AAHK extends relief package

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) is to continue support for its airport community by extending the current relief package to the end of January 2022.

Various fee waiver and concession policies supporting the industry will remain in place, including the full waiver of parking charges for idle passenger aircraft and air bridge fees; reduction of passenger aircraft landing charges; and fee reductions related to ramp handling, and maintenance and airside vehicles.

A rental reduction for terminal tenants covering lounges and offices; fees waiver for terminal licensees including ancillary passenger services, commercial services counters and cross-border transport operators; and concessions on fees for aviation support services such as into-plane fuelling, aircraft maintenance and inflight catering services will also remain in place.

Rental relief for retail and catering tenants will continue, with most shops and restaurants in the terminal having suspended business. The base rent is also waived for those that remain open to provide essential services.

The relief measures will be adjusted to respond to the changing circumstances created by the pandemic, AAHK said.