AAT starts handling cargo for Hong Kong Airlines

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Hong Kong Airlines and cargo subsidiary Hong Kong Air Cargo Carrier have moved cargo handling operations to Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT).

It was announced in March 2017 that the airline would make the move and this was completed on 8 November 2017.

Hong Kong Airlines was established in 2006, serving more than 40 destinations across Asia Pacific before spreading to North America in 2017 with flights to Vancouver, and it will start Los Angeles services in December.

Hong Kong Air Cargo Carrier was established in April 2017 providing international airfreight services to more than 15 destinations using a fleet of Airbus A330-200 Freighters, and also plans to expand its network globally.

AAT general manager, Kuah Boon Kiam 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.”

On 29 October AAT also started handling cargo for Cambodia Angkor Air and JC (Cambodia) International Airlines.