Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok
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Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok

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Hong Kong International Airport covers an area of 4.85 sq mi. The airport was the busiest for passenger traffic in Asia in 2010, and the world’s busiest airport for cargo traffic in 2010. In terms of international traffic, the airport is the third busiest for passenger traffic and the busiest for cargo since its operation in 1998. There are over 95 international airlines providing about 900 scheduled passenger and all-cargo flights each day between Hong Kong and some 160 destinations worldwide. About 76 percent of these flights are operated with wide-body jets. There is also an average of approximately 31 non-scheduled passenger and cargo flights each week.

  • Although it is a very nice and modern airport, it is still just an airport without noticeably distinctive features for sunset photography.
  • Since there are relatively few open areas on the west side of the airport building, it is actually difficult to find a place to watch sunset clearly without obstructions.
  • The airport is well connected to mainland Hong Kong by train, ferry, bus, and taxi. Though there is quite a long distance away from major tourist attractions and hotels.
  • Being one of the top airports in the world with over 900 flights per day, you are guaranteed to experience a crowded environment. Though surprisingly, it is very easy to find space for taking photos around different areas of the airport.
Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok
Photo Source: YingChu Chen Chen
Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok
Photo Source: 博元 鄭

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