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Greater Bay Airlines is an airline based in Hong Kong operating on a low-cost business model. Its primary hub is at Hong Kong International Airport where it has requested permission to operate flights from Hong Kong to mainland China, as well as to international destinations across Asia-Pacific, including Taiwan and Japan.

Greater Bay Airlines was established by Bill Wong Cho-bau, an entrepreneur based in Hong Kong who is also the founder and chairman behind Donghai Airlines, another airline which primarily operates domestically within China, though it also flies to a few other countries in Asia.

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Baggage Policy

Greater Bay Airlines has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.

Carry-on Baggage

These guidelines are the same for all passengers, no matter which fare class you are travelling on:

  • 7kg/1 piece and 1 small personal item (such as a small backpack, laptop bag or handbag)
  • Maximum total dimension: 45 inches (115cm).
  • 'Oversized Baggage' is referred to any single bag with a total dimension of 158cm (62in) to 203cm (80in) is regarded as "Oversized baggage," and will be charged at the airport excess baggage rate.
  • Any single piece of check-in luggage that weighs more than 32kg (70lbs) or has a total dimension longer than 203cm (80in) will not be permitted at the airport.

Checked Baggage

Which fare type a passenger is flying on, will impact their checked baggage allowance. The maximum total dimension for all passengers is 62 inches (158cm).

  • If you're flying on a Flex Go fare you get 1 piece of 20kg baggage to check-in.
  • If you're flying on a Value Go fare, you get 1 piece of 10kg baggage to check-in.
  • If you're flying on a Go Go fare, you do not get a piece of checked baggage included in your ticket, however, you can purchase some at an extra cost.

If you plan on taking 2 pieces of baggage on your journey, this is now possible at an additional price, on top of the standard baggage allowance which is included in your ticket.

Cabin Classes

Greater Bay Airlines only offers a standard Economy Class. The seats in Economy Class likely provide 30-32 inches of legroom.

Even though the airline doesn't offer Business or Premium Economy cabins, it does offer a limited number of seats available with extra legroom. These extra legroom seats typically have around 34-36 inches of legroom, allowing for a comfier journey.


Greater Bay Airlines offers both online and airport check-in options.

Online Check-in

If you'd like to check in online for your Greater Bay Airlines flight, you can do so on the airline's website.

Online check-in is available from 24 hours up until 90 minutes before your flight is scheduled to depart.

Airport Check-in

Greater Bay Airlines check-in counters open roughly 2.5 hours before departure time. In most instances, it is recommended that passengers arrive as early as possible, usually about 2 hours before the scheduled departure time.

In-flight Entertainment

Unfortunately, Greater Bay Airlines doesn't offer in-flight entertainment on its flights. This is because it operates on a low-cost carrier business model - in order to provide affordable airfares to its customers, it needs to sacrifice other services such as in-flight entertainment.

Food & Drink

Greater Bay Airlines offers a variety of snacks and beverages in their in-flight menu. These include coffee and handcrafted beer.

Greater Bay Airlines is doing its best to minimise the risk of allergic reactions occurring onboard, however, they advise all passengers with allergies to take necessary medical precautions. They recommend passengers notify their doctor before flying and let the cabin crew aware once they have boarded the flight.

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Destinations that Greater Bay Airlines flies to

Greater Bay Airlines focuses on short-haul regional flights within East and Southeast Asia. It operates flights to major Asian cities such as Bangkok, Tokyo and Taipei.

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Hub Airport

Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok and is the main airport for Hong Kong.

Hong Kong International Airport first opened in 1998, replacing the challenging Kai Tak Airport. It has become the world's busiest cargo gateway, handling more cargo than any other airport in the world. Hong Kong International Airport is a hub for Cathay Pacific, HK Express, Hong Kong Airlines and Greater Bay Airlines, but is served by over 80 airlines in total.


Greater Bay Airlines currently operates its low-cost flights with a fleet of Boeing 737s:

  • 6 x Boeing 737-800 (and orders for 2 more)
  • 15 orders for the Boeing 737 MAX 9, to be delivered between mid-2024 and 2027.