Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport in the late 1950s was a low-rise affair, like the buildings around it.

When Hong Kong’s first night flight took off from Kai Tak 58 years ago this month

Night flights may not be a novelty today, but when Hong Kong’s first one took off at 8.30pm on July 18, 1959 and returned 20 minutes later, guided by the Kai Tak lights, the excitement was palpable

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Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport in the late 1950s was a low-rise affair, like the buildings around it.
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