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Air Cargo Throughput dropped 14.2% in April


Air Cargo Throughput dropped 14.2% in April

In April 2020, HKIA cargo throughput remained lower than the same period last year. Cargo throughput dropped 14.2% compared to the same month last year, to 338,000 tonnes.

Cargo exports to some markets recorded year-on-year increases, with North America being the strongest market. The overall decline in cargo handled was mainly attributed to the 51% decline in transshipments, while exports increased by 4% compared to the same month last year. Traffic to/from key trading regions in Southeast Asia and India decreased most significantly in the month.

Over the first four months of the year, cargo throughput recorded 1.3 million tonnes, a drop of 11.7% compared to the same period last year.

On a 12-month rolling basis, cargo throughput of 4.6 million tonnes was recorded, representing a decrease of 7.8% year on year.