Hong Kong Airport on course for another record year for cargo
16 / 07 / 2018
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is set for another record year after handling 2.5m tonnes of cargo and airmail in the first six months of 2018, a 3.5% year-on-year increase.
HKIA attributed the cargo growth largely to transhipments. In June, the airport handled 424,000 tonnes of cargo and airmail, increasing 0.9%.
Transhipments saw a strong increase of 14% in June, once again driving growth in cargo throughput. North America and Southeast Asia experienced the most significant growth among key trading regions.
On a 12-month rolling basis, cargo and airmail throughput increased 5.6% to 5.1m tonnes year on year.
Last year, the airport became the first to handle more than 5m tonnes of cargo and mail in a single calendar year.
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