Cathay Pacific Services, a subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways that operates the new Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport, will open the new terminal on Feb. 21.
To ensure a smooth transition, the company will move cargo operations to the new terminal in three stages. On Feb. 21, the terminal will begin handling cargo, transit civil mail and interface transfer transshipments for Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair. In the summer, operations will commence for all transshipments, import cargo and empty unit load device release. In the latter half of 2013, the terminal will achieve full operations.
The terminal, representing an investment of HK$5.9 billion (about US$761 million), is specially designed for cargo hub operations and is capable of handling 2.6 million metric tons of throughput per year.