Hactl handles Western Global’s freighter flights for Flexport
09 / 05 / 2018
Florida-based freighter operator Western Global Airlines (WGA) has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) to handle its first scheduled service into Hong Kong.
The new twice-weekly Boeing 747-400F service between Hong Kong and Los Angeles is being operated as part of WGA’s three-year contract with US forwarder Flexport.
The airline plans to add a further weekly flight from September. Hactl is providing ramp handling, terminal handling and all documentation for the flights.
Announcing the launch of the joint service, Neel Jones Shah, Flexport’s global head of airfreight, said: “This new partnership allows Flexport to offer predicable, affordable and a custom-tailored service to our customers with guaranteed capacity through seamless, dedicated scheduled service in the important Hong Kong to US markets.”
Western Global’s chief executive and founder, Jim Neff, added: “Working with Hong Kong’s leading freighter handler, Hactl, will help ensure that we can provide our customer Flexport with optimum service levels based on highly-efficient ground operations.”
Vivien Lau, Hactl executive director, commented: “We welcome Western Global and its partner Flexport to our growing carrier family, and look forward to supporting both with our unrivalled freighter handling expertise, state-of-the-art systems and impressive resources.”
Western Global is an FAA Certified 121 all-cargo airline operating an owned fleet of B747-400 and MD-11 freighter airplanes worldwide for many of the top airlines, express companies, logistics providers, humanitarian and relief organizations, and the US DOD.
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