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
Topic |   Aviation

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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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Wu Zhendong wants the skies over Asia to even busier and says business for corporate jets could be boosted by 25 per cent. Photo: Handout

Asia’s jet set being forced to buy old planes or sell up and fly commercially, says new head of business aviation group

  • Chairman of Asia Business Aviation Association says region’s airports should give his members better flight slots and charge lower fees
  • Wu Zhendong says sector could enjoy 25 per cent growth if priority wasn’t given to commercial airlines
Topic |   Hong Kong aviation

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Wu Zhendong wants the skies over Asia to even busier and says business for corporate jets could be boosted by 25 per cent. Photo: Handout
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