Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) announced that Bangkok
Airways, Jetstar Asia Airways, Qatar Airways, Siem Reap Airways International
and Thai Airways will start providing check-in services at Terminal 2 (T2) over
the coming three months. Together with Oasis Hong Kong Airlines and Emirates
Airline that are currently operating from T2, the new passenger terminal will
soon house seven passenger airlines providing services at HKIA.
Mr Stanley Hui, CEO of Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) said, "The number of weekly flights with passengers checking-in via T2 will increase to more than 100 when the five airlines commence their check-in service. This is in line with our plan to facilitate the moving-in of airlines to T2 on a progressive basis."
Jetstar Asia will commence operation from T2 on 13-Aug-07. Currently offering two daily services between Singapore and Hong Kong, Jetstar Asia will become the third airline moving to T2, following Oasis and Emirates.
Mr Hui says that the five additional airlines would start operation from T2 on different dates to ensure a smooth relocation of services.
Officially opened in Jun- 07, T2 is built to capture growth opportunities and meet future demand. Designed to be a multi-modal transportation hub with a seamless convergence of air, sea and land links, T2 combines airlines check-in, customs and immigration, and a coach station, and is supported by a myriad of retail, dining and entertainment facilities to enhance travel experience of the passengers.