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CotaiJet expands Services between Hong Kong and Macau

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Beginning today, the Cotai Strip CotaiJet high-speed Hong Kong - Macau ferry service, which is managed and operated by Cotai Chu Kong Shipping Management Services Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong and uses ferries purchased by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp., will initiate evening sailings and operate with more frequent service during important peak hours.

In addition to its routes operating between the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong and the Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal in Macau, CotaiJet also has plans to operate ferry services between the Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon and the Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal.

The expanded CotaiJet ferry service will provide a viable transportation option for visitors who come to Macau for conventions and exhibitions, family leisure, and arena and theater entertainment, such as the Cirque du Soleil show ZAIA, which begins this summer, said Mr. Stephen Weaver, president of Las Vegas Sands Corps. Asian region. The increased frequency and later sailing hours will help reduce the waiting times for visitors coming to Macau during peak travel periods and ease traffic congestion on the Macau peninsula, thus enhancing the overall experience for visitors.

CotaiJets expanded roundtrip daily ferry service between Hong Kong and Macau will now run from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm. Between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., CotaiJet will operate with service every 30 minutes instead of its current one-hour intervals. The additional routes will increase the capacity of the current CotaiJet service by 250%. Over time, the company plans to operate the service in 15-minute intervals and on a 24-hour a day basis.

For Macau to reach its potential as a world-class business and leisure destination, it must continue investing in the transportation infrastructure that will enable more convenient access to the world-class amenities Macao now has to offer, Weaver added. These expanded ferry services will help improve and expand that access and will allow more visitors from across the region and around the world to contribute to Macaos continuing transformation into an international leisure and business destination.

CotaiJet features custom-built ferries capable of carrying more than 400 passengers and traveling at top speeds of close to 42 knots.

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