Hong Kong Airport on course for another record year for cargo

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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