Hong Kong Airport opens as Cruise Terminal 1

Hong Kong’s $1 billion Kai Tak cruise terminal by Foster + Partners, is open to accommodate the next generation of cruise ships.

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The new terminal, will be able to accommodate the largest cruise ships in the world – liners of up to 220,000 gross tonnes.

Hong Kong Airport opens as Cruise Terminal (4)

Commissioner of Tourism Philip Yung, said:

“Kai Tak was the site of our legendary airport and is now turning a historic page by connecting Hong Kong with the rest of the world through the seven seas.



“With the addition of this new facility, Hong Kong is in full gear to receive mega cruise ships.”

Hong Kong Airport opens as Cruise Terminal (3)

 

Kai Tak airport, was closed in 1998, after 70 years of service, now is replaced by the Chek Lap Kok International Airport.

Hong Kong Airport opens as Cruise Terminal (2)



Hong Kong Airport opens as Cruise Terminal (1)

via bloomberg

Sources: Government of Hong Kong, Foster + Partners