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Abandoned airports you'll never fly from again

Love Exploring Logo By loveEXPLORING staff of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 31: Hong Kong's former international airport is an aviation hub no more. Once a handy place to land, right in the centre of Hong Kong in the Kowloon area, it was the city's primary airport. But its lifetime was shrouded in complication and disaster. With the rapid growth of Hong Kong in the 1980s and 90s, overcrowding in the airport became a problem and pollution for nearby residents was a huge issue.

Kai Tak International, Hong Kong

Hong Kong's former international airport is an aviation hub no more. Once a handy place to land, right in the centre of Hong Kong in the Kowloon area, it was the city's primary airport. But its lifetime was shrouded in complication and disaster. With the rapid growth of Hong Kong in the 1980s and 90s, overcrowding in the airport became a problem and pollution for nearby residents was a huge issue.

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