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Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typeinternational commercial
LocationHong Kong
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07L/25R 12,467 3,800 Paved
07R/25L 12,467 3,800 Paved
Statistics
2002
Number of Passengers 34,315,000
Number of Takeoffs/Landing 206,630
Capacity
Passenger (current) 45,000,000
Passenger (ultimate) 87,000,000
Cargo (current) 3m tonnes
Cargo (ultimate) 9m tonnes
Apron (current) 96
Number of destinations
International (air) 130
International (water) 6

Hong Kong International Airport (香港國際機場), popularly referred to as Chek Lap Kok Airport (赤鱲角機場 Pinyin: Chìliè Jiǎo, Red Perch Cape), is the international airport of Hong Kong. It is the replacement for the old Hong Kong International Airport, popularly known as Kai Tak International Airport.

Operations[edit]

The airport is operated by the Airport Authority, a statutory body wholly owned by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It is the hub of Cathay Pacific, Dragonair (the flag carriers of Hong Kong) and Air Hong Kong. Its IATA Airport Code is HKG and the ICAO Airport Code is VHHH, both of which are the same codes that Kai Tak used.

The airport is the third busiest airport for passenger traffic in Asia, and the world's second busiest airport for cargo traffic in 2003. In terms of international traffic, the airport is the third busiest for passenger traffic and the busiest for cargo since its operation in 1998. It is popular with travellers — from 2001 to 2005 Hong Kong International Airport has been voted the world's best airport in an annual survey of several million passengers worldwide by Skytrax. In 2000, the airport also won an award as 'Asia/Pacific's leading airport' at the 7th World Travel Awards.

According to the Guinness World Records, the passenger terminal of the HKIA is the worlds largest building. The Airport Core Project is the most expensive airport project.