Sky Shuttle Helicopters

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Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited
Agusta-Westland AW-139 East Asia Airlines B-MHI, Shun Tak Heliport, Hong Kong PP1281359870.jpg
IATA
3E
ICAO
EMU
Callsign
East Asia
Founded 1997; joint venture 1998
Hubs Macau Marine Terminal, Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, Shenzhen Baoan International Airport
Focus cities Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen
Frequent-flyer program N/A
Airport lounge N/A
Fleet size 6
Destinations 3
Headquarters Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
Website http://www.skyshuttlehk.com/

Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited is a helicopter service operator based in Macau. Formerly known as Helicopters Hong Kong Limited and before that as East Asia Helicopters, it operates helicopter routes between Macau, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Sky Shuttle employs over 250 people.

History[edit]

East Asia Airlines Limited was established in July 1988 and Macau-Hong Kong services commenced in November 1990 by using two Bell 222 helicopters with six flights per day. Helicopters Hong Kong Limited (‘HeliHK’) established in 1997, formed a partnership with East Asia Airlines, to create the largest commercial helicopter operation in the Pearl River Delta region providing shuttle service between Hong Kong and Macau and introduced a fleet change from Bell 222 to Sikorsky S76C+ helicopters. Subsequently, a new company name “Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited” was launched in November 2008, as part of a new corporate branding exercise. In 2009 another fleet change took place when AW139 helicopters were purchased to replace the aging S-76C+s.

Services[edit]

Shuttle service[edit]

Sky Shuttle is the sole commercial helicopter operator between HK, Macau and Shenzhen, PRC, with Sky Shuttle operating 54 flights daily, with flight departing every 30 minutes between Macau and Hong Kong, and 10 flights a day between Macau and Shenzhen.

  • Macau and Hong Kong — The Macau and Hong Kong service conducts 54 flights daily between the Macau Maritime Terminal and the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal. Each flight takes approximately 16 minutes.
  • Macau and Shenzhen — The Macau and Shenzhen service provides a choice of 10 flights daily between the Macau Maritime Terminal and Shenzhen Baoan International Airport. Each flight takes 15 minutes in the day and 25 minutes at night.

Charter Services[edit]

Sky Shuttle offers a special packages and exclusive charter services. Sky Shuttle also offers chartered sightseeing tours.

Sky Shuttle charter flight services provides aerial photography and/or filming services.

Sky Shuttle also offers private charter shuttle services as needed.

Heliports[edit]

  • SkyShuttle Heliport renamed from Shun Tak Heliport 2nd Helipad added 2009
  • Shun Tak Heliport, at the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong - 1 pad built in 1986,
  • Macau Heliport at 3/F Macau Maritime Terminal, Avenida da Amizade, Macau - 5 pads upgraded in 2001
  • Shenzhen Heliport at 1/F., International Terminal D, Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, Shenzhen, PRC (Entrance 11- Helicopter)

Fleet[edit]

Sky Shuttle currently operates AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters.[1]

Formerly operated[edit]

Also previously operated by Helicopters Hong Kong were

On Television[edit]

Sky Shuttle (Heli-Express) appears and are used in TVB's The Gem of Life.

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