Comfort and a meticulous attention to detail are at the heart of our quality service, with the result that flights from Hong Kong to Istanbul with Qatar Airways will leave you fresh and rejuvenated; ready to explore one of the world’s great cities. From the minute you check in you’ll be treated to our range of award-winning services such as fine cuisine and spacious seating, and the attentions of an ever-helpful cabin crew.
Istanbul is the only city that sits astride two continents, and it has for millennia been a bustling metropolis with a remarkably diverse population. It’s a city literally at the crossroads of world trade, and is packed with the legacies of many civilisations. The Blue Mosque and Byzantine Haghia Sophia face each other in the historic centre, but Istanbul is also full of huge shopping centres, old bazaars and plush restaurants.
Hong Kong International Airport is also known as Chek Lap Kok, the name of the small island that is home to this iconic air hub.
This incredibly busy airport has been named the “World's Best Airport" by Skytrax no less than 8 times. Efficient, friendly and helpful, the airport staff ensures that your time in Hong Kong is pleasant and your trip gets off to a great start.
Transportation and parking
The Airport Express bus service links the airport directly to the central business district. A fleet of buses takes travellers from most parts of the city to the airport, and the service is incredibly efficient, regular and quick.
Taxis and coaches are available outside the main terminal entrances, and a limousine service is also available. Car parking is available in three separate areas, although spaces fill up very quickly and availability in the long-term parking areas is limited.
Arriving at Hong Kong International Airport
Flights from Hong Kong with Qatar Airways check in at Terminal 1, Aisle E.
Unless you are a Hong Kong resident, you must return a departure card at immigration control when leaving Hong Kong. The two terminals are linked by a central access way and covered walkways at either end. If you are boarding your flight at gates 501-510, you can take a free shuttle bus from Terminal 1 to the North Satellite Concourse.
Facilities and amenities
Hong Kong International Airport has excellent facilities, ranging from a vast array of retail outlets to some excellent dining opportunities.
The airport even has its own 9-hole golf course – the Sky City Nine Eagles. A wide selection of dining options are available, serving Chinese and Asian food, as well as on-the-go snacks, coffee and more European-style cuisine.
Sitting astride the Bosphorus, the iconic city of Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe both culturally and physically, giving it a unique perspective on both cultures, and a character unlike any other major city.
This energetic, frenetic city has been at the very heart of trade between the two continents for thousands of years, and today is just as important strategically, and a natural magnet for tourists looking for a fascinating and unique location.
Book a flight to Istanbul with Qatar Airways and you’ll quickly discover the charm of the city for yourself. From lively markets and souqs to exclusive malls, beautiful mosques and spectacular forts, Istanbul has it all.
Istanbul’s myriad of ancient monuments date back to the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods. Most, including the Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), and Basilica Cistern are clustered around Sultanahmet Square, making a tour of some of the city’s finest attractions easy.
However, it is worth wandering a little further afield, and a stroll across the Golden Horn will bring you to Galata. This district to the north is full of its own attractions, including the Galata Tower, which provides visitors with magnificent panoramic views of the city.
If you’re interested in seeing some of the best examples of contemporary Turkish art then head to the Istanbul Modern on the waterfront.
A site of considerable religious importance and the home of another iconic image of Istanbul are the Galata Whirling Dervish Hall of Sufi Mevlevi order; you’ll find this to the north of the Galata Tower.
Flights to Istanbul with Qatar Airways land at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Istanbul please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Voltage: 220 Volts
Plugs: Type G
Language: Cantonese / English
International dialing code: +852
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