Qatar Airways is to launch a sea-to-air ferry transfer (12 Apr 2021) service from Shenzhen Shekou Port to Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) airside SkyPier.
Starting 15 April 2021, the
service will give Qatar Airways customers in Shenzhen greater flexibility and enhanced travel options to the world from Hong Kong, where the airline operates daily direct service to Doha.
Qatar Airways customers can purchase their ferry tickets
from SkyLink or the port’s . website
Passengers utilising the 30-minutes-long ferry service will be
provided with boarding passes and baggage check-through service to their final destinations at the Shenzhen Shekou terminal, where they will also clear their customs and immigration.
at SkyPier, customers can proceed directly to their Qatar Airways boarding gate, or enjoy the duty-free shopping and fine-dining options at HKIA.
Mr. Thomas Scruby, Qatar Airways Vice
President of Sales for Australasia & North Asia, said, “The introduction of ferry transfer service will boost our footprint in the Greater Bay Area by providing our Southern Chinese customers more flexible flying options via HKIA. We know connectivity within the region and to the wider world is critical for the success of the GBA. Therefore, we are excited to do our part to build the infrastructure necessary to make it easier and smoother for local customers to travel despite the disruption caused by the pandemic around the world.
“We are confident in the
market’s demand and our commitment to the region remains resolute. The next phase of our partnership with Airport Authority Hong Kong will see the ferry transfer service to be further expanded to other key GBA metropolis such as Macau and Dongguan once government restrictions are lifted, allowing even more customers in the region to enjoy the world-class experience that Qatar Airways has to offer.”
Premium customers opting
for the ferry transfer service can enjoy the Plaza Premium Lounge, conveniently located near Gate 1 of the South Departures Hall at Hong Kong International Airport.
The lounge features a variety of seating options, shower
rooms, contactless food ordering service, high-speed Wi-Fi and international TV channels.
Privilege Club Gold members and above
as well as selected oneworld frequent flyers also enjoy access to The Wing located near Gates 1 – 4, a hugely popular and highly rated lounge operated by Cathay Pacific, where guests can recharge, relax, and catch up with work before boarding their Qatar Airways flights.
By the middle of summer 2021, Qatar Airways’ plans
to rebuild its network to more than 140 destinations including 23 in Africa, 14 in the Americas, 43 in Asia-Pacific, 43 in Europe and 19 in Middle East. . See latest , Travel Industry News Video, Interviews Podcasts and other news regarding: , COVID19 . Qatar Airways , Doha , Qatar , HKIA Shenzhen
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