- Air Hong Kong
:"Not to be confused with
Hong Kong Airways, Hong Kong Airlines.
airline=Air Hong Kong Limited
callsign=AIR HONG KONG
parent=Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
key_people=Richard Cater (
COO), Andrew Maddox ( DFO)
Hong Kong International Airport
AHK Air Hong Kong Limited (香港華民航空), abbreviated AHK, is the only all-
cargo airlinebased in Hong Kong. It operates regional overnight express and freight services. Its main base is Hong Kong International Airportcite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International| page= 58 | date= 2007-03-27] .
The airline was established in 1986 and started operations in February 1988 with
Boeing 707aircraft. Scheduled services were added in 1989. Two Boeing 747-100F and two Boeing 747-200F aircraft were used until 2004. 75% of the company's share was acquired by Cathay Pacificin June 1994, followed by the remaining 25% in February 2002. In October 2002, Cathay Pacific entered into a business partnership with DHLto develop the express-freight network in Asiaand at that time, and in March 2003, 30% of the company's shares were acquired by DHL. AHK was the launch customer for the Airbus A300-600GF general freighter which is a new variant of the Airbus A300F4-600R. The eighth, and the last aircraft was delivered on the 28 June 2006, with the registration code B-LDH. This new variant has a cargo-loading system capable of handling virtually every type of container and pallet, and a side door at the rear of the lower deck capable of handling large items of general freight, and is being delivered from second-half of 2004. AHK selected the CF6-80C2 engines from General Electric, and signed on to GE's Maintenance Cost Per Hour (MCPH) programme.
In November 2007, Air Hong Kong was awarded for Operational Excellence [ [http://www.airhongkong.com.hk/ahk/en/F300/system_folder/ViewNews.jsp?news_id=1095259229&pagelang=en&folder_pk=12&newsFolder=12 Air Hong Kong "Award for Operational Excellence"] ] by the airplane manufacturer
Airbusfor achieving an overall best performance on airplane utilization, operational reliability, and average delay time.
Air Hong Kong operates cargo flights to the following destinations: [ [http://www.airhongkong.com.hk/ahk/en/F300/Network/Schedule/index.jsp Air Hong Kong "AHK Winter 08 Schedule"] ]
Hong Kong( Hong Kong International Airport) Main hub
Shanghai( Shanghai Pudong International Airport)
Beijing( Beijing Capital International Airport)
Taipei( Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport)
Nagoya( Chubu Centrair International Airport)
Osaka( Kansai International Airport)
Tokyo( Narita International Airport)
Seoul( Incheon International Airport)
Penang( Penang International Airport)
Singapore( Singapore Changi Airport)
Manila( Ninoy Aquino International Airport)
*8 Airbus A300-600F
** Their aircraft registration numbers: B-LDA, B-LDB, B-LDC, B-LDD, B-LDE, B-LDF, B-LDG, B-LDH Fact|date=April 2007
* [http://www.airhongkong.com.hk/ Air Hong Kong]
* [http://www.planespotters.net/Airline/Air_Hong_Kong?show=all Air Hong Kong Fleet Detail]
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