Recently-launched Air Belgium has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) to handle cargo for its new long-haul service between Brussels and Hong Kong.
Air Belgium commenced twice-weekly passenger services on June 4, using A340-300 aircraft with approximately 14 tonnes’ cargo capacity per flight. It says it has chosen Brussels South (Charleroi, CRL) as its hub, as the airport does not suffer from congestion.
Hactl is providing the airline with full terminal handling and documentation services in Hong Kong.
Says John Cooper, Cargo Manager of Air Belgium: “Cargo will play an important role in generating revenue on this new route, and we are delighted to be working with Hactl, whose impressive handling resources, and complementary road feeder capabilities, will enable us to maximise our market opportunities.”
Air Belgium has established its Cargo Sales office within Hactl’s South Office Block.