Hong Kong and Shenzhen airports sign collaboration agreement

4 January 2016 (Last Updated January 4th, 2016 18:30)

Hong Kong's Airport Authority (AA) has signed an agreement with Shenzhen Airport Management Company with an aim to synergise the development of the two airports.

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Hong Kong's Airport Authority (AA) has signed an agreement with Shenzhen Airport Management Company with an aim to synergise the development of the two airports.

The agreement details several aspects of cooperation, and was signed by AA CEO Fred Lam and Shenzhen Airport Management Company Limited president Wang Yang.

According to the agreement, both airports will proactively promote reformation of the Pearl River Delta (PRD) airspace to authorities to bolster the efficiency of airspace resources allocation.

The two airports will promote setting up a designated immigration channel at Shenzhen Bay for passengers and vehicles travelling between the two airports, and the enhancement of sea and land transport services and equipment.

"The strengthened cooperation between the two airports can enhance the optimisation of airspace resources in PRD region."

They will also coordinate with airlines operating at both the airports to develop 'all-in-one ticket' products, which comprise hotel accommodation and transportation options, such as flight, ferry and coach tickets.

The two airports will establish a working group to frequently review and follow up on projects stated in the agreement.

They will also hold seminars to share experience in marketing and internationalisation of airport management.

Lam said: "The agreement has been signed after many rounds of meetings between the two parties. The strengthened cooperation between the two airports can enhance the optimisation of airspace resources in PRD region."

HKIA and SZIA have jointly introduced the "Fly via Hong Kong" and "Fly via Shenzhen" services, which provide both passenger and baggage check-in services to travellers of the other airport.


Image: AA CEO Fred Lam (right) and Shenzhen Airport Management Company president (left) have signed the cooperation agreement. Photo: courtesy of Hong Kong International Airport.