Cathay Pacific 25L Departure

25L Departure - 300mm

China Eastern 25L Departure

25L Departure - 400mm


Location 5

South of the Aircraft Maintenance Area


Access and Transport
MTR to Tung Chung, then take the S52 bus to the Aircraft Maintenance Area.  Please note that you must take the S52 which says ‘Aircraft Maintenance Area’ on the front and not anything else, otherwise you will end up at the wrong place.  The correct S52 will go all the way to the HAECO aircraft hangers and this is where you should get off (it’s the terminus, so the bus will stop there for a couple of minutes before returning). Spot 5 is then only about a 1 minute walk away;


If you are in the terminal or if you have taken the Airport Express there, you need to take a bus to Tung Chung first as there is no direct bus from the terminal to spot 5.  Take the S1 to Tung Chung.  Then change to the S52.  The instructions are then the same as above

Type of action
07L Arrivals

07R Arrivals (usually cargo)

25L Departures

25L Arrivals (usually cargo) (barely... through fences etc.)

Camera Equipment
07L Arrivals: 400mm+

07R Arrivals: 200mm+

25L Departures: 300mm+

Light conditions
07R Arrivals and 25L Departures

Summer: Good in the Afternoon

Winter: Poor most of the day, OK in late afternoon

07L Arrivals:

Summer: Good in the Morning

Winter: Good

None at all. Can be extremely hot during the summer

Movements on a number of runways can be seen

Good for low and heavy departures

No toilets, shops or restraunts available at all


NOTE: If you do use this spot, plenty of water and sunblock are essential as it can get very hot during the day, with no shade or facilities available

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