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Helicopter flight links Shenzhen, Hong Kong

(Xinhua)    15:42, June 29, 2019

CHINA-SHENZHEN-HONG KONG-HELICOPTER-FLIGHT(CN)

A helicopter flies to Hong Kong from Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, June 28, 2019. The first cross-border helicopter flight was conducted on Friday between Shenzhen and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. An Airbus H135 light twin-engine helicopter took off from Shenzhen Baoan International Airport and landed at Hong Kong Xinde Heliport on Friday morning with an around 15-minute cross-border flight. (Xinhua)

SHENZHEN, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The first cross-border helicopter flight was conducted on Friday between Shenzhen and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

An Airbus H135 light twin-engine helicopter took off from Shenzhen Baoan International Airport and landed at Hong Kong Xinde Heliport on Friday morning with an around 15-minute cross-border flight.

The helicopter is operated by Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company (Shenzhen Eastern GAC) in south China's Guangdong Province.

"We are committed to playing a leading role in the low-altitude air transportation in the Greater Bay Area," said Zhao Qi, chairman of Shenzhen Eastern GAC.

He disclosed that the company had targeted building up a three-dimensional transportation system around the area with a helicopter platform centered in Shenzhen in five years.

The Shenzhen-Hong Kong cross-border helicopter flight will greatly upgrade the travel efficiency of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Shenzhen Eastern GAC is the first certified general aviation company in China to operate helicopter flights between Guangdong and Hong Kong.

The service will start with a chartered flight service at the initial stage. And then, regular heli-flights is under plan.


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