Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has seen cargo volumes increase by 1.5 per cent in January to 361,000 tonnes.
The January figure follows growth at the end of 2015, which proved to be a volatile year, with some months seeing large year-on-year increases and others falling. In 2015 as a whole, volumes increased by 0.1 per cent to just under 4.4 million tonnes. In January, exports and transhipments increased by three per cent, and trade with Australasia and Europe saw strongest growth.
HKIA’s operator, Airport Authority Hong Kong executive director of airport operations, CK Ng says he is very happy with the steady growth across all operations. “Along with the continuous steady growth in monthly figures, we are delighted to report new daily record set since the beginning of the year.”
Hong Kong has been increasing services to Australia. Ng says: “HKIA’s extensive flight network also continued to expand with the addition of a new destination, Australia’s Gold Coast. Hong Kong Airlines’ new route to the Gold Coast and Cairns commenced operation in January, offering three direct flights to these Australian destinations each week.”