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.
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.
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.