Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) announced today that Bangkok Airways, Jetstar Asia Airways, Qatar Airways, Siem Reap Airways International and Thai Airways will start providing check-in services at Terminal 2 (T2) over the coming three months. Together with Oasis Hong Kong Airlines and Emirates Airline that are currently operating from T2, the new passenger terminal will soon house seven passenger airlines providing services at HKIA.Mr Stanley Hui, Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), is delighted that more and more airlines are moving to T2. Mr Hui says, “The number of weekly flights with passengers checking-in via T2 will increase to more than 100 when the five airlines commence their check-in service. This is in line with our plan to facilitate the moving-in of airlines to T2 on a progressive basis.”
Jetstar Asia will commence operation from T2 on 13 August. Currently offering two daily flights between Singapore and Hong Kong, Jetstar Asia will become the third airline moving to T2, following Oasis and Emirates.
Mr Hui says that the five additional airlines would start operation from T2 on different dates to ensure a smooth relocation of services. Passengers are reminded to check with their respective airlines for the appropriate check-in terminal.
Officially opened in June 2007, T2 is built to capture growth opportunities and meet future demand. Designed to be a multi-modal transportation hub with a seamless convergence of air, sea and land links, T2 combines airlines check-in, customs and immigration, and a coach station, and is supported by a myriad of retail, dining and entertainment facilities to enhance travel experience of the passengers.
Every day, more than 6,000 passengers take hotel shuttles, local and mainland coaches at T2’s Coach Station. The mainland network originating from the coach station shuttles passengers to more than 70 cities and towns in the Pearl River Delta (PRD).
With the scheduled completion of the permanent SkyPier in 2009, passengers taking high-speed cross-boundary ferries to and from PRD can travel in comfort between the pier and Terminals 1 and 2 by the automated people mover.