(20 July 2021)
Passenger volume at Hong Kong International Airport
(HKIA) in June 2021 increased by 40.1% year-on-year to 83,000
passengers, whilst cargo throughput rose by 11.5% year-on-year to
399,000 tonnes, and flight movements increased by 10.9% to 11,050
when compared to the same month last year.
The growth of cargo volume was mainly attributed
to double-digit growth in both transshipments and imports compared
to the same month last year. Exports also increased by 8% year-on-year. Cargo to and from Southeast Asia experienced the most
significant increase during the month.
Due to the ongoing COVID19 situation, passenger
traffic remained significantly below pre-pandemic levels recorded
in 2019. The year-on-year increase in passenger traffic was mainly
attributed to the low base for comparison. Traffic to and from
Mainland China and Europe recorded significant increases.
Over the first half of the year, HKIA handled
379,000 passengers and 62,820 flight movements, representing
year-on-year decreases of 95.4% and 33.3%, respectively. Cargo
throughput rose 11.9% to 2.3 million tonnes.
On a 12-month rolling basis, passengers and flight
movements declined 97.8% and 57.0% to 910,000 and 129,340,
respectively. Cargo throughput saw an increase of 3.0% to 4.7
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