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Hong Kong International Airport

IATA Code
HKG
ICAO Code
VHHH
Website
http://www.hongkongairport.com
City
Hong Kong
Country
Hong Kong
Airport Type
Primary
Runways
3800m x 60m
3800m x 60m
Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
Aeroflot
Air Astana
Air Busan
Air Canada
Air China
Air France
Air Hong Kong
Air India
Air Mauritius
Air New Zealand
Air Niugini
AirAsia
AirBridgeCargo Airlines
All Nippon Airways
American Airlines
Asiana Airlines
ASL Airlines Belgium
Austrian Airlines
Bangkok Airways
British Airways
Cargolux Airlines International
Cargolux Italia
Cathay Dragon
Cathay Pacific
Cebu Pacific
China Airlines
China Cargo Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Eastar Jet
El Al
Emirates Airline
Ethiopian Airlines
Etihad Airways
EVA Air
Fiji Airways
Finnair
Garuda Indonesia
Global Aviation and Services Group
HK Express
Hong Kong Airlines
Japan Airlines
JEJU air
Jet Airways
Jetstar Asia
Jetstar Japan
Jetstar Pacific
Jin Air
Juneyao Airlines
K-Mile Air
Kenya Airways
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Korean Air
Lufthansa
Malaysia Airlines
Malindo Air
Mandarin Airlines
MIAT Mongolian Airlines
Myanmar National Airlines
Nepal Airlines
Nippon Cargo Airlines
Peach
Philippine Airlines
Philippines AirAsia
Polar Air Cargo
Qantas Airways
Qatar Airways
Raya Airways
Royal Brunei Airlines
Royal Jordanian
S7 Airlines
SAS
Saudia
SF Airlines
Shanghai Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines
Sichuan Airlines
Silk Way West Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Sky Gates Airlines
Skylease Cargo
South African Airways
Spring Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
SWISS
Thai AirAsia
Thai Airways
Tigerair
Turkish Airlines
United Airlines
Vanilla Air
VietJet Air
Vietnam Airlines
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Xiamen Airlines
Yangtze River Airlines
Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
Air Serbia
Air Seychelles
airberlin
Alitalia
ASKY Airlines
Cambodia Angkor Air
Firefly
Hainan Airlines
jetBlue Airways
LAN Airlines
TAM Airlines
TAP Portugal
Virgin Australia

Replacing Kai Tak in 1998, Hong Kong International Airport is located on the island of Chep Lap Kok and serves as the gateway to Hong Kong. One of the largest passenger and cargo airports in the world, Hong Kong hosts regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 90 airlines. Hong Kong is a hub for airlines including Cathay Pacific, Air Hong Kong, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines and HK Express.

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Asian airports 2016 traffic: Planning infrastructure growth ahead of the market becomes essential

14-Mar-2017 11:00 AM

Northeast Asia dominated the developments of East Asian airport growth in 2016. Beijing Capital, Asia's largest and the world's second biggest, further narrowed the gap with first place Atlanta. Yet with some Beijing Capital traffic due to start moving to the second airport Beijing Daxing in mid 2019, Beijing Capital may not overtake Atlanta in the near future.

Asia's second largest airport, Tokyo Haneda, is undergoing steady growth ahead of a slot increase to support more international visitors for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Asia's third largest airport, Hong Kong, could soon be overtaken by Shanghai Pudong, which has had a dramatic growth story, especially in the last two years. Seoul Incheon has also grown rapidly and benefits from infrastructure developments.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi posted record traffic, despite some traffic having moved to Don Mueang a few years ago. That initiative to make room for more growth gave only a few years of breathing room.

Asia's largest airports continue to be defined by pent up demand waiting for a combination of more runways, slots, terminals and air space.

Cathay Pacific to Christchurch: contentious Air New Zealand JV as Cathay seeks greater "agility"

20-Feb-2017 6:53 PM

As Cathay Pacific is being forced to undergo a competitive metamorphosis it is exploring all options. The latest example is an expected announcement of a new Cathay Pacific route from Hong Kong to Christchurch in New Zealand's South Island. The service is expected to be seasonal (for the New Zealand summer), and is only Cathay's second seasonal long haul route after the Jan-2017 announcement of northern summer service to Barcelona.

New Zealand is a small network component for Cathay but one of its last strongholds, due to a joint venture with Air New Zealand. The New Zealand government reluctantly extended approval for the JV despite Cathay and Air NZ reneging on an offer to use it to link Hong Kong with Christchurch, as well as Auckland. This would thereby have extended the JV to benefit more of New Zealand – a sensitive local matter based on the assertion that Auckland was receiving disproportionate air service benefit.

Air NZ's JV with Cathay arch rival Singapore Airlines has resulted in SIA growing its presence in Christchurch. Cathay has been more frugal, and the NZ government determined that although the JV reduced competition, there was no prospective third competitor, so no harm done.

