31 May '11, 11am

Cathay calls for third runway at Hong Kong's airport - Straits Times: Straits TimesCathay calls for third runway...

Cathay calls for third runway at Hong Kong's airport - Straits Times: Straits TimesCathay calls for third runway...

Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific on Tuesday called for a new third runway at the city's airport, saying the facility had become a 'victim of its own success' as travel demand grows in the region. -- PHOTO: CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS HONG KONG - HONG Kong carrier Cathay Pacific on Tuesday called for a new third runway at the city's airport, saying the facility had become a 'victim of its own success' as travel demand grows in the region. The call was made as the city's airport authority was set to begin a three-month public consultation on its new 20-year development blueprint, said to include plans for a third runway at a cost of HK$86 billion (S$14 billion). 'A third runway at (the airport) is going to be needed,' Cathay chief executive John Slosar said in Sydney, according to a statement issued by the airline in Hong Kong. 'Connectivity with the rest of the world has made Ho...

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