Government Flying Service
The Government Flying Service (GFS) is a disciplined unit of the Government of Hong Kong.
|Formed||1 April 1993|
|Headquarters||Hong Kong International Airport|
|Annual budget||HKD 577.6 million (2016-17)|
|Parent department||Security Bureau|
|Government Flying Service|
Politics and government|
of Hong Kong
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- For the Slovak state carrier, see Slovak Government Flying Service.
The service has its head office in, and operates from, the southwestern end of Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok. Before the opening of the Chek Lap Kok airport in 1998, it operated from the old Kai Tak Airport (i.e. the former Hong Kong International Airport). GFS patrols a 400-nautical-mile (740 km) radius of Hong Kong's Maritime Search and Rescue Region, which covers most of the South China Sea basin, as well as the Hong Kong Flight Information Region.