The best plane spotting location at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)


HONG KONG – This is probably the best plane spotting location at Hong Kong International airport – located on top of a mountain, close to the airport. The view is amazing and even looks kinda surreal. According to YouTuber Worldaviation 4K though, it’s hard to get good shots here, because you need a sunny day without any clouds to make a good video. The conditions aren’t easy too, due to strong winds raging through the valley next to the mountain. For us it’s easy though – just sit back, relax and enjoy this awesome view of HKG!

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Video: Worldaviation 4K


Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is Hong Kong’s main airport, built on the island of Chek Lap Kok. This is also the reason why the airport is also known as Chek Lap Kok International Airport. HKG has been in commercial operation since 1998.

HKG is an important regional trans-shipment centre, passenger hub and gateway for destinations in China and the rest of Asia. The airport is the world’s busiest cargo gateway and one of the busiest passenger airports in the world and is operated by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) 24 hours a day.

Important hub

The airport is the primary hub for Cathay Pacific (the flag carrier of Hong Kong), Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Airlines, HK Express and Air Hong Kong (cargo carrier). HKG is also one of the hubs of Oneworld alliance, and also one of the Asia-Pacific cargo hubs for UPS Airlines. Many airlines like China Airlines and China Eastern Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Air India use Hong Kong as a stopover point for their flights.

More than 100 airlines operate flights from the airport to over 180 cities across the globe.

HKG’s future

HKG has 2 runways, but to meet future air traffic growth and maintain Hong Kong’s competitiveness as an international aviation hub, the Airport Authority will build a third runway, which will be operational by the end of 2024. It will be build parallel to the other 2 runways.


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