MoUs ‘strengthen bond’ between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Hong Kong International

Groupe ADP and Airport Authority of Hong-Kong have set up a cooperation agreement on airport management, aviation development and cargo.

CO-OPERATION: Fred Lam, CEO of the Airport Authority of Hong Kong, and Augustin de Romanet, Chairman and CEO of Groupe ADP, at the Paris Air Forum

Groupe ADP and Airport Authority of Hong-Kong (AAHK) signed two memorandum of understanding (MoU), at the Paris Air Forum, on strengthening cooperation between Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Hong-Kong International Airport (HKIA).

The agreements will cover airport management, aviation development and cargo development.

Since the beginning of 2018, an average of 40 flights flew between the two airports every week. In 2017, the route carried 481,819 passengers and 39,700 tonnes of cargo.

The two MoUs were signed by Augustin de Romanet, Chairman & CEO of Groupe ADP and Fred Lam, CEO of AAHK.

Regarding airport management and aviation development, the two parties agreed to:

  • cooperate to improve performance in efficiency, safety, security, quality and environmental protection, and enhance network connectivity to strengthen their respective hub positions;
  • share experiences and best practices to further support talent development.

Hong-Kong International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Asia, handling around 73 million passengers in 2017 with a global network covering over 220 destinations worldwide. Paris-Charles de Gaulle Paris Airport, is the second busiest airport in Europe handling 69.5 million passengers in 2017 to serve 325 cities.

Regarding cargo development, the cooperation aims to strengthen the cooperation between HKIA and CDG, as well as between Asia and Europe.

  • To promote and facilitate the transport of fast-growing cargo segments such as e-commerce, temperature-controlled goods as well as luxury products;
  • Share experience and best practices to enhance safety, security, reliability and efficiency of air cargo development.

Augustin de Romanet, Chief Executive Officer of Groupe ADP, said: “Groupe ADP is proud to announce today a global partnership between Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Hong-Kong International Airport: two of the most prominent airports in Europe and in Asia.

“By sharing their experiences and best practices, we will definitely increase, for the benefit of our passengers, our performances in terms of quality of service, productivity, safety, security and environment protection. We are also very proud to partner with HKIA to the development of the aviation industry talents and to explore news opportunity in Mainland China.

“On Cargo, each airport will benefit for best practices and from developments of high value activities such as luxury products and e-commerce”.

Fred Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong said: “We are delighted to strengthen our connection with Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, which is a key European hub and one of the world’s busiest airports.

“Through this collaboration, we hope to construct a mutually beneficial partnership that will help both parties continuously enhance airport operations and development in various areas.

“I believe that by sharing experiences and working together hand in hand, we can offer even better airport experiences and services to our respective passengers and the logistics sectors, as well as elevate the competitiveness of our airports “.

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