Hong Kong Elevates Its Global Aviation Hub Role After Investments in Zhuhai
Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung announced that the city’s status as a global aviation hub would progress after the Airport’s Authority investment in the Zhuhai Network.
Global Travel Routes With Hong Kong – Zhuhai Bridge
On a radio programme about the Chief Executive’s 2020 Policy Address, Matthew Cheung stated that the Special Administrative Region (SAR) would benefit from the intended investment while promoting greater synergy. This was widely anticipated after the union of the Hong Kong International Airport’s global interface and Zhuhai Airport’s domestic network.
“Hong Kong, in the future, will continue to be an international aviation hub. We’ve got, at the moment, direct flights to 220 destinations all over the world… So we are talking about a long-term solution to Hong Kong’s scarcity of land problem. It also will really help propel Hong Kong forward,” the Chief Secretary said.
With plans in discussion to build a third central business district in a strategic location that links Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, it will create a gateway to enter and exit China. The central business district will solve Hong Kong’s long-term issue of scarcity of land by providing employment and housing.
In line with this, Hong Kong will continue serving as the international link while Zhuhai will be developed into an internal domestic flight hub. In the future, passengers will be able to fly from various part of China to Zhuhai, and from Zhuhai’s Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge straight to Chek Lap Kok airport to travel globally or to Hong Kong.
Envisioning World-Class Airport Service
Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer expressed gratefulness to the city and central government for the development of the global aviation hub. The integration between Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and Zhuhai Airport was warmly welcomed as it produces globally competing terminals for world-class installations.
“We share their confidence that Hong Kong will continue to prosper as the city has an unrivalled position as part of the Greater Bay Area (GBA), a region that presents a wonderful opportunity for Hong Kong, and will be the growth engine for the world economy over the coming decades.”
Currently, SKYCITY development projects are in progress. The planned commissioning of the entire Three-Runway System in 2024 and the premium logistics centre’s achievement were other key milestones.
“We are greatly encouraged by the focus placed on enhancing the overall transportation network and capacity, connecting HKIA and the various transport links and infrastructure of the airport island. We also welcome measures that greatly facilitate ‘land-to-air’ transit travel for passengers from the GBA to fly via HKIA.”
The success of the global aviation hub or the aviation industry involves high-quality and cost-effective airport services and industrial expansion, which Hong Kong considers them in terms of promoting the aircraft and settlement. This would attract transit passengers seeking for convenient travel.