Cargo volumes continue to surge in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong International Airport aerial shot

The positive start to the year at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) continues as the world’s busiest freight hub saw year-on-year (YOY) cargo growth in April of 8.9 per cent as it handled 398,000 tonnes.

The strong performance was largely attributed to a 14 per cent YOY growth in exports and among the key trading regions, North America and Europe increased most significantly in the month.

Combining March and April to even out the seasonal impact of the Easter holidays, YOY cargo tonnage showed growth of 13.4 per cent.

During the first four months of 2017, HKIA handled 1.5 million tonnes of cargo – up 10.9 per cent compared to the same period last year. On a rolling 12-month basis, cargo tonnage registered a YOY increase of 7.3 per cent, reaching 4.7 million tonnes.