Shenzhen and Hong Kong International airports are to co-operate on cargo transportation and will act as standbys for one another if flights have to be diverted, reported Bloomberg. Shenzhen Airport (Group) said it would work with the Hong Kong Airport Authority, but would not comment on reports that its new partner wanted to acquire a stake in its own operation.
Responsibility for China's 127 airports has been devolved to provincial governments as the industry has been deregulated. Only two airports, in Beijing and Tibet, remain under the control of the central government. Shenzhen is China's fourth-biggest airport.