As the gateway to Hong Kong, the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok has been the main entrance for welcoming tourists from all over the world since its official opening on July 6, 1998. The design of the airport has won many awards both in Hong Kong and abroad. Combining modern architecture ideas and environmental protection concept, the design saves energy by using natural light ingeniously.
To accommodate future air traffic growth, the Airport Authority Hong Kong is expanding the Hong Kong International Airport into a three-runway system. By then, there will be a 3 800-metre-long new runway and a Third Runway Passenger Building with more than 280 000 square metres of floor area. The spacious passenger building will offer passengers a green environment, exquisite shopping experience and a wide array of dining options.