jueves, 20 de septiembre de 2012

Kai Tak Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH)

Kai Tak Airport (IATA: HKGICAOVHHH) was the international airport of Hong Kong from 1925 until 1998. It was officially known as the Hong Kong International Airport from 1954 to 6 July 1998, when it was closed and replaced by the new Hong Kong International Airport. It is often known as Hong Kong Kai Tak International Airport, or simply Kai Tak, to distinguish it from its successor which is often referred to as Chek Lap Kok Airport.

A view of the old airport (Kai Tak) by Wai Kit Lam. 

With numerous skyscrapers and mountains located to the north and its only runway jutting out into  Victoria Harbour, landings at the airport were dramatic to experience and technically demanding for pilots. The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports ranked it as the 6th most dangerous airport in the world.

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