A helicopter departing on the first cross-border flight takes off for Hong Kong at Baoan International Airport in Shenzhen. Photo: Xinhua

Test helicopter flight heralds new era of travel between Hong Kong and mainland China, although red tape and high cost could prove prohibitive

  • Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation runs 15-minute trip, but it took a year to get off ground and cost HK$55,000
  • Industry leader hails trip as ‘very significant’ and says regular flights could be up and running in six months
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A helicopter departing on the first cross-border flight takes off for Hong Kong at Baoan International Airport in Shenzhen. Photo: Xinhua
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