Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) tonnage grew year-on-year (YOY) by 7.1 per cent in October as it handled 420,000 tonnes in the month.
The strong growth was mainly attributed to the robust 13 per cent YOY growth in transshipments. Amongst the key trading regions, traffic to and from Europe and Southeast Asia increased most significantly during the month, HKIA reports.
In the first 10 months of this year, cargo throughput grew 1.9 per cent to 3.7 million tonnes compared to previous year. On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA cargo throughput rose by 1.3 per cent to 4.4 million.
Airport Authority Hong Kong general manager for airport and industry collaboration, Henry Ma says: “We are pleased to see airlines expanding to new destinations and offering more choices to travellers. This additional connectivity will reinforce HKIA’s status as an international aviation hub.”