Embracing New Journeys

Embracing the unknown is easier said than done, but it can also be the quickest way to experience a new journey, which could potentially lead to extraordinary achievements.


Embracing the unknown is easier said than done, but it can also be the quickest way to experience a new journey, which could potentially lead to extraordinary achievements.

This month, Payload Asia takes a closer look at Hong Kong Air Cargo (HKAC). A new, wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Airlines that has already achieved great milestones; the carrier is poised for more success. The recently obtained Air Operator’s Certificate from the Civil Aviation Department by HKAC is described as a landmark in the Hong Kong aviation industry, as it is the first to be awarded in over ten years. This is just one of many attainments demonstrating just how ready the carrier is to surpass expectations.

With China’s Belt and Road initiative and the recent Guangdong to Hong Kong to Macau Big Bay Area development plan, HKAC’s hub in Hong Kong is in a geographically strategic location to reap immense benefits. Amid such opportunities, the inception of HKAC will see the carrier expanding its prominence and focus in the air cargo business, as well as initiating plans to take the reins over a comprehensive supply chain model.

On the other side of the region, Etihad Cargo, the fastest growing cargo division of Etihad Airways, is also off to a solid start in 2017. Maintaining a steady growth in the first quarter of the year, its upward trend looks set to continue into the second quarter with most indicators from industry analysts being very positive.