Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) is further extending the relief package for the local aviation sector until November.

In August, AAHK extended the relief package until September.

The two-month extension of the relief package was in response to the Covid-19 impact on the aviation sector.

Under the relief package, AAHK will continue to offer various fee waivers such as parking charges for idle passenger aircraft and airbridge fees and a decrease in passenger aircraft landing charges.

Charges associated with ramp handling, maintenance and airside vehicles will also be lowered.

Other relief measures to be extended include a rental reduction for terminal tenants covering lounges and offices, and forgoing fees for terminal licensees such as cross-border transport operators and commercial services counters.

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Besides, concessions will be provided on charges for into-aeroplane fuelling, aircraft maintenance and inflight catering services.

The airport authority will also continue to forgo the base rent for tenants in the terminal that are open for business.

In a statement, AAHK said: “Currently, about 40 shops and restaurants in the terminal are providing service and more are expected to re-open to meet the demand from the increase in passenger traffic after further relaxation of quarantine requirements.”

Additionally, the authority has waived off rental for retail and catering tenants, halting business.

The fee waiver or concession policies will continue from October to November 2022.

AAHK will review the relief measures, with the government relaxing quarantine requirements for inbound passengers.