Aviation and logistics industries set to converge in Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport

Further to the successful completion of the 3rd JCtrans Global Freight Forwarders Expo and International Air Transport Association (IATA) Aviation Day at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), the world of logistics and aviation is looking to Hong Kong to spearhead industry exchanges and new growth opportunities.

On top of the home-grown Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference to be held from November 21-22, 2023, IATA World Cargo Symposium 2024 (March 12-14), Aero-Engines Asia-Pacific 2024 (April 24-25) and Super Terminal Expo 2024 (November 5-7) will all be staged in Hong Kong for the first time.

Hong Kong International Airport

Kenneth Wong, general manager, MICE & Cruise of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), said: “We are thrilled that Hong Kong has become the destination of choice for multiple aviation and logistic events! The city’s status as an aviation hub with a globally connected transportation network, a future-proof Airport City development, top-notch convention venues and a gateway to the GBA (Greater Bay Area) makes it a strategic choice in the region to host major industry events. ”

Located in the heart of Asia, Hong Kong is within five hours flight of half of the world’s population. It is frequently ranked among the world’s busiest international passenger airports as it hosts some 120 airlines; it is also the busiest cargo airport in the world, with cargo throughput of 4.2 million tonnes in 2022.

Hong Kong International Airport is also transforming itself from a city airport to an Airport City.

A robust expansion strategy is in place, which includes a Three-runway System that will increase capacity by 50 per cent, to be able to serve 120 million passengers and 10 million tonnes of cargo annually. Plans are in hand to strengthen the multimodal network with GBA cities through state-of-the-art cross-boundary infrastructure, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to ensure seamless travel via Hong Kong, which helps to facilitate more multi-destination exchange and excursions within the region.

As part of the Airport City development, AWE, which is located right next to the international airport, is also undergoing expansion to house the city’s largest indoor arena with over 20,000 seats, thus attracting more large-scale events to Hong Kong.

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