Hactl welcomes third runway bid

HONG Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has praised the government’s  go-ahead for the third runway at Hong Kong Airport (HKIA).

The primary cargo handler at the world’s largest air cargo hub handles 70 per cent of cargo movements in Hong Kong.

The fortunes of HKIA and Hactl are interlinked given the firm ploughed more than US$1bn into the construction of the new airport’s Super Terminal 1 facility in 1998.

Hactl’s annual cargo generation – almost three million metric tonnes – already exceeds the super terminal’s original design capacity.

Its managing director, Mark Whitehead (pictured), believes the airport community can look forward to a much more lucrative future: “Airlines will have the room they need to grow here, bringing jobs and prosperity.”

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