Hong Kong International Airport
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Hong Kong International Airport, also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport is the airport of Hong Kong that was built at Chek Lap Kok on Lantau Island. It opened in 1998. It is one of the leading airports in the world, and has won "World Airport of the Year" from Skytrax for 7 times in 10 years. It is the hub for Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express. It is the third busiest airport in terms of passengers in Asia, and second busiest in the world in terms of cargo traffic.
The airport has a highly advanced highway and railway system linking it to the city of Hong Kong. The building project was one of the largest in the world, and featured in Discovery Channel's "Ten Greatest Modern Projects of the World". It was designed by the famous architect, Norman Foster. The aim of the airport was to increase traffic and capacity which the old Kai Tak Airport could not handle. It remains one of the best airport in the world, along with Singapore's Changi Airport and Seoul's Incheon International Airport.