Hong Kong Airport Authority (AA) announced it plans to extend the relief measures it introduced in March 2020 for operators at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), including airlines and ground handling companies, among others, until the end of Aug-2020, due to the continued impact of coronavirus.
The relief measures include:
- Full waiver on parking and aerobridge fees for grounded passenger aircraft;
- 40% discount on passenger aircraft landing charges;
- Full waiver on fixed charges for inflight catering services;
- Full waiver on commercial service counter licence fees, in terminal service licence fees and fees paid by cross border transport operators.
Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Authority will also provide a 10% to 50% discount on rental of offices and lounges in the terminal and franchise fees for aviation support services.
Discount on concession fees for commercial outlet operators.
Earlier, AA has announced more relief measures for the aviation industry as part of a new HK$1 billion (US$129 million) package for the airport community which has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Measures for the aviation industry will be worth around HK$630 million (US$81.27 million), according to the statement from the Airport Authority earlier.
"Airlines will receive a full waiver for five months on parking and airbridge fees for idle passenger aircraft, and 40% reduction of passenger aircraft landing charges for four months," the Airport Authority said then, noting that there are more relief measures for airlines covering ramp handling, maintenance and airside vehicle-related fees.