Gap widens in Hong Kong
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has released traffic figures of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for August 2022. During the month, flight movements decreased by 11.3% to 11,390 compared to the same month last year, while cargo throughput was reduced by 21.0% to 338,000 t.
Cargo volume was affected by global economic uncertainties, continuing geopolitical tensions and disruptions to global supply chains. Exports and imports fell by 25% and 20%, respectively, compared to the same month last year.
Cargo traffic to and from key trading regions in North America and Europe registered the most significant decreases. Over the first eight months of the year, flight movements and cargo throughput dropped by 2.8% and 11.1% to 85,020 and 2.8 million t, respectively. On a 12-month rolling basis, cargo throughput saw a decline of 2.9% to 4.7 million t. (cj)