Hong Kong Overflight Permits Regulations 2024

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Hong Kong Overflight Permits Procedures

Do you need a permit for hongkong overflight?

Hong Kong, as a nation, upholds its unique set of rules, regulations, and procedures when it comes to granting permits for aircraft intending to land or access its airspace. Whether you're overseeing a private flight, participating in general aviation, managing a charter or scheduled flight, or engaged in passenger or cargo transport, adherence to mandatory Prior Permission is imperative. The application process requires the thorough submission of comprehensive flight details and aircraft documents.

In alignment with the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Authority's Aeronautical Information Publication (Hong Kong AIP) and the designated air traffic routes in Hong Kong, any aircraft owner or operator planning to fly in Hong Kongi airspace must apply for Hong Kong overflight clearance through the Air Transport Department at least 48 working hours before the scheduled flight departure. It's essential to include AFTN (Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network) in your flight plan, and for Hong Kong, only an overfly permit is necessary.

These terms would help you find more specific information regarding the rules and requirements for obtaining overflight permits in Hong Kong.

Required Details for Obtaining Hong Kong Overflight Permit Application

1 - Flight Schedule
2 - Entry / Exit Points with ATC Route
3 - Lead Passenger Details
4 - Consignee & Consigner Details for Cargo Flights
5 - Aircraft Documents [ AOC, COA, COI, CON, COR]

Permit Validity

- Hong Kong Overflight Permit Not Required.

For those intending to execute a passenger flight landing or technical stop, the Hong Kong Airports Authority has specific regulations overseeing the issuance of Hong Kong Overflight Permits, often involving associated charges. These charges typically cover Route Navigation Facility Charges for overflight, as well as landing and parking fees for aircraft making stops.

Being a signatory to the Chicago Convention, Hong Kong requires strict compliance with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) general rules for international air traffic. This encompasses adherence to regulations concerning the transport of troops, equipment, materials, and dangerous goods. For more comprehensive information, please reach out to us.

Aviation Regulations Hong Kong

Overflight Permits Category’s for Adhoc and Private

1 - Overflight Permits (Charter Passenger Flights)
2 - Overflight Permits (Private Passenger Flights)
3 - Overflight Permits (Non-Schedule Cargo Flights)

Overflight Permits Category’s for Block :

1 - Monthly Block Overflight Permits (For Scheduled and Non-schedule Airlines Flights)
2 - Seasonal Block Overflight Permits (Scheduled Commercial Airlines Flights)

Overflight Permit Charge's

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Flight Information Region In Hong Kong

Hong Kong Airspace is divided into 01 Flight Information Regions (FIRs)

1 - Hong Kong (VHHK) FIR

Hong Kong FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points ) :

West Bound Entry PointWest Bound Exit PointEast Bound Entry PointEast Bound Exit Point

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About Hong Kong | History - Geography

Hong Kong, special administrative region (Pinyin: tebie xingzhengqu; Wade-Giles romanization: t’e-pieh hsing-cheng-ch’ü) of China, located to the east of the Pearl River (Xu Jiang) estuary on the south coast of China. The region is bordered by Guangdong province to the north and the South China Sea to the east, south, and west. It consists of Hong Kong Island, originally ceded by China to Great Britain in 1842, the southern part of the Kowloon Peninsula and Stonecutters (Ngong Shuen) Island (now joined to the mainland), ceded in 1860, and the New Territories, which include the mainland area lying largely to the north, together with 230 large and small offshore islands—all of which were leased from China for 99 years from 1898 to 1997. The Chinese-British joint declaration signed on December 19, 1984, paved the way for the entire territory to be returned to China, which occurred July 1, 1997.

Hong Kong Overflight Permits Procedures

The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Myanmar AIP

Flight Planning

All aircraft intending to conduct an IFR flight within the Hong Kong FIR shall file a flight plan, except that authorized operators may submit a CAD approved flight notification form for local VFR flights.

Procedures For Submission a Flight Plan

There are three means of filing flight plans for flights departing HKIA.

a) by Private Communication Network (PCN)

b) by AFTN (for scheduled flight operations only)

c) by Flight Plan Form.

Filing Of Flight Plan By Private Communication Network (PCN)

Airline operators can use the PCN service to submit flight plans to the AIMC for flights departing HKIA.

PCN is the most effective means above all and is widely in use.

A customized flight plan form is provided by the system on-line for users to complete and submit to the Aeronautical Information Management Centre for flights departing HKIA.

The flight plan form mimics the present ICAO flight plan format with the following customization:

a) all flight plans are addressed to VHHHFPLM which is the default address on the flight plan form.

b) for the purpose of flight plan message distribution by VHHHFPLM, an “AD/” field is provided on the flight plan form for airline operators to insert up to a maximum of 40 individual or collective AFTN addresses of the flight plan recipients. Please note that VHHHFPLM is not permissible under the “AD/” field.

c) flight plan Field 19 can be activated for the input of supplementary information but Field 19 will not be transmitted as part of the normal flight plan message. The supplementary information stored can be transmitted as a Supplementary Flight Plan (SPL) upon request from ATC units.

