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Hong Kong International Airport being named world’s busiest cargo airport

Hong Kong International Airport being named world’s busiest cargo airport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has retained its position as the world’s busiest cargo airport, though the volume of goods flowing through it last year still fell short of pre-pandemic levels. It registered a 3.3 per cent year-on-year increase in cargo volume to 4.3 million tonnes, according to provisional figures released on Monday by Airports Council International (ACI). […]

Building a platform for progress

Connected with over 220 destinations worldwide that are served by some 120 airlines, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has secured its status as one of the top international hubs in the world.It has long been the busiest cargo airport in the world, handling a total of 4.2 million tonnes of cargo during 2022, according to […]

Asia’s global gateway grows

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is continuing to solidify its position as the world’s busiest cargo hub. With its strategic location, HKIA serves as a crucial gateway for the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and plays a pivotal role in the global supply chain.   HKIA maintained its top-ranking position in cargo traffic in 2022, having […]

HKIA’s air network expands with new airlines and destinations

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has released the air traffic figures of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for June 2023, during which passenger traffic remained on a steady course towards recovery. HKIA handled 3.3 million passengers in June, representing 6.9% growth compared with the passenger throughput in May. Cargo throughput and flight movements saw month-on-month […]

Pioneering digital system nets HKIA top international award

HKIA releases latest cargo figures

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has won a top international award for its pioneering airport-wide Digital Apron and Tower Management System (DATMS). HKIA is the first in the world to deploy such a large scale digital system for airport operations. DATMS, jointly developed by Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) and the Civil Aviation Department, won […]

New route between HKIA SkyPier and Pazhou in Guangzhou begins trial

SkyPier at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is set to commence a trial of speedy ferry services serving Pazhou in Guangzhou, connecting the restricted area of HKIA to the downtown of Guangzhou. The new ferry services offer international business parties, members of the exhibition and convention sectors and Guangzhou residents a hassle-free journey to and […]

HKIA named world’s busiest cargo airport in 2022

HKIA releases latest cargo figures

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is once again named as the world’s busiest cargo airport in 2022, handling a total of 4.2 million tonnes of cargo during the year, according to the latest data released by Airports Council International (ACI). HKIA retained the top position in 2022 despite ongoing geopolitical tensions and disruptions to global […]

Traffic picked up at Hong Kong International Airport in 2022 as restrictions eased

HKIA releases latest cargo figures

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has released the 2022 traffic figures for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). In 2022, HKIA handled a total of 5.7 million passengers, representing a year-on-year increase of 318.4%. Total cargo throughput and flight movements dropped by 16.4% and 4.2%, to 4.2 million tonnes and 138,700, respectively. “The airport endured another […]

HKIA recognised as partner airport of IATA CEIV Live Animals

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has announced the air traffic figures of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for November 2022. During the month, HKIA handled 1.05 million passengers, representing a surge of 769.6%, or around 7.7 times, compared to the same month last year. Flight movements and cargo volume recorded year-on-year decreases of 8.3% and […]

Lödige Industries finalises automated cold chain pallet-cargo system for AAT COOLPORT at Hong Kong International Airport

Lödige Industries has completed an automated Cold Chain Pallet-Cargo System at Hong Kong International Airport.  Via its Hong Kong office, the German company, planned, manufactured and implemented the advanced system for AAT COOLPORT, which is the first on-airport cold chain facility in Hong Kong providing a complete temperature-controlled environment, operated by Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT). […]

HKIA Community Building opens

The HKIA Community Building has officially opened at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), providing leisure and dining facilities to create a quality workplace for airport staff. Funded and developed by Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), the HKIA Community Building is adjacent to Terminal 1, serving all staff of different companies operating at the airport with […]

Third runway at Hong Kong International Airport officially commissioned

The Third Runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) was officially commissioned on 25th November, marking a key milestone of the airport’s expansion into a Three-runway System (3RS). The commissioning ceremony, held at the new Integrated Airport Centre of HKIA, was officiated by Chan Kwok-ki, the Chief Secretary for Administration of the Government of Hong […]

HKIA is named “China’s Leading Airport”

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been named “China’s Leading Airport” at the 29th annual World Travel Awards. Voted by travel professionals, media and high-end consumers worldwide, the prestigious awards recognise top companies and organisations across a variety of sectors in the global travel industry. “We are honoured that HKIA was named China’s Leading Airport at the […]

HKIA cargo volume continues to grow in November

HKIA releases latest cargo figures

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) today released 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% to 478,000 tonnes. Meanwhile, the airport handled 120,000 passengers and 14,875 flight movements in the month, marking increases of 48.1% and 18.4% respectively. The increase […]

HKIA aims to be net zero carbon by 2050

HKIA releases January cargo figures

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has today unveiled the target and strategy to achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2050 at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), with a midpoint target of 55% reduction of absolute emissions by 2035 from a 2018 baseline. Fred Lam, chief executive officer of AAHK, said: “Sustainability is at the centre of […]

