The Airport

Infrastructure and Facilities

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Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) aims to provide "best-value" services to airport users in the most efficient and effective manner. Optimising land-use and enabling economies of scale in airport support and related cargo services, HKIA has franchised most aviation logistics activities to specific service providers. Each franchise is tendered strictly within the guidelines of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and awarded on a build-operate-transfer basis. HKIA works in partnership with the franchisees, regularly reviewing their performance and comparing them with accepted international and industry standards.

  • Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT)
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    • Operated by Asia Airfreight Terminal Co Ltd
    • Designed capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per annum
    • Total investment of over HK$2.5 billion
    • Land area of about 8 hectares
    • State-of-the-art fully automated cargo handling system, and RFID truck control system with information accessible through web and mobile apps
    • Certification: AHS 1000, IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) registration, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, TAPA Class A, Platinum Member of Cargo iQ and Good Distribution Practices certification for pharmaceutical products by SGS Hong Kong Limited for compliance with World Health Organisation quality assurance guidelines for handling of pharmaceuticals
    • Awarded Energywi$e and Wastewi$e "Class of Excellence" at Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence in 2013
    • The first air cargo terminal operator in Hong Kong accredited as an Authorized Economic Operator by the Customs & Excise Department
    • European Union (EU) Regulated Agent (RA3) accreditation for compliance with the new EU "Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the EU from a Third Country Airport" (ACC3) regulations
    • IATA CEIV Pharma
    • CHINALINK - one-stop cargo service to/from the Pearl River Delta
    • The terminal is equipped with special cargo handling facilities including strong/cold rooms, freezers, dangerous goods room, radioactive materials room

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  • Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal (CPCT)
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    • Operated by Cathay Pacific Services Limited
    • Designed capacity of 2.6 million tonnes per annum
    • About HK$5.9 billion investment
    • Land area of about 11 hectares
    • State-of-the-art materials handling system
    • Certification: Cargo iQ Member, TAPA Class A Certificate, ISO 20000 Information Technology Service Management System, ISO 28000 Supply Chain Security Management System
    • European Union (EU) Regulated Agent (RA3) accreditation for their compliance with the new EU "Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the EU from a Third Country Airport" (ACC3) regulations
    • Good Distribution Practices certification for pharmaceutical products by SGS Hong Kong Limited for their compliance with World Health Organisation quality assurance guidelines for handling of pharmaceuticals
    • International Air Transport Association (IATA) Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) registration
    • IATA CEIV Pharma

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  • DHL Central Asia Hub (DHL)
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    • Operated by DHL Aviation (Hong Kong) Ltd
    • First dedicated express cargo terminal at HKIA
    • Handles over 35,000 parcels and 40,000 documents per hour
    • Total investment of over HK$1.6 billion
    • Land area of about 3.5 hectares
    • The first large scale automated express hub in Asia Pacific
    • Certification: TAPA Class A
  • Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl)
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    • Operated by Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd
    • Designed capacity of 2.6 million tonnes per annum
    • About HK$8 billion investment
    • Land area of about 17 hectares
    • Certification: ISO 9001 certification, TAPA Class A, IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) registration, Cargo iQ Member, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification, ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
    • Good Distribution Practices certification for pharmaceutical products by SGS Hong Kong Limited for their compliance with World Health Organisation quality assurance guidelines for handling of pharmaceuticals
    • European Union (EU) Regulated Agent (RA3) accreditation for their compliance with the new EU "Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the EU from a Third Country Airport" (ACC3) regulations
    • IATA CEIV Pharma
    • SuperLink China Direct - multi-modal services between Hong Kong and major cities in Southern China
    • Equipped with a state-of-the-art fully automated cargo handling system and other special cargo handling facilities – perishable/livestock/horse/valuable cargo handling centres, refrigerated and dangerous goods cargo centres, express centre

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  • Air Mail Centre
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    • Operated by Hongkong Post
    • Handles 700,000 mail items per day
    • Land area of about 2 hectares
    • Equipped with a state-of-the-art mail sorting system