HKIA to boost mainland check-in points

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Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is aiming to nearly double the number of mainland-based remote check-in and baggage drop facilities to 29 over the next six years, SCMP reports.

Citing backing from Beijing, Fred Lam Tin-fuk, CEO of the airport’s operator, the Airport Authority Hong Kong, revealed the plan in a presentation to mainland Chinese aviation officials and experts today at the fourth Aviation Silk Road International Conference.

Lam said that by 2025 there would be 13 new upstream check-in facilities added to the 16 existing ones, which are based at ferry terminals, cross-border check points and a handful of downtown facilities in the Greater Bay Area.

Should we be looking forward to a check-in point at the Zhuhai/Macau side of the HZMB, we wonder? (Editor’s note: Will follow up and revert asap.)