Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (), also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport (after the island upon which the airport sits), is located just off Lantau Island in the west of Hong Kong. Designed by Sir Norman Foster, the airport opened in July 1998 and has since been named "World's Best Airport" by Skytrax eight times.

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Novotel Citygate

Located in Tung Chung New Town. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service that runs at 15 minute intervals. The hotel is also a 10-minute taxi ride away, or you can also take franchised [http://m.kmb.hk/en/result.html?busno=s1 bus route S1] (HK$3.5) from the airport bus station to the terminus at Tung Chung Railway Station and then walk through the Citygate shopping centre, to which the hotel is attached.

Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott

Located beside AsiaWorld-Expo, an exhibition centre on the airport island. A complimentary shuttle service runs between the airport and hotel. Alternately you can take a taxi (HK$22), or travel one stop on the Airport Express (HK$5) to AsiaWorld-Expo Station and then walk 200-300 metres.

Regal Airport Hotel

Connected to the terminal building via an enclosed footbridge. With 1,171 guestrooms, this hotel was the largest in Hong Kong when it opened in 1999. It also hosts a large conference centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, restaurants, and bars.

About Hong Kong International Airport

Those who remember the daredevil approach of aircraft prior to landing at the old Kai Tak Airport don't need to guess why Hong Kong decided to build a new airport somewhere else. The Kai Tak Airport was the primary hub for air travel until the 1990s. Two runways too short, one terminal building too small, hills that made takeoff and landing tricky, and weaving so close to high rise residential buildings that passengers could see residents eating dinners during landings were just a few of the drawbacks. A new airport was be eventually built north of Lantau Island, adjoining three of its northern islands into what is now a world class airport.

There are many direct flights to Hong Kong from every inhabited continent in the world. Most major cities in Europe and North America are all served with at least one daily flight, and flights between Hong Kong and other major cities in Asia and Oceania are frequent. Cathay Pacific operates one of the longest air routes in the world, between Hong Kong and New York City (JFK). Major carriers at the airport are Cathay Pacific, its subsidiary airline Dragonair (mostly operates routes within China as well as some routes to other parts of Asia), Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express.


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