CEO looks back on challenging year

In 2019, Hong Kong International Airport’s total cargo throughput dropped 6.1% year-on-year to 4.8 million t. Vivian Cheung, executive director of airport operations for Hong Kong’s airport authority commented: “We went through a challenging year in 2019. I must thank the 78,000 members of the airport community for their dedication to ensuring smooth, safe journeys for our passengers, especially in difficult circumstances.”

In December 2019, cargo throughput decreased slightly by 1% to 443,000 t compared to December 2018. Exports saw a 3% year-on-year increase in December 2019, while imports and transshipments both remained weak. Amongst key trading regions, cargo exported to Europe, India and Japan contributed the strongest growth.