniently travel between Terminal 1 (T1) and T1 Satellite Concourse (T1S) at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) via Sky Bridge, a new 200m-long and 28m-high footbridge equipped with escalators and …

Airport Authority Hong Kong Welcomes Support from Policy Address on Airport City Development

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) welcomes the Chief Executive’s support to the Airport City vision in his 2022 Policy Address. In addition to completing the Three-runway System project in 2024 as planned, AAHK will continue to …


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