Hong Kong airport’s cargo volumes edge ahead in March but fall 5.4% in first quarter 2019

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the world’s number one airfreight hub by volumes, saw cargo throughput edge ahead 0.2% year-on-year in March to 432,000 tonnes.

Over the first three months of 2019, HKIA handled 1.1m tonnes, a 5.4% decrease compared to the same period in 2018.

Exports saw an 11% increase in March, making the biggest contribution to cargo growth. Among key trading regions, cargo exported to North America and Europe posted the largest increases. Imports and transhipments both declined.

On a 12-month rolling basis, HKIA’s cargo throughput declined 0.6% to 5.06m tonnes.