The agreements will cover airport management, aviation development and Cargo development.
Since the beginning of 2018, an average of 40 flights fly between the two airports every week.
In 2017, these flights carried 481,819 passengers and 39,700 tonnes of cargo.
The two MOUs (on airport management and aviation development on one side and on Cargo development on another side) were signed by Augustin de Romanet, Chairman & CEO of Groupe ADP and by Fred Lam, CEO of AAHK.
Regarding airport management and aviation development, the two parties agree 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.
Regarding Cargo development, the cooperation aims to strengthen the cooperation between HKIA and CDG, as well as between Asia and Europe. It targets 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. The two airports have moreover attained IATA CEIV Pharma certification, a global standard on competency and preparedness in handling pharmaceuticals.
According to Augustin de Romanet, Chief Executive Officer of Groupe ADP, "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".
And Fred Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong to 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 ".