Host (Su Jian, Director of Guangzhou Municipal Government Information Office):
Ladies and gentleman,
Good morning, everyone. Welcome to this conference.
In accordance with the essence of the speeches made by General Secretary Xi Jinping, the city of Guangzhou is striving, endeavoring, holding itself accountable and doing good deeds under the program of“Practicing Walking at the Forefront”.
So, in order to help everyone understand the situation in Guangzhou, the Press Office of the Municipal Government of Guangzhou prepared a series of press conferences themed"Practicing Walking at the Forefront" for your attention. This time, we're not in the usual press conference hall but the newly opened Terminal 2 of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Now everyone must be clear about the theme for today. It is also for the purpose of giving everyone a more visual view of the construction of an international aviation hub in Guangzhou.
The leaders attending the meeting are，Zhang Kejian, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Guangdong Airport Authority Sun Xiuqing, Party Secretary and Director of the Guangzhou Airport Economic Zone Management Committee
Qiu Jiachen, Member of the Party Committee of Guangdong Airport Authority, Secretary of the Party Committee and President of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Co., Ltd.
Zhu Xiaoyi, Deputy Head of the Publicity Department of Guangzhou Municipal Party Committee
First, let’s welcome Sun Xiuqing, secretary of leading Party group of Guangzhou Airport Committee, to brief the progress of the conference for building an international aviation hub and routes in Guangzhou.
- 2018-06-26 10:10:13
Ladies and gentlemen, representatives of all industries, experts and friends of the press,
Welcome to the press conference. Thanks for coming. According to the schedule, I’m going to brief you on the progress of the construction of Guangzhou international aviation hub. The construction is not only a critical measure of further implementing the important instructions and concepts of president Xi Jinping as to Guangdong, but also a strategic choice of Guangzhou to become a vanguard of“four major leading cities in the country”. In recent years, under the robust leadership of the CPC municipal committee and CPC municipal government, the Guangzhou airport economic zone has taken up the mission and unremittingly carried it out, and has obtained some achievements in promoting the construction of international aviation hub and national aviation economic demonstration zone.
1. Reform and innovation have been strengthened, and system and mechanism for promoting high-quality economic development are accelerating. China has approved the construction of Guangzhou aviation economic demonstration zone, and supported reform and innovation in aspects including optimizing customs clearance service, innovating regulatory model, strengthening opening to the outside world and international cooperation, and promoting investment facilitation in the demonstration zone, has demanded the formation of development experience of aviation economic demonstration zone which can be replicated and promoted across the country. Municipal party committee and municipal government have issued“The plan on the adjustment and improvement of Guangzhou airport economic zone management system”,“Opinions about speeding up the construction of Guangzhou airport economic zone” and“Tentative management measures for the Guangzhou airport economic zone”, which give 54 public administrative authorities such as regulatory plans and approval, as well as urban renewal in the airport economic zone, comprehensively build Guangzhou airport economic zone; at the same time, they have put forward 61 support measures and reform tasks for Guangzhou airport economic zone. Guangzhou airport economic zone has also formulated specific work plans, to carry out reform trials in government service, investment and financing system, port security and other areas in the near future. Guangzhou international aviation hub will be a national airport innovation experimental zone in system and mechanism.
2.The functions of international aviation hub have significantly enhanced and accelerate forming a new and comprehensive pattern of opening up. Speed up the expansion of Baiyun airport. At present, Baiyun airport T2 terminal has been officially opened, terminal building area is extended 65.8 square meters, the overall design capacity and throughput capacity of passengers are up to 80 million people per year, and China southern airlines has smooth transitions in operation, providing strong impetus for speeding up opening up and development of Guangzhou. The route network has covered 220 destinations worldwide, with more than 300 routes, including 157 international routes. Last year, passenger throughput reached 65.84 million, up 10.2% year on year, ranking 13th in the world. Among the passengers, international passengers were 15.89 million, up 17.6% year on year, accounting for 24% of the total. The cargo throughput reached 1.78 million tons, up 7.9% year on year. The port trade facilitation level of Baiyun airport is significantly increased; by deepening the reform of customs clearance, implementing measures of“single window” and"Internet + airport", establishing pioneering national-level standardization demonstrative base of inspection and quarantine public service, realizing the customs clearance duration of import bus sterilization milk reduced to 20 minutes, completion of entrance and examination of bonded financing lease airplane in an hour after landing, and the average customs clearance efficiency of import and export customs declaration raised by more than 25%. In addition, the construction of a comprehensive transportation hub integrating urban rail, subway, expressway and urban bus is accelerating, and a world-class comprehensive transportation system is taking shape. It is because of superior conditions of Guangzhou hub, the well-known"Olympic Games" and"world expo" of global civil aviation circle, World Route Development Conference has been successfully settled in Guangzhou. From September 15 to 18 this year, more than 3000 delegates of over 300 airlines from about 110 countries around the world, more than 700 airport management institutions, and more than 130 government and travel agencies will gather here for this grand and joyous event. This conference provides significant opportunities to promote Guangzhou route network development, show the image and strength of Guangzhou city, drive the regional economic development, which will strongly advance Guangzhou’s status in the global aviation network, push the agglomeration of high-end resources and elements, strengthen the effectiveness of introducing talents, techniques and capitals, vigorously develop high-end, high-quality, high-tech aviation industry, make new, greater contributions to the development of open economy in Guangzhou, and in the future, Guangzhou international aviation hub will become an important window for opening to the outside world and foreign cooperation and exchanges in Guangzhou.
