Cargo and airmail remained steady in July at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) with exports proving stronger than imports.
The airport handled 433,000 tonnes of cargo and airmail in July, with unloaded cargo increasing 3.6 per cent to 154,000 tonnes, loaded cargo decreasing 1.1 per cent to 271,000 tonnes and airmail falling 24 per cent to 8,000 tonnes.
On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA has seen cargo increasing 4.7 per cent to 5.1 million tonnes, with unloaded cargo up 4.5 per cent to 1.7 million tonnes, loaded by five per cent to 3.2 million tonnes and airmail down 3.3 per cent to 105,000 tonnes.
HKIA will be extending its network in September, welcoming EgyptAir to the airport in September.
Airport Authority Hong Kong general manager – airport and industry collaboration, Michael Yuen says: “We are delighted to welcome EgyptAir, a new addition to HKIA’s operating airlines, which will offer twice-weekly flights to and from Cairo via Bangkok starting from 18 September. The service will be further increased to three times per week from 28 October.”