Remarks: Atlas Air jumbo taxiing out for departure as thick haze begins to descend over the airport. It eventually worsened to the point where the photography had to end. The traffic displayed is fairly typical of what you'd expect to see here, lots of Cathay, lots of Mainland Chinese narrowbody traffic and of course freighters. You can also see a pre-merger Continental 777 Star Alliance parked on the right.
Remarks: The 747 classic will always be the best looking out of all the 747 variants for me. Everything about them looks awesome, from the old PW JT9D engines to the earlier models that carried the wingtip-mounted HF antennas. The classics managed to make the Dragonair scheme look decent!
Remarks: B-LNJ was one of three RR-powered all-business class A332s Hong Kong Airlines acquired for the London Gatwick route. After the failure of HKG-LGW they abandoned the long-haul premium flying strategy & leased the three A330s to Hainan Airlines.
Remarks: Air cargo & sea cargo, two industries that’ve contributed much to Hong Kong’s economic development over the decades, come together in this shot. Air Cargo Germany’s -400BDSF seconds from touchdown while an Evergreen Group container ship, “Ever Utile”, passes the airport on its way to the container terminal.
Remarks: N804MS, operated by Las Vegas Sands Corporation, is seen here arriving before sunset with just enough light left. We can see their fleet of modern & classic aircraft in Hong Kong occasionally throughout the year but most often during the holiday periods. This was originally delivered to Gulf Air in '93 as A4O-GX.
Remarks: One of many daily services to Bangkok about to land on 19R. Transaero has grown rapidly and have added a lot of capacity over the years. Since receiving the first -400 in 2007 they now operate 20 -400s (& 2 -300s still remain). EI-XLG was originally a JAL aircraft as JA8917.
Remarks: FE2811 arriving from Makung. They resumed operations in April 2011 after stopping flights in May 2008. They briefly operated services to HKG in 2012 however it seems they've stopped. This was not the first time their planes were seen in HKG as we used to get FAT's 757s flying on behalf of Palau Air in 2005.