An aviation enthusiast photographs a Cathay Pacific cargo plane as it takes off from the international airport in Hong Kong this month. Symbolically, Cathay is to Hong Kong’s autonomy in the air what the territory’s political and economic institutions are to its special status on the ground. Photo: AFP

Why Hong Kong and Singapore must help their airlines soar

Derwin Pereira says no laissez-faire principles can be prized more than the symbolic importance of Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines to each territory

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An aviation enthusiast photographs a Cathay Pacific cargo plane as it takes off from the international airport in Hong Kong this month. Symbolically, Cathay is to Hong Kong’s autonomy in the air what the territory’s political and economic institutions are to its special status on the ground. Photo: AFP
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