3. Accelerate the agglomeration of high-end industries in the airport, and promote the construction of a modern aviation economic system. By optimizing the layout of aviation industry, introduce"7 + 1" series investment promotion policies, actively carry out accurate investment introduction, optimize measures like investment environment, and spare no effort to develop the real economy, for the formation of high-end, modern aviation economic system. At present, Guangzhou airport economic zone has a total of 11,728 enterprises, forming five major aviation industry clusters. First, the largest aircraft maintenance base in China and the largest aircraft conversion base from passenger to cargo in the world have initially been formed. In 2017, the operating revenue of this base reached 3.13 billion yuan, up 17.7% year on year. Two of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers, Boeing and Airbus, have already launched passenger conversion to cargo programs. Second, the largest airport logistics center has been initially formed, FedEx has already had independent legal company registered in the zone, and famous domestic and foreign logistics enterprises including DHL, Suijia, and S.F.Express have already established logistics bases in the zone. In 2017, airport comprehensive bonded zone had total import and export volume of nearly 16.59 billion yuan, a year-on-year growth of 28.3%, achieving double-digit growth for many successive years. Third, airport cross-border e-business is developing rapidly, more than a thousand cross-border e-business enterprises have set up business in the airport comprehensive bonded zone, with more than 100000 sorts of goods filed in the record, covering five kinds of cross-border e-business fields such as BBC imported e-business. In 2017, the import and export gross value of airport cross-border e-business exceeded 3.7 billion yuan, rising more than 50% year on year, and all cross-border e-business indicators have ranked the first for four consecutive years in the country. Fourth, business agglomeration in aviation headquarters is obvious. So far, 77 airlines have successively settled in Guangzhou airport economic zone, including main base airlines such as China Southern Airlines, 9 air, China Eastern Airlines Guangdong branch, etc., among them, there are 48 international or regional airlines. Fifth, a new breakthrough was made in the aircraft leasing industry. In 2017, 23 leased aircrafts landed in the airport economic zone, with a value of about 12.525 billion yuan, while sortie and value have increased 1.5 times year on year. We will simultaneously expand the business scope and scale of aviation leasing and successfully introduce five aircraft engines. In the next step, we will expand to the business aircraft leasing business. In the future, Guangzhou international aviation hub will develop into a pioneering national aviation economic and innovative development zone.
Guangzhou airport economic zone will stay true to the mission and keep it in mind, put priority in the construction of international aviation hub. We will place equal importance in quality and quantity, with quality as the preference, to realize more outstanding hub status, and more obvious driving effectiveness of industries. We will take the construction of an international aviation hub as the goal, seize the opportunity and gain advantages, promote all-round opening up, shape more leading development, and strive to be the vanguard of the"four leading major cities in the country". We strive to build Guangzhou airport economic zone into an international aviation industry city and a hub port in the world in three to five years, which has international advanced level, fully-equipped functions, green ecology, and high-end industry. It’s our mission to construct Guangzhou airport economic zone into an important"window" and"demonstration zone" which practices Chinese socialist concepts in the new era of Xi Jinping to the whole world.
Thank you very much.
- 2018-06-26 10:32:18
Host (Su Jian, Director of Guangzhou Municipal Government Information Office):
Host (Su Jian, Director of Guangzhou Municipal Government Information Office):
Thank you, Direct Sun.
Now, let’s welcome Qiu Jiachen, Party Committee member of Guangdong Airport Authority, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Co., Ltd., to brief the innovative approach Baiyun Airport adopts in building the international numerical control hub.
- 2018-06-26 10:40:37
Qiu Jiachen, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Co., Ltd.
Leaders, distinguished guests and friends from media,
Good morning! It’s my pleasure to participate in the special press conference. I’d like to introduce the construction conditions of the international aviation hub in Baiyun Airport by representing for Guangdong Airport Group.
In recent years, Baiyun Airport has implemented significant instructions and spirits of leaders of Guangdong Province and Guangzhou. By taking“top in China and advanced all over the world” as the standard and“safe development and sincere service” as the bottom line, Baiyun Airport has taken efforts to meet the requirements of“cleanness, tidiness, safeness and orderliness” and has vigorously promoted the construction of the international aviation hub, making phased achievements. At present, more than 75 airline companies at home and abroad have settled here, with more than 210 air destinations all over the world. It achieves a passenger throughput of 65 million person-times in 2017, ranked the 3rd all in our country and the 13th all over the world. Baiyun Airport has been listed in Top 10 airports in service appraisals by ACI (Airports Council International) all over the world since 2010. It was ranked the 4th in the first quarter of 2018. With the operation of No. 2 terminal and the comprehensive transportation center of Baiyun Airport, the passenger throughout of Baiyun Airport is expected to achieve more than 70 million person-times in 2018, playing a more important role in coordinative development of regional economy. I will introduce creative measures adopted for Baiyun Airport to construct the world-level aviation hub on three aspects, i.e., requirements on construction of a world top airport, promotion in accessibility and expansion of international airlines.
Ⅰ. Practicing“walking at the forefront in four aspects nationwide” and promoting the construction of the world hub
Baiyun Airport owns two terminals and three runways at present, with aircraft movement area reference code of 4F. The airport can meet requirements on annual aircraft throughput of 620 thousand, passenger throughput of 80 million person-times and cargo handling capacity of 2.5 million tons. The accumulated quantity of flights of the airport achieved 227 thousand during January 1 to June 24 in this year, with a year-on-year increase of 3.48%. It realizes the passenger throughput of 33.124 million person-times, with a year-on-year growth of 7.35%. It achieves cargo handling capacity of 860 thousand tons, with a year-on-year growth of 5.65%. In which international passenger volume is 8.168 million person-times, with a year-on-year growth of 10.81%. Baiyun Airport is in an important opportunity stage for rapid development.
According to the requirements of“promoting high-quality development of civil aviation of Guangdong and striving to create a top-grade airport group in the world” proposed by Guangdong Airport Group, Baiyun Airport proposes the overall objectives for construction of the world top airport by taking 2020 and 2025 as two phase nodes:
- From 2018 to 2020, it is planned to construct the primary foundation for the international aviation hub in Baiyun Airport with efforts of three years. It aims to achieve the passenger throughput of 80 million person-times, listed in top 10 in the world. The cargo handling capacity is planned to achieve 2.3 million tons, ranked top 12 in the world. It is listed in“Global Top 10 Airports with Excellent Services” and airports with excellent services with domestic passenger throughput of ten millions.
- From 2021 to 2025, it is planned to construct the international aviation hub in Baiyun Airport after efforts of five years, to achieve annual passenger throughput of 100 million person-times and cargo handling capacity of 3.5 million tons, so as to form an advanced comprehensive transportation hub in our country integrated with aviation, high-speed train, urban rail, subway and expressway.
Ⅱ. Taking Efforts to Achieve World Top Accessibility and Promoting Passenger Transportation and Freight Transportation
Accessibility is an important index for international aviation hub, which provides passengers with global airline network integrated with airlines and ground transportation, with convenient transfers. Baiyun Airport will adopt multiple measures to promote development of passenger transportation and freight transportation.
