January tonnage fall of 4.2% in Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) tonnage fell a sharp 4.2 per cent in January to 401,000 tonnes and the airport blamed the poor start to the year on uncertain global economic conditions.

The airport said imports and transshipments were impacted the most, registering eight per cent and six per cent year-on-year drops, respectively.

Amongst key trading regions, cargo traffic to and from Europe and Southeast Asia decreased most significantly during the month.

On a 12-month rolling basis cargo throughput recorded 5.1 million tonnes, rising 0.4 per cent year on year.