Hong Kong International Airport is the main passenger airport in Hong Kong. It is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok
9 March 2014| Last updated on 11 December 2017
As part of increased security at certain airports, and for passengers travelling to certain destinations, security personnel may require passengers to turn on their electronic devices including mobile phones, lap top computers, tablets and e-readers among others. If the devices do not have power, they will not be allowed on the aircraft and will be couriered to the passenger’s destination, at their expense.
Airports and destinations where checks will take place remain unconfirmed by officials. This means that all passengers should be prepared to have their mobile phones checked by security staff at the security check area, and at the gate. The checks will be random.
Passengers will be informed of the new regulations at the check in desk and they will be given ample opportunity to either stow their electronic devices into their hold luggage or to retrieve a charger from their hold luggage.
We recommend that you ensure that your electronic devices are fully charged before you depart for the airport. Always carry a charger in your hand luggage. Bigger airlines aircraft have USB and plug points in every seat making charging your phone easier.
Plug points can be found at airports around the world, you may have to carry an adapter plug with you. If you find yourself with an uncharged phone see if there is an electronics retailer nearby that will allow you to use one of their chargers to give your mobile phone a bit of battery life. Many airports have charging stations installed with power cables that fit all the mayor smartphone brands.
How you can conserve your mobile phone battery
- If you own a smartphone turn it to “Airplane mode” when charging, your phone will charge faster.
- Turn your cellular data off and use only Wifi, if you’re in an area with Wifi. Your battery will last twice as long.
- If you turn your wifi and cellular data off, your phone battery life will be extended considerably.
- Avoid playing games on your mobile phone.
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Hong Kong International Airport Hong Kong International Airport is the main passenger airport in Hong Kong. It is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok, which largely comprises land 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.
The Hong Kong International Airport is home to one of the world's largest passenger terminal buildings (the largest when opened in 1998) and it is also one of the busiest airports in Asia.
Hong Kong International Airport
Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2181 8888
To & From Airport
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is served by a highly efficient and comprehensive transport network, making it easy to get to and from.
Arriving and departing passengers have plenty of choice. The Airport Express links HKIA directly to Hong Kong's central business district and buses connect the airport with most of the city.
While taxis and coaches provide additional choices for passengers, there are also limousines which take passengers to their destinations directly.
For more information visit the Hong Kong International Airport website>>