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Greater Bay Airlines is now planning to launch operations this summer

Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) (Hong Kong) is now planning to launch operations this summer.

The new airlines is supported by Bill Wong Cho-bau.

The upstart had hoped to launch commercial operations in the summer of 2021.

However, due to the travel restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, Greater Bay Airlines has pushed its launch date several times.

GBA is an international carrier that offers scheduled passenger and cargo services. GBA received its first aircraft in September 2021, and the Air Operator’s Certificate in October 2021. In February 2022, it was granted the Air Transport License of Hong Kong. With this second aircraft joining the GBA fleet, the third aircraft is planned to join soon in 2022. GBA plans its fleet expansion according to market demand in the next 5 years.

GBA’s first FA graduating class:

Greater Bay’s launch slowed by COVID situation in Hong Kong

Greater Bay Airlines plans to launch operations has been delayed by a new surge of COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong.

From Reuters:

“Hong Kong startup Greater Bay Airlines has scaled back its initial growth ambitions due to tight pandemic-related quarantine restrictions and has yet to set a date for its first commercial flights, its chief executive said on Friday.”

Reporting by Jamie Freed in Sydney; Editing by Stephen Coates
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Greater Bay Airlines receives permission to fly to 104 regional routes from Hong Kong

Greater Bay Airlines made this announcement:

Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) is very pleased to be granted a license by the Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) to operate scheduled air services between Hong Kong and 104 routes covering Chinese Mainland, Taiwan China, Japan, South Korea and destinations in the Asia Pacific region.

Securing the license confirms that Greater Bay Airlines meets all the regulatory requirements in accordance with the Article 134(2) of the Basic Law and the Air Transport (Licensing of Air Services) Regulations.

GBA will adopt the business model which offers great attractive fares, flexibility and choice for customers which empower customers to choose and enjoy for what they want and afford to pay.

About Greater Bay Airlines GBA is an international carrier that offers scheduled passenger and cargo services. GBA received its first aircraft in September 2021 and plans to receive its second and third aircraft soon in 2022. Its fleet expansion shall be according to market demand with significant increase planned in the 5-year plan.

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Greater Bay Airlines is granted its AOC

Greater Bay Airlines-GBA (Hong Kong) has announced it has received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC).

The new airline plans to begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2021 with three Boeing 737-800 passenger aircraft.

GBA plans to have 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft in service by 2022 and more than 30 by 2026.

GBA has applied to operate to a total of 104 destinations across the region, including Chinese Mainland, North Asia, and Southeast Asia.

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Greater Bay Airlines to launch operations on three routes

Greater Bay Airlines (Hong Kong) intends to launch operations from Hong Kong (HKG) to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) (BKK), Phuket (HKT) and Singapore (SIN).

The new airline intends to commence operations in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Business Plan:

Greater Bay Airlines was established in response to the Central Government’s national strategy for developing the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the integration of Hong Kong into Chinese Mainland’s overall development. The completion of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) by 2024 will further strengthen Hong Kong’s position as an international aviation hub and as a connecting point into the Greater Bay Area. Cross-border infrastructure such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, high-speed ferries to the SkyPier at HKIA, high-speed rail from Hong Kong to Shenzhen and Guangzhou, an extensive motorway network, and more border crossings such as the one opened at Liantang in 2020 will facilitate travel within the region and help to make Hong Kong a smart choice for enterprises looking to participate in the development of the Greater Bay Area.

We believe the 55,000-square-kilometer Greater Bay Area will become a hotbed of financial and technological growth in the years to come. Our aim is to expand existing accessibility to the region by offering quality passenger and air freight services to its combined population of 86 million people.

The completion of the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport by 2024 will provide Greater Bay Airlines with a golden opportunity to expand its fleet and network. We have applied to operate to a total of 104 destinations in Chinese Mainland and the broader Asian region and have plans to expand our fleet in line with network growth. We plan to begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2021 with three Boeing 737-800 passenger aircraft.