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HKIA air cargo throughput saw a decrease of 7.7% in June


HKIA air cargo throughput saw a decrease of 7.7% in June

In June 2020, HKIA air cargo throughput saw a decrease of 7.7% to 357,000 tonnes compared to the same month last year. The drop in cargo throughput was mainly attributed to the decline in transhipments resulting from reduced belly capacity on passenger flights. Cargo throughput to and from Mainland China and Southeast Asia saw the most significant decreases in June. However, with demand for air cargo services remaining relatively strong, freighter movements increased 23.1% compared to the same month last year. Cargo exports recorded a year-on-year increase of 7%, with North American markets recording the most significant growth.

Over the first half of the year, HKIA cargo throughput saw a 10.2% drop to 2.1 million tonnes.

On a 12-month rolling basis, passengers and flight movements decreased 44.5% and 29.9% to 42 million and 300,915, respectively. Cargo throughput fell 7.7% to 4.6 million tonnes.