YTO Cargo Airlines Chooses Hactl for Handling
YTO began operating in September 2015 and has recently launched their newest route Wuxi-Hong Kong. The new route that came into operation on January 29th is a four days a week service using a newly acquired Boeing B757-200F. The new aircraft adds to the fleet of seven B737-300Fs with further aircraft due later in 2018.
Hactl will provide their normal terminal handling service along with their One-Stop-Shop Ramp service handling for all YTO Cargo Airlines flights through Hong Kong. Currently Hong Kong is the airlines only international destination, however, the company plans to add more scheduled flights to Macau, Japan, South Korea, Philippines and Russia in the near future.
The parent company of YTO Cargo Airlines, YTO Express based in Shanghai has become the second largest carrier of parcels in China, second only to the national carrier China Post. It currently handles over 20 million parcels daily a majority of which are e-commerce goods.
YTO Express along with 14 over partners work in conjunction with Cainiao Logistics a subsidiary of Alibaba. Cainiao Logistics achieves seamless delivery of express packages due to their integration with multi-modal transportation suppliers and express couriers throughout China. The network that Cainiao has developed can now handle on average 42 million parcels per day.
YTO Express Chairman and President, Mr Weijiao YU said about the new service, “We are very excited about our new services to Hong Kong, marking the beginning of the next stage in our global expansion plans. Hactl’s considerable experience in handling express operators and e-commerce shipments makes it our ideal service partner.”
Chief Executive of Hactl, Mark Whitehead further added, “We are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to assist YTO Cargo Airlines in this important stage of their development, and look forward to creating a successful partnership.”