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The Hong Kong International Airport – A Gleaming Gateway to a Metropolis
October 19, 2008, 5:12 pm
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Having been to numerous airports in Asia–Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, etc–I’ve to say the Hong Kong International Airport ranks high for design, aesthetics, amenities, and retail.

The Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG), popularly known as Chek Lap kok Airport replaced Kai Tak Airport as the gateway to one of the most dynamic, cosmopolitan economies in Asia.  Costing some US$20 billion and six years to build, HKG was not without controversy.  Environmentalists feared the deleterious effects the reclamation of Chek Lap kok and Lam Chau would have on marine life in the surrounding bay.

Ten years on, HKG serves the world’s major airlines as a key aviation hub of Asia, winning multiple awards including Skytrax’s World Best Airport Award in 2007-2008.

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