Slight dip in growth at world's busiest cargo airport
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw steady growth in all three air traffic categories over the first two months of the year. Combined traffic for January and February showed that cargo throughput increased by 2.6% to 600,000 t. In February however, HKIA handled 248,000 t of freight, a marginal dip of 1% compared to the same month in 2013.
Growth reported in the first two months was mainly attributed to a 4% year-on-year increase in imports and a 3% growth in exports. Cargo throughput to/from Southeast Asia and mainland China improved most significantly.