(18 September 2022, 13:07 +07)
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled
479,000 passengers in August, a year-on-year growth of 116.3%,
although traffic remained significantly below the pre-pandemic
levels of 2019.
Flight movements decreased by 11.3% to 11,390
compared to the same month last year, while cargo throughput
dropped 21% to 338,000 tonnes.
After the further relaxation of restrictions on
inbound travel in August, growth in passenger throughput was
driven by both local residents and visitors to Hong Kong.
Passenger traffic to and from Southeast Asia experienced the most
Cathay Pacific aircraft at HKIA. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
Cargo volume was affected by global economic
uncertainties, continuing geopolitical tensions and disruptions to
global supply chains. Exports and imports decreased by 25% and
20%, respectively, compared to the same month last year. Cargo
traffic to and from key trading regions in North America and
Europe registered the most significant decreases.
Over the first eight months of the year, the
airport handled 1.7 million passengers, marking a year-on-year
increase of 141.5%. Flight movements and cargo throughput dropped
2.8% and 11.1% to 85,020 and 2.8 million tonnes, respectively.
On a 12-month rolling basis, passenger volume and
flight movements increased by 121.9% and 6.1% to 2.4 million and
142,330, respectively. Cargo throughput saw a decline of 2.9% to
4.7 million tonnes.
HKIA Named “China’s Leading
HKIA was named “China’s Leading
Airport” at the 29th annual World Travel Awards.
Voted by travel
professionals, media and high-end consumers worldwide, the
prestigious awards recognise top companies and organisations
across a variety of sectors in the global travel industry.
Vivian Cheung, Executive Director, Airport
Operations of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, “We are honoured that HKIA was named
China’s Leading Airport at the World Travel Awards. As an
international and regional aviation hub, HKIA is committed to
providing a pleasant experience for passengers. We have been
continuously upgrading terminal facilities and introducing
measures to enhance our capacity and enrich travel experience. We
look forward to welcoming travellers from around the world to
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