Cathay Pacific expands in Hong Kong

The $720 million Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport, which began operations in February last year and became fully operational in October, has been opened.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) held the grand opening on Monday 17 February.

Cathay Pacific Airways chief executive John Slosar managed the event, whilst the chief executive of the Hong Kong special administrative region the Honourable Leung Chun-ying was the guest of honour.

Leung Chun-ying said: “Maintaining Hong Kong’s position as an international aviation hub hinges on two key elements: connectivity and infrastructure.

“On connectivity, frequencies and networks are the essence.

“With a prime location in the Asia-Pacific region, passengers and cargo can reach all major Asian cities by air within four hours, and half of the world’s population within five hours.

Cathay Pacific chief executive John Slosar said: “Cathay Pacific has worked tirelessly to develop the Hong Kong hub for both passengers and air cargo, and we continue to make huge investments – in the terminal and in new aircraft – that will boost our city’s competitive edge.

“The Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal is one of the world’s biggest, and also most sophisticated, and will help to sustain Hong Kong’s position as a preferred air cargo hub in the region.”