Hong Kong Airlines has announced that it will add the entertainment centre of Macao to its growing network, following the signing of a codeshare agreement with ferry services company, TurboJET.
The new partnership, which is the first of its kind for Hong Kong Airlines, will see TurboJET add the airline’s “HX” code onto its multiple daily ferry services between SkyPier at Hong Kong International Airport and Macao Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal.
Macao is among one of the world’s richest regions and an integral part of the Greater Bay Area. The new codeshare service enables travellers flying with Hong Kong Airlines to benefit from increased connectivity options, a convenient transfer experience and seamless entry point into the Pearl River Delta region.
From 26 September 2018, Hong Kong Airlines customers travelling to Macao via Hong Kong, as well as those departing Macao for other destinations via Hong Kong will be able travel on the codeshare ferry service. The schedule for ferry services out of Hong Kong is from 1100-2200 every day, while daily services departing Macao are from 0715-1945.
As an added benefit, the baggage allowance for both ferry and flight segments are identical. Regardless of the travel class on TurboJET’s ferry service, passengers booked on Hong Kong Airlines Business Class and Economy Class will be entitled to the same amount of baggage that they would receive when travelling with the airline.
TurboJET offers two classes of travel – Super Class and Economy Class. Super Class passengers will receive a complimentary meal during their ferry journey, enjoy greater comfort on reclinable seats and benefit from priority disembarkation upon arrival.
The codeshare ferry service will be available for sale starting from 20 September 2018, and purchasable globally through travel agents. Customers can book up to ten months ahead of their planned travel date and change their itinerary by simply contacting their travel agent.
Hong Kong Airlines Commercial Director Mr Michael Ma said: “We are delighted to partner with Turbojet to offer convenient air-to-sea connections for our customers travelling to Macao via Hong Kong. With just one itinerary, visitors to Macao will enjoy a seamless connection to one of the world’s greatest entertainment centre in the Pearl River Delta region.”
The Director of Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, said: “We are always happy to see different tourism operators come together to present solutions to facilitate travelling to Macao. The smoother sea-air transport services brought by the new Hong Kong Airlines codeshare agreement with TurboJET will benefit visitors from near and afar. With the convenience brought by this service, more visitors will certainly be encouraged to come to Macao – a destination recently designated a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy – and experience our east-meets-west heritage listed by UNESCO, our state of the art integrated resorts, the rich calendar of events, and more, as we pave the way to transform the city into a world centre of tourism and leisure”.
Credits: Hong Kong Airlines