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People's Liberation Army
Air Force

Hong Kong International Airport
22°17'N 113°51'E

Hong Kong has embarked on a massive transport expansion scheme to create an advanced superstructure for trade and business, including the construction of the new Hong Kong International Airport on Lantau Island, located at Chek Lap Kok. When the new facility opened in July 1998, it was able to handle over 35 million passengers and three million tons of air cargo a year.

Airport services for Hong Kong International Airport at Kai Tak were terminated since 6 July 1998, when the replacement airport at Chek Lap Kok commenced its operation. The Kai Tak will be bulldozed and redeveloped.

Photographic Evaluation Report

High resolution imagery is only available from declassified CORONA imagery. As of 08 April 2000 Russian 2-meter resolution KVR-1000 imagery coverage was not available via the SPIN-2 service on TerraServer, nor was archival Space Imaging IKONOS 1-meter imagery available on the CARTERRA™ Archive [which includes at least a dozen images of the Hong Kong area].

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Maintained by Robert Sherman
Originally created by John Pike
Updated Sunday, April 09, 2000 12:55:28 PM