Air cargo industry in Hong Kong
Abstract of Dissertation entitled
?ir Cargo Industry in Hong Kong?Submitted by
So Miu Sang
For the degree of
Master of Art in Transport Policy and Planning
at the University of Hong Kong
in June 2004
Given the excellent geographic and strategic location of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), cargo has become one of the important industries in Hong Kong? overall economy. Hong Kong? market has seen a remarkable growth. It has averaged 11.2% per annum growth since 1992 and exceeded 2.6 million tones in 2003. The opening of Hong Kong? new airport at Chek Lap Kok on 6th July 1998 marked a significant improvement in the quality and capacity of Hong Kong? aviation facilities, paving the way for a strong growth in passenger and cargo traffic. It has strengthened Hong Kong? position as an air cargo hub in the Asia Pacific Region and as the gateway to China. Moreover, under the ?ne Country, Two System?arrangement, Hong Kong is highly conducive to closer economic partnership with the Chinese Mainland. More opportunities will be given to Hong Kong. However, the rapid change of economic environment, development of new airports in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) such as Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and Asia Region? airports and the growing of Mainland China traffic have created a great threat to Hong Kong International Airport.
This dissertation aims to provide a review of Hong Kong? air cargo industry and the development trends in the industry, and to analyze the competitive edge of Hong Kong International Airport as an air cargo hub in the Asia Pacific Region as well as the Pearl River Delta. It will also suggest strategies for strengthening Hong Kong? position as the leading hub and express cargo hub in Asia.
School:The University of Hong Kong
School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:aeronautics commercial china hong kong freight
Date of Publication:01/01/2004