Replacing Kai Tak airport post WW2 – three articles about Ping Shan/Deep Bay

HF: IDJ has sent three articles about replacing Kai Tak airport post World War Two. Various locations were discussed with the main option appearing to be the Ping Shan/Deep Bay area west of Yuen Long. Certainly construction work actually started at the Ping Shan site as the articles linked below demonstrate.

However, and eventually, a plan to modify Kai Tak was released in 1954. And between 1957 and 1958 the runway was extended out into Kowloon Bay by reclamation.

But let’s return to the Deep bay area and the articles from 1946 and 1947:

Airport Ping Shan Feb 1947 IDJ

Feb 1946



Airport Hong Kong's new airfield-IDJ Far Eastern Economic Review-article-27 November 1946 copy

27 November 1946

Airport Deep Bay Feb 1947 IDJ newspaper clipping

The image shown on the Home page of this article shows Air Chief Marshall Sir Keith Park accompanied by W.A.D Brooks, Air Commanding Hong Kong, experiencing a Caterpillar bulldozer demonstration at the Ping Shan site and is part of IDJ’s research into this subject.

This article was first posted on 1st March 2015.

Related Indhhk articles:

  1. Ping Shan -proposed airport for Hong Kong
  2. Ping Shan – proposed airport for Hong Kong – further images
  3. Ping Shan airfield – further information
  4. Ping Shan airport – an extract from Paul Tsui’s unpublished memoir
  5. Lam Tei Quarry – Ping Shan Airport , RAF Technical Magazine Report, May 1946
  6. Lam Tei Quarry connections with post WW2 proposed Ping Shan Airport
  7. Netherlands Harbour Works Company – dredging HK harbour / reclamation at Kai Tak 1927
  8. Dragages Hong Kong – first HK projects, Kai Tak runway extension and Shek Pik reservoir
  9. Lard Factories in HK – nauseating stench RAF Kai Tak 1920s
  10. Kai Tak airport – BAAG Reports 1942-1944, plus other HK landing strips
  11. Kai Tak airport – 1925 to 1945, a brief history
  12. To Kwa Wan “Concrete Factory” during WW2 – Japanese expansion of Kai Tak airport


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