HKIA sees continued growth

HKIA releases January cargo figures

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has released the traffic figures for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for August 2021. During the month, cargo throughput recorded a year-on-year increase of 15.5% to 429,000 tonnes. All three cargo categories – namely imports, exports and transshipments – recorded double-digit growth at HKIA in August. Cargo to and from […]

Air cargo is committed to Hong Kong

Industry needs to up its game on sustainability, says HACTL chief

Despite the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, air cargo representatives do not see the Special Administrative Region losing its status as the world’s largest hub any time soon. The first protests started in April when a controversial extradition bill was introduced, which has since been withdrawn. Protests have continued since then, and Hong Kong International […]

Hong Kong remains the world’s leading cargo hub

Growth may be subdued at Hong Kong International Airport due to restricted freighter, but Wilson Kwong remains confident about the future, due to the breadth and depth of its network. The chief executive of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl), the only neutral air cargo terminal operator at the airport says despite restricted freighter capacity, […]

IATA WCS 2019: CEIV Fresh certificate launched

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the CEIV Fresh certificate, with Hong Kong International Airport being named the first certified community. The accreditation was pioneered by the airport, with Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) working closely with members of the airport community including Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, Cathay Pacific Services Limited and […]

HKIA remains the world’s busiest cargo airport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) continues to maintain its position as the world’s busiest cargo airport with growth of 1.5% in 2018. Having broken the five million tonne barrier in 2017, HKIA handled 5.1 million tonnes in 2018 with imports up 3.1% to 1.8 million tonnes and exports increased by 0.6% to 3.3 million tonnes. […]

HKIA and Brussels Airport open pharma corridor

HKIA releases January cargo figures

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and Brussels Airport have opened an airport-to-airport (A2A) pharma corridor to cater for the specific needs of pharmaceutical shipments. The pharma corridor connects the two airports, with shipments being handled in strict compliance with the IATA CEIV (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics) and carried by CEIV […]

Hong Kong cargo volumes remain steady in July

Cargo and airmail remained steady in July at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) with exports proving stronger than imports. The airport handled 433,000 tonnes of cargo and airmail in July, with unloaded cargo increasing 3.6 per cent to 154,000 tonnes, loaded cargo decreasing 1.1 per cent to 271,000 tonnes and airmail falling 24 per cent […]

Another month of strong growth for Hong Kong

HKIA releases January cargo figures

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has registered its second month in a row where cargo volumes grew at more than four per cent year-on-year. Cargo and airmail throughput rose by 4.3 per cent to 436,000 tonnes in May with transhipments recording a 16 per cent increase, contributing to most of the cargo growth. The growth […]

Cainiao Network to develop premium logistics centre in Hong Kong

HKIA releases January cargo figures

A joint venture led by Alibaba Group’s logistics arm, Cainiao Network has been awarded the tender to develop and manage a premium logistics centre at Hong Kong International Airport. The centre at Kwo Lo Wan in the South Cargo Precinct of the airport will be the third largest warehouse in Hong Kong, occupying a site […]

HKIA building on future cargo growth

HKIA releases January cargo figures

Hong Kong, the world’s busiest cargo airport, boosted by surging e-commerce numbers is building up its infrastructure for the trade. “In the first quarter of 2018, HKIA handled 1.15 million tonnes of cargo, which is 4.2 per cent more than that in 2017,” a spokesperson for the Airport Authority of Hong Kong told Air Cargo […]

Why it’s still a bridge over troubled waters for HKIA

Hong Kong, the world’s busiest air cargo airport, is bracing to be even busier when the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) opens, a spokesperson for the Airport Authority of Hong Kong confirmed to Air Cargo Week. The authority, like so many others in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, is waiting for the announcement […]

Weaker exports cause Hong Kong cargo volumes to fall in March

A slump in exports has caused cargo volumes at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to register its first year-on-year fall for over a year. Cargo volumes were down 2.5 per cent in March to 422,000 tonnes, with imports rising 5.6 per cent to 163,000 tonnes not being able to make up for exports falling 7.1 […]

Cargo volumes at Hong Kong grow 7% in February

HKIA releases January cargo figures

Cargo volumes at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) continue to grow in 2018 with a seven per cent year-on-year increase in February. The world’s largest cargo airport handled 315,000 tonnes in February, following on from a year-on-year surge of 9.9 per cent in January, when HKIA handled 410,000 tonnes. HKIA handled 725,000 tonnes of cargo […]

IATA recognises Hong Kong as CEIV Pharma partner airport

HKIA releases January cargo figures

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been recognised as a partner airport of the IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) programme. The globally recognised standard for pharmaceutical airfreight shipments is designed to help the industry develop a network of pharmaceutical trade lanes that meet consistent cold chain management standards […]