Hong Kong Airlines has announced the addition of Macao to its growing network, through a codeshare agreement with high-speed ferry services company, TurboJET.
Hong Kong Airlines, which currently maintains 79 interline and 18 codeshare agreements with multiple airline partners, announced a new codeshare agreement with TurboJET, the largest intermodal transport operator in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area.
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.
Michael Ma, the commercial director for Hong Kong Airlines, 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.”
Starting from 26 September 2018, passengers of the airline travelling to Macau, as well as those departing from Macao to other destinations will be able to 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.
Tickets for the ferry service will be available from 20 September 2018 onwards and can be purchased globally through travel agents.
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.”
“More visitors will certainly be encouraged to come to Macao”
De Senna Fernandes added: “The smoother sea-air transport services brought by the new Hong Kong Airlines codeshare agreement with TurboJET will benefit visitors from near and far. 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”.