Hong Kong International Airport’s cargo throughput recorded a year-on-year increase of 10.1 percent to 478,000 tonnes in November as the airport handled 120,000 passengers and 14,875 flight movements during the month, marking increases of 48.1% and 18.4% respectively.
The increase in cargo throughput in the month was mainly attributed to the 16.1% 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-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 the year, HKIA handled 4.6 million tonnes of cargo, representing an increase of 12.9% compared to the same month last year. Number of passengers and flights handled in the same period were 1.2 million and 130,300, dropping 86.3% and 12.0% 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% and 21.5% respectively. Cargo handled was 5.0 million tonnes, seeing an 11.6% year-on-year increase.