Firstly, the airport will develop potential of passenger transport. The airport will further strengthen strategic cooperation with the base airline and the airline alliance, to strive for more beneficial traffic right policies and develop international airlines and intercontinental airlines. In addition, the airport will increase more international non-stop flights to promote international accessibility. Besides, the airport will open flights to countries along with“The Belt and Road” and promote“Road of Guangzhou” by coordinating with China Southern Airlines, to develop transit products and multimodal transport products with more airline companies. In this way, it aims to provide more air transport services as well as combined“non-stop” transport services by cooperating with intercity rails and expressways. At the same time, it will improve operating efficiency with higher standard, and it aims to form 6-7 flight waves with effective connections, so as to realize the breakthrough in passenger throughput of 80 million person-times in 2020 and 100 million person-times in 2025.
Secondly, the airport will construct the“large logistics” pattern. It will optimize the spatial arrangement of the freight deposit, to promote the realization of the“integration” and the 24-hour cargo custom clearance in the Pearl River Delta. It aims to promote the development of freight airlines and increase the all-cargo carrier transportation ability, so as to achieve 45% in all-cargo carrier transportation ability in 2020 and total cargo of 2.3 million tons. It aims to achieve 55% in the all-cargo carrier transportation ability in 2025 and cargo throughput of 3.5 million tons. The orderly construction of the logistics infrastructure will be promoted based on overall planning of logistics development of Baiyun Airport.
Thirdly, it will promote the flight operation efficiency. The“joint operation and command mode” of Baiyun Airport has been primarily formed since this March, when the new AOC operation control hall was started. The overall ground sliding efficiency has been promoted, and the normal management works of flights have been further optimized. Since October 2017, the airport has realized 80% of the flight normality for continuous 8 months. The airport will further deepen the“worry-free” ticket changing services, the short-term flight delay coordination work mechanism in the future, to provide better services to passengers on timeliness.
Fourthly, it will perfect the“integration” in airlines and ground transportation. It will promote the comprehensive traffic hub construction, and will promote construction of expressways such as the second airport expressway, the North third-circle expressway and Huaguan expressway. It will promote construction of railway transportation such as Guangfo loop line, Xinbaiguang section of Suiguanshen intercity railway and North Guagnzhou-Qingyuan section in Guangqing intercity railway. It will realize orderly connection between airports and high-speed trains, city railways, light railways and subways.
Fifthly, it will implement projects of high-quality services. At the same time that T2 is started, it aims to construct the Skytrax five-star airports. It promotes the new brand of“spring breeze service”, to establish internal supervisor team and entrust third party service monitoring and promote the closed-loop management of“construction of systems, promotion of standards, strengthening of training and laying emphasis on supervision” with the“ten-hundred-thousand-ten thousand” plan, so as to deepen the connotation of the civil aviation administration of“sincere services”, to further improve service quality. At the same time, it optimizes whole-process service of special passengers and promotes“the same quality and the same price” of catering and“revolution of toilets” and whole-course tracking system of luggage. In addition, it establishes the96158 smart customer service systems and conducts innovation on member plan of“frequent customers”. Besides, it will promote the construction of cultural airport, to establish the Lingnan culture propagation platform with cultural activities of“Pictures of Flowers” series
Ⅲ. Further Developing International Airlines and Realizing High-quality Development of Civil Aviation of Guangdong by Taking World Airline Development Conference as an Opportunity
In the recent three years (since 2016), Baiyun Airport has opened 59 new international airlines and has added 22 international air destinations. The international airline network has spread all over 86 terminals in 5 continents, including 48 international and regional carriers and daily average international flight volume of 322. In 2017, the total volume of passengers, international passengers and international transit passenger volume have growth rate of 10.2%, 17.6% and 23%, and the proportion of international passengers achieves 24%, and international transit passenger occupies 23.5% of the total volume of international passengers, with significant effect on construction of the international hab.
With such opportunity of the World Airline Development Conference, Baiyun Airport will cooperate with more airline companies at home and abroad, to increase frequency of flights and optimize aircraft types and expand flights to Europe and America; in addition, it will consolidate the airlines of Southeast Asia and Oceania, and construct airlines to Africa and South America. By taking the opportunity of the high-quality“Air Silk Road”, it plans to develop 30 new international airlines within 3 years. For example, on the aspect of Europe airlines, it promotes 7 terminals of Madrid, Zurich, Milan, Manchester, Kiev, St. Petersburg and Irkutsk considering that the traffic rights to main first-tier cities in Europe have been almost used up. By utilizing the geographic advantages of Guangzhou, it constructs the portal hub from Europe to Oceania. On the aspects of North America, Australia and New Zealand, it will promote the China Southern Airlines to open the direct route to Chicago, to increase the transport capacity in airlines of Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland, to improve the product competitiveness of Australia and New Zealand as well as provides passengers with more abundant options for“Roads of Guangzhou”. In addition, on the aspect of African market, popular tourist cities such as Casablanca and Johannesburg are the emphasized airlines promoted by Baiyun Airport. Besides, on the aspect of Asia, Baiyun Airport will open new air destinations with the emphasis of capitals in Asia, so as to perfect the airlines between Guangzhou and Asian countries.
Finally, thank you very much for your concerns and supports for Baiyun Airport. I wish that World Airline Development Conference will be held successfully in September in Guangzhou!
Thank you all!
- 2018-06-26 10:57:59
- 主持人（广州市政府新闻办公室主任 苏?。?/p>
Moderator (Su Jian, Director of the Information Office of Guangzhou Municipal Government):
We will now take questions from the floor.
- 2018-06-27 16:56:36
Nanfang Daily reporter:
As a national airport economic demonstration zone, how will Guangzhou Airport Economic Zone seize the new opportunities brought by the opening-up in the new era, strive to be the leader in the“Walking at the forefront in four respects nationwide” program, and gain experience in the development of airport economic demonstration zone for use and promotion nationwide?
