Hongkong International Airport’s (HKIA) SkyPier ferry terminal has opened its seventh route into the Pearl River Delta in southern China’s Guangdong province.
The new daily route is to Nansha, a port attached to Guangzhou, the province’s capital city and a major commercial and manufacturing hub.
SkyPier ferry services are for transit passengers only and are not available to passengers originating in Hong Kong. Luggage check-in services will be operated for passengers on Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, China Airlines, EVA Airways, Japan Airlines and Mandarin Airlines.
Tickets will cost HK$304 (US$39) for regular and HK$402 (US$52) for superclass. The ferry departs Nansha at 09:30 and from HKIA at 15:30, the journey takes one hour. The route will be operated by HKIA in partnership with Panyu Nansha Terminal Transport and TurboJET ferry operators.
Currently, the HKIA ferry link also serves several key commercial and business cities in Guangdong province: Shekou and Fuyong in Shenzhen, Humen and Zhongshan in Dongguan, Juizhou in Zhuhai. HKIA also operates a service to Macau.
Expansion of the airport’s ferry terminal is due to be completed by the end of the year, making it eight times its original size.
The Hongkong government is also considering the viability of an express rail link between HKIA and Shenzhen Airport although an initial survey has suggested that traffic would not yet be sufficient to make the link economical.
For further details, see www.hongkongairport.com