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ABACE 2015

Niamh McNamara | - 04/06/2015
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The Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE 2015) takes place from April 14-16 in Shanghai, China. Here is some information for those travelling to the event.

Chinese Immigration

Passengers and crew should have appropriate visas before they arrive.

Passengers

A Passport and visa are required

Please have the original copy of your sponsor letter. This is the invitation letter in the case of ABACE. A sponsor letter from a local business contact is required for trips to China – no exceptions. There is a specific format for sponsor letters, so it is advised that your international trip planner or local handler coordinate the sponsor letter to ensure it is acceptable to the CAAC.

Issuance

Visas can be obtained on arrival at Hangzhou (HGH), for tourist groups of travel agencies belonging to the Zhejiang Province (this covers a stay of 1 month costing CNY130)

Holders of normal passports can get a visa on arrival at Haikou (HAK) or Sanya (SYX). Passport must be valid for a minimum of six months on arrival and you must produce two passport photos. (This covers a maximum stay of 15 days costing CNY 200)

Note: Travel on a one-way ticket is accepted if visitors can produce proof of sufficient funds to cover the duration of their stay and documents for their next destination.

Passengers may take advantage of the 72-hour ‘transit’ visa. It makes it possible to stay in Shanghai visa free for under 72 hours but requires making an international arrival into the country, and proving your next leg is to a third country.

Note: this does not extend to crewmembers.

Crew

  • Crew members have to secure valid China visa prior to arrival
  • Crew members normally require C-type visas, however, for the Shanghai area, however, crew may enter on business visas.
  • Passport and Crew ID are required
  • Passport not required for nationals of China
  • Crew should register their documents at the immigration.

Health

Passengers are advised to speak to their physician before travelling, particularly if they have any individual health concerns or issues.

Passengers who don’t hold a yellow fever vaccination certificate and arrive within six days of leaving or transiting any country at risk of yellow fever transmission will be subject to vaccination upon arrival.

Passengers arriving at Dalian Airport (DLC) will be either kept in quarantine for ten days or deported.

Vaccinations

Malaria prophylaxis- Malaria risk, including P. falciparum, exists in Yunnan and Hainan.

A quite limited risk of P. vivax malaria exists in southern and some central provinces.

There is no malaria risk in the urban areas.

Recommended prevention in risk areas: B; in Hainan and Yunnan: C.

Travelers who should consult their physicians about the type of vaccination necessary for them.

Airports

The minimum lead time for landing permit requests to AOEs in China is three working days before arrival.

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

Time Zone Info: GMT+8:00 no DST

Private flights require OVF / LNG permits

Commercial / Non Commercial flights require OVF / LNG permits

There will be some restrictions on general aviation operations in the area during ABACE.

Access and parking at ZSSS will be restricted.

Alternate airports

If you’re not an ABACE static display participant, you’ll need to park at Pudong (ZSPD), Nanjing (ZSNJ) or Hangzhou (ZSHC).

ZSPD – Pudong Airport PVG

Shanghai, CHN

N 31° 08.7′ E121° 47.6′ Mag Var: 4.9°W

Elevation: 13′

Fuel: Jet A-1

Time Zone Info: GMT+8:00 no DST

ZSNJ and ZSHC

ZSNJ is roughly 45-minutes flight from ZSSS, while ZSHC is about a 30 minute reposition flight away.

ZSNJ and ZSHC are Airports of Entry (AOEs), but support services at ZSHC are more limited. Neither airport requires slots.

Both have high-speed train access to Shanghai. From ZSNJ it takes two hours, from ZSHC it takes about an hour.

ZSNJ and ZSHC are in the proximity of some good options for hotel accommodation, as well as local transport options.

