Hong Kong Intl

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 on the Pearl River Delta in East Asia. The mainland Chinese province of Guangdong borders the territory to the north. With a total land area of 1,106 square kilometres (427 sq mi) and a population of over 7.3 million of various nationalities, it ranks as 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 (SAR) with a high degree of autonomy. Under the principle of "one country, two systems", Hong Kong maintains a separate political and economic system from China. Except in military defence and foreign affairs, Hong Kong maintains its independent executive, legislative and judiciary powers. 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, with the highest Financial Development Index score and consistently ranks as the world's most competitive and most laissez-faire economic entity in the World Competitiveness Yearbook. Its legal tender, the Hong Kong dollar, is the world's 13th most traded currency. Hong Kong's tertiary sector dominated economy is characterised by simple taxation with a competitive level of corporate tax and supported by international confidence in its independent judiciary system where the rule of law, not rule by law, applies to legal, contractual proceedings. However, while Hong Kong has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, it suffers from the most severe income inequality among developed economies. Hong Kong is renowned for its deep natural harbour, which enables ready access by international cargo ships, and its skyline, with a very high density of skyscrapers; the territory boasts the second largest number of high rises of any city in the world. It has a very high Human Development Index ranking and the world's longest life expectancy. Over 90% of the population makes use of well-developed public transportation. Seasonal air pollution with origins from neighbouring industrial areas of Mainland China, which adopts loose emissions standards, has resulted in a high level of atmospheric particulates.

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LCCs operating in Hong Kong

Jetstar Asia

Cebu Pacific Air

Jeju Air

AirAsia

Jetstar Pacific

Air Busan

Thai AirAsia

firefly

Jetstar Japan

Juneyao Airlines

Vanilla Air

Peach Aviation

Malindo Air

Tigerair Singapore

t'way

VietJet Air

Philippines AirAsia

Eastar Jet

Direct flights from Hong Kong

Lowest tax-include fare (oneway) (USD)

Singapore From $56 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Clark From $59 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)

Cebu From $62 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)

Iloilo From $62 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)

Manila From $46 (Tax incl.)

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

Seoul From $84 (Tax incl.)

  • Jeju Air (7C)
  • Eastar Jet (ZE)

Kota Kinabalu From $65 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)

Kuala Lumpur From $67 (Tax incl.)

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

Hanoi From $64 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Pacific (BL)

Busan From $103 (Tax incl.)

  • Air Busan (BX)

Bangkok From $63 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Phuket From $63 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Chiang Mai From $63 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Osaka From $88 (Tax incl.)

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

Tokyo From $95 (Tax incl.)

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

Shanghai From $29 (Tax incl.)

  • Juneyao Airlines (HO)

Okinawa From $103 (Tax incl.)

  • Peach Aviation (MM)

Daegu From $99 (Tax incl.)

  • t'way (TW)

Ho Chi Minh City From $57 (Tax incl.)

  • VietJet Air (VJ)