Hong Kong Airport Reviews
Hong Kong Airport Reviews
Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) is the main airport in Hong Kong. It is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok, which largely comprises land reclaimed for the construction of the airport itself. The airport is also colloquially known as Chek Lap Kok Airport (赤鱲角機場), to distinguish it from its predecessor, the closed Kai Tak Airport.
The Hong Kong International Airport has been commercially operational since 1998, replacing the former Kai Tak Airport, and is an important regional trans-shipment centre, passenger hub and gateway for destinations in Mainland China (with over 40 destinations) and the rest of Asia. The airport is currently the world’s busiest cargo gateway and one of the world’s busiest passenger airports.
Hong Kong International Airport is also home to one of the world’s largest passenger terminal buildings (the largest when opened in 1998). Hong Kong International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Asia. It is operated by the Airport Authority Hong Kong, 24 hours a day, and is the primary hub for Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express Airways and Air Hong Kong (cargo). The airport is one of the hubs of Oneworld alliance, and it is also one of the hubs of Asian-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, Virgin Atlantic and Air India use Hong Kong as a stopover point for the flights respectively.
HKIA is an important contributor to Hong Kong’s economy, with approximately 60,000 employees. About 90 airlines operate flights from the airport to over 150 cities across the globe. In 2012 HKIA handled 56,057,751 passengers, making it the 12th busiest airport worldwide by passenger traffic. It also surpassed Memphis International Airport to become the world’s busiest airport by cargo traffic.
Airport Ambassadors – If you are lost and need to find your way, look for the friendly people in the red coats. The Airport Ambassadors will help you get to your desired location.
ATMs / Cash Machines – Available through the airport (landside and airside)
Aviation Discovery Center – Interactive aviation related kiosks and cockpit simulator. Location: Level 6, Landside. Hours: 12pm – 6pm (Mon – Fri) and 11am – 7pm (Sat/Sun). Note: temporarily closed.
Car Rentals – info not available
Children’s TV Lounges and Play Areas – TV Lounges – Watch cartoons and other family friendly tv shows. Located on the Departures Level, Gates 1, 15, 40, 60. Play Areas – Located Departures Level, between Gates 23 and 25. Dream Come True Education Park – facilities designed for children to experience real life jobs by role-playing in related uniforms. Location: Level 6, Landside, 930am – 630pm (Mon – Fri) and 9am – 8pm (Sat/Sun)
Currency Exchange – Yes. There are banks and foreign currency kiosks available throughout the airport (landside and airside).
Exhibitions – The airport offers a variety of activities such as tea-making demonstrations and Chinese Medicinal Workshops. The schedule changes every month. Various locations
Food / Restaurants – There are many food and beverage concessions at this airport and some of them are open 24 hours: Terminal 1 (Landside): no 24 hour food options. Terminal 1 (Airside): Ajisen Ramen (East Hall, Level 7) • Cafe de Coral (East Hall, Level 7) • McDonalds / McCafe (East Hall, Level 7) • Starbucks (Departures Central Concourse, Level 6 and Departures Check-in Hall, Level 7 ). Terminal 2 (Landside): Hung Fook Tong (Level 3). Terminal 2 (Airside): no 24 hour food options
Golf – The Sky City Nine Eagles Golf Course is near Terminal 2. Equipment rental is available. Getting there: a shuttle bus departs from Terminal 2, Gate 18
IMAX Theatre – Location: Terminal 2, Landside, Level 6, entertainment zone. Hours: 11am – 10pm
i-Sports – i-Sports offers various sports simulators such as soccer, basketball, golf, boxing, skiing, car racing, shooting. Location: Terminal 2, Landside. Hours: 11am – 9pm.
Luggage storage / Lockers – Terminal 1 – Hours: 0530-0130. Rates: HK$ 40 (3 hours) | HK$ 55 (3-24 hours) | HK$ 130 (24-48 hours). Location: Level 5, Arrivals Hall. Terminal 2 – Hours: 0900-2100 for screening | 24 hours for retrieval. Rates: HK$ 20-30 (4 hours) | HK$ 30-40 (each 12 hours). Location: Level 3, Shop 001
Miniature Gardens and Resting Lounges – Relax in comfortable chairs amidst some greenery. Departures Level near Gates 21, 34, 41, and 61.
Prayer Rooms – Terminal 1 – Hours: 0600-2359. Landside (Level 7, Check-in Hall, near Aisle A). Terminal 1 – Hours: 24 hours. Airside (Level 6, near Gate 42).
Showers – Location: Terminal 1 – Plaza Shower and Relaxation Lounge. (Level 7, Departures Hall West Hall) Hours: Open 24 hours.
Internet – You can find Free WiFi at Terminal 1 and 2, North Satellite Concourse and SkyPier. Connect to the “HKAirport Free WiFi” network. The Connect Zone is a pay-per-use area where you can have access to WiFi services, mobile charging and a number of other business related services. Location: – Departures Level, near gate 24. Hours: 0800-2100
Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours
Hong Kong Airport Official Website
Hong Kong Airport Map
Hong Kong Airport Weather Forecast
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