China posted a one per cent year-on-year increase in air freight volume in August to 463,100 tonnes in August, according to the Civil Aviation Administration China, Xinhua reports.
Domestic flights moved 2.1 per cent more cargo to 331,900 tonnes in August, but Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan freight volume slipped 7.7 per cent to 17,300 tonnes while international air cargo was down 1.6 per cent to 131,200 tonnes.
In the same month, passenger volume climbed 13.1 per cent to 34.75 million persons. Cargo and passenger turnover increased 12.1 per cent to 6.25 billion tonnes per kilometre.
During the first eight months of this year, China's air cargo volume totalled to 3.52 million tonnes, which increased 2.5 per cent over the same period in 2012. Passenger volume grew 11 per cent to 235 million persons. Cargo and passenger turnover went 10.4 per cent up to 44.1 billion tonnes per kilometre.