HONG Kong Air Cargo has received its IATA membership certificate last week after the air cargo carrier passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) in September last year. The audit is internationally recognised and accepted as an evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.
General manager Hong Kong and Macau of IATA, Yvonne Ho, said: "We are delighted to welcome Hong Kong Air Cargo as our newest IATA member. Hong Kong Air Cargo have proved that they are indeed a world player in this very tough market, they set the bar high and continue to excel in all areas of safety and best practice."
President of Hong Kong Air Cargo, Jevey Zhang, said: "The completion of our IOSA registration and the receipt of our full IATA membership stands to further confirm Hong Kong Air Cargo's commitment to the highest standards of operational safety.
"By meeting the worldwide practices and standards set out by IATA, we confidently aim to deliver a truly world class service. We fully support the continuous updating of standards to reflect regulatory revisions and the evolution of best practices within the worldwide airline industry under the continuing stewardship of IATA. Hong Kong Air Cargo will continue to focus on developing its network with an aim to build Hong Kong as an air cargo hub."
Launched in 2017, Hong Kong Air Cargo, a subsidiary of Hong Kong Airlines, has a route network that now covers 11 destinations across the region including Almaty, Bangkok, Dhaka, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Istanbul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei and Zhengzhou with over 200 staff and a fleet of five Airbus A330-200F. Hong Kong Air Cargo is also the GSA of Hong Kong Airlines' cargo business.