Hong Kong International Airport

Introduction

How many airports do Hong Kong have? Hong Kong has only one airport, which is the Hong Kong International Airport. Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) is the commercial airport serving Hong Kong, built on reclaimed land on the island of Chek Lap Kok. The airport is also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport (赤鱲角機場). It is the fourth busiest international passenger airport in the world and has the busiest international cargo facilities. There are 90 airlines operating from the airport and at any time, some 750 aircraft are on their move daily. HKIA links Hong Kong with around 150 destinations round the world, including 40 cities in Mainland China. Since its operation from July 1998, the International Airport has earned the world’s best airport recognition for more than 25 times by 10 different entities. It boasts two terminals, with an area of 71 square meters. Whilst Terminal 1 was put into use from the start, Terminal 2 was only added in Feb,2007. Located opposite to each other, the two terminals are within walking distance.

HKIA Terminal 1

For virtually everyone, Hong Kong Airport Terminal 1isHKIA.Terminal 1 of the HKIA was the largest airport passenger terminal building in the world when it opened – and it is vast. Forget the pokey hubs in places like Dubai – this place is big. It is so big you won’t believe how mind bogglingly big it is, until you try to walk down the main central spine of the terminal. For very good reasons, there is a free train that runs between each ends, the Wing and Pier. There is a medical centre on level six. Children’s play areas are located near Gates 22 and 36. The main shopping centre is at the ‘root’ of the pier, where you enter past security: the fast food eateries are above. There are some shops at the far end of the pier, but they are much poorer.

HKIA Terminal 2

Hong Kong Airport Terminal 2 is an oddity – you can’t get a flight from it!Instead, Terminal 2 operates just as a check in desk – but some checkin –  and has a vast shopping centre, called SkyPlaza. Opened in June 2007, it is linked with the MTR Airport Express with it’s own platform.When you are through security in Terminal 2, you go straight through to Terminal 1 on the same free automated people mover train that runs between the east and west halls of Terminal 1.

Airlines @ HKIA

There are 150 cities with non stop flights to Hong Kong (HKG). You may search your airline from here.

Facilities

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Hong Kong Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Lost & Found

If you have lost something at Hong Kong International Airport, you can contact or visit the Lost and Found Office. The office provides lost property registration, storage, enquiry, and retrieval services for items lost in the terminals.

Note: If you have left anything on board an aircraft, please contact your airline.

Lost and found Hong Kong International Airport

Parking

Hong Kong airport car parking is quite good. From Hong Kong Island, follow road signs to Western Harbour Tunnel. Once out of the tunnel, drive along the West Kowloon Expressway; follow airport road signs and cross the Tsing Ma Bridge to the airport island. Then continue along North Lantau Highway to reach the airport.

Food & Drinks

If you find yourself heading to your flight on an empty stomach every time you travel from Hong Kong International Airport, the question is why? Ranked 1st as the Best Airport for Dining in the world’s best airport list 2019, it goes without saying that HKG is home to a plethora of delicious restaurants. We’re talking outlets of Michelin-starred restaurants, tasty Chinese cuisine, top-notch burgers and Insta-worthy desserts. So the next time you travel, do yourself a favour, check in earlier and treat yourself to some good food before facing that in-flight meal. 

Luggage Storage

Hong Kong airport luggage storage is handled by a company called Pacific.The Hong Kong Airport Left Luggage desk is available in the Arrivals hall – just follow the signs, although they aren’t that obvious; it really is quite hard to find: once you exit customs at either the top or bottom of Terminal 1, head to the centre, and follow the signs to ‘Trains to City’ and then, when you see three escalators heading into the basement marked ‘Transport to Mainland China’ turn sharp right. Head down a bit of a slope, and then left to where the tunnel is under the road to Terminal 2. At the mid point of the tunnel is the left luggage area.

Shopping

Forget Central or New York’s Fifth Avenue, Hong Kong International Airport has all the biggest high-end brand names under one roof to satisfy your big brand needs. There are 47 shops at Terminal 1 alone, so you literally get to have your pick of the best stores including brands like Burberry, Chanel, Prada and Versace. Swap out those sweat pants and travel in style.

Money Exchange

Travellers can enjoy instant financial services with banks, money exchangers and automated teller machines (ATM). Details about each service and its location can be found here. Save time by ordering foreign currencies online via Travelex’s website and collecting on arrival.

Hotel near HKIA

There are three hotel which nearby the Hong Kong International Airport. Firstly, Regal Airport Hotel, which is located inside the airport and you can walk to directly from arrivals. Secondly, the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel, which is close to HKIA but it cannot reach within walking distances of HKIA Terminals. The last one which nearby HKIA hotel is Hong Kong Airport Novotel.

Lounge

There are three types of Lounge you can find out in the Hong Kong International Airport. Smoking Lounge, Smoking in Hong Kong International Airport is prohibited by the law of Hong Kong, except in the designated smoking lounges and smoking areas. Secondly, there are 17 different Airlines Lounge. Airline lounges typically provide facilities such as hot showers, food and beverage and a place to rest or do work.  Lastly, we call it as Pay-in/Corporate Lounges. Whether arriving or departing, travellers can relax at the 24-hour pay-in lounges for a reasonable charge. The lounges offer a range of facilities including hot showers, food and beverage, beauty and massage services, internet, television, magazines and newspapers.Eligible card members of American Express may also opt to relax at The Centurion® Lounge prior to departure.

Bus Services

Hong Kong Airport Shuttle bus services are also popular choice for those want to go to the city from airport. There are many bus services from Hong Kong airport to the city. At the airport, head to the Ground Transportation Centre. The main to the city centre (including Kowloon) are the A11, E11 & N11 (the night bus). The Hong Kong airport bus to Kowloon fare is HK $90 (taking about 20 minutes); To Tsing Yi, the cost is HK $60.

Taxi Services

For those who choose to getting taxi services is most easier way to get to the city of Hong Kong. And at the same time, this is also the expensive way to get to the city. Taxis are readily available from the Ground Transportation Centre next to the passenger terminal.

Train Services

The Hong Kong airport rail express line is called the MTR Corporation Airport Express. It operates trains from HKIA to downtown every 10 minutes during the day, and every 12 minutes at night. The journey the airport to Hong Kong Station takes 24 minutes, but most people stop off at Kowloon, which only takes 18 minutes.Have no fear you’ll end up on a tired metro – Kong Kong Airport Express trains are brand new, and travel at 130 kilometres per hour.

Ferry Services

There are high-speed ferry services between the airport and six points in the Pearl River Delta: Guan Humen, Macau, Zhuhai Jiuzhou, Zhongshan, Shenzhen Fuyong and Shenzhen Shekou. An Automated People Mover connects the ferry transfer desk in the arrivals hall with Skypier ferry terminal.

Source

https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/passenger-guide/airport-facilities-services/lost-and-found

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