Hong Kong International Airport


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To replace Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is built on Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, covering an area of 1255 hectares. It is managed by Airport Authority Hong Kong. HKIA is an airline hub of many airlines, including Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragonair, Air Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express Airways.


Among them, Cathay Pacific Airways is a founding member of the world’s third largest airline alliance, Oneworld. Since 2010, HKIA has been the world’s largest airport in terms of cargo traffic for four consecutive years and the second busiest airport by international passenger traffic.


Sublime Sunset

The airport maintenance area is located at the west of the airport. As a perfect photo spot of sunset, you can enjoy the endless views of Pearl River Port and the whole sunset process on the long beach. 


The difference between this maintenance area and other sunset spots of Hong Kong is due to its environmental features. You can take pictures of the beautiful sunset, while photographing the aircraft gliding and landing at close range just above your head. Get a taste of it and it will become one of your unforgettable experiences.


Aircraft Maintenance Area, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong
How to get there:

Method – take bus no. S52 in Yat Tung Estate or Tung Chung Town Centre Bus Terminus and get off at the Aircraft Maintenance Area bus terminus. It takes about 20 minutes.

Go to the photography hot spot → after getting off the bus, turn back along the road to the bus after the long causeway, and it takes about 10 minutes. You can see endless horizontal lines on the causeway, as well as the planes that often rise and fall continuously. The sunset and the silhouette of the planes are very rare scenes.

This area is near the aircraft apron for aircraft maintenance, and there are no restrooms or shops along the way, you need to bring your own food and water. In addition, prolonged exposure to sunlight may lead to sunburn and heat stroke. Please bring your hat or headscarf to protect yourself from the sun if necessary
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