It is the hub for Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines and a Hong Kong Cargo Airline. In 2010 it became the busiest airport for cargo travel in the world.
The Lantau Link serves as a road for cars, and underneath it is the tracks for the train.
When it opened in July of 1998 there were massive problems for the first 5 months and it took some time for the technological problems to be sorted out, and there was great embarrassment over the delays and problems, but eventually it was corrected and began to operate normally.
In 2007 Terminal 2 was opened and you go between the two by underground rail. They have begun the construction of the midfield and it will open in 2015 and will accommodate the airbus and cater to an additional 10 million passengers annually.
|This is taken from our bus and we're heading out of the city to Lantau Island where the airport is located.|
|Coming into the airport itself.|
These two pictures are at the drop off area for departures.
This is the Arrivals Hall, and Departures is above.
|Ramp leading to level 5.|
|The arches in the roof were build in this manner to help with ventilation and airflow of the air conditioning. Also special glazed windows were installed. Terminal 1 is 1.27 Km. long.|
|Looking from the departures area down into the arrivals hall.|
|Looking over the banks of departures terminals.|
The architecture is really quite lovely in places.
|There are two huge cargo terminals. The top picture is the Asia Air Freight Terminal and the one below is the Super Terminal 1 and is the worlds second largest stand alone cargo facility. They handle around 9 million tonnes per yr.|
|Looking over the airport from the Ngong Ping cable cars.|
|Terminals 1 and 2. There is an automated people mover (train) to get you between the two terminals. Terminal 2 has a large shopping mall called SkyPlaza.|
|Control Tower. There are two runways and handles around 68 flights per hour. There is supposed to be a third runway but l don't know if its been built or not.|