French airport operator Groupe ADP and Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) have signed two memorandums of understanding (MoU) to boost cooperation between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).
The agreements cover airport management and aviation development as well as cargo development.
AAHK CEO Fred Lam said: “We are delighted to strengthen our connection with Paris CDG Airport, which is a key European hub and one of the world’s busiest airports.
“Through this collaboration, we hope to construct a mutually beneficial partnership that will help both parties continuously enhance airport operations and development in various areas.”
As per the MoU on airport management and aviation development, the two airports have agreed to cooperate to improve efficiency, safety, security, quality and environmental protection.
Additionally, they consented to improve network connectivity and share experiences through a staff exchange programme, aimed at further supporting talent development.
Both airports will also look for opportunities to collectively work in Mainland China.
Groupe ADP chairman and CEO Augustin de Romanet said: “On cargo, each airport will benefit from best practices and from developments of high-value activities such as luxury products and e-commerce.”
At present, nearly 44 aircraft fly between HKIA and CDG per week. These flights carried more than 480,000 travellers and 39,700 tonnes of cargo between the two cities, last year.
The agreement regarding the air cargo development seeks to strengthen the cooperation between HKIA and CDG, as well as between Asia and Europe.
It aims to promote and facilitate the transportation of fast-growing cargo segments including e-commerce, temperature-controlled goods and luxury products.