Cathay Pacific will add a new link to Macau later this month by codesharing with ferry operator Cotai Water Jet on ferry services between Macau’s Taipa Ferry Terminal and the SkyPier at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).
The agreement is set to take effect on February 26, 2018 and bookings on the service will initially be available for customers travelling from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and the US booking on the airline’s local sites. Additional international markets are expected to be added “over the months ahead”.
Cotai Water Jet operates six daily ferry services that Cathay Pacific passengers will be able to book travel on as part of a wider itinerary. Baggage is checked through to the end of the journey.
“[Macau] is a vibrant attraction for international travellers to visit when they fly to our home,” said Paul Loo, chief customer and commercial officer for Cathay Pacific.
“Furthermore, we are also delighted to provide Macau residents and those across the Pearl River Delta with convenient flight connections to over 200 destinations on the Cathay Pacific Group’s international network via Hong Kong.”
The Pearl River Delta region has been seeing increased integration among its constituent cities, including Hong Kong and Macau. This year is expected to see the first traffic cross the much-delayed Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, which was originally set to open in 2016. The Hong Kong section of the bridge connects close to HKIA on Chek Lap Kok Island.
Meanwhile back in 2016, the Airport Authority of Hong Kong and the Shenzhen Airport Management Company signed an agreement to establish closer travel links between HKIA and Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport.
Cathay Pacific similarly has been enhancing its links to Shenzhen, notably with the establishment of dedicated check-in counters at Shenzhen Shekou Cruise Home Port in December, 2016.