Cathay Pacific boss urges third runway at HKIA

Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar told an Australian audience that a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) would be important not only for Cathay Pacific and the aviation industry, but for the long-term stability and sustainability of the economy of Hong Kong. Giving the keynote speech recently at a luncheon organised by […]


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Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar told an Australian audience that a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) would be important not only for Cathay Pacific and the aviation industry, but for the long-term stability and sustainability of the economy of Hong Kong. Giving the keynote speech recently at a luncheon organised by the National Aviation Press Club in Sydney, Slosar said that Hong Kong’s airport had become a victim of its own success and that the current two runways at HKIA will be saturated within the next seven to nine years – a full 15-20 years ahead of the original blueprint forecast for 2040. Slosar said the Hong Kong community would need to debate the issue of the third runway and he was pleased to note that the consultation process for the Hong Kong International Airport Master Plan 2030 would begin this week.