Hong Kong Airport Services
Number of employees
Hong Kong Airport Services Ltd. (HAS) was founded in 1995 and began operations in July 1998 with the opening of Chek Lap Kok International Airport. It now employs 3,100 people and owns a fleet of over 3,000 ground-support equipment (GSE) and vehicles. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific. HAS offices are located at Cathay City, Dragonair House, Passenger Terminal Building and Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal.
HAS provides ground handling services to airline customers. These include loading and unloading of aircraft, baggage handling, cargo and mail delivery, ramp coordination, aircraft-load control, aerobridge and passenger steps operation, Unit Load Device storage and crew transportation.
The company also provides passenger and flight-handling services such as passenger check-in, ticketing, flight dispatch, and cargo documentation. HAS provides passenger handling for 19 airlines, and ramp and cargo services for 24 airlines. It services major local carriers Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair. In 2016, the company had a market share of 19.73% in passenger handling services and 46.94% in ramp handling services at Hong Kong International Airport. HAS is a member of the IATA Ground Handling Council.