Breathtaking Photos Of Hong Kong Airport Glory Days

2013-06-14

“Goodbye Kai Tak and thank you.”

Some 15 years after Richard Siegel, Hong Kong’s then-director of Civil Aviation, bid farewell and turned off the lights at Hong Kong Kai Tak International Airport (Kai Tak), the old airport has been given a new life. With official ceremonies set for this week, it will be rechristened Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. The new facility will accommodate cruise ships and other large vessels. Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas, will be the first ship to arrive at the cruise ship berth — formerly runway 13 — today at 8 p.m.

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