Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok International Airport


Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific
Establishing year

Hong Kong International Airport is the main and only airport for Hong Kong, Asia. It is built on the island of Chek Lap Kok, which is why it is also referred to as Chek Lap Kok International Airport. 

Opened in 1998, this public airport is owned by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (HKSAR Government).

It is the hub for four passenger airlines and, four cargo airlines. 

Passenger airlines include, Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Airlines, and Hong Kong Express. 

Cargo airlines include Cathay Pacific Cargo, Air Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airlines Cargo and, UPS Airlines. 

85 airlines fly here including Aeroflot, AirAsia, Air Astana, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air New Zealand, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, China Eastern and Southern Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, HK Express, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Scoot, United Airlines, Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic.

Being the world’s busiest cargo airport and one of the world’s busiest passenger  airport. HKG (also known as HKIA) has 2 terminals, both international, as HKIA is the only airport operating in Hong Kong. 

Terminal 1 is the third world’s largest terminal, after Dubai International  Airport’s Terminal 3 and Beijing Capital International Airport’s Terminal 3.

Terminal 2  has the SkyPlaza, a shopping centre within the airport.  It opened in 2007. It has no arrival, nor departing gates. It is only a check-in and SkyPlaza.

To get to Hong Kong International Airport, you can take a bus, a ferry to HKG’s SkyPier, a train, or a taxi. 

Only three accidents ever happened at HKIA. One on the 22 August 1999. A China Airlines flight, from Bangkok International Airport (now called Bangkok  Don Mueang International Airport) caught fire and landed upside down. In 2010 Cathay Pacific Flight 780 from Surabaya International Airport lost both engines. In 2019, the  HKG sit-in happened.

HKIA won many awards.