Hong Kong retains top spot as busiest air cargo hub in 2018

posted on 18th September 2019 by Justin Burns
Hong Kong retains top spot as busiest air cargo hub in 2018

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) retained its position in 2018 as the world’s busiest air cargo hub for cargo volumes, according to the Airports Council International (ACI) World.

The top five airports – HKIA, Memphis International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Incheon International Airport, and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport respectively – all held their positions from the previous year.

Big movers were Los Angeles International Airport which jumped three places from 13yj to 10th this year and Doha International Airport which advanced five places from 16th, last year, to 11th.

Chicago Rockford was the fastest-growing airport in 2018 for airports that handled more than 250,000 metric tonnes of air cargo. Positioning itself as an e-commerce freight hub for online retail giant Amazon, the airport’s traffic grew 56.6 per cent in 2018.

The report found that, in total, the world’s airports processed 122.7 million metric tonnes of cargo last year.