- 2018-06-27 16:57:50
First of all, Guangzhou Airport Economic Zone will endeavor to be at the forefront nationwide in building a mechanism to promote high-quality economic development. Specifically, it is to provide more solid, powerful guarantee for the construction of hub airport using innovative institutional mechanisms and management models. Secondly, we must take the lead in forming a new overall pattern of opening-up, such as improving customs clearance services and its efficiency. In terms of aircraft leasing industry, the leased aircraft can achieve customs clearance and take-off release within one hour at Baiyun Airport. In the construction of a modern economic system, Boeing and Airbus, the world’s two largest aircraft manufacturers, have established their passenger aircraft to cargo aircraft conversion project in Baiyun Airport. Guangzhou Airport Economic Zone has become the largest base of passenger aircraft to cargo aircraft conversion in China. Next, we will accelerate the development of these two leading projects, so that we are at the forefront in China, and even in the world as a whole.
- 2018-06-27 16:58:42
World Route Development Conference has settled in Guangzhou. This is the recognition for accelerating the building of an international hub city. How will Baiyun Airport harness this opportunity to build an international hub airport?
- 2018-06-27 16:59:32
Just as you said, the World Route Development Conference is an annual gathering in the aviation industry, bringing together more than 350 airlines and over 700 airports worldwide. At the conference, the airport will have extensive one-on-one talks with airlines. Through this conference, airlines from all over the world will gain a deeper understanding of Guangzhou and the aviation market in Guangzhou. This will play a great role in their decision to enter the market in Guangzhou and open new routes. At the conference, we will focus on negotiations with the waypoints and airlines which have the intention of cooperation. We will put in more efforts in such fields as achieving more aircraft traffic rights and opening routes, with a view to building an international hub airport in Guangzhou. This is also a very good opportunity to showcase the image of Guangzhou to the world. Thank you!
- 2018-06-27 17:00:51
- 主持人（广州市政府新闻办公室主任 苏?。?/p>
Moderator (Su Jian, Director of the Information Office of Guangzhou Municipal Government):
I think this topic fits in with today’s theme. Director Sun Xiuqing, do you have any additional remarks on this topic?
- 2018-06-27 17:02:19
刚才邱嘉臣董事长说了，世航会在业界被誉为航空业界的奥运会、世博会，届时将有3000多位航空业界嘉宾代表参加。我认为，这次大会选择在广州召开，首先就是对广州建设国际航空枢纽战略和成绩的充分认可，奥运会、世博会不是随便找个地方就开的，世航会也是如此。一个地方是不是国际航空枢纽，除了硬件、服务，一个重要的指标就是看国际旅客量。广州当前完全具备建设国际航空枢纽的的条件，2017年白云机场国际及地区旅客吞吐量1589万人次，同比增长17.6%， 占了全年旅客吞吐量的24%，今年，预计将突破1600万人次，比例也将进一步提升，这是广州国际航空枢纽发展的一个亮点。 第二个方面，这次大会在广州召开，为世界进一步认识广州、了解广州提供了一个很好的窗口，有助于广州展示良好城市形象，加速集聚国际航空产业高端人才，集聚全球高端发展要素。第三个方面，这个大会将给我们带来宝贵的招商引资机遇，我们可以和全世界的来宾洽谈合作，进一步拓展国际航线，吸引国际优质项目投资。当然，这次大会对广州的城市形象宣传也是一次难得的机会，去年我们成功举办了《财富》全球论坛，取得了空前成功，本次大会规模比《财富》全球论坛还要盛大，对于广州展示自身特别是展示国际航空枢纽建设成果都是一个很好的机会。
as Chairman Qiu Jiachen said, the World Route Development Conference is hailed as the Olympic Games and World Expo in the aviation industry. Upwards of 3,000 representatives of the aviation industry will attend the event. In my opinion, the convening of this conference in Guangzhou shows the full recognition of the strategy and achievements of Guangzhou in building an international hub airport. The host city for the Olympic Games and the World Expo is carefully chosen; this also goes for the World Route Development Conference. One criterion for judging an international hub airport is the volume of international passengers, in addition to the hardware and services. Guangzhou is currently fully qualified to build an international hub airport. In 2017, Baiyun Airport’s international and regional passenger throughput reached 15.89 million, a year-on-year increase of 17.6%, accounting for 24% of annual total passenger throughput. This year, this figure is expected to surpass 16 million. The proportion will also be enhanced. This is a highlight in the development of international hub airport in Guangzhou. Second, this conference to be held in Guangzhou provides a good window for the world to gain a deeper understanding of Guangzhou. It will help Guangzhou to showcase its good city image, accelerate the gathering of high-end personnel in the global aviation industry, and bring together high-end global development factors. Third, this conference will bring us valuable opportunities for attracting investment. We can negotiate and cooperate with guests from all over the world to expand international routes and attract stellar international investment projects. Of course, the conference offers a rare opportunity to publicize the image of Guangzhou. Last year we successfully hosted the Fortune Global Forum with unprecedented success. This conference exceeds the Fortune Global Forum in size. Thus, this is a great opportunity for Guangzhou to showcase itself, especially the achievements in the building of an international hub airport.
- 2018-06-27 17:04:30
What impact will the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area project have on Baiyun Airport and how it balances and competes with other airports in the Bay Area? Can it achieve coordinated development by taking advantage of the World Route Development Conference?
- 2018-06-27 17:06:12
personally speaking, the Greater Bay Area Initiative will certainly play a role in Guangzhou“Walking at the forefront nationwide”. Whether it be the modern economic system or the greater efforts in the all-round opening-up, it has brought an important opportunity for the aviation economy. In this process, the influence will be greatly enhanced with the integration of aviation and aviation economic elements. In my view, there is great room for development for the airport in the construction of the Greater Bay Area. First, it speeds up the infrastructure construction. In fact, several airports in the Bay Area are faced with the problems of production capacity protection and the inadequacy to meet the aviation needs. Therefore, in this process, the aviation entities concerned in the Bay Area, such as airports, shall accelerate airport construction and improve service quality, providing better services for airlines and passengers. This is the opportunity for our development and our development direction. The interconnection of the Bay Area facilitates exchanges with the areas outside the Bay Area and will surely promote the development of aviation in the Bay Area. Therefore, in this process, the five major airports in the Bay Area previously had a sound linkage mechanism. In daily operations, they also cooperate with each other, such as management, training, preparations for landing, etc. In the future, a sound linkage mechanism will also be put in place. This will be a great opportunity for our common development based on the Greater Bay Area Initiative. We work together to provide better services for airlines. This is our aim. Thank you!
