Strong transhipments help HKIA grow in June

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Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has seen cargo volumes increase by 5.3 per cent to 368,000 tonnes in June helped by strong growth in transhipments.

Transhipments increased by 11 per cent in June, with exports up five per cent and imports two per cent compared to June 2015. HKIA says South East Asia and Mainland China recorded the strongest growth.

Cargo volumes during the first half of 2016 were down by 0.8 per cent to 2.1 million tonnes, with transhipments reducing the decline in volumes. On a rolling 12-months basis, volumes were down 0.6 per cent to 4.4 million tonnes.

HKIA operator, Airport Authority Hong Kong general manager of strategic planning and development, Julia Yan says: “Looking towards the second half of the year, passenger traffic is expected to grow steadily, while cargo tonnage is expected to consolidate for the rest of the year.”

“Meanwhile, we are closely monitoring whether there will be any impact on external economic environment and air traffic figures in the medium-term caused by Britain’s referendum to leave the European Union.”