Hong Kong's first airport study


Description of impact

Professor Lau Chi-pang of Department of History concluded his study of Hong Kong’s airports – from the Kai Tak era to Chek Lap Kok – in his two-volume publication Legend of the Sky – from Kai Tak to Chek Lap Kok (first and second volumes) in September 2014, a project commissioned by the Airport Authority Hong Kong. The first volume provides an overview of the airport’s development in Hong Kong and, in particular, its close ties with the Hong Kong economy. The second volume includes collective memories of the airport with a mosaic of precious photographs. A total of 36 oral history interviews added a personal touch to the historical study.