- 2018-06-27 17:06:55
South China Morning Post:
Hong Kong is only separated from Guangzhou by a river. This year, the passenger throughput at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport is expected to exceed 70 million, while the throughput at Hong Kong airport last year was 72 million or thereabouts. Whether there is competition between the two airports? Is there any opportunity for future cooperation? In the context of the entire Bay Area development, what are the plans for Guangzhou and Hong Kong airports to build international hub airports?
- 2018-06-27 17:07:40
I think that the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area initiative is a concrete practice to carry out the instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping for Guangdong to“walk at the forefront nationwide in four respects”. All airports in the Greater Bay Area have cooperative, rather than competitive, relationship. The aviation market is huge, and its development potential remains to be tapped. The strategy of the Greater Bay Area will develop the economy, passenger flow and logistics in the Greater Bay Area. All airports will foster cooperation in development and achieve better interconnection. They can develop the international aviation market to achieve results for all parties concerned. The construction of the Greater Bay Area is a national strategy, and each airport will enjoy the development dividend. It will also greatly facilitate the formation of a convenient comprehensive transportation system.
- 2018-06-27 17:08:25
In the past few years, judging from the incremental statistics, the airports in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Macau, and Zhuhai have all witnessed rapid growth, and there is no development at the expense of others. Hong Kong airport in the first half of the year saw fast growth, with great development prospects. Airports in Mainland China also witnessed very encouraging development speed. With the advance of national policies and the entire Greater Bay Area and the world-class urban agglomeration, we will accelerate the transport development thanks to the social development. There is a joint mechanism for these airports. Each year, we hold a meeting on the themes of common concern, including safety management, service quality, IT application, convenient transportation, and comprehensive hub. We carry out friendly exchanges and learn from each other so that we can make improvements. Hong Kong airport is a model for us. I have always said that the great example is close at hand. We learn from Hong Kong Airport and China Southern Airlines. We must continue to learn from these organizations and companies that have advantages in many respects. We are oriented to problems in order to solve the questions raised by airlines and passengers. In this way, we can truly“walk at the forefront nationwide.” It can be said that the national strategic hub represents the three major airports for China’s competition against foreign countries. In this context, we basically rank among the first-tier group, but we must step up efforts to be at the forefront of civil aviation airports in China in terms of stellar development. As I just said, Baiyun Airport Company, the pivotal company under Guangdong Airport Group, has developed a development plan. Building a world-class hub airport, I think, is an achievable goal. Thank you!
- 2018-06-27 17:09:06
China Economic Herald:
could you introduce the flight transfer in Baiyun Airport?
- 2018-06-27 17:10:31
Baiyun Airport has witnessed robust growth in international flights. In 2017 alone, the total number of passengers, international passengers, and international transfer passengers increased by 10.2%, 17.6%, and 23%, respectively. In terms of developing international routes, we mainly cooperate with China Southern Airlines to build an X-type route network in Guangzhou. Baiyun Airport has opened a great number of routes to Southeast Asian countries. For the traditional sectors covering Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Africa, a certain scale has been achieved, but the density remains to be enhanced. We also hope to open the direct routes to Africa. The next step is to open routes to Europe and the United States and strive to open the routes to South America. As mentioned above, new waypoints will be added on the front of European routes. Our goal is to improve the direct route convenience for passengers in Guangzhou. Next, we will work together with airlines towards our goals, so that the“Guangzhou Road” becomes more convenient, passengers enjoy more convenient travel, and the development of international hub airport progresses smoothly. Thank you!
- 2018-06-27 17:11:41
Qi Qi(Associate Professor of Guangzhou Civil Aviation College):
Thanks for the invitation of the organizer and the attention of the media. Hello, everyone. I’m Qi Qi.
Guangzhou has been a business hub for a thousand years, and its development follows a tradition. In the past, business hubs, or business in general, are dependent on maritime transport. Guangzhou has maintained the status of business hub for a thousand years thanks to the favorable environment around it. With the progression and shift of global resource endowment, its current development is reliant on aviation as its universal means of connection.
Today, it’s my honor to discuss the stories of Guangzhou as an international aviation hub with the distinguished guests who are leaders in charge of the planning of aviation hub construction, the airport and aviation companies. Let’s discuss the most touching stories which we encountered during the construction of an aviation hub by Guangzhou together. First, let’s invite Director Xiang Xiaomei to share a story with us.
- 2018-06-28 10:42:11
Xiang Xiaomei (Director of Industrial and Economic Research Institute, Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences):
Thank you. I’m glad to participate in"Setting out to the World": the storytelling session of World Routes 2018. Aviation hub construction has played an important role in the construction of Guangzhou as a national central city and the implementation of Guangzhou’s“taking four forefronts in the country”. This could be attributed to the increasing reliance of people on aviation for traveling and more and more logistics efforts opting to air routes.
As a deputy to the twelfth national people’s congress, I contributed to the establishment of the airport economic demonstration area during my tenure, including the promotion of constructing a second airport, efforts put in the airport economic demonstration area and suggestions at the national people’s congress. This process has received the support of leaders of Guangzhou Airport Economic Zone Management Committee, Guangdong Airport Authority and China Southern Airlines.
During this process, we also participated in the planning of the aviation industry in Guangzhou, which I believe showcased the superiority of the institutional mechanism. As the airport economic demonstration area, we could better promote the construction of an international aviation hub if we take a similar revolution and innovation approach on institutional mechanism. As we saw just now, there are great achievements not only in increased passenger throughput and logistic volume, but also the development of the airport service department of China Southern Airlines. This is just one aspect.
As I engage in industry research, when we did the planning of the aviation industry back then, we did some investigation at places relevant to the airport. I was deeply impressed by the aviation maintenance of Guangzhou, which ranks among the top nationally with huge potential. Maintenance is a significant part of the brand image of China Southern Airlines. People always tell me how good it is to fly on the planes of China Southern Airlines because of their good maintenance and safety. I believe that apart from basic maintenance capabilities, Guangzhou is also capable of doing some manufacturing. This forms a solid basis for the development of the aviation industry in Guangzhou, as well as an important pillar for the whole construction of the aviation hub.
It so happens that we could make use of the manufacturing industry system of Guangzhou in the entire Pearl River Delta, Pan-Pearl River Delta and the Greater Bay Area to consolidate the whole aviation industry. Therefore, I’m very happy and excited that the aviation hub construction could move on a fast track. The World Routes this year is an important opportunity and chance for Guangzhou to showcase its brand image, city culture and strength to the world. It opens an important window for the display of the high-tech industry, or the improved quality of the high-tech service industry. The construction of Guangzhou’s aviation hub will take a firm step ahead. Thank you.
