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HKIA Achieves Record Breaking Performance in 2016


HKIA Achieves Record Breaking Performance in 2016

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded continuous traffic growth in 2016, with all three traffic categories reaching new annual heights. During the year, HKIA handled 70.5 million passengers and 411,530 flight movements, representing yearly rises of 2.9% and 1.4%, respectively. Cargo throughput also increased by 3.2% year on year to 4.52 million tonnes.

In the month of December 2016, all three traffic categories also experienced steady growth, with flight movements reaching a new monthly record of 35,650 – registering 0.7% year-on-year increase. The passenger volume handled during the month rose 2.8% yearly to reach 6.16 million, while cargo throughput climbed 11.3% over the same period in the previous year to 435,000 tonnes.

The strong growth in December cargo throughput was largely driven by transshipments and exports, which registered 15% and 12% year-on-year growth, respectively. Amongst the key trading regions, traffic to / from Southeast Asia, North America and Europe increased most significantly in the month.