Transhipments, Europe and Taiwan give HKIA a boost in August

Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) had a strong month in August with transhipments and trade with Europe and Taiwan giving it a significant boost.

Cargo rose by 3.6 per cent to 374,000 tonnes in August with transhipments increasing 11 per cent year-on-year. Year-to-date volumes are up 0.5 per cent to 2.84 million tonnes and on a rolling 12-month basis, cargo increased by 0.4 per cent to 4.39 million tonnes.

HKIA has welcomed a number of new services such as five flights a week to Vienna operated by Austrian Airlines and four Cathay Pacific flights a week to London Gatwick Airport. Hong Kong Airlines has started twice-weekly services to Yonago in Japan and American Airlines is now offering daily flights between Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

Commenting on the new service from Austrian Airlines, Airport Authority Hong Kong airport and industry collaboration general manager, Henry Ma says: “This month we welcomed the non-stop flight service to Vienna, enhancing our airport’s reach to this important hub for Central and Eastern Europe. The additional connectivity will further strengthen HKIA’s status as an international aviation centre.”