Hong Kong airport’s cargo volume up 5.3 percent in June

Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) cargo volume recorded a 5.3% year-on-year increase in June to 368,000 tonnes. Transshipments contributed most significantly to the increase in cargo volume during the month, growing by 11% year-on-year.

Exports and imports registered 5% and 2% growth, respectively, compared to June 2015. Traffic to / from Southeast Asia and Mainland China outperformed other regions.

Julia Yan, General Manager of Strategic Planning and Development of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, “Looking towards the second half of the year, passenger traffic is expected to grow steadily, while cargo tonnage is expected to consolidate for the rest of the year. Meanwhile, we are closely monitoring whether there will be any impact on external economic environment and air traffic figures in the medium-term caused by Britain’s referendum to leave the European Union.”

On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA handled 70 million passengers, up 6.2% annually, while flight movements rose 2.9% to 411,150. Cargo throughput dropped slightly by 0.6% to 4.4 million tonnes during the past 12 months.

Source: HKIA

< Return