Hong Kong aviation companies are looking forward to the opening of a cross-border helicopter waypoint in Qianhai, Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province to better link the cities and facilitate the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), ahead of an expected border reopening with mainland.
According to China’s 14th Five-year Plan for port development, Qianhai will set up a cruise passenger terminal and cross-border helicopter waypoint to facilitate links to cities in the GBA.
“The new cross-border waypoint in Qianhai can undoubtedly provide more efficient and convenient travel options for business and leisure passengers in the GBA, strengthen the overall aviation advantages of the GBA and drive long-term economic development in the region,” the company said in the statement.
In April, Cathay Pacific Airways signed a cooperation agreement with Heli Eastern, the first domestic cross-border helicopter enterprise allowed to operate between the mainland and Hong Kong, to promote the civil airliner plus helicopter service between Hong Kong, Shenzhen and cities in the GBA.
The plan for the new traffic hub in Qianhai will help to develop business within the GBA, Liang Haiming, chairman of China Silk Road iValley Research Institute, told the Global Times on Monday.
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