HKIA sees small rise in cargo

Blip due to increase in cargo transshipments

346000 tonnes cargo flight movements HKIA Hong Kong International Airport October 2012 Stanley Hui Hon-chung transshipments

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw a rise in cargo in October 2012: 346,000 tonnes of cargo for year-on-year increase of 1.1 per cent. The airport also saw 30,025 flight movements, representing an increase of 5.1 per cent compared to the same month last year. The growth in cargo throughput was primarily due to the 11 per cent year-on-year increase in transshipments. During the month, cargo throughput to and from North America and Mainland China outperformed other key regions. According to Stanley Hui Hon-chung, chief executive of Airport Authority Hong Kong, the preliminary numbers on cargo throughput in November suggested “a strong rebound in the year-end peak months”.