- 2018-06-28 10:42:55
Qi Qi (Associate Professor of Guangzhou Civil Aviation College):
谢谢向女士给我们分享，她说广州机场整个发展，整个航空亮点是维修，作为民航从业者，民航最重要的是安全。向晓梅所长从旅客的角度说了一个小细节，要很踏实的坐南航的飞机，因为有GAMECO在后面做技术支撑，正好今天有请到GAMECO外方总经理NORBERT MARX先生，接下来请NORBERT MARX先生从国际旅客视角或者来自国际参与广州国际枢纽建设领导方面来分享一下故事。
Thank you, Ms. Xiang, for sharing your story with us. In her story, the highlight of the whole development of Guangzhou’s airport and aviation is maintenance. For civil aviation stakeholders, the most important aspect of civil aviation lies in safety. Director Xiang Xiaomei expressed a detail from the viewpoint of a passenger that she feels assured taking the flights of China Southern Airlines. That is because of the technical support of GAMECO. We happen to have invited Mr. Norbert Marx, the foreign general manager of GAMECO. Next, let’s invite Mr. Norbert Marx to share his story from the viewpoint of an international passenger, or rather, as a foreign leader participating in the construction of Guangzhou’s international aviation hub.
- 2018-06-28 10:45:57
- NORBERT MARX（GAMECO外方总经理）：
Norbert Marx (Foreign General Manager of GAMECO)：
I’m much honored to take part in the storytelling session. I’m Norbert Marx from GAMECO. As introduced by Director Xiang Xiaomei, we are an airplane maintenance enterprise. Enhancing onboard experience is our duty, and we will make sure our planes are safe and clean.
I’m from Germany. When my friends come to Guangzhou to visit me, their first impression is the airport, and the landscape of the city comes the second. They have informed me that the staff at Guangzhou Airport are very professional and the quality of service is quite high.
As we all know, the World Cup is playing in Russia now. Germans love football very much. Football players have their respective duties, but to win a match everyone must cooperate as a team. We airplane enterprises are in cooperative relations with the airport, customs and aviation companies. Only with the cooperation among various enterprises can we promote the development and internationalization of the airport and Guangzhou.
Our company shall improve on the following three aspects, namely knowledge development, skills improvement and efficiency improvement. We are currently planning to build a 3G think tank which requires additional 800 employees this year.
Now, we are also building an accessory repair center and a composite material repair center. This is a very promising wireless hub endeavor. It is top-notch, so we can attract many international partners. In terms of efficiency, we use big data, 3D printing and robotics to improve the quality and efficiency of maintenance.
Hence, we will do our best to promote the development of Baiyun International Airport. I wish the airport every success in its development. I also hope that there could be more direct flights from Germany to Guangzhou.
- 2018-06-28 10:47:17
Qi Qi(Associate Professor of Guangzhou Civil Aviation College):
Thank you. The attendance of Mr. Norbert Marx gives our storytelling session an international outlook.
As described by Norbert Marx from GAMECO, we might have been a bit narrow for only mentioning the flights of China Southern Airlines just now. GAMECO provides maintenance and service guarantee for many aviation companies departing from Guangzhou. We trust the airplane as long as it is maintained by GAMECO.
The site we see today is Terminal 2, which opens a new world for China Southern Air Holding Company. It is entirely operated by China Southern Air Holding Company to build a larger platform for providing better services to passengers. Next, let’s invite Guo Jianye, the Service Director of China Southern Air Holding Company, to share with us his story with the international aviation hub.
- 2018-06-28 10:48:02
Guo Jianye (Service Director of China Southern Air Holding Company):
I’m much honored to participate in this press conference, especially since I’m invited as a guest for the storytelling session. I did no preparation beforehand, so I speak from my heart.
I shall begin with a story. I used to be in charge of sales at China Southern Airlines, which mainly involve opening up air routes and competing against other products. I led teams to Australia, Europe and the United States, where I gather various agents and travel agencies for conferences to hear their opinions, difficulties and suggestions and gain insights into how we could enhance our competitiveness.
What left the deepest impression on me was that at a few places, people said they chose Singapore Airlines because they wish to go to Europe and other places from Singapore, and the reason they chose Dubai was that they want to go to Oceania via Dubai. That was what I heard.
After coming back, I reported that to the chairman of the group. I feel that the competition nowadays is no longer that between aviation companies, but rather the competing services of aviation companies plus the airport plus the city, as well as customs and so on. I have expressed my thoughts on many occasions after I came back, hoping that we could make joint efforts to address this issue.
Here I must say that cities of the past were developed at where harbors, waters, ports and markets were located, but later developments saw the construction of cities driven by trains.
Now, a first-class international metropolis must have a first-class international aviation hub. Conversely, I believe a city could never be a first-class international city without a first-class international aviation hub. Now we could safely say that Guangdong is a first-tier, or first-class city in China, but I feel that there is still a little bit short of a first-class one internationally. Our Guangzhou could totally become a first-class and harmonious city internationally ten, twenty or thirty years into the future.
The provincial Party committee and government of Guangdong and the municipal Party committee and government of Guangzhou should build the international aviation hub while taking Guangzhou as a core, first-class international city. The orientation should definitely be a first-class international city and a first-class international aviation hub, such as that of Singapore’s airport. That is because the geographical location – I’m not saying economic development – of Guangzhou is at least among the top three or four in China. For this geographical location, we are best suited as a central point, or a springboard, among Europe, Oceania, Southeast Asia and East Asia. We must fully utilize this advantage of ours. Therefore, China Southern Airlines proposed the“Guangzhou Route”. What exactly is the“Guangzhou Route”? Let’s suppose we are traveling to Europe, Oceania and New Zealand. There are places where direct flights are not opened. They must find a midpoint. They used to go via Singapore and Hong Kong, and later Dubai with its development. China Southern Airlines has a competitive edge in this, What it is building now is bringing people from all over China to Guangzhou and service them to Australia.
