23-Jun-2011 10:08 AM

Cathay Pacific: Cooperation with neighbour airports not solution for Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific CEO John Slosar stated greater cooperation with airports in the mainland and Macau is not the solution to Hong Kong's air traffic congestion (The Standard, 23-Jun-2011). His comments came less than a month after the Airport Authority of Hong Kong proposed the construction of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport and amid suggestions from opponents that extra traffic be rerouted to surrounding airports in order to ease pressure. "People always say that two airports in the same area will support each other, but it doesn't work. People just don't like moving between airports," Mr Slosar said.