ZSNJ – Lukon Airport NKG

Nanjing, CHN

N 31° 44.6′ E118° 51.8′ Mag Var: 4.5°W

Elevation: 49′

Fuel: Jet A-1

Time Zone Info: GMT+8:00 no DST

ZSHC – Xiaoshan Airport HGH

Hangzhou, CHN

N 30° 13.7′ E120° 26.0′ Mag Var: 4.4°W

Elevation: 23′

Fuel: Jet

Time Zone Info: GMT+8:00 no DST

Private flights

OVF/LHG permit is required for all ZSPD, ZSSS, ZSNJ & ZSHC

Commercial / Non-Commercial flights

OVF/LHG permit is required for all ZSPD, ZSSS, ZSNJ & ZSHC

OVF lead time 24-48 hours – landing lead time is 3 working days

Permit Validity

OVF: 2-3 hours ahead or 12 hours postponed

Landing: 2-3 hours ahead or 6 hours postponed

Departure: 6 hours postponed

  • It takes at least 24 hours to revalidate OVF/LNG permits.
  • The application must be sent via standard SITA format.
  • Special documents for the aircraft and crew are necessary.
  • An invitation letter from the passenger’s local sponsor and the detailed crew and passenger information will be required for a landing permit application.
  • For an aircraft with over 30 seats, the cabin layout and airworthiness certificate are also needed for the landing permit application.
  • For the aircraft attending ABACE, the invitation letter from the ABACE organizers is required.
  • Requests must be made through an agent who can apply for the OVF/LNG permit on behalf of their client.
  • The slot will be granted automatically with the LNG permit approval.

Parking restriction on April 10-12

For ZSSS:

Only aircrafts attending ABACE are accepted in ZSSS during 10APR-12APR and 15APR-17APR.

Aircrafts except those attending ABACE are not allowed to park over 24 hours during 01APR-09APR, 13APR-14Apr and 18APR-22APR.

Parked flights that cannot provide confirmed departure schedule from ZSSS are required to ferry to another airport before and including 10APR.

Parking restrictions from April 14-16

For ZSSS:

Only aircrafts attending ABACE are accepted in ZSSS during 10APR-12APR and 15APR-17APR.

Aircrafts except those who are attending ABACE are not allowed to park over 24 hours during 01APR-09APR, 13APR-14Apr and 18APR-22APR.

Parked flights that cannot provide confirmed departure schedule from ZSSS are required to ferry to another airport before and including 10APR.

UAS can get special parking permission at ZSSS for those aircraft not attending ABACE.

Fuel

For ZSSS both Truck browser & Hydrant are available, but the type will depend on the different parking stand.

For ZSPD, ZSNJ, ZSHC only mobile refueler is available.

Busy hours

Normally for all the airports (ZSPD, ZSSS, ZSNJ, ZSHC) is the busiest time is: 0000-0300UTC, 0800-1200UTC.

Restrictions on Airport Schedule

Restrictions for ZSSS:

From/To the East or Northeast direction: No take-off or landing allowed; But UAS have very good relationships with CAAC which can help our client get special permission for landing at ZSSS from East or Northeast direction. Such as from America, Japan, Korea.

From/To all directions: 1600-2159UTC no Take-off or Landing allowed.

One aircraft shall not occupy more than 2 (inclusive) slots during the period (0000-1359UTC) at the same day.

Restrictions for ZSPD:

One aircraft shall not occupy more than 2 inclusive slots during the period (0000-1359UTC) at the same day.

Not any specific restriction for ZSNJ & ZSHC.

Congestion

Expect some delay on the first and last day of ABACE as lots of aircraft will depart from ZSSS.

No significant NOTAM at this time.

Accommodation

Hotels within 2km of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport:

  • Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Hotel
  • Cypress Hotel Jin Jiang Shanghai
  • Motel168 Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Inn
  • GreenTree Inn Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Hotel
  • Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao
  • LA CASA Hotel Shanghai
  • Baolong HomeLike Hotel Hong Qiao Branch Shanghai

Within 2km of Pudong International Airport:

  • Ramada Pudong Airport Shanghai

Within 3km of Pudong International Airport:

  • Jinjiang Inn Shanghai Pudong Airport II
  • Within 4km of Pudong International Airport
  • Shanghai Airlines Travel Airport
  • Lihao International Hotel
  • Shanghai Huazhouyuan Hotel

Ground Transportation

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is adjacent to Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.

It is served by the Shanghai–Hangzhou High-Speed Railway, the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway and the Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway.

The airport is also served by the metro network.

 

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