Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has announced its plans to extend the relief package for two more months until the end of May to support the airport community.

This initiative has been taken due to the extended impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

From April to May, waivers and reduction in several charges will continue to be offered to the aviation industry.

The relief package will cover the reduction in passenger aircraft landing charges, reduction associated with ramp handling, maintenance and airside vehicles, a complete waiver of parking charges for idle passenger aircraft and airbridge fees and more.

The relief package also includes concessions on payment for various aviation support services, including aircraft maintenance, into-plane fuelling and inflight catering services.

Furthermore, AAHK stated that the rental subsidy for retail and catering tenants will continue.

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Rentals have been waived for those shops and restaurants in the terminal that have put their businesses on hold while the base rent has been waived for those offering essential services.

AAHK also stated that it will continue to oversee the operating environment for providing the required support to the airport community.

Based on the air traffic and business recovery circumstances at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the relief measures will be adjusted accordingly from time to time.

Last week, AAHK carried out the digital health pass trial successfully in collaboration with its business partners and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The entities involved in the trial were the Covid-19 test provider Prenetics, the digital health pass developers for international travel The Commons Project, Cathay Pacific Airlines (CPA) and LAX.