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HKIA January Air Cargo Figures

In January 2021, HKIA cargo throughput saw year-on-year growth of 14.1% to 409,000 tonnes, while freighter movements surged 37.2% to 6,055 from 4,413 compared with the same month last year.


In January 2021, cargo imports and exports at HKIA experienced significant growth of 37% and 24%, respectively. The year-on-year growth recorded in cargo throughput was mainly due to a low base for comparison, as last year’s Chinese New Year period was in January, and most factories in Mainland China were closed. Transshipments experienced a double-digit decline due to a shortage of belly capacity on passenger flights. Overall, cargo throughput to and from North America saw the most significant increase during the month.


On a 12-month rolling basis, cargo throughput recorded 4.5 million tonnes, a decrease of 5.1% year-on-year.