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Soviet Airliners at Kai Tak?

Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:48 pm

Did Kai Tak ever see any Soviet-made airliners? Or could they not operate into Kai Tak due to their strict noise regulations? If they ever flew into Kai Tak can you list me a number of airlines that flew Soviet-made airliners into Kai Tak and even some pictures of them that were taken on the database? Thanks.
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Re: Soviet Airliners at Kai Tak?

Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:57 pm

I can't say I remember any, but the hey dey would have been the late 70's early 80's... plenty of Soviet aircraft down the road in BKK, HAN, etc, but not HKG. The most likely candidate would have been CAAC, but they sent Tridents and 707's. Carriers that used Soviet aircraft mainly flew routes that were political and HKG fell outside that spectrum.
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Re: Soviet Airliners at Kai Tak?

Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:34 pm

This is a vague recollection - but wasn't it something to do with the altimeters on Soviet types being in meters not feet, and the authorities deeming that this was not compatible with the checkerboard approach?

IIRC Aeroflot began HKG with the A310, followed by Transaero with a small subfleet of DC-10-30s acquired in the late 90s. It was only once the new airport opened that Aeroflot operated the Il-96 to HKG. is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...

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