Hong Kong (HKG) Airport

Hong Kong HKG Airport Overview

Hong Kong International Airport HKG serves the greater Cities of Macau & Hong Kong in the Republic of China. Half of the world's population can be reached from this Airport in less than five hours by air. HKG was repeatedly named by Airports Council as the World's Best Airport', and was awarded by Skytrax & TTG 'Best Airport'  for the tenth time, while RTRS bestowed it the "Asia-Pacific Airport Efficiency Excellence Award' .  At the TTG Travel Awards 2013, HKIA was inducted into the Travel Hall of Fame.

Hong Kong Airport was built on reclaimed land on the island of Chek Lap Kok, off Lantau Island, located in the Zujjiang Kou inlet of the South China Sea, between the cities of Macau and Hong Kong.  It is accessible from the main land via North Lantau Highway 8, leading to Airport Road.

With around 60 million yearly passengers and 2 long runways, HKG International is primary hub for its flag carrier Cathay Pacific, and to Dragonair, Hong Kong Express and Hong Kong Airlines, and is secondary hub for Air New Zealand.  It is served by a multitude of national & international airlines, offering non-stop flights throughout mainland China, and direct and connecting flights to all parts of the globe. HKG is also a stopover venue for international airlines on their long-distance flights.

Check-in stations are available In-town, at Ferry ports and at Land point:
1. Jetstar introduced in-town check-ins at the Hong Kong & Kowloon MTR Airport Express train stations. 
2. Airline check-in at PRD & Macao: (a) at ferry ports: Dongguan Humen, Fuyong, Macao Maritime Ferry Terminal, Macao Taipa, Shekou;  (b) at land points in Shenzhen:  Futian Coach station, Gand Ehatre, Airport & Kingkey Banner Center.

On-Airport luxury hotels:
Regal Airport Hotel (tel. +852 2286 8888 /fax 8686), connected to Terminal 1 via air-conditioned bridge, with extensive meeting and conference facilities and high-quality restaurants & bars. 
Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel (+852  3969 1888 /fax 2288), located on the waterfront to the east of the terminals, with extensive meeting facilities and various dining, entertainment and recreational options.

Hong Kong International Airport has two passenger Terminals - T1 & T2 - and a  North Satellite Concourse. 

NOTE:  While China has granted a 72-hour 'visa-free transit' for nationals of over 50 countries, including the U.S., it is strongly suggested to read  the details outlined at 'Airways News' of March 18, 2015, see:  http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2015/03/18/how-chinas-50-country-12-city-visa-free-transit-works/

Future Airport Developments:  While the West Apron Expansion is now completed, a new  5-level Midfield Concourse with 20 aircraft parking stands - located west of T1 (between two runways) is under construction, covering 105,000 square meters, and is accessible from T1 via an extension of the automated people mover (APM).  Completion is scheduled for year-end 2015.
The remaining midfield area between the current Midfield Concourse site and the West Apron Expansion site is then to be developed -completed in phases by 2021.
Clearance has now been obtained for the 3-runway system (3RS) - using 650 hectares of reclaimed land.  It will include a new runway, taxiways & aprons, a third runway concouse, an expanded Terminal 2, an automated people mover & a baggage handling system. Work is tentatively to start in 2016 and could be completed by 2023.
 


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