Top 20 cargo hubs saw volumes rise 6.8% in 2017

Air cargo volumes at the world’s 20 busiest airports grew 6.8% in 2017, with Hong Kong again the number one freight hub at more than 5m tonnes, a 9.4% year-on-year increase. Airports Council International (ACI) reported that the top 20 cargo hubs handled a combined 51m tonnes last year, representing 43% of global airfreight volumes, but warned of the spectre of uncertainty from “protectionist sentiments”.

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