Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
History, Facts and Overview
(Hong Kong, China)
Built in the early 1990s on a small island, much of which was man-made and had been extended by back-filled land, construction of Hong Kong's airport lasted just over six years and cost a staggering $20 billion to complete.
The airport finally opened in 1998 and soon began to suffer with a series of short-lived, but serious technical issues and problems.
However, these were soon rectified and services at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) were soon operating as expected. More recently, at the beginning of 2007, a secondary passenger terminal was completed and features an extensive shopping centre, known as the SkyPlaza, along with a number of entertainment venues.
This complemented the already popular SkyMart complex in Terminal 1, where the Asian restaurants and food court area are particular draw cards.