Kuwait and Hong Kong sign air services pact

Kuwait has signed an air services agreement with Hong Kong, opening up the possibility of flights between the two destinations.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  April 14, 2004

Kuwait has signed an air services agreement with Hong Kong, opening up the possibility of flights between the two destinations. Currently, there are no direct services from Hong Kong to Kuwait, but the booming demand for travel to Kuwait, for both cargo and passengers, driven by the rebuilding of Iraq should make the route an attractive proposition. The deal with Kuwait forms part of Hong Kong’s larger drive to maintain its status as a hub in Asia, where it faces stiff competition from the likes of Bangkok and Singapore, as well as from rapidly developing airports in mainline China. "The government has been implementing a policy of progressive liberalisation of air services to enhance Hong Kong's position as an international and regional aviation centre. We will continue to negotiate and conclude more agreements with new aviation partners," comments Stephen Ip, Hong Kong’s secretary for economic services & labour.

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