Airport Authority Hong Kong announced an extension to the relief package for the airport community until end–October or another 2 months, in view of the ongoing pandemic, a press release confirmed.
Airport Authority Hong Kong will continue the waiver or reduction of various fees for the aviation industry announced in June from September to October.
The relief measures include full waiver of parking charge for idle passenger aircraft and airbridge fees; reduction of passenger aircraft landing charges; fees reduction related to ramp handling, maintenance and airside vehicles; as well as rental reduction for terminal tenants covering lounges and offices; fees waiver for terminal licensees, including ancillary passenger services, commercial services counters and cross-border transport operators; and concessions on franchise fees for aviation support services such as into-plane fuelling.
Meanwhile, the full waiver on fees in relation to aircraft maintenance charges and fixed charges for inflight catering services will continue until end of October.
The airport authority added that relief for retail and catering tenants will also continue.
“Most of the shops and restaurants in the terminal have suspended business and their rental is waived. For those that remain open to provide essential services, the base rent is waived,” the release read.
In late June, the AA signed HK$35 billion loan facilities due in five years, backed by 21 local and international banks.