Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, is one of the busiest airports in Asia. Air Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express Airways use the airport as a hub. It is also a mini-hub for China Airlines and China Eastern Airlines. In total, about 95 airlines offer flights to about 160 destinations within China, and across Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and North America.
Popular destinations for Hong Kong travelers include Bangkok, Singapore, Manila, Taipei, Phuket and Denpasar (in Asia), London (in Europe) and Sydney (in Australia).
Good news for travelers who are flying from Hong Kong and are on a budget! Several low-cost carriers operate from the airport, including AirAsia (flights to Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur), Cebu Pacific (flights to Cebu, Clark, Kalibo, Iloilo and Manila), Eastar Jet (flights to Seoul), Jeju Air (flights to Busan and Seoul), Jetstar Asia Airways (flights to Singapore), Jin Air (flights to Seoul), Peach (flights to Osaka), Scoot (flights to Singapore), Spring Airlines (flights to Shanghai and Shijiazhuang), Thai AirAsia (flights to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket), Tigerair (flights to Singapore), Tigerair Philippines (flights to Clark) and Tigerair Mandala (flights to Denpasar, Jakarta and Surabaya). To maximize your savings, start your search for cheap flights at least a month prior to travel. You should also be flexible about your travel dates.
Hong Kong Airport is located approximately 34 km from Kowloon and 36 km from Hong Kong Island. If you don’t want to drive to the airport to take a taxi, you have several other options.
Travelers coming from Tsing Yi, Kowloon and Hong Kong can catch the Airport Express train, which takes 24 minutes from the Hong Kong Station to the airport. Additionally, 25 bus routes run to the airport from various parts of the city.
Travelers coming from the Pearl River Delta can take the ferry to the airport via the Skypier, which allows passengers to transit to and from the airport without clearing customs and immigration into and out of Hong Kong.