Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) and Dragonair (KA) have announced a new service that allows passengers to have their boarding passes issued at Shenzhen International Airport (SZIA) for the airline’s flights departing from Hong Kong. Passengers can now complete their check-in procedures before taking cross boundary land transportation to Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).
Upon arrival at the airport in Hong Kong, passengers with baggage can go straight to the Self Check-in Bag Drop counter. Those without check-in baggage can proceed straight through to Immigration, speeding up the process of getting to their flight. Passengers departing from Shenzhen will need to arrive at Shenzhen International Airport at least 180 minutes before the scheduled departure time of their flight.
The new service, which came into effect 01 December, is being provided by SkyLink Passenger Services Company, a joint venture with Airport Authority Hong Kong. The Shenzhen check-in option is an extension of the “upstream” airline check-in service already being offered to CX and KA passengers travelling between Shekou, Fuyong, Humen, Macau and HKIA’s SkyPier by cross-boundary ferry.
This new service will help to further strengthen Hong Kong’s dual role as gateway to the Mainland and leading international aviation hub by creating seamless connections between the Pearl River Delta region and international flights departing from Hong Kong.