The first cross-border helicopter flight between Shenzhen and Hong Kong was completed on June 28, 2019. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)
SHENZHEN, June 29 (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 Shun Tak 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 took around 15 minutes. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)
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.