As you possibly know, this year "The best airline in the world" title was owned by Cathay Pacific, the Chinese air carrier. Perhaps, this can be a tendency of Eastern business culture blossom, but the Cathay Pacific main hub, Hong Kong International Airport was also called the best airport of the 2005 like it was four years ago. This could be a miracle - or the evidence of mastership of Chinese airport crew, which was appreciated by passengers from over the world.
Opened in 1998, Hong Kong International Airport was built to replace Chek Lap Kok, the previous ground base for air transport maintaining and usage. Today it has the third high level of passenger served quantity among Asian airports; it was even called the second busiest airport in 2003.
It is natural for the airport, whose passenger terminal building was written about in Guinness World Records as the biggest one in the world. It was awarded in 2000 too, having been called an "Asia/Pacific's leading airport" during the Seventh World Travel Awards.
A great plenty of worldwide and Chinese domestic airlines are providing their services through Hong Kong International Airport. Firstly, it is Cathay Pacific. But also you can check-in here to routes organized by Vietnam Airlines and Mandarin Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Malaysia Airlines, Royal Nepal Airlines and Singapore Airlines, Aeroflot and Korean Air, Lufthansa and Air Nippon, Thai Airways International and Valuair, Continental Micronesia and Dragonair, KLM Royal Flying Company and Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Jetstar Asia and Thai Sky, Ethiopian Airlines and Japan Airlines, United Airlines and Air Canada, Air France and Emirates, Northwest Airlines and Philippine Airlines, British Airways and Continental Airlines, Gulf Air, Qantas Airways and Transaero.
This wide choice of your possible air carriers, however, has its disadvantages. If you've arrived to Hong Kong International Airport, this does not mean arriving to China. Still, flights between Hong Kong International and other Chinese airports are considered to be international and are routed to other international airport of People's Republic instead of domestic ones.
The border, which separates Hong Kong International Airport, this air travelers' Vatican, from the rest of China is a great amount of customs and immigration services.
From Hong Kong Airport you may proceed to your seat, if you came from China, or use the taxi or bus and begin your exploration of this ancient and rich by cultural atmosphere country. Hong Kong International Airport today is one of the most important centers of air traveling. Being the most remarkable airport during five years, it has all the potential to remain the owner of such a title - so if you want to visit the world's best airport, you have to book a seat on the first flight to Hong Kong.