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Cathay Pacific passengers to make Pearl River Delta connections

06 Oct 2003

Cathay Pacific Airways passengers can now make direct high-speed ferry connections to and from international destinations to key cities in the Chinese Mainland’s Pearl River Delta region.

The SkyPier at Hong Kong International Airport operates as an extension of existing airside transfer facilities at the airport. Initially, ferries will run to and from Macau, Shenzhen, Shekou and Humen in Dongguan.

Passengers that arrive in Hong Kong by air will transfer direct by special bonded bus to ferries at the SkyPier and pass immigration and customs when they disembark in the Chinese Mainland.

Similarly, passengers arriving from the Chinese Mainland by ferry will check in at the SkyPier and transfer direct to the flight departure area. Because they are transiting in Hong Kong passengers not be required to pass through Hong Kong immigration.

Passengers arriving at Hong Kong airport can buy ferry tickets near the normal airline transfer area.

Cathay Pacific passengers will be entitled to a free upgrade from Economy Class to Super Class on a first-come-first-served basis to 20 passengers on ferries operated by TurboJET Sea Express. Chu Kong Passenger Transport Co. has a similar offer based on availability.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Sales Hong Kong & China Dane Cheng said: “This is an important step in Cathay Pacific enhancing its service for passengers travelling to and from the Chinese Mainland. Cathay Pacific serves more international destinations than any other carrier operating in the Pearl River Delta region, and seamless ferry services will provide customers with far quicker and easier connections.”