Traffic figures released for June 2021 by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) reveal that Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw cargo volume jump 11.5 percent year on year with 399,000 tonnes, whilst passenger traffic climbed more than 40 percent from June of last year, with flight movements up over 10 percent. Cargo volume growth was mainly attributed to double-digit growth in both trans-shipments and imports, whilst exports increased by 8 percent year on year. The airport says … [Read more...] about Hong Kong cargo traffic sees double-digit growth in June
Last week China's newest mega airport the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport officially started operations, with Sichuan Airlines operating the inaugural flight bound for Beijing. Reports say that the airport is set to be the new international base for Air China, which will include an aircraft maintenance hangar, an air cargo hub, a food production center and a hostel for airline employees. According to Aerotime Hub, Air China's cargo station would have a construction area of 69,300 … [Read more...] about China’s newest mega airport is officially open
Hong Kong International Airport received the Gold Recognition for its outstanding achievement in improving local air quality at the ACI’s Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition programme. The airport authority won for a scheme, started in 2018, that allows ramp handlers to rent electric-powered ground services equipment (GSE) at the midfield apron instead of deploying their own diesel-powered equipment. Under a pooling scheme, ramp handling operators can opt to use the airport’s equipment … [Read more...] about HKIA gets ‘green airport’ validation; cargo up in May
Incheon International Airport is set to start operations at its newest cool cargo center this year as it aims to improve the airport’s hub competitiveness, particularly in the perishables sector. The airport said ‘necessary procedures are under way’ for the completion of the construction project, which is scheduled to enter service this September. The new center, to be operated by Korean Air, is expected to reduce transshipment times and costs, and can be used alternately as a vaccine … [Read more...] about Incheon Airport to open ‘cool cargo center’ this year
Airports are essential for a country’s economic prosperity and a job opportunity for everyone. International travel whether it is for business or pleasure is a vital part of life and airside services make the travel experience better and more efficient. These services support on-time flight arrival and departure and include ramp handling, fuel and oil handling, aircraft maintenance, and baggage handling, among other services. However, airport owners, airlines, and operators have been facing … [Read more...] about Can airside services change the ‘face’ of airport operations?
A new freighter operator will grace the runway at Changi Airport to begin scheduled freighter services between Singapore and Australia. Tasman Cargo Airlines, which provides cargo services on behalf of DHL Express, will operate five weekly services on a route plying Melbourne, Darwin and Singapore and back, using its B767-300F aircraft. The move follows the integrator’s recent network expansion with AeroLogic, AirBridgeCargo and Kalitta Air, and the new service is expected to facilitate … [Read more...] about Changi Airport welcomes DHL operator Tasman Cargo