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HKIA cargo traffic up 15.5% to 429,000 tonnes in August

The airport was also awarded for its efficiency.

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) announced via press release a 15.5% year-on-year increase in cargo for August 2021 at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)

All three cargo categories: imports, exports, and transshipments, achieved double-digit growth. Cargo to and from North America and Southeast Asia experienced the biggest increase. 

Cargo also experienced a 12.4% growth over the first eight months of the year, equating to 3.2 million tonnes.

222,000 passengers and 12,845 flight movements were also recorded, totalling an increase of 164.9% and 28.4%, respectively. 

Meanwhile, HKIA was also awarded the “Top Airport Efficiency Excellence Award, Asia Pacific” in the 2021 Air Transport Research Society (ATRS). This marks the 11th time HKIA was commended in this area. 

Vivian Cheung, Executive Director, Airport Operations of the AA, said that this award served as encouragement for their continued efforts despite the current pandemic. “It is our great pleasure to receive this award, which serves as valuable encouragement for our airport community, especially during these difficult times for the aviation industry."

"Throughout the past two years, we have introduced touchless technology and applied robotics to daily operations at the airport, enhancing operational efficiency whilst prioritising the health and safety of all airport users. A series of airport enhancement projects, including the transformation and refurbishment of our boarding gates, dining outlets and shopping facilities, is also underway to prepare for the return of travellers. We will continue to enhance our handling efficiency while providing an unforgettable airport experience for travellers from around the world,” Cheung said.

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