Hong Kong Air Cargo is now a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) having officially received its IATA membership certificate on Thursday.
Hong Kong Air Cargo is an independent subsidiary of Hong Kong Airlines, which is itself is a subsidiary of the HNA Group. Hong Kong Air Cargo operates a fleet of five A330-200F and is also the GSA for Hong Kong Airlines’ cargo business.
Yvonne Ho, general manager Hong Kong and Macau of IATA says: “We are delighted to welcome Hong Kong Air Cargo as our newest IATA member. Hong Kong Air Cargo have proved that they are indeed a world player in this very tough market, they set the bar high and continue to excel in all areas of safety and best practice.”
In September last year, Hong Kong Air Cargo passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), an audit which is internationally recognised and accepted as an evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.
“The completion of our IOSA registration and the receipt of our full IATA membership stands to further confirm Hong Kong Air Cargo’s commitment to the highest standards of operational safety,” says Jevey Zhang, president of Hong Kong Air Cargo.
“The recognition of the IATA membership is a proud moment for all of our staff and proves that hard work and determinations pays off. By meeting the worldwide practices and standards set out by IATA, we confidently aim to deliver a truly world class service.
“We fully support the continuous updating of standards to reflect regulatory revisions and the evolution of best practices within the worldwide airline industry under the continuing stewardship of IATA,” Zhang adds.
He adds that Hong Kong Air Cargo will continue to focus on developing its network with an aim to continue building Hong Kong as a major air cargo hub.
Launched in April 2017 after it received its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department – the first AOC to be issued in Hong Kong in over a decade – Hong Kong Air Cargo has a route network that now covers 11 destinations across the region including Almaty, Bangkok, Dhaka, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Istanbul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei and Zhengzhou.
(l-r) Jevey Zhang, president, Hong Kong Air Cargo; and Yvonne Ho, general manager Hong Kong and Macau, International Air Transport Association (IATA).