Hong Kong Air Mail Centre likely expansion

The Hong Kong government has announced it has set aside US $640 million to develop the Air Mail Centre at Hong Kong International Airport.

Paul Chan, the HK government financial secretary, announced the Air Mail Centre funding in his 2020-21 Budget Speech.

The money was set aside last year, and Hong Kong Post has done the preparatory work. There is to be a funding application from the postal operator to the Legislative Council later this year, and work is to start as soon as possible.

The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) said that the Air Mail Centre upgrade is part of the airport’s plans to enhance air cargo capacity.

AA said, “The AA is actively expanding the existing express air cargo terminal, developing a premium logistics center and enhancing HKIA’s capability in handling high-value cargo, including temperature-controlled products such as pharmaceuticals and perishable goods. These developments will help secure HKIA’s leadership as the world’s busiest cargo airport, as well as Hong Kong’s position as international aviation hub.”