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Cathay Pacific congratulates Beijing on winning Olympic Games

14 Jul 2001

Cathay Pacific Airways today offered its warm congratulations to Beijing for its success in winning the right to host the 2008 Olympic Games. The airline is confident that Beijing will be an outstanding organiser of an excellent event. Cathay Pacific believes that the bid victory will provide an opportunity to demonstrate to the world the country and its athletes' strength and sportsmanship. The Olympic Games will also help to boost tourism in both Mainland China and in Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific's Director and Chief Operating Officer Philip Chen, said: "We sincerely congratulate Beijing's landslide victory in hosting the 2008 Olympic Game. This is excellent news for China and it demonstrates the great sense of unity of the country. All our staff here in Cathay Pacific are delighted with this great news. As Hong Kong's base carrier and a part of the country’s aviation industry, Cathay Pacific is committed to helping Beijing stage a successful Olympic Games."

Mr Chen continues: "Although the Olympic Games is still seven years ahead of us, the victory yesterday is a strong vote of confidence from the world to Mainland China for its ability to host a major international event. People from all over the world will be flocking to visit our land and enjoy a taste of its five thousand years of cultural and historical heritage. This major event will bring great benefit to the tourism and aviation industries in both Mainland China and Hong Kong. We are all looking forward to the days when the Olympic flag flies high in the sky over Beijing."