After starting a phased move-in this past February, Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragonair and Air Hong Kong have completed the transition to their new HK$5.9 billion ($760.87 million) cargo terminal at Hong Kong International Airport.
The hub will be able to handle 2.6 million tons of cargo annually. Previously, HKIA’s yearly cargo capacity stood at 4.8 million tons.
Before moving into its own terminal, Cathay Pacific used Hactl for all its ground-handling services at the airport. In September, Hactl handled 39.65 million kilos of exports and 121.5 kilos of exports; a year ago, export results came in at 58.39 million kilos, while imports topped 123.52 million kilos.
Cathay Pacific officials said the new space will allow the carrier to tailor programs to its customers, among other things.
“The successful completion of the transition to full operations marks a key milestone for the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal,” Cathay Pacific Services Ltd.’s Algernon Yau said in a statement. “This new air cargo facility is equipped with advanced technology and enhanced workflows, and the just-in-time operations will set a new service benchmark for air cargo terminal operations.”