Hong Kong International Airport is the primary airport serving the city of Hong Kong. Opened in 1998, and built entirely on reclaimed land around the islands of Chek Lap Kok and Lam Chau, the airport was built to replace the famous Kai Tak Airport in central Kowloon.
The airport operates 24 hours a day and is home to 120 airlines that serve 220 destinations across the globe. The airport features three runways and 525 gates spread across two terminals. Pre-pandemic, HKG airport was one of the busiest airports in the world for passenger traffic and remains the busiest in the world in terms of cargo.
HKG features over 220 shops available to visitors with everything from high-end luxury brands to all your usual travel essentials. Approximately 60 restaurants are also available, catering to a wide range of local and international flavors. HKG features a strong and free Wi-Fi signal that was available in all the areas we visited during our time at the airport.
HKG is located 34km from the city center. The Airport Express train, part of the wider MTR Metro system, reaches the city in 24 minutes. An airport bus is also available with a journey time of one hour. Visitors can also choose an airport transfer which takes approximately 40 minutes to reach the Hong Kong city center.
Even as the airport enters its 25th year of operation it still feels as modern and efficient as it would have been when it first opened in 1998. The continual improvement and modernization efforts that are always taking place at the airport will ensure it continues to maintain its place as one of the best in the region for many years to come.
Visit the official Hong Kong International Airport website for more information.