Hong Kong Airport cargo volume grows
Cargo volume in July grew year over year at Hong Kong International Airport.
Cargo volume was 341,000 tonnes, growing by 1.9 percent. Flight movements reached 32,120 – up 7.5 percent compared to the same month in 2012 – beating the previous record set in May.
Growth in July cargo throughput was mainly driven by a 5 percent year-over-year growth in exports. During the month, cargo throughput to and from North America outperformed other key regions.
"In July, HKIA’s extensive flight destination network was further expanded with the launch of a twice-weekly service to Ordos, Inner Mongolia by Air China. A thrice-weekly Hong Kong-Tainan service was also introduced by China Airlines, providing more convenient travel to the Tainan and Chiayi regions of Taiwan,” Stanley Hui Hon-chung, CEO of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said.
Over the first seven months of 2013, cargo volume grew by 2 percent to 2.3 million tonnes year over year, while flight movements increased by 5.5 percent to 212,790.
On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA handled 4.1 million tonnes of cargo and 362,685 aircraft movements, representing year-on-year growth of 3.5 percent and 5.4 percent, respectively.