Discover Their Story - Hong Kong International Airport
Inducted in 2013
Consecutive Award Won: Best Airport
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is an international and regional aviation hub that connects Hong Kong with the world. With over 100 airlines serving approximately 190 destinations worldwide, it is the world's busiest cargo gateway and one of the world's busiest passenger airports. In 2016, HKIA handled 70.5 million passengers and 4.52 million tonnes of air cargo. The airport makes significant social and economic contributions to Hong Kong.
Since its opening in 1998, HKIA has been committed to providing world-class services. With high standards of safety, security, efficiency and customer service, it has been named the world's best airport for more than 60 times.
HKIA has not only an extensive global flight network but multi-modal connections with Mainland China, especially the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region. Every day, cross-boundary coaches carry passengers on about 550 scheduled trips between HKIA and over 110 Mainland cities and towns. Meanwhile, cross-boundary limousines provide point-to-point transport services between HKIA and various PRD destinations, and SkyPier ferry services take passengers to and from nine ports in the PRD and Macao.
To meet increasing air traffic demand, HKIA is expanding into a three-runway system.
The Next Chapter
The air traffic at HKIA has been growing rapidly and its current two-runway system is reaching full capacity.
A series of developments are being undertaken to enhance HKIA’s handling capacity. For the medium term, the remaining Midfield development will add 34 aircraft parking positions. Terminal 1 of HKIA is also being expanded to provide additional passenger facilities. In the long term, HKIA will be developed into a three-runway system. The expansion is essential to maintain Hong Kong’s growth and prosperity, as well as its overall competitiveness.