Double-digit growth in cargo throughput surges at HKIA


Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) released the traffic figures for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for July 2021, indicating a cargo throughput of 12.4%, an increase of 419,000 tonnes compared to the same month last year.

Cargo throughput at HKIA in July recorded double-digit growth of 12.4%. Transshipments recorded strong growth of 21%.

Both imports and exports also experienced double-digit growth.

Cargo to and from Southeast Asia experienced the most significant increase during the month.

Cissy Chan, Executive Director- Commercial at AA said, “Strong growth in exports of air cargo last month is a clear indication that the new screening measures have been implemented smoothly – strengthening the security of export air cargoes while maintaining high operational efficiency at HKIA.”

“We believe that the enhanced air cargo security reinforces HKIA’s status as the world’s leading cargo hub.”

In July, the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) successfully implemented 100% security screening for export air cargo, meeting the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO’s) policy direction towards enhancing global air cargo security as scheduled.

The AA has worked closely with CAD in the introduction of Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility (RACSF) Scheme to increase air cargo security screening ability at off-airport locations, and collaborated with air cargo terminals and other stakeholders to facilitate industry preparations for complying with the new requirements.


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