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Hong Kong airfreight volumes up 2.8% in October thanks to transshipments


HONG Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 451,000 tonnes of cargo and airmail in October, a 2.8 per cent rise over the same month in 2017.

HKIA reported a 7 per cent year-on-year rise in transshipments, which continued to be the main driver for cargo growth. Among key trading regions, traffic to and from North America and Southeast Asia posted the most significant increases for the month.

Over the first 10 months of the year, HKIA handled 4.2 million tonnes of cargo and airmail, representing a year-on-year increase of 2.6 per cent.

On a 12-month rolling basis, HKIA handled 5.1 million tonnes of cargo, a rise of 3.3 per cent over the same period last year.

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