February surge gives HKIA a flying start to 2017

Hong Kong International Airport aerial shot

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is off to a strong start in 2017 with 7.7 per cent cargo growth in the first two months, with a double-digit surge in February.

The airport handled 666,000 tonnes in the first two months of the year, with 11 per cent growth in transhipments.

Exports were up eight per cent and the key trading regions were North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, all showing significant increases.

Cargo was up 14.1 per cent in February to 294,000 tonnes and by 5.3 per cent to 4.57 million tonnes on a rolling 12-month basis.