Tianjin appoints Hactl

TIANJIN Airlines has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) as its cargo ground handler at Hong Kong International Airport to support its new service between Hong Kong and Tianjin (China).

Hactl handled the inaugural flight for the two-year-old Hainan Airlines Group airline on 15 July.

Hactl provided physical cargo handling and air cargo documentation handling services to the daily scheduled passenger flight, an Embraer 190 aircraft.

In related news, the ground handler reported a total of 220,726 metric tonnes of cargo were handled in June, down 10.3 per cent year-on-year. Tonnage throughput for the second quarter and for the first half of the year was 674,750 tonnes and 1,325,095 tonnes, representing a year-on-year decrease of 10.4 per cent and 4.7 per cent respectively.

Total tonnage volume in the first half of 2011 recorded a year-on-year growth of 32 per cent and 3.7 per cent comparing to the figures in 2009 and 2008 respectively.

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