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Happy landing Next month the brand new Chek Lap Kok airport opens in Hong Kong. Andrew Mylius reports on construction of one of the most challenging projects of the decade.

Landing among the skyscrapers crowding Hong Kong's Kai Tak airport must count as one of aviation's most exciting and frightening everyday experiences. However, on 6 July following an overnight changeover, passengers will touch down at a state of the art new airstrip on nearby Chek Lap Kok island.

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