The Hong Kong International Airport is also called Chek Lap Kok which is the island on which it is made. This airport is constructed on a manmade island and the designing has been led by Norman Foster. The airport started catering to the flight services from July 1998 and has received the title “World's Best Airport” multiple times. Since the airport is a major hub in South-east region, numerous direct flights move in and out of the airport connecting it will all the major cities across the globe. The airline Cathay Pacific is the major airline connecting Hong Kong to the entire world. Other major carriers would include Dragon Air (a Cathay subsidiary), Hong Kong Airlines and the Hong Kong Express. Hong Kong flights are easily available from all major cities of the world.
The airport has two terminals that are connected via bus service and shuttle train. Terminal 1 caters to all the arrivals and departures while the Terminal 2 has check-in facility only. You can enter the airport from any of the terminals. Terminal 1 is larger and has better services at the airport including more shops and places to rest or sit. There is even a post office here which caters to mailing requirements for passengers and sometimes can turn out to be a cheaper option than paying extra baggage fees. Wi-Fi is free at the airport and a luggage storing facility is available that costs $140 per bag for a day.
The operations at the airport are well maintained and efficient. But since the airport is built on an island it is susceptible to typhoons and strong winds during the monsoon season which can cause delays.