Hong Kong Air Cargo (HKAC) has received approval from the Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) to operate scheduled cargo flights to nine new routes.
With the granting of the ATLA licences, the airline will soon commence applying for the other necessary approvals for the new services. The new routes will be gradually introduced utilizing the existing fleet.
It was in December last year that HKAC formally submitted applications to add Chennai, Tokyo, Manila, Jakarta, Delhi, Sydney, Melbourne, Liege and Milan as scheduled service destinations. The airline previously operated chartered services to most of these cities regularly.
“This marks a significant milestone in Hong Kong Air Cargo’s journey,” said William Chan, Director of Government and Public Affairs. “Over the years, we have strived to do our best and serve the community of Hong Kong. The pandemic has been a challenging time globally, and the demand for the transportation of cargo has continued to increase. We are grateful for the approval for these new routes and the opportunity to grow with Hong Kong”.
Hong Kong Air Cargo currently operates a fleet of five Airbus A330-200 freighters and recently added new pilots.
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