The new Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is now fully operational, providing comprehensive logistics services for the air cargo industry, said its developer and operator Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL).
The HKD5.9 billion (US$760.8 million) cargo hub opened to a phased approach in February this year to ensure a smooth transition for its first three customer airlines—Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragonair, and Air Hong Kong. The final cutover for the entire cargo operations of the three airlines was completed in early October.
“The successful completion of the transition to full operations marks a key milestone for the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal,” said Algernon Yau, chief executive officer of CPSL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways. “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.”
The Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal has a handling capacity of 2.6 million metric tons of throughput per year, increasing HKIA’s annual capacity by 50 percent to 7.4 million metric tons.