HK Airlines begins A330F service HK-Hangzhou

Hong Kong Airlines has begun a five times a week service using A330-200F aircraft between Hong Kong and Hangzhou, southwest of Shanghai from 3 March.


HK Airlines begins A330F service HK-Hangzhou


Hong Kong Airlines has begun a five times a week service using A330-200F aircraft between Hong Kong and Hangzhou, southwest of Shanghai from 3 March. The service marks the first regular international cargo service at the Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport. The inaugural flight saw the 50-tonne payload capacity A330 transport 6,627 parcels with the weight totaling 14.6 tonnes.

The development of Yangtze River economic belt strategy and modern logistics network have made the Hangzhou airport an important cargo shipping base in Zhejiang Province, according to airport authorities.

“The introduction of cargo service operated by big planes will upgrade the airport’s international cargo shipping capacity, lower the logistics costs and improve its regional competitiveness,” the airport said. It added that to ensure high efficiency the airport customs authorities have adopted a “declaration in the air and clearance on the ground” system with year-round express delivery clearance service from 6am and until 2am each day.