H1 2020 top cargo airports: Hong Kong heads the list despite demand drop

By Damian Brett

Hong Kong maintained its place as the world’s busiest cargo hub in a difficult first half of the year that saw demand decline across the world’s top 10 freight hubs.

The half-year figures recently released by Airports Council International (ACI) demonstrated the impact that the ground of passenger services as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak has had on cargo hubs.

According to ACI the world’s 10 leading cargo hubs saw first-half demand decline by 4.1% year on year.

Hong Kong maintained its place as the world’s busiest cargo airport despite a 10.2% decline, ahead of FedEx’s Memphis hub (0.8%) and Shanghai (0.4%).

The biggest decline recorded at the top ten cargo airports was the 26.7% drop off recorded at Dubai as fewer cargo transhipments would have taken place due to reduce passenger connections, while at the other end of the scale freighter hub Anchorage recorded a 7.7% increase as the number of all-cargo flights increased.

 

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