Costing HKD $1.75 billion and taking less than 3 years to build, Terminal 2 opened in February 2007 as a departure-only facility with more check-in desks. Once past immigration, passengers would be routed back to the departure gates in Terminal 1 for boarding.
As part of the airport's expansion and creation of a new 3rd runway, the terminal is expected to close until 2023. When it re-opens, departures will no longer head to Terminal 1, but to a new satellite terminal.
There are plenty of food choices upstairs in the public area.
Airlines that currently use Terminal 2 include Hong Kong Express, AirAsia, Air Astana, Jeju Air, Jetstar, Malindo, Philippine Airlines, Scoot, Thai, and VietJet.