Thousands of people gathered at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong on the last day it was open for business on July 5, 1998, to say farewell and witness history. Photo: Birdy Chu

Hong Kong’s Kai Tak airport: photographer recalls ‘the golden years’ and its final days

  • In 1998, photojournalist Birdy Chu set out to record the last months of the airport and the airliners flying low over the city on their final approach
  • ‘I loved that iconic landing,’ says Hongkonger, who has shot thousands of photos of Kai Tak, of which 45 are on show in Kowloon near site of airport
Topic |   Hong Kong aviation

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Thousands of people gathered at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong on the last day it was open for business on July 5, 1998, to say farewell and witness history. Photo: Birdy Chu
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