Remarks: MyCargo’s first 747, ex-All Nippon Airways, taking off from 07R. MyCargo was formerly known as ACT Cargo Airlines & was rebranded as MyCargo following the Hainan Air Group’s acquisition of a stake in the firm.
Remarks: NZ 744 about to roll for takeoff on a hazy morning. The AKL-HKG-LHR service used to be operated by the jumbo before being replaced with the 772ER. Unfortunately from next March the HKG-LHR portion of the route will be dropped due to poor loads thanks to the challenging economy & stiff competition.
Remarks: Silk Way Airlines approaching 25R. They seem to be doing well here as frequencies have steadily increased since HKG was launched last year & their new subsidiary Silk Way West Airlines have started flights to HKG as well.
Remarks: It’s a shame Southern Air’s classics no longer operate here as Ethiopian now use their own MD-11Fs on flights to HKG, but the MD-11s definitely make up for it! This was originally delivered to Garuda in ’97 as PK-GIM.