Travelers who are looking for cheap flights to Hong Kong can find tickets to the Hong Kong International Airport. It is often referred to as “Chek Lap Kop Airport,” because it was built on the island of Chek Lap Kop. It is a modern airport that opened in 1998, and it is operated by the Airport Authority Hong Kong. It has two terminals, labeled 1 and 2, with 70 boarding gates.
Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) Information
The Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) has one of largest passenger terminal buildings in the world, and it is open 24 hours a day. It opened Terminal 2 in 2007, which has the SkyPlaza, which has a huge exhibition center. It has won several Skytrax World Airport Awards for customer satisfaction during the past few years. Amenities at HKG include shops, duty-free shopping, restaurants (both Western and Asian style), several entertainment facilities, left luggage facilities, handicap services, touch-screen kiosks for tourists, information services, currency exchange, banking services and ATMs.
Airlines That Fly Into Hong Kong
The Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is a very busy airport, acting as a passenger hub and gateway destination to mainland China. It operates flights to and from all over the world. It is a hub for Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragonair, Hong Kong Express Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Air New Zealand, Qantas, United Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Some other airlines at HKG include Air Canada, All Nippon Airways and Kenya Airways.
Hong Kong Transit Information
Distance to city: 21 miles
Bus to city
- Fare: 3-48 $HK, depending on which bus you take
- There are several bus routes that can take passengers from the airport to downtown Hong Kong.
Train to city
- Fare: 100 $HK
- The Airport Express train takes passengers to Central Hong Kong in 24 minutes.
Taxi to city
- Fare: 280 $HK
- Taxis depart from the Taxi Station, which is located outside the Arrivals Hall. Taxis are color coded according to their destinations; the red taxis go throughout Hong Kong.