Monthly volume decline at world's busiest cargo airport
Hong Kong international airport (HKIA) reported handling 344,000 t in September 2013, a modest decline of 0.8% compared to the same month last year. The decrease in cargo throughput last month was mainly attributed to a 3% year-on-year drop in imports. Exports recorded a slight drop, while transshipments registered a 1% increase compared to the same month last year. For the first three quarters of 2013, HKIA handled 3 million t of cargo, representing a year-on-year increase of 1.7%.