Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
(Hong Kong, China)
Recently voted the World's Best Airport 2007, Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) has much to be proud about and ranks as the world's 14th busiest facility of its kind, currently seeing annual passenger levels of around 50 million. Hong Kong Airport is surrounded by water and is just 40 km / 25 miles to the south-west of the central of Hong Kong, close to both Lau Fau Sha and Ngau Kwu Long.
The airport itself is a modern and impressive complex, due to considerable reinvestment, forward planning and high standards. Currently $4.5 billion is being spent to improve facilities at Hong Kong Airport even further, and this will include an extension of the central concourse and the construction of the adjacent SkyCity, home to the AsiaWorld-Expo, SkyPier, grand hotels and a magnificent golf course. Hong Kong Airport currently handles upwards of 3.5 million tons of cargo, features a staff of 60,000 and regularly features Airbus 380 passenger flights, the biggest commercial aircraft on the planet.
Ground transportation at Hong Kong Airport is comprehensive to say the least and includes trains, buses, taxis, limos and even a ferry service, known as the SkyPier. Trains use the Airport Express Line and reach central Hong Kong in less than 30 minutes, while buses are also popular and can be found alongside the Ground Transportation Centre, along with Lantau, New Territories and Urban taxi cabs. Tourists flying into China often choose to first take out some holiday insurance, as a sensible safeguard against any unforeseen travel issues and delays.
About Hong Kong Tourism
The Hong Kong region comprises more than 250 islands and is located directly east of the Pearl River Delta. With a subtropical climate and many breathtaking skyscrapers, Hong Kong is a modern tourist destination and brimming with cultural attractions.
Many leading sights are reasonably close to Hong Kong Airport (HKG) and include Victoria Harbour, where the skyline is quite spectacular. Also of interest is the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the city's Museum of Art, the Space Museum, Victoria Peak, the Museum of History, the Temple Street Night Market, Jade Market, Bird Street / Flower Street, the Giant Buddha on Lantau Island, and Repulse Bay Beach.
Hong Kong International Airport (HKG):|
|Address: 1 Cheong Yip Road, Lantau, China, HK|
|Airport Code: HKG
Tel: +852 2188 7111
Fax: not available