Cathay welcomes HK SAR initiatives

Cathay Pacific Airways has welcomed the commitment made by the Hong Kong SAR chief executive, C Y Leung, in his Policy Address in mid-January that the government will continue to plan and adopt measures to enhance the status of Hong Kong as an international aviation and logistics hub, thereby boosting the city’s long-term competitiveness.


Cathay welcomes HK SAR initiatives


Cathay Pacific Airways has welcomed the commitment made by the Hong Kong SAR chief executive, C Y Leung, in his Policy Address in mid-January that the government will continue to plan and adopt measures to enhance the status of Hong Kong as an international aviation and logistics hub, thereby boosting the city’s long-term competitiveness.

 

Cathay Pacific chief executive Ivan Chu said: “We are encouraged by the Government’s support for the development of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), which is crucial for the sustainable growth of Hong Kong’s aviation industry and maintaining Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s premier aviation hub. The planning and development of land reserved for cargo use at the airport island will also consolidate HKIA’s status as the world’s number-one hub for international air cargo.”

 

Cathay Pacific also voiced its support for the Government’s study into the development of Hong Kong’s aerospace financing business which it said will enrich the city’s strength as an international aviation and financial centre. As a long-standing member of the airport community in Lantau, Cathay Pacific also welcomes the various proposed initiatives to develop the East Lantau Metropolis and Tung Chung New Town Extension on the back of the upcoming completion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and other important transport links.