Chief Executive Officer Augustus Tang said: “Hong Kong has an important role to play in the overall development of the country under the National 14th Five-Year Plan, which notably reinforces the importance of strengthening the Hong Kong international aviation hub. We look forward to the completion of the Three-Runway System at Hong Kong International Airport, which will substantially increase the overall capacity and competitiveness of the airport.
“We also support the Government’s ongoing efforts to reinforce intermodal transport links between Hong Kong and the rest of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) through the integration of air, sea and land transport. This will further strengthen the flow of people and goods in the region. The growth potential and opportunities presented by the GBA will ensure that both Cathay Pacific and our home hub will remain competitive.
“We are encouraged by the Government’s array of initiatives aimed at nurturing and retaining local talent, as well as attracting talent to support the development and growth of Hong Kong.
“Cathay Pacific has been the home carrier of Hong Kong for more than 75 years, and we are proud to have helped contribute to the growth and success of the Hong Kong international aviation hub over these many years. We remain confident of the long-term future of our home hub and our commitment to our home city remains as steadfast as ever. We look forward to the growth and development that Hong Kong and its aviation sector will see in the years to come.”