First landing at Hong Kong International Airport’s Third Runway

Cathay Pacific has landed the first commercial flight on the new Third Runway at Hong Kong International Airport.

In an operation familiarisation, Flight CX3251 from Shanghai (Pudong) operated by a Boeing 747-400F freighter, landed at 08:27 local time on 8 July 2022.

In aviation, operation familiarisations are conducted to allow stakeholders from the aviation community to become familiar with the related operating procedures and collaborative flight arrangements.

“We are delighted to be the first airline to operate a commercial flight using the new Third Runway, and for that flight to be operated by the ‘Queen of the Skies’, one of our 747 freighters. Our freighter fleet has played a pivotal role in keeping essential supplies, notably vaccines and testing kits, moving between Hong Kong and the rest of the world throughout the pandemic,” said Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Augustus Tang.