An Orient Thai 747 lands at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo: Dennis Ho

Boeing 747 plane abandoned in Hong Kong faces scrapyard but aviation enthusiasts call for more creative use of iconic jumbo jet

  • Airport Authority Hong Kong understood to be planning to dismantle plane formerly operated by Orient Thai Airlines
  • While plane unlikely to fly again, some call for it to be converted into restaurant or boutique hotel
Topic |   Hong Kong International Airport

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An Orient Thai 747 lands at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo: Dennis Ho
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Flight UN965 arrived in Hong Kong on October 26, the last flight of Transaero Airlines. Photo: Dennis Ho

Boeing plane abandoned in Hong Kong by bankrupt Russian airline up for sale for US$795,000 … but is it worth it?

  • Industry experts say asking price may be above scrap value and not worth the trouble, given plane’s condition and lack of documentation
  • It is not known why authorities waited until now to put up tender for aircraft left idle four years ago
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Flight UN965 arrived in Hong Kong on October 26, the last flight of Transaero Airlines. Photo: Dennis Ho
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