Eva Cheng, Hong Kong's secretary for transport & housing, left for New Delhi on a two-day visit during which she will also hold talks with Indian minister for civil aviation, Praful Patel. The two ministers will discuss development of India-Hong Kong air services.
Last December, India liberalised aviation agreements with Hong Kong SAR, allowing frequency of air services between the two Asiatic destinations to more than double. The agreement was perceived as a major breakthrough.
Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has enhanced services to Delhi and Mumbai and is due to launch a new service to Chennai in June this year. India's largest private carrier, Jet Airways, began services this month on the Mumbai-Hong Kong route.
Other Hong Kong and Indian carriers are also due to start, or increase, services between the two destinations.
According to available figures, last year, a total of 346,870 passengers traveled between Hong Kong and India, which was up 5 per cent from 2006.
During her visit, Ms Cheng and Indian officials will participate in an event highlighting Cathay Pacific's new Hong Kong-India flight plans.