Remarks: The newest member of the Atlas fleet, departing on the first day of the year where the weather and angle of the sun combine to make these runway 25L departure shots possible once again. Funnily enough this is operating a Polar Cargo flight.
Remarks: I think the 737-800 looks quite smart in Malaysian's old colours. This is one of the few 738s that they fly in the old colours. Seen here shortly before lining up on runway 32R, cutting the queue ahead of us because Malaysian gets preferential treatment at their own airport.
Remarks: Stored and awaiting the scrapman. In the background, sistership B-HOX is being dismantled. When she has gone, HOT will move for the last time to take up that spot for the scrapman's attention.
Remarks: As part of the dismantling process, all items of resale value are collected together, along with items which can be returned to the customer airline for further use such as fire extinguishers, oxygen bottles, first aid kits etc..
Remarks: Although the vast majority of Cathay's 777 fleet has never operated into Kai Tak, a few of the oldest aircraft (the original four 777-200s and a few of the 777-300s) were a common sight in the last couple of years of Kai Tak's life. It would have been great to see the 777s in the "Lettuce Sandwich" scheme seen in the background on a company 747-400.
Remarks: A great looking 747 on finals for runway 25R. Hopefully the 747-8 continues to sell because they are gorgeous looking planes; so much better than the 748i competition from that European company!