Prior to the submission of flight plan, the system will perform validity checks on the flight plan fields as follows:

1. Syntactic check for fields allowing alpha characters only or digits only.

2. Syntactic check on time format.

3. Semantic check on aircraft type and location indicators for destination/alternate aerodrome.

4. Syntactic check on route as required by ICAO Doc 4444, 15th Edition, Appendix 2 but no semantic check is provided.

5. Checking of AFTN addresses in the “AD/” field against the global address book.

6. Checking of all entries in Field 18 and sorting them according to the sequence prescribed in ICAO Doc 4444

Filing Of Flight Plan By AFTN

This facility is only applicable to scheduled flight operations.

a) Flight plans are to be addressed to VHHHFPLM.

b) Addressees of flight plan recipients are to be inserted in the “AD” field positioned at the beginning of the flight plan message, before the open bracket symbol; each line of “AD” field shall be prefixed by the characters “AD”. “AD” and each addressee shall be separated by a space; and a maximum of 7 addressees may be inserted to each line of “AD” field.

c) Supplementary Information in Field Type 19 is not required but it should be made readily available when requested by ATC units.

Filing Of Flight Plan By Flight Plan Form

The flight plan shall be completed on Flight Plan Form DCA6a. Flight plan forms other than DCA6a will not be accepted.

Flight Plan Form DCA6a is downloadable from the following CAD website: http://www.cad.gov.hk/application/DCA6a.pdf

The addressees of all recipients shall be inserted into the addressee boxes provided in the beginning of the flight plan form.

To ensure legibility, flight plan data shall be printed onto the flight plan form. Only fair copies of flight plan will be accepted. A flight plan form with manuscript entries or amendments will be rejected and not processed.

Completed Flight Plan Form DCA6a shall be submitted to AIMC by the following means:

I. by hand to the staff in the AIMC, HKIA.

II. by facsimile to the AIMC, HKIA, fax number 2910 1180.

The ultimate responsibility for compiling an accurate flight plan rests with pilots and/or airline operators. In order to avoid undue delay in flight plan processing, operators are advised to refer to the guidance notes appended to the Flight Plan Form DCA6a and other pertinent documents to ensure the information entered into the form is compliant with all relevant requirements.

Time of Submission

Airline operators can file a FPL up to 5 days (120 hours) prior to the EOBT.

Except where necessary for operational or technical reasons, any aircraft operating to or from Hong Kong should submit a flight plan at least 3 hours (and in no case later than 60 minutes) prior to the estimated off-block time (EOBT).

Aircraft operating from Hong Kong routing via BEKOL (A461) into Guangzhou FIR which flight plan is submitted with less than 120 minutes prior to the EOBT may experience further delay when an ATFM measure requiring coordination with Guangzhou ATC unit for a departure time is in force.

In the event of a delay of 15 minutes in excess of the EOBT last transmitted, the flight plan should be amended with the transmission of a Delay (DLA) message, or a new flight plan submitted and the old flight plan cancelled, whichever is applicable.

Place of Submission

Aircraft inbound to Hong Kong or overflying through the Hong Kong FIR will file a flight plan either at the aerodrome of departure or with the telecommunications service enroute.

Contents and Form of Flight Plan

For airline operators operating non-scheduled flights or general aviation flights at HKIA, aircraft identification used in Item 7 of the flight plan and flight number/call sign used for flight application via Electronic Filing System in Hong Kong CAD website shall be identical.

Because the Flight Data Processing System (FDPS) in Hong Kong is fully automated the flight plan data must be submitted in accordance with the standard format designed for the purpose. All operators are required to strictly comply with the route syntax specified in paragraphs 7 to 10. Any discrepancy made on FPL will be rejected by the system which can cause delay to the flight.

In addition to the flight plan requirements detailed in this section, operators shall refer to ENR 1.8 para 8 and strictly adhere to the flight levels prescribed in the Flight Level Assignment Scheme.

Any aircraft planning to enter/transit the Hong Kong FIR, must insert in Item 18 of the flight plan form:

1) the Date of Flight field in the form of DOF/yymmdd

2) the national registration letters/numbers of the aircraft if different from the aircraft identification in Item 7

3) the accumulated estimated elapsed time to the Hong Kong FIR in the form of EET/VHHK and without a space, a four-figure group indicating hours and minutes.

5.5 Only specific indicators shall be used in Item 18 (Other Information) and adherence to the specific sequence of the indicators is mandatory.

Free text is not allowed for ‘STS/’ of Item 18, only specific indicators as prescribed in ICAO Doc 4444, Appendix 2 shall be used.

Changes To The Submitted Flight Plan For Flights Departing Hong Kong

Airline operators, regardless of their means of filing flight plans, shall inform the AIMC by telephone of any subsequent changes to a Filed Flight Plan (FPL) so that associated ATS message such as Delay (DLA), Modification (CHG) and Flight Plan Cancellation (CNL) can be sent by AIMC.

Repetitive Flight Plan System

A repetitive flight plan system which generally follows the provisions of ICAO PANS-ATM DOC 4444 is available to flights operating between:

• Taibei/Gaoxiong and Hong Kong

• Taibei/Gaoxiong and Hong Kong

• Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong

When filing a repetitive flight plan all operators shall include the following information on the RVSM approval status of the flight:

Item Q ‘EQPT/W’, for flights with RVSM approval; or ‘STS/NONRVSM’, for flights without RVSM approval capable of operating at FL280 or above, regardless of the requested flight level

Addressing of Flight Plan Messages

Flight movement messages relating to traffic into or via the Hong Kong FIR shall be addressed as stated below in order to warrant correct relay and delivery.

(Flight movement messages in this context comprise flight plan messages, amendment messages, amendment messages relating thereto and flight plan cancellation messages. ICAO PANS-ATM DOC 4444, Chapter 11, para. refers.)

Category Of Flight
(IFR, VFR or both)
Route - Into Or Via FIR and/or TMAMessage Address
All Flights (IFR/VFR)Inbound to Hong Kong International Airport or transiting Hong Kong FIRVHHKZQZX
All Flights (IFR/VFR)Outbound from Hong Kong International AirportVHHHFPLM
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