Waterfront Air has signed a contract for four pre-owned de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otters. The twin-engined turboprops will provide commercial flights linking cities in the Pearl River Delta such as Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen. This forecast comes from Peter de Kantzow, Waterfront Air director and co-founder, who is the son of Sydney de Kantzow, the Australian pilot who co-founded Cathay Pacific Airways as well as Macau Air Transport, a seaplane operator that lasted until the early 1960s.
Waterfront expects to transport more than 300,000 people annually within the greater Pearl River Delta. It has reached an agreement with Shenzhen Airport Group to make Shenzhen the company’s main base, says de Kantzow. He adds, "Shenzhen is a lot cheaper than Hong Kong and Macau."
The airport has a marine terminal from which passengers can access the main terminal.
FlightGlobal reports that because the carrier will be based in China, Waterfront Air is seeking a Chinese equity partner.