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HKIA Recorded Strong Growth in Cargo Throughput in January


HKIA Recorded Strong Growth in Cargo Throughput in January

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded strong growth in cargo throughput in January, handling 410,000 tonnes with a year-on-year surge of 9.9%. During the month, flight movements increased 1.9% to 35,985 while passenger throughput slightly decreased 0.9% to 6.13 million compared with the same month in 2017.

On the cargo front, transshipments and imports registered 14% and 10% year-on-year growth, respectively, contributing most to the growth. Amongst the key trading regions, traffic to/from Europe and India increased most significantly in the month.

On a 12-month rolling basis, HKIA handled 4.97 million tonnes of cargo, 72.8 million passengers and 421,300 flight movements, registering growth of 9.7%, 2.9% and 2.3% respectively year on year.