Pre-pandemic levels in Hong Kong
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) published its annual report 2021/22 this week for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2022. While Covid-19 continued to impact on passenger traffic and flight movements at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), cargo throughput rebounded to pre-pandemic level, increasing by 7.1% to 4.9 million t. HKIA was again the world’s busiest cargo airport in 2021.
Main markets by throughput were USA and Canada (20%), South East Asia (17%) and Europe (14%). Construction of a premium logistics centre and the expansion of DHL’s Central Asia hub have been making good progress.
AAHK expects that, together with the Logistics Park currently under construction in Dongguan, these facilities will consolidate Hong Kong’s role as the international cargo gateway of the Greater Bay Area. (ah)