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Bridging a taxiway at Hong Kong Airport

In 2017 the Hong Kong Airport Authority announced an interesting project – a bridge so tall that double decker A380 ‘super jumbo’ jets could pass under. The South China Morning Post had this to say on the proposal. Boarding a […]

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Closure of Kai Tak Airport and the transfer to Chek Lap Kok

The closure of Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport in 1998 and the overnight switch to the new airport at Chek Lap Kok always intrigued me – how did they manage such a massive move?

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Kai Tak Airport arrival in 1998

My first visit to Hong Kong was in February 1998 – a few months after the territory had been handed back to Mainland China, but while the world renowned Kai Tai Airport was still open to passengers. Here is a YouTube video showing the hair raising approach to the airport.

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Chinese airports and ‘International, HK, Macao and Taiwan Departures’

Naming the terminals at most airports is easy – flights inside your country use the ‘domestic’ terminal, and flights to other countries use the ‘international’ terminal. But at the airports in and around China, things get a little more complicated.

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