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Hong Kong International Airport launches Full Service Telecom and Business Centre

Travel News Asia Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Following the previous launch of airport-wide free Wi-Fi services in Terminals One and Two of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in December 2006, HKIA has now launched a full-service business centre onsite at the airport.

Powered by PCCW, the new Connect Zone, located in the Level 6 Departures Hall (Restricted Area) near Gate 24, provides a comprehensive range of communication solutions and value-added services including free Wi-Fi services and internet access, free local phone calls and selected programs from now TV. Other business support services, such as printing, photocopying, fax service, mobile phone battery charging, and phone cards, are also available at a minimal cost.

The Connect Zone is open daily from 0800 2100.

Hong Kong is a business hub for Asia. It is our aim to support the needs of both business people and anyone who needs to stay connected while they are travelling, said Airport Authority Hong Kongs Commercial Director Hans Bakker. Together with our airport-wide free Wi-Fi internet service, the Connect Zone at HKIA provides convenience and speed for people on the go.

According to a recent survey by AC Nielsen, 76% of passengers visiting HKIA have indicated interest or need in using the airports telecommunications facilities. The same survey also revealed that 57% of non-local passengers would carry internet-capable devices during their travel. As for the types of Internet activities conducted at HKIA, 91% of respondents said that they have used the Internet to check email. Further, 41% of respondents mentioned they would surf the web and 6% conduct e-commerce.

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