An international first-class hub is indispensable for an international first-class city, and who can build such a hub?Taking a wide look at the globe’s international first-class hub, a mammoth economic airline is a necessity, while Baiyun Airport as the hub of Guangzhou serves as the major base of China Southern. Without such a major base, an airline with large volume is no way to be built into an international hub, and Guangzhou meets such conditions perfectly. Guangzhou ranks first in Asia and fourth in the world in scale and passenger throughput. From the view of volume and functions, it has capabilities to build an international aviation hub in cooperation with Baiyun Airport. I sincerely hope that we can make efforts together, just like what Mr. NORBERT MARX mentioned. It’s like playing football that needs joint efforts from all parties including airlines and airports to build Guangzhou’s international first-class airport while achieving the goal of“eight strivings”. Go, China Southern. Thank you!
- 2018-06-28 10:49:04
Qi Qi (Associate Professor of Guangzhou Civil Aviation College):
Thank Director Guo for sharing excellent experiences.China Southern has extended an olive branch, and we’ll see the airport’s next move. The building of Guangzhou’s international hub is in need of efforts from both sides. Only by developing towards the core goal can we wee what we’ve expected. Next, let’s invite Mr. Wang Xiaoyong to share his stories.
- 2018-06-28 10:49:55
Wang Xiaoyong (Deputy General Manager of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Co., Ltd.):
Thank you. I’d like to share a true story of myself at the invitation of Mr. Qi Qi. And my speech shares the same title as the“Setting out to the World” of today’s storytelling session.
In 2005, I first attended World Routes and it’s a great honor for me. Our booth at that time was 6 sqaure meters. We made an appointment with many airlines for panels. And the explaination of“where is Guangzhou” and“how does it look like” accounts for about 40% to 50% of the panel before we had the opportunity to introduce the situation about the airport, routes, and passenger tranportation market. Thirteen years later, things changed a lot. Last year, we were in Chengdu and set up a 7-square-meter booth, which was the site for panel. And this year, as the host party, we are happy to hold the World Routes, which is a grand Olympics of the aviation industry.
I can tell that Guangzhou must have conditions for building itself into a hub, what we called in 2004 and 2005. This year, we ranked 13rd around the globe, and we are competent to build a world hub. In the development course of one or two dozen(s) years, what’s important is the development of a strong major base company. China Southern ranks fourth worldwide compared with 13rd last year. We should go ahead to narrow the gap between us and the corporates of the same type in the world as soon as possible. It can be said that the building of the hub at Baiyun Airport attributes to China Southern to a large degree.
We now have some data, which is probably that the business volume of China Southern accounts for 50% of Baiyun Airport, 70% of international business, 90% of transit business, all astonishing figures. To weigh a world-class hub airport and build a world-class hub airport, the proportion of international passengers and of transit passengers are the most critical indices. The former in this year is expected to reach 25% and the later between 12% and 13%, 3 to 4 percentage points each, which is not easy and China Southern has contributed a lot.
I think that the course of building the hub at Baiyun Airport thoughout the years is a process from nothing to something, and vice versa. From nothing to something refers to waypoints, which we are close to the level and routes with which there’s a gap, when compared with excellent hub airports from Asia to America, Europe and Africa. From nothing to something also involves the customs policies, the overall environment and service improvement. During so many years of construction, we also experienced a process from nothing to something, which means that in the full chain service, passengers will see more self-service in each link rather than personnel-assisted service, such as automatic luggage registration, automatic check-in. In the future, we will also launch full process service, including internal integration in the province. The previous point-to-point will be replaced by stability-to-stability, thus to achieve the full process service at both departures and arrivals.
In the future development, we hope that the major base company of China Southern can realize the sharing put forward by General Secretary Xi Jinping. We hope we can realize the linkage in the development of shared future and expect China Southern to build a world-class core hub at the fastest pace.
- 2018-06-28 10:51:04
Qi Qi (Associate Professor of Guangzhou Civil Aviation College):
World Routes will be held in Guangzhou as a diplomatic event. We learn lessons from each diplomatic event on home ground. Guangdong just experienced Fortune Forum. We’d like to invite Chief Executive Officer Xiao Qiming to share diplomacy on home ground. Guangdong YT Business Aviation Service Co., Ltd., Guangdong Airport Authority targets the most high-end corporate aircraft, including politicians and businessmen. Please share your experiences from the perspective of home ground and diplomacy.
- 2018-06-28 10:51:41
Xiao Qiming (Chief Executive Officer of Guangdong YT Business Aviation Service Co., Ltd., Guangdong Airport Authority):
Leaders, distinguished guests.Hi, everyone!
According to the schedule of the session, I’d like to share stories about operation. Baiyun Airport is FBO, a very important supporting facilities for the construction of Baiyun Airport Aviation Hub, and also a significant platform perfecting the functions of aviation hub. We decided to initiate the program in 2014, and I’ll share several stories from nothing to something and from project approval to the final operation.
The first is the story about project approval. All airport projects require approval. And this project was approved after the Group’s decision-making. On July 14, 2014, we submitted the application report to the provincial development and reform commission which called us at 11am on July 15 informing us to take the project approval filing certification, the whole process of which was completed within one day, indicating the great importance to and support of the project from the commission.
With regard to project construction and operation, the whole project spent less than one year to complete the related formalities relating to land. From the official construction in July 2016 to the official production in March last year, it goes through turns and twists during the one year and five months. The three presidents made over 10 visits on site and held multiple special coordination meetings. On the very day of production, namely the afternoon of December 3 last year, FBO operated its first flight and at that time I had the honor to shake hands and present a bouquet to the owner with the president and when we were asked of our feelings and requirements, I gave my name card to the owner and said I am available any time if he had problems. The owner was excited to know that his flight turned out to be the first and he was welcomed with the highest level. Later, the owner called us during his visit at the airport and praised the convenience after operation. It relieves and assures him.
After its completion, the project was greatly underpinned by the city authority and three institutions. On May 19 when the China Southern entered T2, we invited Mr. Chen, head of Frontier Inspection Station, together with leader from the Customs, to check the situation of the facilities one by one on the spot, and the three parties reached consensus on whether rectification of the process aspect is needed and jointly decided to launch an international channel on June 1. We can tell that the three parties gave us especially considerate care and support after its operation. Director Sun Xiuqing also mentioned that we should be in the leading position in customs services facilitation, and we’ve been aware of the great support from related institutions and we appreciate the support by Airport Committee during the construction and promotion process.
