HKIA’s double-digit growth continues in August

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Hong Kong International Airport

Cargo volumes at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) continue to grow at a double-digit rate, soaring 10.1 per cent in August.

HKIA handled 412,000 tonnes of cargo in August, with exports increasing 12 per cent, the main driver of growth, while transhipments were also up 10 per cent.

Amongst key trading regions Europe and Southeast Asia increased the most significantly.

August was the fourth month in a row to register double-digit year-on-year growth, following a 12.9 per cent increase in May to 409,000 tonnes, 11.4 per cent in June to 410,000 tonnes, and 11 per cent in July to 422,000 tonnes.

Cargo volumes increased 11.1 per cent in the first eight months of 2017 to 3.1 million tonnes and by 10.1 per cent to 4.8 million tonnes on a rolling 12-month basis.