Air Astana, the national airline of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) as the cargo ground handler for its newly-launched flights to Hong Kong.
The airline launched the first and only non-stop scheduled flight services to Central Asia from Hong Kong on August 28, serving Hong Kong and Almaty, and initially operating twice-weekly on Tuesday and Friday, using a B757 aircraft. Hactl has undertaken to provide Air Astana with physical cargo handling and air cargo documentation services.
Air Astana’s Oliver Mathwich, Director Ground Services, spoke about the contract. “We are excited about the potential for our new cargo capacity to and from Hong Kong, and are delighted to have access to Hactl’s impressive resources and the interline opportunities opened up by its large selection of handled carriers.”