Hong Kong International Airport opened in 1998 as part of a US$20 billion 10-item Airport Core Programme infrastructure project. Constructed out of 2 flattened islands and reclaimed to a size larger than Kowloon peninsula, the airport has 2 runways and the world's largest passenger terminal building, designed by Sir Norman Foster.
Land-side - Terminal 1
At Terminal 1, passengers go through security check first before reaching immigration. At Terminal 2, it is the reverse. Air-side, large windows provide many plane spotting opportunities. Over the years, airport signage has changed.
During festive seasons, the terminal is decorated to fit the event's theme.
Recent additions include hot water stations at various parts of the terminal.
20 years after the airport opened, the gate lounges are progressively being updated with new carpeting and seats.
The Midfield Concourse opened in December 2015 to provide an additional 20 parking positions and can handle about 20% of the airport's flights.