Hong Kong airport sees cargo return to growth in August

25 Sep 2018 9:34 AM | Anonymous

Original news was published on 24 September 2018

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw cargo traffic return to growth in August after volumes were flat in July.

The world's busiest cargo airport saw demand increase by 2.4% year on year in August to 431,000 tonnes.

HKIA said: “The airport saw strong 9% year-on-year growth in transhipments, which contributed the most to the increase in cargo throughput.

“Amongst key trading regions, traffic to and from North America and Southeast Asia posted the most significant growth.”

While the airport saw cargo demand return to growth during the month, the increase does lag behind figures during the first eight months when freight traffic increased by 3.1% to 3.3m tonnes.

Last week, Airports Council International (ACI) released figures confirming that the Asian hub was once again the world's busiest cargo airport.