Air cargo traffic at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) continued its growth trajectory in September, handling 430,000 tonnes of cargo during the month, up 9.1 per cent over the previous September.
Exports registered a robust 14 per cent year-on-year growth, continuing to lead the growth in cargo volume. Amongst the key trading regions, cargo throughput to Europe and Southeast Asia increased the most significantly.
Over the first nine months of 2017 cargo volume has seen a year-on-year surge of 10.9 per cent to 3.58 million tonnes. On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA handled 4.87 million tonnes of cargo, registering growth of 10.2 per cent.
C K Ng, executive director, Airport Operations of Airport Authority Hong Kong said: “We are pleased to announce that HKIA’s extensive network continues to grow.” Three new airlines added HKIA to their network: Cambodia Angkor Air and JC (Cambodia) International Airlines, will commence operating flights to and from Cambodia on 29 October. Cambodia Angkor Air will be flying two weekly flights to Siem Reap, while JC (Cambodia) International Airlines will serve two flights to Siem Reap and two flights to Phnom Penh each week. In addition, Air Seoul will start operating daily flights to Seoul of South Korea starting 31 October.