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Hong Kong adds options for speedy transfers
Passengers will save around one-third of the time required for their transfer and further enhance their experience, meanwhile strengthening HKIA's role as an international aviation hub.
The new HKBAC JetLink Service will, no doubt, facilitate Hong Kong’s attempt to attract international talents, business and leisure travellers, as well as new opportunities.

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) and airport-based FBO Hong Kong Business Aviation Center (HKBAC) have jointly launched a business jet and commercial flight wing-to-wing transfer service, diversifying the transfer services at Hong Kong International airport and further consolidating its position as an international aviation hub.

With this new service, passengers arriving on commercial flights can directly proceed to transfer to business jets under the escort of staff from HKBAC within the airside area. Their checked baggage will be handled by HKBAC and carried to the final destination by business jet. The service is also the same for transfer from business jets to commercial flights at Terminal 1 (T1).

Passengers and their checked baggage will undergo the same security checks, customs and quarantine procedures as other transfer passengers. The new service is also available for passengers using helicopter services connecting to destinations in the Greater Bay Area. Before the launch of this service, passengers had to complete arrivals procedures at T1 and then proceed to HKBAC for departures procedures before they could board the business jets.

Passengers will save around one-third of the time required for their transfer and further enhance their experience, meanwhile strengthening HKIA's role as an international aviation hub and drawing more travellers to fly via HKIA. The service is also expected to contribute to Hong Kong's overall business development, enhancing the city's competitive edge as a regional centre for finance, business and trade.

As the only franchised fixed-base operator (FBO) at HKIA, HKBAC will dedicate its best efforts to promote the new service and help Hong Kong consolidate its position as an international aviation hub. Through continuous enhancement of high value-added aviation services, HKBAC is poised to contribute to Hong Kong's economic and wider development.

Allen Fung, chairman of HKBAC, says: “Business aviation has always been the high value-adding component of Hong Kong's aviation industry. We also help to drive Hong Kong’s mega event economy and contribute to the territory's wider development. The new HKBAC JetLink Service will, no doubt, facilitate Hong Kong’s attempt to attract international talents, business and leisure travellers, as well as new opportunities. It will also enhance HKIA’s competitiveness and our ability to leverage the Hong Kong Double Gateway advantage to connect with other cities in the mainland and the rest of the world, in line with the nation’s support for Hong Kong to expand its aviation network, also to harness our position as an international aviation hub.”

Apart from that of business owners, senior executives of commercial organisations and high net-worth individuals, demand for business aviation services has arisen from diverse sources in recent years, with an increasing number of charter flights and passengers who are looking for efficient, convenient and personalised travel experiences with enhanced privacy. The new HKBAC JetLink Service can shorten transfer time by one-third and, with dedicated personnel accompanying the traveller throughout the entire transfer journey, it brings customers a more flexible and pleasant wing-to-wing experience between business jet and commercial flights.

The brand new HKBAC JetLink Service offers a seamless and comfortable travel experience, eliminating the need for individual travellers to handle the complicated and time-consuming processes of Customs and Immigration clearance as well as baggage claims. Additionally, it offers passengers a broader selection of routes combining both business and commercial aviation, hence passengers can enjoy both cost-effectiveness and flexibility in commuting. For instance, passengers may choose to take an international commercial flight to Hong Kong and transfer to a business jet to connect directly to other cities in the region. Such high-end service is expected to be very attractive to passengers.

HKBAC is confident about its future development. In tandem with HKIA’s three runway system and the Airport City initiative, HKBAC’s terminal redevelopment project commenced in 2022 and has been progressing as planned. Upon completion of the project in 2025, HKBAC will be able to double its handling capacity for business jet movements and further improve the travel experience for transit passengers by upgrading relevant facilities. The terminal redevelopment project will better connect the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and the international community and provide passengers with the premier service of Hong Kong.

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