Airport update 20 September

THIS August cargo throughput at Hong Kong Airport (pictured) fell 7.8 per cent to 319,000 metric tonnes from 346,000 tonnes a year earlier. The decline in cargo throughput was mainly due to an 11 per cent decrease in exports and a five per cent fall in import volumes during the month.

Total cargo handled at Changi Airport (Singapore) saw a slight 0.9 per cent dip to 153,000 tonnes in August.

Cumulative airfreight volume for January-to-August at Frankfurt (Germany) reached the same level as last year, but tonnage for August dropped by seven per cent to 172,415 metric tonnes. National rival Berlin’s airports gained 23.3 per cent to a total of 21,204 tonnes in the period from January to August. In the latter month flown cargo was 2,461 tonnes, a 5.1 per cent decrease compared with the same month of the previous year.

In the US, cargo at Lambert-St Louis International Airport saw an August year-to-date increase of 3.3 per cent. At Chicago Rockford International Airport 78.1 million pounds (35,425 metric tonnes) of freight flowed through the airport, up 7.6 per cent from August 2010. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has seen weekly cargo flights increase by more than 40 per cent from 2010 to 2011. Cargo carriers have added 24 flights per month in 2011.


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