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Startup carrier unfazed by Hong Kong aviation 'lockdown'

Greater Bay Airlines pushes ahead with plans to launch service later this year

Greater Bay Airlines is looking to differentiate itself from full-service Cathay Pacific as a "value carrier." (Photo by Kenji Kawase)

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong International Airport, previously one of the busiest in the world, is eerily quiet these days as government flight bans and quarantine restrictions have choked off most passenger services.

Yet local startup carrier Greater Bay Airlines is pushing ahead with plans to launch passenger flights as soon as summer and is further building up its fleet and workforce.

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