Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) and Zhuhai Municipal Government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen the cooperation between the organizations and develop the aviation industry in Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Area (GBA).
The collaboration projects include the launch of Fly-Via-Zhuhai-HK passenger link services, the development of international cargo business, the establishment of a high-end aviation industrial park in Zhuhai, and active discussion on equity injection into Zhuhai Airport in China. The two organizations are developing the Aviation Industrial Park in Zhuhai, and will collaborate to establish a center for aircraft maintenance, retrofit and configuration; a center for aircraft parts and accessories production and distribution; and a center for aircraft engineering training and professional research.
Jack So, chairman of AAHK, said, “With strong support from the central government and Guangdong provincial government in capturing opportunities for integrated development between the mainland and Hong Kong, the deepened cooperation between the two airports will give full play to the respective advantages of Hong Kong and Zhuhai, as well as leverage the convenience brought by HZMB [the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge], achieving mutual benefits. Both sides will join hands in developing a high-end aviation industrial park, bringing international partners to Zhuhai and creating an important new collaboration platform for Guangdong and Hong Kong to promote the development of the aviation industry. The collaboration will boost the demand for logistics and air cargo services and provide service to the whole country and worldwide.”