T’way Air appoints Asia Airfreight Terminal as cargo ground handling agent in Hong Kong
T’way Air commenced three weekly passenger services between Hong Kong and Daegu, is the first carrier to offer direct flights between these two cities.
March 20, 2017
By Lim Guan Yu
Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT) is pleased to announce that they have been appointed by T’way Air as their cargo ground handling agent in Hong Kong. T’way Air has commenced three weekly passenger services between Hong Kong and Daegu South Korea using B737-800 aircraft since 13 December 2016. It is the first carrier to offer direct flights between these two cities, which will further enhance the network connectivity of Hong Kong International Airport. Daegu is the fourth largest city in South Korea, well known for its electronics industry and numerous tourist attractions. It is also a gateway to the city of Gyeongju, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
T’way Air is one of the fastest growing low cost carriers in South Korea. Established in 2010, it has rapidly expanded from a domestic airline into an international carrier with a total fleet of 16 B737-800 aircraft. In 2016, they were awarded the top honour for customer satisfaction amongst low cost carriers as per a survey by the Korean Consumer Agency. Hyung-Yi Kim, vice president business & management for T’way Air, says, “Hong Kong is an overseas station that is strategically important to us. We are very excited to launch our scheduled passenger services between Hong Kong and Daegu along with our service partner AAT. In view of high demand for business and leisure travel between the two regions, we look forward to increasing our flight frequencies as well as expanding air links from Hong Kong to more Korean cities.”
Kuah Boon Kiam, general manager for AAT, states, “We extend our heartiest congratulations to T’way Air for the commencement of direct services from Daegu. We are proud to be their service partner for cargo handling in Hong Kong. AAT has always been known to provide flexible, customized services to all our customers and we look forward to contributing to T’way Air’s cargo growth in Hong Kong through our commitment to high service standards and innovative ideas. Our goal is to exceed expectations in delivering quality services.”
AAT will provide all services pertaining to cargo and documentation handling to T’way Air in Hong Kong.