Airlines heartened by Hong Kong cargo policy boost
23 / 02 / 2017
Hong Kong’s financial secretary, Paul Chan, has outlined plans to encourage air cargo development in his budget strategy for the Special Administrative Region (SAR).
The announcement was welcomed local carriers Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon (formerly Dragonair).
In his wide-ranging budget, Chan said that the Hong Kong SAR government will examine measures to support growth in transshipment, cross-boundary e-commerce and high value-added air cargo business, all of which would enhance Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)’s competitive edge as an air cargo hub.
A Cathay Pacific spokesperson added: “We are heartened by the Government’s commitment to improving connectivity…between HKIA and the Pearl River Delta region upon the commissioning of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
“As the home carriers of Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will continue to work closely with our relevant stakeholders in order to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s leading international aviation hub.”