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  • 01 Feb 2007

    HONG KONG: Asia Pacific cargo to lead growth

    International Asia Pacific freightgrowth is expected to lead globalfreight growth in 2007 with an averageannual growth rate (AAGR) of6 percent over the same period, theInternational Air Transport Association(IATA) said. It said the forecast growth reflectsthe strength of trade flows,...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    HONG KONG: HKG must review transhipments

    Hong Kong can attract more air cargobusiness if its transhipment processescan be reviewed quickly, Asia AirfreightTerminal (AAT) general manager, planning& services, Nelson Lee said. He said as Hong Kong did not havea transhipment ordinance, the customswere using a combination...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    HONG KONG: Hongkong Post eyes mailing hub status

    Hongkong Post is planning to becomea mailing hub for the mainlandin a move that could bring it hundredsof millions of dollars a year, PostmasterGeneral Tam Wing-pong told theStandard newspaper. Tam, who took over the position inJuly, said the growing...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    HONG KONG: Hactl sets new tonnage record in 2006

    Hong Kong Air Cargo TerminalsLimited (Hactl) said tonnage handledin the fourth quarter was 717,361tonnes, representing a year-on-yearincrease of 6.0 percent. Total volumehandled for the whole year of 2006topped the 2.5 million mark – a total of2,561,902 tonnes were handled...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    HONG KONG: AAT’s Terminal 2 opens for business

    Asia Airfreight Terminal’s (AAT)state-of-the-art Terminal 2 facility, builtat a cost of HK$1.75 billion, received itsoccupational permit and was declaredpractically completed at the end ofDecember. AAT general manager – planning &services, Nelson Lee said the new truckpark at the four-level...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    THAILAND: Bangkok airport’s taxiways show cracks

    Airports of Thailand, the operatorof the US$4.1 billion Bangkok airportthat was opened four months ago, saidthe taxiway of its airport in the capitalis cracked and needs repairing. The cracks don’t affect the safety offlight operations at the Suvarnabhumiinternational airport...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    THAILAND: Airplus Express to launch services

    A Thailand aircraft charter company,Airplus Express is being created underthe umbrella of Asian Aerospace ServicesLtd, a Bangkok-based companyspecialising in small aircraft, to providea variety of special services, includingshipment of high-value cargo beforemid-2007. The airline, led by Pratheep Boonprasom,who was...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    THAILAND: THAI Cargo, Customs use e-customs

    THAI Cargo and Thai Customs Departmentsaid they have started usingthe e-customs system in the CustomsFree Zone at Suvarnabhumi Airportsince January 1. In a statement they said that Customsformality and service time hasbeen reduced from an average of threehours to...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    MACAU: China, Macau strengthen ties

    The General Administration of CivilAviation of China (CAAC) and the CivilAviation Authority of Macau (AACM)have signed a new Memorandum ofUnderstanding regarding bilateral airtransport services, Xinhua reported. According to the new MoU, Macauairlines will be allowed to fly to 20...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    MACAU: Viva Macau to introduce 2 B767s

    Macau-based Viva Macau said it willstart scheduled revenue services withtwo Boeing 767s obtained from AWAS on long-term operating leases. The two B767s variants (a B767- 200ER and a B767-300) provide Viva Macau with the ideal range and capacity mix...... Read More