Monday, 10 June 2013

Hong Kong #1

Went for a very nice vacation to Tokyo, Japan. Took Cathay Pacific again as they operate directly from Penang at reasonable prices too. Couldn't get a nice pic of my aircraft before takeoff as they completely revamped the Penang Airport to make it look modern-ish. Caters for more aircrafts I guess. But if my memory serves me correctly, its a 777-200 (B-HND)
Above shows the old terminal with the pointy roofs. Note the new terminal on the right. Below however, at the "Penang International Airport" has replaced the pointy roof building. Looks nice, but so does the old one.
Thai Airways A300-600 (HS-TAO), the first A300 passenger variant I've seen. All the time it has been the freighter versions by FedEx and Air Hongkong.

Much of the time of the flight to Hong Kong was spent on in-flight entertainment which used the not-so-clear LCD screens. Bulkhead was had a great legroom though as my seat (30A) add full access to two windows. IFEs on Cathay's regional 777 aircrafts aren't that great as the screen quality is bad, and all of its movies run concurrently. Should there be two shows you'd love to watch, oh well you'll have to sacrifice one.

Anyway, three hours later, here I was at Hong Kong. Sky was clearer this time and sunnier.
The area in front of Dragon Air 330 (Gate 18) is where my main spotting was done as it overlooked Runway 25R, which handles most of the inbound aircrafts.

The landing made me wonder if the aircraft was undergoing a landing gear strength test. But then again, it's Hong Kong, with crosswinds and wind shears, the pilot did a great job getting us down. **Thumbs UP.

And what a coincidence, 4 A330s in a row.
Aeroflot A330-300 (VP-BDE)
Air Seychelles A330-200 (A6-EYZ) 
 Dragon Air A330-300 (B-HYF) with the full golden dragon
Asiana A330-300 (HL7747), love this livery over the older full brown livery

More updates coming UP. Stay tuned.......

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