Top News Hong Kong extends aviation sector relief until year-end By TTG Asia / Posted on 16 October, 2020 14:53 Hong Kong’s Airport Authority (AA) will extend the relief package for the aviation industry for a further two months until year-end, in response to the ongoing challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. AA had previously extended its relief package for businesses operating at the airport in August, until the end of this month. Waiver on airport fees and rental relief for retail tenants among extended relief measures for Hong Kong’s aviation sector; a near empty check-in hall of Hong Kong International Airport in May pictured Relief measures include full waiver of parking charges for idle passenger aircraft and airbridge fees; reduction of passenger aircraft landing charges; fees reduction related to ramp handling, maintenance and airside vehicles; as well as rental reduction for terminal tenants covering lounges and offices. In addition, there will also be fee waivers for terminal licensees including ancillary passenger services, commercial services counters and cross-border transport operators; as well as concessions on franchise fees for aviation support services such as into-plane fuelling. The full waiver on fees in relation to aircraft maintenance charges and fixed charges for inflight catering services will also continue until year-end, as will rental relief for retail and catering tenants. Most shops and restaurants in the terminal have suspended business and their rental is waived. For those that remain open to provide essential services, the base rent is waived.