Hong Kong Air Cargo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Airlines, which plans to start freighter services with Airbus A330 freighters between Hong Kong and major cities soon, has been granted its Air Operator's Certificate by Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department.
It is the first time in 12 years that a new Hong Kong carrier offering scheduled services has been granted the certificate.
In a statement, the airline said it will launch freighter services to Japan and India as well as long-haul services to Europe and America.
Together with its future land transport and maritime shipping services, Hong Kong Air Cargo will gradually build up its own comprehensive sea, land and air logistics transportation system, the statement added.
Ongoing search for qualified personnel
The airline was initially incorporated under the name of Hong Kong Airlines Cargo Company Limited in 2007, but was subsequently renamed as Hong Kong Air Cargo Carrier Limited two years ago.
Currently, the newcomer seeks to recruit suitably qualified and experienced staff for several posts, to fill numerous vacancies. The list of open jobs includes key positions, such as Deputy Director Commercial, Chief Financial Officer, A330 Direct Entry Captain or Chief Pilot.
Nol van Fenema