Cathay Pacific welcomes HKSAR Government measures to make Lantau a “Double Gateway” to the world

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Cathay Pacific welcomes the commitment of the Hong Kong SAR Government of making its “Lantau Tomorrow Vision” a priority as outlined in the 2018 Policy Address given today by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR, The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam.

The airline welcomes the Government’s measures to strengthen the transport connectivity of Lantau – home to Cathay Pacific and the Hong Kong International Airport – with other cities in the Greater Bay Area, making Lantau a “Double Gateway” to the world.

A Cathay Pacific spokesperson said: “We are encouraged by the many transport infrastructure development initiatives linking the airport island. The creation of the Lantau Aerotropolis connecting the Greater Bay Area and the world will help further strengthen and enhance Hong Kong’s position as an international business and aviation hub.

On transport and logistics in particular, Cathay Pacific supports the Government’s measures to the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund to nurture young talents, and look forward to the development of a premium logistics centre which will facilitate e-commerce trade flows.

Lantau Island (also Lantao Island; Chinese: 大嶼山) is the largest island in Hong Kong, located at the mouth of the Pearl River. Administratively, most of Lantau Island is part of the Islands District of Hong Kong. A small northeastern portion of the island is located in the Tsuen Wan District.

Originally the site of fishing villages, the island has been developed in recent years with the construction of Tung Chung New Town on its north-western coast and the completion of several major infrastructure projects, including Lantau Link (1997), Hong Kong International Airport (1998), Hong Kong Disneyland (2005) and Ngong Ping 360 (2006).

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