Air Hong Kong is the only dedicated freighter airline based in Hong Kong. In October 2002, Cathay Pacific entered into a business partnership with DHL Express to develop the express freight network in Asia. Air Hong Kong now serves Bangkok, Penang, Singapore, Taipei, Narita, Kansai, Nagoya, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing and Manila.
Air Hong Kong was the launch customer of a fleet of eight Airbus A300-600F General Freighters which entered into service between September 2004 and July 2006.
In May 2011 AHK received a capacity boost by dry leasing 3 Boeing 747-400 BCF aircraft. BCF being the acronym for Boeing Converted Freighter - in other words a former passenger carrying aircraft now converted to carry only freight.
The BCF aircraft more than doubles the capacity on three of AHK's busiest routes - Singapore, Narita and Shanghai. Increasing the freight tonnage available from 50 metric tonnes for the A300-600 to 110 metric tonnes for the 747-400 BCF.
DHL Express is our major customer and the bulk of the cargo is express parcels. The remaining cargo is general freight.
Air Hong Kong operations benefit businesses both in Hong Kong and around Asia by offering superior services via the Hong Kong hub and contributes to making Hong Kong the leading air cargo hub and logistics centre in Asia.