AAT last month celebrated the opening of its new Terminal 2 (T2) at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) at a ceremony offi ciated by the Secretary for Economic Development and Labour, Stephen Ip and the chief executive offi cer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, Stanley Hui.
The HK$1.75 billion T2 features a four-storey warehouse area of 130,000 sqm., two airside levels and landside access to every warehouse level. T2 would increase the current handling capacity of AAT to 1.5 million tonnes per annum, representing 30 percent of HKIA’s air cargo handling capacity.
Speaking at the ceremony, Hui complimented AAT’s contribution to the aviation industry and HKIA. “AAT’s second terminal refl ects well on its growing presence and quality service. In 2006, HKIA handled over HK$1.7 trillion worth of air cargo, accounting for more than 34 percent of Hong Kong’s external trade. I’m confi dent that the air cargo industry in Hong Kong will continue to experience robust growth with the commitment of fi ne air cargo operators like AAT.”
Since the ground breaking for T2 in August 2004, construction had taken place smoothly and T2 was on schedule to open its docks to the fi rst truck on 26 Dec 2006. With the commencement of T2, different functions will be assigned to T1 and each level of T2. The relocation of assigned operations to T2 has been completed since early March 2007.