The process of a project from zero to reality and rapid expansion after completition and operation involves many aspects. It has been greatly supported by construction institutions and policy departments, and many people have contributed quite a lot. We found after its official operation that FBO can be a favorable platform for developing a business aviation industry cluster. This is also the requirement put forward by Secretary Ren. We should secure the operation beforehand, and build the business aviation industry cluster.
The project has attracted great concern within the industry after its operation. Now among the five airlines in China, four have established their bases or companies, increasing their operation channels in Guangzhou.Meanwhile, our next move will be cooperating with mainstream enterprisses engaging in corporate aircraft maintenance and refitting to develop this segment. Besides, the Greater China headquarters has been settled in Guangzhou and it’ll set up an industrial cluster linking upsteam with downstream in the industrial chain of medium-scale aircrafts. In terms of the whole project operation, now it’s in a stable, desirable state. We welcome partners dealing with international air transportation of corporate aircraft to come to Guangzhou for further development.Thank you!
- 2018-06-28 10:52:41
Qi Qi (Associate Professor of Guangzhou Civil Aviation College):
CEO Xiao Qiming explicated the Guangzhou efficiency by sharing us the story of the birth of FBO, as well as why we should be more confident in the goal of building Guangzhou into an international aviation hub. Next, let’s invite Crew Chief Li Ran to share her story about delivering quality services.
- 2018-06-28 10:53:26
Li Ran (Crew Chief of the Cabin Department of China Southern Airlines):
Greetings to dear leaders and friends from the media. I’m a crew chief from China Southern Airlines. I am much honored to be part of the storytelling session. I would like to share my reflections on“Setting out to the World” as a crew chief on flights.
First, I would like to tell my own story. I’m an employee of China Southern Airlines, and a newcomer to Guangzhou. I was not born here. The reason that I came to Guangzhou is actually related to the process of globalization. A few years ago, China Southern Airlines initiated the“3E Program”, a flight crew recruitment project. The“3E Program” has been promoted by the process of globalization. We quickened our pace, recruiting more and more degree holders in minority languages and English as well as those with even better academic credentials to become flight crew members at the frontline of services. This adapts to the needs of international development. It was this project that brought me to Guangzhou, to China Southern Airlines and to the sky.
In recent years of my service, I feel deeply that colleagues around me are becoming more and more international. There are many foreign crew members appearing at my workplace in many international air routes, devoting themselves to Guangzhou and the“Guangzhou Route” of China Southern Airlines. Today, China Southern Airlines employs flight crew members who are from Korea, Japan, the Netherlands, France, Australia and Malaysia. Passengers taking international flights of China Southern Airlines could see not only Chinese faces among the crew, but also that of international flight crew members. After that, we are gradually delivering international first-class service quality and service standards.
Moving on to stories between us and passengers, there are more and more passengers with the upcoming peak season in July, August and September. According to the record on my own plane, seventy to eighty percent of passengers transfer at Guangzhou, which means most passengers on the register of passengers are transferring in Guangzhou every day. On the plane, the most frequently asked questions of passengers to flight attendants are,“Do I need to collect my luggage? What should I do when I arrive at the airport? It’s the first time I transfer in Guangzhou. People say it’s very convenient to transfer in Guangzhou. In what aspects is it convenient?” This is the most pressing question of passengers.
As flight crew members, we are proud that we could introduce the“One Ticket to Destination” service of China Southern Airlines and the guarantee of Guangzhou Airport to passengers. If one book the Guangzhou China Southern Airlines flight services, the luggage tag will show direct flight to the destination, without the need to collect the luggage personally. One could walk directly from one flight through customs to the gate of the next flight, providing much convenience to international passengers. On a flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands that I completed last week, passengers were astounded by this. Many passengers would say,“We have only transferred in other cities but Guangzhou, and it is our first time here. Is it true that we don’t need to collect the luggage?” They were worried but I told them,“There is no need to collect, because the service has been implemented here for a few years. Under normal circumstances, the luggage tag has your destination on it, so you can enjoy the delicious local delight at Terminal 2, shop around at the stores in the airport, and proceed to the next boarding gate. It is easy and you don’t need to drag all sorts of baggage.” The passengers are very happy and told me that they would like to transfer in Guangzhou and take our flight for the convenience. That is the second story that I want to share, the story between us and passengers.
In fact, as a company based in Guangzhou, China Southern Airlines also takes services as a window for recommendation on flights. Now our onboard services offer many service brands with Southern China characteristics, including the big bowl noodles and steamed rice in clay pot, the special dishes of Guangzhou that are provided for business-class and first-class passengers to taste. Guangzhou is also a hometown of tea. We also offer onboard tea of China Southern Airlines with a dozen varieties for you to choose, as well as the onboard cellar of China Southern Airlines. We are not just service staff at the frontline, but also the promoters of the Guangzhou culture, the Southern China culture and the Chinese culture. We also wish to showcase the elegance of China and Guangzhou to passengers at the frontline of service. I would like to invite all of you to take our flights and experience our services. We provide warmth to every trip of yours with sincerity, cosines and heartwarming care. Thank you!
- 2018-06-28 10:54:12
Qi Qi(Associate Professor of Guangzhou Civil Aviation College):
Thank you for the sharing. Have you noticed the logo of China Southern Airlines with a blue background and a red kapok flower? In fact, China Southern Airlines is the largest aviation company in China, but it is based in Guangzhou with the distinct characteristics of Guangzhou. As a listener, after hearing the individual stories shared by various guests, I would like to speak of my thoughts, too.
I feel that the construction of an international aviation hub in Guangzhou is actually strangely close and similar to the whole event and venue today. How should we construct the international aviation hub? It should be aviation companies and the airport joining hands on the platform built by the municipal government. How to be sustainable? It lies in industry transformation, which means transforming the social and economic benefits, produced by aviation companies and the airport in the process of international aviation hub construction, into true benefits to Guangzhou. Only by making the international aviation hub construction of Guangzhou into a pivot and highlight of high-quality development of Guangzhou, could Guangzhou seize the unique resource endowment of aviation in the new era of the thousand-year-old business hub of Guangzhou and find its way to high-quality development. Only in this way could Guangzhou obtain its due position and play its prescribed role in the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.
We have come to the end of the storytelling session. Thank you!
- 2018-06-28 10:54:59