Strong cargo growth continues in Hong Kong in September

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Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) continues to see strong cargo growth with a 9.1 per cent year-on-year increase in September to 430,000 tonnes.

Cargo volumes have grown in every month of 2017 year-on-year varying from a 3.1 per cent increase in January to 17.8 per cent in March.

Exports rose by 14 per cent, helping to drive the cargo growth, with throughput to Europe and Southeast Asia increasing most significantly.

In the first nine months of 2017, cargo volumes surged 10.9 per cent to 3.6 million tonnes and were also up 10.2 per cent to 4.87 million tonnes on a rolling 12-month basis.

HKIA is welcoming new services in October, Airport Authority Hong Kong executive director of airport operations, CK Ng says: “Two airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air and JC (Cambodia) International Airlines, will commence operating flights to and from Cambodia on 29 October.”

“Cambodia Angkor Air will be flying two weekly flights to Siem Reap, while JC (Cambodia) International Airlines will serve two flights to Siem Reap and two flights to Phnom Penh each week. In addition, Air Seoul will start operating daily flights to Seoul of South Korea starting 31 October.”