Cargo volumes continue to soar in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong International Airport aerial shot

Cargo volumes at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) continue to soar with 11.3 per cent growth in the first half of 2017.

HKIA handled 2.3 million tonnes between January and June, with a throughput of 410,000 tonnes, representing year-on-year growth of 11.4 per cent.

Exports grew by 17 per cent in June with transhipments were up 10 per cent, with Europe and North America seeing the most significant increases in June.

HKIA has welcomed a number of new services, and Airport Authority Hong Kong general manager – airport and industry collaboration, Henry Ma says: “Virgin Australia started operating five return flights per week between Hong Kong and Melbourne in July, while Air Japan commenced the operation of daily flights to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport in June. Also, Hong Kong Airlines expanded their service to include daily direct flight to Vancouver in June.”