Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) is the main airport in Hong Kong. It is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok, which largely comprises land reclaimed for the construction of the airport itself. The airport is also colloquially known as Chek Lap Kok Airport (赤鱲角機場), to distinguish it from its predecessor, the closed Kai Tak Airport. The airport has been in commercial operation since 1998, replacing the Kai Tak Airport. It is an important regional trans-shipment centre, passenger hub and gateway for destinations in Mainland China (with 45 destinations) and the rest of Asia. The airport is the world's busiest cargo gateway and one of the world's busiest passenger airports. It is also home to one of the world's largest passenger terminal buildings (the largest when opened in 1998). The airport is operated by the Airport Authority Hong Kong 24 hours a day and is the primary hub for Cathay Pacific (the flag carrier of Hong Kong), Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express Airways and Air Hong Kong (cargo carrier). The airport is one of the hubs of Oneworld alliance, and it is also one of the Asia-Pacific cargo hubs for UPS Airlines. It is a focus city for many airlines, including China Airlines and China Eastern Airlines. Singapore Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Air India utilize Hong Kong as a stopover point for their flights. HKIA is an important contributor to Hong Kong's economy, with approximately 65,000 employees. More than 100 airlines operate flights from the airport to over 180 cities across the globe. In 2015, HKIA handled 68.5 million passengers, making it the 8th busiest airport worldwide by passenger traffic. Since 2010, it has also surpassed Memphis International Airport to become the world's busiest airport by cargo traffic.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港; literally: "Fragrant Harbour" or "Incense Harbour"), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory south of Mainland China at the Pearl River Estuary of the Asia Pacific. With 7.2 million residents of various nationalities in a total land and sea area of 2,754 km2, Hong Kong is the world's fourth most densely populated sovereign state or territory. After the First Opium War (1839–42), Hong Kong became a British colony with the perpetual cession of Hong Kong Island, followed by the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 and a 99-year lease of the New Territories from 1898. Hong Kong was later occupied by Japan during the Second World War until British control resumed in 1945. In the early 1980s, negotiations between the United Kingdom and China resulted in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, which paved way for the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong in 1997, when it became a Special Administrative Region with a high degree of autonomy. Under the principle of "one country, two systems", Hong Kong maintains its own executive, legislative and judiciary powers, including an independent legal system, public security force, monetary system, customs policy, and immigration policy while the State Council of China is responsible for military defence and foreign affairs. In addition, Hong Kong develops relations directly with foreign states and international organisations in a broad range of appropriate fields. Hong Kong is one of the world's most significant financial centres, having the highest Financial Development Index score and ranked as the world's most competitive economy in the World Competitiveness Yearbook. It is also the world's most visited city. Its service sector dominated economy is characterised by free trade and low taxation, and has consistently been listed as the freest market economy in the world. While Hong Kong ranks within the top 10 in GDP (PPP) per capita, it also suffers from the most severe income inequality among developed economies and has the world's most unaffordable housing. As the 44th-largest economy (in purchasing power parity terms) in the world, Hong Kong issues the world's 13th most traded currency, the Hong Kong dollar. Hong Kong is known for its skyline and deep natural harbour. The territory has the second largest number of high-rises than any other urban agglomeration in the world. Its highly developed public transportation network covers 90% of the population, the widest in the world. Air pollution largely from nearby industries in Mainland China, which has loose emissions standards, has resulted in a high level of atmospheric particulates. Furthermore, the territory has also been affected by political issues centred on achieving full democratic suffrage and tensions with the central Chinese government. Nevertheless, Hong Kong people enjoy one of the world's highest quality of life, with the longest life expectancy, and the highest national IQ estimate.

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LCCs operating in Hong Kong

Jeju Air

Air Busan

Jetstar Japan

Juneyao Airlines

Vanilla Air

Peach Aviation

Malindo Air

t'way

Philippines AirAsia

Eastar Jet

Direct flights from Hong Kong

Lowest tax-include fare (oneway) (USD)

Clark From $33 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)

Cebu From $33 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)

Iloilo From $84 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)

Manila From $51 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)
  • Philippines AirAsia (Z2)

Seoul From $84 (Tax incl.)

  • Jeju Air (7C)
  • Eastar Jet (ZE)

Kuala Lumpur From $64 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)
  • firefly (FY)
  • Malindo Air (OD)

Bangkok From $72 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Phuket From $68 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Osaka From $75 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Japan (GK)
  • Peach Aviation (MM)

Tokyo From $95 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Japan (GK)
  • Vanilla Air (JW)

Shanghai From $74 (Tax incl.)

  • Juneyao Airlines (HO)

Okinawa From $103 (Tax incl.)

  • Peach Aviation (MM)