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Scheduled / Charter / Private Flight
Permission to Operate Scheduled Flights to and from Hong Kong
The Air Transport (Licensing of Air Services) Regulations (CAP 448A) require that scheduled air services to and from Hong Kong may be operated under and in accordance with the provisions of an operating permit granted by the Director-General of Civil Aviation or a licence granted by the Air Transport Licensing Authority. Details of the provisions in CAP 448A are available at the following link: https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/?_lang=en(Open with new window)
Permission to Operate Charter Flights to and from Hong Kong
The Air Transport (Licensing of Air Services) Regulations require that any person wishing to operate charter flights to and from Hong Kong must obtain a permit from the Director-General of Civil Aviation. A person who operates charter flights without a permit, or without fully complying with the conditions of the permit, commits an offence and is liable to a fine and imprisonment.
Clearance to Operate Private Non-revenue Flights to and from Hong Kong
Prior clearance from the Director-General of Civil Aviation is required for the operation of private non-revenue flights to and from Hong Kong. Applications should be submitted to the Director-General of Civil Aviation by fax (fax no.: (852) 2877 8542) or e-filing system for flight application(Open with new window) at least 3 working days before the anticipated arrival/departure date of the flight in Hong Kong. However, non-frequent or new operators should submit their applications at least 2 weeks prior to the date of operation to allow sufficient time for processing their applications.
No application form is required, but the following information should be provided:
1. Type of aircraft;
Use of Heliports for Commercial Helicopter Operations in Hong Kong
Eligible helicopter operators wishing to provide commercial helicopter services to/from Hong Kong can make an application to the Civil Aviation Department. Currently, commercial helicopter services may be operated at two Heliports in Hong Kong. Details are as follows:
Domestic Commercial Helicopter Services
Domestic commercial helicopter services may be provided at the Permanent Government Heliport at the north-eastern corner of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre ("HKCEC"), under a share-used basis where government emergency and essential flying services are accorded priority in using the Heliport at all times.
Cross-boundary Commercial Helicopter Services
Cross-boundary helicopter services may be operated at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal/Sky Shuttle Heliport where customs, immigration and quarantine facilities are provided. For further operational details of the Sky Shuttle Heliport, please refer to the Hong Kong Aeronautical Information Publication (https://www.ais.gov.hk).
For interested operators
For details on the requirements and details of the use of the aforementioned heliports, please contact our Safety Officer (Airport) on Tel. (852) 2910 6974.