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Cargo throughput dropped 7.3% in July


Air Cargo throughput dropped 7.3% in July

In July 2019,  HKIA handled 6.7 million passengers, representing year-on-year growth of 1.0%, while flight movements increased 0.4% to 36,845 compared to the same month last year. Cargo throughput dropped 7.3% to 401,000 tonnes.

The rise in passenger numbers was supported by 11% growth in transfer and transit traffic compared to July 2018. Overall passenger traffic to and from Southeast Asia and Japan recorded the most significant increases.

The decrease in cargo throughput was attributed to a 12% decline in both imports and transshipments. Amongst key trading regions, cargo throughput of Southeast Asia and North America decreased most significantly during the month.

Over the first seven months of the year, HKIA handled 44.6 million passengers and 249,835 flight movements, representing year-on-year increases of 2.3% and 0.7%, respectively. Cargo throughput recorded 2.7 million tonnes, a decline of 6.8% compared to the same period last year.

On a 12-month rolling basis, passenger volume and flight movements grew by 2.0% and 0.9% to 75.7 million and 429,590, respectively, while cargo throughput recorded 5 million tonnes, a decrease of 4.1% compared to the same period last year.