But now that Hong Kong Airlines has entered Auckland, and then expanded, the Cathay-Air NZ JV faces disbanding. By finally committing to a Christchurch route Cathay appears to be bidding to keep the JV in play. But the New Zealand government will still probably withdraw approval of the Air NZ-Cathay JV.

HK Express receives first A321 and awaits A320neo as Hong Kong's LCC rate grows to 10 percent

29-Nov-2016 1:05 PM

HK Express continues to work towards its goal of ending 2018 with 50 aircraft. HK Express will end 2016 with 18 aircraft, including its first A321s and A320neo. The A321s provide additional capacity per movement – important to bring costs down, but also to grow where traffic and slots (at Hong Kong and abroad) do not permit.

Asian LCCs are increasingly gravitating to larger aircraft to try to overcome insufficient infrastructure. Larger narrowbodies at LCCs gained wide awareness with AirAsia's A321 order, although many other LCCs will operate larger types before AirAsia receives its first A321. The A320neo brings additional range, besides the usual efficiency improvements.

HK Express plans to end 2017 with 32 aircraft. Even if sustainable markets can be found, this is rapid growth for an opaque slot system at Hong Kong International Airport. HK Express' continued growth will further boost the share of seats that LCCs operate at Hong Kong. LCCs account for 10% of capacity at Hong Kong in 2016 – up from 5% in 2012. The gains have mostly been earned due to HK Express. With as much success as HK Express claims, it might now be time for the LCC to open its books and present transparent financial reports.

Hong Kong Airlines becomes larger in Japan than in China: overlap with sister HK Express

7-Nov-2016 8:45 AM

The rapid growth of mainland China's HNA Group is resulting in companies being added ahead of integration. HNA's two Hong Kong-based airlines, Hong Kong Airlines and HK Express, are increasingly overlapping with each other. That their roles are undefined and uncoordinated risks the two fighting each other – rather than combining their different propositions to address multiple segments of the markets.

Hong Kong Airlines is rapidly growing in Tokyo and Osaka, and launching a new service to Seoul Incheon – its 11th new destination in 2016. These are strong O&D markets and present a change from Hong Kong Airlines' previous staple of connecting traffic from mainland China over Hong Kong, or competing mainly against Cathay Pacific in key regional Asian markets from Hong Kong.

Following Hong Kong Airlines' entry to Tokyo and Osaka it will further increase services to the point where Japan becomes a larger market for it than mainland China. This is of some concern given Hong Kong Airlines' still evolving strategy for Japan, and weakening of the market through the appreciation of the yen.

Cathay Pacific ends 747 flights, its future defined not by 777s/A350s but by diversifying

3-Oct-2016 12:48 PM

For 37 years the Boeing 747 brought Cathay Pacific to the world. As it did for so many operators, the 747 transformed Cathay into a global airline. Cathay's final passenger 747 flight was on 01-Oct-2016. The occasion is filled with sentiment and the usual remarks of being the end of an era; the aircraft of course is iconic, and Cathay, which turned 70 in Sep-2016, has known the 747 for longer than it has not.

Yet the 747 era at Cathay ended long ago. The 747 gave Cathay a global footprint, but this is true for most current and former 747 operators. Cathay's position today against competitors is defined not by network reach but rather – depth. Mainland Chinese airlines, some of Cathay's closest competitors, know they have the local market and lower costs but acknowledge the one-stop challenge Cathay brings with hyperfrequency and a stronger product/brand.

That depth and domination, especially in the key North American market, was achieved with the 777-300ER. Cathay operates 53 777-300ERs – more than twice the 24 747-400s the airline had at its peak. Although A350s are arriving, Cathay's next evolution is defined not by aircraft and flying but rather by bringing new non-flying businesses into the group. For aviation this is seen as a partial surrender to competition. For the company it is a graduation to consistent and higher profits. As with the 747, it is time to move on and pursue a more productive future.

SWISS finishes first phase of long haul fleet transition. New 777s driving growth, but yield suffers

29-Sep-2016 2:55 PM

In 2016 SWISS has rapidly added capacity to Southeast Asia and some of its other long haul markets as it has replaced A340-300s with 777-300ERs. The new 777s have 55% more seats than the A340s, pressuring yields as SWISS pursues more sixth freedom traffic in a highly competitive marketplace.

SWISS has taken delivery of six 777-300ERs in 2016, enabling it to increase capacity on four of its long haul routes – Bangkok, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Singapore. It has three more 777-300ERs on order, which will be delivered in 2017 and drive further capacity increases in Singapore and San Francisco.

SWISS is now assessing whether it should acquire another six 777s to replace its last six A340s, with a decision expected by the end of 2016. Six additional 777s would result in another round of significant capacity increases, impacting Beijing, Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Tokyo.

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