Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) is extending the relief package for the airport community for another two months to the end of December 2020, in response to the ongoing challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The waiver or reduction of various fees for the aviation industry announced in August this year will continue from November to December 2020. The continuing relief measures include full waiver of parking charge for idle passenger aircraft and airbridge fees; reduction of passenger aircraft landing charges; fees reduction related to ramp handling, maintenance and airside vehicles; as well as rental reduction for terminal tenants covering lounges and offices; fees waiver for terminal licencees including ancillary passenger services, commercial services counters and cross-border transport operators; and concessions on franchise fees for aviation support services such as into-plane fuelling. The full waiver on fees in relation to aircraft maintenance charges and fixed charges for inflight catering services will continue until the end of December.
The rental relief for retail and catering tenants will also continue. Most of the shops and restaurants in the terminal have suspended business and their rental is waived. For those that remain open to provide essential services, the base rent is waived.
AA will closely monitor the operating environment and provide necessary assistance to the airport community during these challenging times.