Transhipments help Hong Kong grow in April

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Hong Kong International Airport aerial shot

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has seen cargo volumes increase by 1.2 per cent in April to 365,000 tonnes, with Europe and Mainland China seeing the largest growth, and transhipments increasing.

The airport has continued its recovery, which started in March, following a slow start to the year, with January and February seeing declines. Cargo in the first four months is down by 1.2 per cent compared to 2015 to 4.35 million tonnes. The growth in April has been attributed to a 10 per cent increase in transhipments.

Airport Authority Hong Kong general manager market and connectivity development, Henry Ma says: “We are delighted to welcome three upcoming new destinations which further enhance the extensive flight network of HKIA. Hong Kong Airlines will introduce direct twice-weekly passenger services to Kuching of Malaysia at the end of May.”

“In June, Cathay Pacific will launch direct passenger flights to Madrid of Spain four times weekly, and Hong Kong Express will operate direct flights to Ishigaki of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan twice weekly.”