Hactl scoops Virgin Australia Cargo HK contract

13 / 07 / 2017

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) has been appointed as cargo ground handler for Virgin Australia’s new services from Melbourne to Hong Kong.

The five-times-weekly flights began on July 5, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 14 tonne bellyhold capacity. Hactl will provide terminal handling and all documentation.

Hactl has handled cargo on Virgin Atlantic’s daily flights between Hong Kong and London Heathrow since they began in 1994.

Hactl chief executive Mark Whitehead said: “There is strong demand for air cargo capacity from Hong Kong to Australia driven increasingly by e-commerce, and the new services are well-placed to tap into growing perishables traffic from Australia, destined for Hong Kong and China.

“These new Virgin Australia flights add significantly to the impressive collective coverage of the Hactl carrier community of over 100 airlines, amplifying interline and hub-and-spoke opportunities.”