Inaugural flight from Hong Kong Shun Tak Heliport to Zhuhai

On 2 November 2016, Sky Shuttle operated the first civilian charter flight from Sun Tak Heliport to Zhuhai JinWan Airport using a Leonardo AW139 aircraft (registered B-KHN).

The helicopter departed at 1230 and arrived at Zhuhai 20 minutes later.

Demand for extra flights into China is growing and Hong Kong is hoping that a third runway will be built. Hong Kong International Airport is at full capacity and there is great potential for other airports to absorb and grow traffic.

It is expected that 80 million people will live in the Greater Pearl River delta by 2020 and this will need more investment and infrastructure in aviation including regular helicopter shuttle services from Hong Kong to nearby cities in China.

AsBAA is supporting general and business aviation companies in the region after listening to members, where they stand together with China and where they open up the invisible borders between Hong Kong, Macau and China.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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