HKIA cargo throughput increased by 14.7 percent in October 2021 than October 2020

The increase in cargo throughput in October was mainly attributed to a 16.5 percent growth in exports as well as the beginning of the traditional peak period for air cargo shipments. Imports and transhipments also recorded double-digit growth.

HKIA cargo throughput increased by 14.7 percent in  October 2021 than October 2020
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Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) released the traffic figures for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for October 2021, which show that cargo throughput was 462,000 tonnes during the month, a double-digit increase of 14.7 percent compared to the same month last year.

The increase in cargo throughput in October was mainly attributed to a 16.5 percent growth in exports as well as the beginning of the traditional peak period for air cargo shipments. Imports and transhipments also recorded double-digit growth. Cargo to and from North America, Southeast Asia and Europe experienced the most significant increases during the month.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, passenger traffic remained significantly below the pre-pandemic levels recorded in 2019. However, outbound transfer passengers from Mainland China to Europe recorded significant increases.

On a 12-month rolling basis, HKIA handled 1.2 million passengers and 140,635 flight movements, representing year-on-year declines of 93.6 percent and 30.4 percent, respectively, while cargo throughput was 4.9 million tonnes, representing a 10.2 percent year-on-year increase.

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