Airports in recent times have been known to step up their game with billion-dollar makeovers that allow then to not only offer the bare necessities, but facilities like sleeping pods, a variety of good restaurants and duty-free shops, and some even feature museums, spas, movie theaters, libraries and golf courses! The Hong Kong International Airport is one such airport known to offer facilities and services above and beyond what travelers have become accustomed to expect.
The main airport in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Asia, and one of the best in the world. The airport serves over 100 airlines which fly to hundreds of destinations across the world. Built on an artificial island, and covering an area of 1,255 hectares, the airport not only houses one of the largest passenger terminal buildings in the world, but also a plethora of facilities to make passengers more comfortable, and to help them pass their time during long layovers.
Food is probably one of the first things passengers look for when they have some free time while at an airport. The Hong Kong International Airport offers travelers a selection of restaurants, cafés and food courts to choose from, in both its terminals. Passengers can try out some traditional dishes while here, or they can opt for international cuisine, and dishes they are more familiar. Muslim travelers can head to Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits for Halal dishes, or they can dine on vegetarian and seafood dishes offered at the numerous eateries found at the airport.
For Muslim travelers looking to offer their prayers while at the airport, there are four non-denominational prayer rooms across the airport. The first is located in Terminal 1 - Level 7, Check-in Hall, near Aisle A, the second is also in Terminal 1 - Level 6, near Gate 42. The third prayer room can be found in the North Satellite Concourse area - Level 5, near Gate 501, and the last one in Terminal 2 -Level 5, Check-in Hall, near Aisle N. Although all of the prayer rooms are meant for individuals of all faiths, Muslim passengers will find the Qiblah direction clearly marked in all rooms, and also foot cleaning basins for ablution.
Passengers with children can head to the nearer of the two Children Play Areas found at the airport. The Children's TV lounges at the airport are also sure to keep kids occupied for hours. For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the airport, one of the lounges at the airport is the perfect option. For a fee, passengers will be able to relax in a peaceful, well-equipped environment. They will also be able to de-stress and unwind at the Relaxation Corner, for free. The SkyCity Nine Eagles Golf Course, near Terminal 2 offers adults another form of relaxation.
Travelers will also be pleased to know that the Hong Kong International Airport offers a variety of options to suit all tastes and budgets. They will be able to shop for clothing items and accessories, jewelry, books, health and beauty items, luggage, toys, electronics, food items, and more while here.
The Hong Kong International Airport aims to offers a world-class experience, and boy does it deliver!