“Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading aviation hubs and the colourful history of its success makes fascinating reading. Hong Kong High is a must read for anyone interested in Hong Kong, Asian aviation and the history of aviation in general.”
Martin J. Craigs
CEO Pacific Asia Travel Association
TTG Travel Personality of the Year 2013
Hong Kong High celebrates more than a century of aviation development in Hong Kong from 1911 to 2014 – from the historic first flight of the fragile Farman biplane to the robust aviation industry of today.
The book covers the early years – the introduction of commercial air transport in the 1930s that transformed Hong Kong into a major crossroads of international commerce and travel – pioneered by Imperial Airways, pan American Airways, China National Aviation Corporation and Air France. The history of the Kai Tak airport in 1998 and subsequent expansion of commercial air transport couple with Cathay Pacific’s own success story from 1946 to present to form an in-depth insight into this remarkable subject.