Hong Kong has extended a relief package for the aviation sector for a further two months until the end of 2020.

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) says it made the move “in response to the ongoing challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic”.


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Parked aircraft in Hong Kong

The relief measures include a full waiver of parking charges for idle passenger aircraft and airbridge fees, reduction of passenger aircraft landing charges, as well as fee reductions related to ramp handling, maintenance and airside vehicles.

The full waiver of fees in relation to aircraft maintenance charges and fixed charges for in-flight catering services will also continue until the end of December.

The package includes rental reductions for terminal tenants; fee waivers for terminal licensees including ancillary passenger services, commercial services counters and cross-border transport operators; as well as concessions on franchise fees for aviation support services such as into-plane fuelling.

AA last extended its relief package in August, until the end of October. It says: “AA will closely monitor the operating environment and provide necessary assistance to the airport community during these challenging times.”