YTO Cargo Airlines pick HACTL as its cargo handling agent in Hong Kong
January 30, 2018: Setting a new stage in its global expansion plans, YTO Cargo Airlines (YG), the aircraft operating arm of Chinese courier firm YTO Express recently appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (HACTL) as its handling agent in Hong Kong.
Currently, HACTL provides a one-stop-shop ramp and terminal handling service for all YG flights through Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is YTO Cargo Airlines' first international destination, which is planning to soon commence additional scheduled flight services to Philippines, Russia, Japan, South Korea and Macau.
YTO Express is the second largest network coverage parcel carrier in China after China Post, which handles 20 million parcels every day, mainly comprising e-commerce goods.
YTO Express is one of the 14 partners that work closely with Alibaba's Cainiao logistics subsidiary, which integrates multi-modal transport suppliers and express couriers across China, to achieve seamless delivery of express packages. The Cainiao network currently handles around 42 million parcels every day.
Weijiao YU, chairman & president of YTO Express said: 'We are happy about our new services to Hong Kong, which marks the beginning of the next stage in our global expansion plans. HACTL's proven expertise in handling express operators and e-commerce shipments make it our ideal service partner.'
Mark Whitehead, CEO of HACTL said: 'We are pleased to be get the opportunity to assist YTO Cargo Airlines in this important stage of its development, and we hope to create a successful partnership.'
YG commenced operations in September 2015, and recently launched its new route %u2014 Wuxi-Hong Kong using a newly-acquired 30-tonnes capacity B757-200 freighter to operate four flights every week. The airline's existing fleet comprises 7 B737-300Fs, and is likely to add B757Fs in 2018.