Hong Kong Air Cargo - Photo, : Johann Heske/Airways

MIAMI – Hong Kong Air Cargo (RH), a subsidiary of Hong Kong Airlines (HX), has obtained approval from the Hong Kong Air transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) to start flying scheduled cargo services.

RH, an IATA (International Air Transport Association) member since January 2019, has in the past operated charter services to most of the cities which will now be served by regularly scheduled flights taking advantage of the local experience acquired while operating chartered flights.

Hong Kong Air Cargo Route Plan – Photo: Hong Kong Air Cargo

Further Cargo Destinations


Besides the destination already reached, the cargo carrier plans to fly from Hong Kong (HKG) to Chennai (MAA), Tokyo (NRT/HND), Manila (MNL), Jakarta (CGK), Delhi (DEL), Sydney (SYD), Melbourne (MEL), Milan (MXP) and is applying for necessary approvals.

“This marks a significant milestone in Hong Kong Air Cargo’s journey." William Chan, Hong Kong Director of Government and Public Affairs Click To Tweet

William Chan, Hong Kong Director of Government and Public Affairs, commented on the new routes by saying “This marks a significant milestone in Hong Kong Air Cargo’s journey. Over the years, we have strived to do our best and serve the community of Hong Kong.”

Hong Kong Air Cargo Airbus 330-200F B-LNW – Photo: Phil Wilco/Airways

Cargo during the Pandemic


He also added “the pandemic has been a challenging time globally, and the demand for the transportation of cargo has continued to increase. We are grateful for the approval for these new routes and the opportunity to grow with Hong Kong”.

Hong Kong Air Cargo is an all-cargo airline, part of the Hong Kong Airlines Group, providing scheduled and charter services from/to HKG to Asia and beyond. In 2020 the airline recorded an increase of 8.1% in tonnage compared to 2019. RH flies a fleet of five Airbus A330-200F.