Hong Kong sees tonnage plunge 7.3% in May

posted on 17th June 2019 by Justin Burns

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has reported that tonnage at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) fell 7.3 per cent year-on-year in May to 405,000 tonnes.

The airport said amid uncertain global economic situation, cargo imports decreased by nine per cent, compared to the same month last year, while exports and transshipments both declined seven per cent.

During the month, cargo throughput associated with Southeast Asia, Japan and Mainland China decreased most significantly among the key trading regions.

In the first five months of the year, cargo throughput saw a drop of 6.3 per cent to 1.9 million tonnes as compared with the same period in 2018.

On a 12-month rolling basis, cargo throughput at HKIA declined 2.7 per cent to five million tonnes.

The airport recently welcomed Eznis Airways, which began providing three flights weekly to and from Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, starting from 3 June.