Hong Kong International Airport Reviews
a Contemporary Airport Jun 18, 2010
Since my first visit to HongKong a new airport has been built up on reclaimed land. A brand new island has been constructed connected to the peninsula of Lantau,, some 40 km from the city. All island is thus artificial.
The airport is not very big but well organized in its two terminals. My first impression was the promt landing. Aircrafts need to brake and slow down decisively due to the limited land. Everything is extremely well organized and there are signs and staff ready to help you whatever question you have. Security-process is not too rigid and it takes you just some minutes before you catchthe train to the hall for reclaiming your luggage. There are some options for transport to the city. The Airbuses are frequently operated but taxis are a good alternative. You get a card dedicated a certain taxi with its registrationnumber from the frontdesk in the taxi-queue. Another impression is part from all is very well organized, the staff are very friendly, serviceminded and there are a number of friendly staff who just loves to help with your inquires. For a Swede that is stunning and just a bit overwhelming in a very positive sense.
There are a number of cafes and small restaurants where you can find ‘Dim Sun’ typical Chinese food as well as western stylish. Disneyworld Hong Kong has a nice souvenir shop as well as different kind of Chinese delis. Everything almost smell brandnew, although the airport has been operating some ten years by now, all is very clean and polished.
Cathay Pacific, the HongKong based airline has their headoffice on the premises . A bit odd experience though, was after arrival meeting four paramedics who were wairing their mouth-covers, urgent to take my body-temerature. Since the outbreak of the SAR virus a couple of years ago, with 200 local people dying, Hong Kong has become very security minded .
Part of the HongKong june 2010 travel blog
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