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The Ultimate Guide to Hong Kong International Airport

What you need to know about Hong Kong International Airport – from how to get there to where to eat, its speciality shops and world-class airport lounges

Speed. It’s one of the things that flyers like best about Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The ability to move efficiently through one of the world’s busiest airports is why HKIA scores highly in the Skytrax survey, voted for by passengers. They cite it as one of – if not the top – airport for transfers.

That’s helped significantly by convenient flights across the region and beyond from Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon and HK Express. Indeed, Cathay’s most frequent flyers voted for HKIA as Asia’s best airport in the 2019 Marco Polo Club Members’ Choice Awards.

The good news is that the airport’s only going to get better. The Norman Foster-designed Terminal One, whose flow and uncluttered space make it so easy to navigate, is to be joined by another satellite terminal, linked by a people-mover. It will service the new third runway, which is currently under construction, as are other elements that will ready HKIA for future increased demand.

As the airport expansion continues to take shape, there’s plenty to enjoy and explore, including Michelin-starred Cantonese food, speciality shops, massages and world-class lounges. Read up on the best experiences at HKIA.

COVID-19 Precautions

HKIA is generally recognised as one of the world’s cleanest airports. Recently, in response to COVID-19, extra measures have been put in place – from regular sterilisation of public areas to temperature controls and close monitoring of incoming passengers. Check the COVID-19 information centre for updates on what to expect.

If You’re Travelling from the Greater Bay Area…

A growing infrastructure network links China’s Greater Bay Area to Hong Kong International Airport. Find out which options are most efficient.

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Stopover Itineraries

Hong Kong Island is just 24 minutes from the airport – and we’ve got ideas for making the most your transit, whether you’ve got a few hours or a full day. These easy Hong Kong stopover itineraries include a tour of the revitalised Kowloon waterfront and an afternoon exploring an old-time fishing village.

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