China's air cargo volume rose to 487,000 tons in March, a 4-percent year-over-year increase on the way to a three-month finish of 1.3 million tons, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
Year to date, Chinese air freight is 4.7-percent ahead of 2012’s activity.
The latest figures showed that new air cargo strongholds have emerged in the country. In March, domestic volume increased by 7.1 percent, but activity in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan shrunk by 4.9 percent. Internationally, activity was down by 3.3 percent.
For the first three months of the year, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan stayed stable compared to last year, even as domestic activity grew by 8.4 percent to 921,900 tons. International activity, which ended the period at 335,500 tons, was down by 4.2 percent, year over year. - Jon Ross