BEIJING, Apr 27 (GCTL) - China posted a 6.1 per cent air cargo decline in March year on year to 68,400 tonnes, according to the latest figures issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
In the first quarter, affected by the world's weakening economy, China's air freight volume dropped 7.4 per cent to 1.2 million tonnes. Domestic cargo fell 1.6 per cent. Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau cargo fell 13.9 per cent. International cargo plunged 19 per cent.
But passenger volume grew 10.2 per cent year on year to 74.22 million persons. The industry's total turnover rose 4.9 per cent to 14.05 billion tonnes per kilometre. Domestic passengers grew 10.3 per cent. Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan passengers increased 11.2 per cent. International passengers increased 8.5 per cent.