Air Asia has introduced a “flight-plus-shuttle” service between Hong Kong International Airport and two points in the neighbouring mainland Chinese city of Shenzhen.
From February 1, passengers will be able to book an Air Asia flight together with a scheduled shuttle service to either Shenzhen Bay Port or Shenzhen Bao An International Airport. The airline said this means passengers booking the service will “no longer need to worry about queues”.
Passengers on any Air Asia flight to Hong Kong can use the shuttles, which are operated by the airline’s partner Trans-Island Limousine Service (TIL).
Passengers travelling between Hong Kong International Airport and Shenzhen Bay Port can book a cross-border limousine, while passengers travelling between Hong Kong International Airport and Shenzhen Bao An International Airport will have to travel on a cross-border limousine and then a coach. Air Asia’s press release shows an image of a Mercedes car for the cross-border limousine. Business Traveller Asia-Pacific has reached out to Air Asia to confirm which model will operate the limousine service.
To book the city transfer service, passengers need to select “Shenzhen Bay Port (H1A)” or “Shenzhen Bao An International Airport (H1B)” as their origin or destination when booking their next flight with Air Asia. Passengers can book online through the airline’s website, through Air Asia’s mobile app, or via Air Asia’s WeChat mini programme. Prices of the flight-plus-city transfer service can be viewed when booking the service.
Here is the full price list:
|Hong Kong International Airport – Shenzhen Bay Port||Cross-border limousine||123 CNY (18 USD)|
|Shenzhen Bay Port – Hong Kong International Airport||Cross-border limousine||123 CNY (18 USD)|
|Hong Kong International Airport – Shenzhen Bao An International Airport||Cross-border limousine + Coach||170 CNY (24 USD)|
|Shenzhen Bao An International Airport – Hong Kong International Airport||Cross-border limousine + Coach||142 CNY (20 USD)|
The airline said flights with city transfer services included must be booked at least 24 hours before scheduled departure. The transfer service cannot be added once a flight booking has been made.
“As part of our commitment to enhancing the guest experience, this latest arrangement will provide Air Asia passengers with greater convenience, also help to further grow Air Asia’s connectivity in the Greater Bay Area,” said Air Asia Hong Kong and Macao CEO Celia Lao.
Air Asia now operates direct flights from Hong Kong to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket in Thailand; Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) in Malaysia; and Manila in the Philippines.