Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) processed 451,000 tonnes of cargo and airmail in October – a year-on-year (YOY) rise of 2.8 per cent on the same month last year.
The airport reported a seven per cent uptick in transshipments, which continued to be the main driver for cargo growth. Amongst key trading regions, traffic to and from North America and Southeast Asia posted the most significant increases for the month.
Over the first 10 months of the year, HKIA handled 4.21 million tonnes of cargo and airmail, a YOY increase of 2.6 per cent. On a 12-month rolling basis, HKIA handled 5.15 million tonnes of cargo and airmail, a rise of 3.3 per cent over the same period last year.
HKIA has recently welcomed two new belly airlines, Thai Smile Airways and India-based SpiceJet. Thai Smile Airways started operating daily flights to and from Bangkok and Phuket on 28 October, while SpiceJet will start providing daily flights to and from Delhi on 23 November.