Cathay, Dragonair welcome policy address

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair have welcomed the commitment made by the Hong Kong Government to maintain Hong Kong’s long-term competitiveness as a major aviation hub and international logistics centre, as outlined in the Policy Address given recently by the chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR, C.Y. Leung.


Cathay Dragonair welcome policy address


Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair have welcomed the commitment made by the Hong Kong Government to maintain Hong Kong’s long-term competitiveness as a major aviation hub and international logistics centre, as outlined in the Policy Address given recently by the chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR, C.Y. Leung.

Cathay Pacific chief executive John Slosar said: “We welcome the Government’s emphasis on the urgent need to construct a third runway to maintain Hong Kong’s position as an aviation hub, especially given that capacity at the airport is expected to reach saturation point within a couple of years. Developing our home airport is particularly important as neighbouring airports in the Pearl River Delta – and throughout the Asian region – are actively moving forward with expansion projects.

The onus is on ensuring that Hong Kong International Airport can remain competitive and continue to thrive. “Hong Kong is the premier gateway to Mainland China, which itself is one of the fastest growing travel markets in the world. A stronger ETO presence will help strengthen economic and trade ties, and better facilitate the flow of people and cargo to and from Hong Kong,” added Dragonair chief executive officer Patrick Yeung.

Slosar said the group was also very encouraged by the Government’s acknowledgement that the full operation of the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal “has helped to reinforce Hong Kong’s position as an international and regional logistics centre.”