Air Hong Kong (AHK) was founded as a cargo airline in 1986, and commenced flying operations in 1988. AHK has operated a range of aircraft, including Boeing 747 and Airbus cargo aircraft, on routes to ports in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Australia.
In 2002 Cathay Pacific Airways (CPA) entered into a partnership with DHL Express, establishing an Asian regional route network centred on the DHL Hong Kong hub.
AHK is now a wholly owned subsidiary of CPA, and is focused on providing air cargo services to DHL Express, with remaining capacity supporting extra charter operations for both DHL Express and CPA Cargo. AHK operates a regular DHL Express schedule between Hong Kong and Shanghai, Singapore, Beijing, Bangkok, Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Manila, Cebu, Penang, and Ho Chi Minh City. In 2020 AHK also operated charter flights regularly to Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Hanoi.
AHK was a launch customer for, and now operates a fleet of 9 x Airbus A300-600 Freighter aircraft. In 2020 AHK introduced Airbus A330-200/300 Freighter into the operation on key routes, as replacements for recently retired 747-400 aircraft. The A330 fleet will consist of 5 aircraft in 2021.
During 2020, AHK managed to surge operations by up to 40% of normal capacity, to provide logistical support for transport of Covid-19 related supplies and other essential express air cargo.
AHK looks forward to working with key partner DHL Express in providing for further growth of Hong Kong’s share in the global express air cargo market.