Hong Kong International Airport
Located just 24 minutes from the city, Hong Kong International Airport (HKG/VHHH) , which opened in 1998, has daily flights to over 150 destinations worldwide. No wonder it has took the title of World's Best Airport between 2001-2005 and 2007-2008. While keeping its famed quality, the airport is still able to handle 47 million passengers a year, and is ranked 14th in the entire world. What an amazing airport!
Also referred to as Chek Lap Kok Airport, its Terminal 1 covers 570,000 m² making it the 3rd largest in the world next to only Dubai and Beijing. Terminal 1 offers plenty of shops and restaurants but is a bit crowded though as it is the main terminal for arrival and departure. Terminal 2 of the airport is a check-in facility of a few airlines but has a great selection of shops and entertainment facilities such as a 4D theatre and an Aviation Discovery Centre.
The key to the tranquil environment is that it's separated from Terminal 1 with a 3-minute walkway. Many passengers think walking there is a waste of time, but they just don't know how quiet it is. It certainly is a pleasure just to pass through the two spacious and airy terminals. Unlike most other international airports, baggage carts are free of charge.
Two dedicated hotels are also within walking distance at the airport together offering 1829 guest rooms and suites. They are namely, Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel and Regal Airport Hotel. One thing in common is that they both offer quality services, but are rather expensive though. If you're lucky, your airline might just arrange for you to stay there due to cancellations.
Based at the airport are four passenger airlines and one cargo airline. Among them is the legendary Cathay Pacific Airways, operating ★★★★★ services to 46 major destinations worldwide. The best way, in and out of Hong Kong of course, is by Cathay Pacific.