HKIA experiences continued cargo volume growth in November 2021
Hong Kong International Airport has released its cargo traffic figures for November 2021, showing a significant year-on-year increase of 10.1 per cent to 478,000 tonnes.
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has revealed the traffic figures for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for November 2021. During the month, cargo throughput recorded a year-on-year increase of 10.1 per cent to 478,000 tonnes. Meanwhile, the airport handled 120,000 passengers and 14,875 flight movements in the month, marking increases of 48.1 per cent and 18.4 per cent respectively.
The increase in cargo throughput in the month was mainly attributed to the 16.1 per cent growth in transshipments, continuing the traditional peak period for air cargo. Overall cargo to and from North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia experienced the most significant increases during the month.
Passenger traffic continued to remain at a significantly low level compared to the pre-COVID-19 pandemic level recorded in 2019. In November 2021, outbound transfer passengers from Mainland China to North America recorded significant increases.
In the first 11 months of 2021, HKIA handled 4.6 million tonnes of cargo, representing an increase of 12.9 per cent compared to the same month in 2020. Number of passengers and flights handled in the same period were 1.2 million and 130,300, dropping 86.3 per cent and 12.0 per cent respectively year-on-yearly.
On a 12-month rolling basis, HKIA handled 1.3 million passengers and 142,960 flight movements, which marks year-on-year decreases of 91.1 per cent and 21.5 per cent respectively. Cargo handled was 5.0 million tonnes, seeing an 11.6 per cent year-on-year increase.