Cathay Pacific’s first Boeing 747 lands at the Kai Tak Airport on July 31, 1979. Picture: SCMP

The day Boeing’s 747 arrived in Hong Kong

The arrival of Cathay Pacific’s first jumbo jet in 1979 marked the beginning of an era for the airline as well as Hong Kong

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Cathay Pacific’s first Boeing 747 lands at the Kai Tak Airport on July 31, 1979. Picture: SCMP
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