Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is located less than five flying hours from half of the world's population. We are the world's busiest cargo gateway and one of the world's busiest passenger airports.
In 2014, HKIA handled 63.3 million passengers and 4.38 million tonnes of air cargo. It is connected to about 190 destinations, including 50 in the Mainland, through around 1,100 daily flights by more than 100 airlines.
Since we commenced operations in July 1998, we adhere to four principles – Safety, Operational Efficiency, Customer Convenience and Environment. This commitment has earned us the recognition as the world's best airport 60 times.
HKIA is a two-terminal and two-runway facility generating enormous social and economic value for Hong Kong. The 65,000-strong airport community serves as the key contributor to Hong Kong's position as a leading international and regional aviation centre.
Multi-modal Mainland connections
HKIA is a gateway of China. To serve growing demand, we will continue to strengthen our integrated, multi-modal transport network with the Mainland, especially the PRD.
Every day, cross-boundary coaches carry passengers on about 550 scheduled trips linking HKIA with over 110 Mainland cities and towns. Passengers looking for point-to-point transport services can use the cross-boundary limousine to get to your PRD destinations directly.
The SkyPier cross-boundary ferry service connects passengers between the PRD and international destinations via HKIA, in comfort and without going through immigration and customs formalities in Hong Kong.
Nine ports – Shekou and Fuyong in Shenzhen, Lianhuashan and Nansha in Guangzhou, Dongguan Humen, Zhongshan, Zhuhai Jiuzhou, as well as Macao's Maritime Ferry Terminal and Taipa – currently offer these speedy cross-boundary arrangements. Passengers can even pre-check their baggage and obtain their boarding pass at Shekou, Macao Maritime Ferry Terminal, Macao Taipa, Fuyong, Dongguan Humen, Zhongshan and Zhuhai Jiuzhou.
Building a better airport
A HK$50 billion investment, HKIA has been one of the largest engineering and architectural projects in the world. Over time, the airport has come to serve more and more planes every day. To meet the traffic growth for the medium term, we are investing over HK$12 billion in the development of Midfield and West Apron.
To expand aviation support services and air cargo handling facilities, the franchise for a new air cargo terminal was awarded in early 2008. The new air cargo terminal has started operations in 2013.
To meet HKIA's long-term growth demand, the Airport Authority has been planning to expand the airport into a three-runway system, which will allow HKIA to handle future traffic demand as estimated by IATA Consulting, that is, 102 million passengers, 8.9 million tonnes of cargo and 607,000 aircraft movements per year by 2030. A dedicated website has been launched to provide updated information about the three-runway system. For details, please visit www.threerunwaysystem.com.
*A brief history of Kai Tak Airport can be found here.