|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||14 October 2009|
Cathay Pacific today welcomed the announcement by the HKSAR Chief Executive, Mr Donald Tsang, in his Policy Address that the Hong Kong Airport Authority (AA) would carry out a midfield expansion project to maximise the use of the two existing runways at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) so as to meet air traffic demand up to 2020.
"We welcome measures to increase capacity and ease the worrying levels of traffic congestion at HKIA in the short to medium term. It is very important to continue to monitor the growth in demand so that all facilities at the airport are in place to meet long term air traffic growth so as to maintain Hong Kong's position as Asia's premier international hub," said Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Tony Tyler.
Cathay Pacific also supports the initiative to enable Hong Kong travel agents to operate in the Mainland tours to Taiwan, and explore the further development of cross-Strait Mainland-Hong Kong-Taiwan multi-destination tourism products.
As the home carrier of Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific will continue to support the Government to promote the development of the tourism, logistics and aviation industries in Hong Kong.
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