Cross-sea bridge benefits Chinese mainland, Hong Kong carriers
The local aviation market has been stirring as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge has brought the three cities closer with more opportunities.
As the world's longest sea bridge, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge opened on Tuesday, lies in the region - China's Greater Bay Area - which has five airports, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, Zhuhai Airport, Hong Kong International Airport and Macao International Airport.
In 2017, the passenger turnover in the five airports exceeded more than 200 million, and the five airports have kept a rising momentum in terms of passengers figures in the past 10 years.
In detail, Hong Kong International Airport transported 72.66 million passengers in 2017, up 3.4% than the previous year, compared with 65.84 million passengers at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in the same year, which is also up 10.2% from 2016, according to their fiscal reports.
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport plans to open 15 international routes with seven new destinations, and it is expected to have a passenger turnover of 70 million by 2018 with the launch of T2, according to a report from yicai.com.
To woo more passengers, Cathay Pacific Airways and Hong Kong Airlines launched more promotional products, such as buying a ticket that will cover a ship ticket to and from the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong.
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