In March 2017, it was announced that Hong Kong Airlines and its cargo subsidiary Hong Kong Air Cargo Carrier will be moving their cargo operations to Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT). The move was finally completed on 8th November 2017 and the cargo for both airlines are now handled by AAT.
Hong Kong Airlines was established in 2006 and is based in Hong Kong. Its network has expanded rapidly over the years to more than 40 destinations in the Asia Pacific region. In 2017, Hong Kong Airlines spread its wings to North America, starting with Vancouver and then the upcoming launch to Los Angeles in December. It has been recognized by Skytrax as a 4-star airline since 2011.
Hong Kong Air Cargo Carrier is an all-cargo carrier established in April 2017 providing international air freight transportation services to more than 15 destinations using a freighter fleet of A330-200s. Similar to its passenger counterpart, it also has plans to further expand its network globally.
The addition of Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Air Cargo Carrier to the AAT family will contribute significantly to the scale of AAT operations. Kuah Boon Kiam, general manager for AAT, says, “We are proud to finally welcome Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Air Cargo Carrier to our terminal. They are the second biggest airline group in Hong Kong and in anticipation of their arrival, we have upgraded our facilities, manpower and equipment in order to better meet their requirements as a hub carrier. We are confident that AAT can serve as a strong and reliable partner for them to further grow their airfreight business out of Hong Kong, the world’s busiest cargo airport.”