Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has released the traffic figures for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for August 2021.
In a statement, it said during the month, cargo throughput recorded a year-on-year increase of 15.5% to 429,000 tonnes.
All three cargo categories – namely imports, exports and transshipments – recorded double-digit growth at HKIA in August. The airport also saw cargo to and from North America and Southeast Asia experienced the most significant increases during the month.
Meanwhile, the airport handled 222,000 passengers and 12,845 flight movements, surging by 164.9% and 28.4%, respectively, from the low base in the same month last year. HKIA handled more than 7,000 passengers daily during the month, due to a significant increase in outbound transfer passengers from Mainland China.
Cargo throughput in 8 months
Hong Kong Airport Authority said over the first eight months of the year, cargo throughput saw 12.4% growth to 3.2 million tonnes.
On a 12-month rolling basis, HKIA's cargo throughput rose 6.3% to 4.8 million tonnes.