Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer Augustus Tang said: “As the Financial Secretary stated, the COVID-19 epidemic has dealt a heavy blow to the local tourism industry. We are pleased the Government will discuss and work out arrangements regarding the introduction of Air Travel Bubbles, which will pave the way for the resumption of international air travel.
“We are also encouraged by the additional support to further promote Hong Kong and attract visitors to the city upon the gradual resumption of cross-boundary travel.
“We also share the view that Hong Kong’s air cargo sector plays a leading role in the world and welcome the Government’s continued focus on enhancing the city’s intermodal transportation services to reinforce Hong Kong’s position as the international air cargo hub of the Greater Bay Area (GBA).
“As the home carrier of Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific is committed to strengthening Hong Kong’s position as a ‘double gateway’ connecting the world and the GBA.”