Release Date: 21 September 2009
Release ID: 4245
(21 September 2009, Hong Kong:) Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) is pleased to announce that TNT Airways has appointed Hactl as its cargo ground handler at Hong Kong International Airport to support its new freighter service between Hong Kong and Europe.
TNT Airways, the leading global express services group, launched its first scheduled freighter service on 17 September 2009, flying directly between Hong Kong and Liege, Belgium three times a week with its B747-freighter fleet. Hactl was appointed to provide physical cargo handling as well as air cargo documentation handling services to TNT Airways which is currently the only freighter operator to provide scheduled direct flights connecting Hong Kong and Belgium, offering seamless connection for shipments moving between Asia and Europe.
Ms. Lilian Chan, General Manager, Marketing and Customer Service of Hactl said, "It is encouraging to see another top carrier selecting Hong Kong as its hub and Hactl as its trusted cargo partner. Despite the challenges the industry is now facing, the launch of TNT Airways to Hong Kong is again a testimony to Hong Kong’s unparalleled advantage as an international air cargo hub, as well as Hactl’s capability and professionalism in cargo handling.”
Paul Woolley, General Manager, TNT Airways China, said, “The addition of Hong Kong to our network is a strategic development for us in the region. Hong Kong is famous for its efficiency and high service quality. We are happy to partner with Hactl that is also renowned for its pursuit in service excellence.”
Mr. Edward Lau, Managing Director of TNT Hong Kong, said, “The new dedicated TNT freighter service to Hong Kong will enhance our overall integrated air and road delivery capabilities in Asia and Europe, further consolidating our leading global network. TNT always ensures customers enjoy the highest efficiency and I look forward to growing our long-term partnership with Hactl.”
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