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Greater Bay Airlines

Low Cost Carrier
Startup
IATA: n/a
ICAO: n/a
Main hub:
Country/Territory: Hong Kong

About

Greater Bay Airlines is a proposed low cost carrier to be based in Hong Kong. The carrier submitted an application for an air operator's certificate in Jul-2020 and is looking to commence services in summer 2021. Greater Bay Airlines is backed by Huang Chubiao, who is also the founder of Donghai Airlines.
 
On 12-Mar-2021, Greater Bay Airlines director Stanley Hui Hon-chung said the start up carrier hopes to complete all the necessary paperwork by 3Q2021 and for its three aircraft to commerce services before the end of 2021.
 
In Jun-2021, Greater Bay Airlines CEO Algernon Yau said the carrier’s license could be approved in mid Sep-2021 and the start up could commence scheduled services from mid Oct-2021 to Nov-2021 at the earliest.
 
In Jul-2021, Greater Bay Airlines director Stanley Hui stated the carrier's application for an air operator's certificate (AOC) is proceeding as planned. The start-up and parent company Donghai Airlines each increased their capital by HKD250 million (USD32.2 million) at the end of Jun-2021, increasing their registered share capital to HKD450 million (USD57.9 million) and HKD850 million (USD109.4 million), respectively. Mr Hui said the start-up's goal is to launch operations at the end of 3Q2021 or 4Q2021, adding that current progress is optimistic. Mr Hui stated the carrier's first batch of 20 services will be first and second tier cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and Chengdu. He also said the carrier hopes to operate to Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, South Korea, Japan and the Philippines. 

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