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
Skyways Technics Group is set to expand its Asia Pacific hub at Malaysia’s Subang Airport after it signed a memorandum of understanding with Malaysia Airports. The airport operator said its current tenant is looking to establish full-fledged maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities, including an air frame hangar, component repair workshops, a parts distribution centre, and aircraft on ground (AOG) services. Randhill Singh, head of KLIA Aeropolis, predicts MRO activities to grow … [Read more...] about Skyways Technics to expand MRO hub at Subang Airport
Press release Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) released Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) traffic statistics for April 2021. During the month, cargo throughput saw a year-on-year increase of 15.5 percent to 389,000 tonnes. HKIA handled 60,000 passengers and 10,375 flights, marking year-on-year increases of 89.0 percent and 9.9 percent, respectively. The surge in cargo volume last month was mainly attributed to a double-digit growth in imports. Despite a decline in transshipments due … [Read more...] about Hong Kong’s cargo volume up double digits in April