Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) is the main airport in Hong Kong. It is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok, which is
largely reclaimed for the construction of the airport itself. The airport is also colloquially known as Chek Lap Kok Airport to distinguish
it from its predecessor, the closed Kai Tak Airport.
HKIA is an important contributor to Hong Kong's economy, with approximately 60,000 employees. About 90 airlines operate flights from the airport to over
150 cities across the globe. In 2012 HKIA handled 56,057,751 passengers, making it the 12th busiest airport worldwide by passenger traffic.