AAT celebrated the opening of itshighly anticipated Terminal 2 (T2)at Hong Kong International Airport(HKIA) at a ceremony officiated by theSecretary for Economic Developmentand Labour, Stephen Ip and the chiefexecutive officer of Airport AuthorityHong Kong, Stanley Hui.
The HK$1.75 billion T2 features afour-storey warehouse area of 130,000sqm., two airside levels and landsideaccess to every warehouse level. T2would increase the current handlingcapacity of AAT to 1.5 million tonnesper annum, representing 30 percent ofHKIA’s air cargo handling capacity.
Speaking at the ceremony, Huicomplimented AAT’s contribution tothe aviation industry and HKIA. "AAT’ssecond terminal reflects well on itsgrowing presence and quality service.In 2006, HKIA handled over HK$1.7trillion worth of air cargo, accountingfor more than 34 percent of HongKong’s external trade. I’m confidentthat the air cargo industry in HongKong will continue to experience robustgrowth with the commitment offine air cargo operators like AAT."
Since the ground breaking for T2 inAugust 2004, construction had takenplace smoothly and T2 was on scheduleto open its docks to the first truckon 26 Dec 2006. With the commencementof T2, different functions will beassigned to T1 and each level of T2.The relocation of assigned operationsto T2 has been completed since earlyMarch 2007.