The FINANCIAL — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been named the “Best Airport – Asia” at the 2015 Asian Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) organised by Asia Cargo News. The AFLAS awards are designed to recognise outstanding organisations for demonstrating leadership, as well as consistency in service quality, innovation, customer relationship management and reliability. Awardees are nominated by freight and logistics industry players and voted for by Asia Cargo News readers.
In winning the “Best Airport – Asia” award, HKIA has excelled in the development of cargo-related infrastructure, cost competitiveness and the facilitation of air cargo ancillary services, according to Hong Kong International Airport.
Alaina Shum, General Manager, Aviation Logistics of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, “It is our great pleasure to receive this prestigious award, and an even greater honour to win industry-wide recognition from the air cargo and logistics industry. We dedicate our sincere thanks to the airport community, and this award stands as testament to their sustained efforts and service commitment in contributing to Hong Kong’s position as an international and regional aviation hub.”
“With an extensive global flight network, HKIA has been acknowledged as the world’s busiest cargo airport in terms of total tonnage for five consecutive years since 2010. While cargo volume at HKIA continues to experience steady growth, we will uphold the highest level of service excellence together with our business partners.”
HKIA is connected to about 180 destinations worldwide through around 1,100 daily flights by more than 100 airlines. In 2014, HKIA handled a record 4.38 million tonnes of cargo, up 6% year on year.