Hactl Welcomes Air Astana
By Pritha Dey
Air Astana, the national airline of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (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 28 August, serving Hong Kong and Almaty (ALA), initially operating twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday using a B757 aircraft. Hactl will provide Air Astana with physical cargo handling and air cargo documentation services.
Air Astana’s Oliver Mathwich, Director Ground Services says: “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.”
Adds Lilian Chan, Executive Director of Hactl: “We extend a warm welcome to Air Astana, which is the latest carrier to join our growing portfolio.
“In an increasingly competitive business environment, this appointment once again endorses Hactl’s reputation for service excellence, achieved after many years’ hard work.”