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HKIA Sees Monthly Record Highs in Passenger and Flight Movements in July


HKIA Sees Monthly Record Highs in Passenger and Flight Movements in July

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded significant growth in passenger throughput and flight movements in July, setting new monthly records in these two air traffic categories. Monthly passenger volume increased by 3.3% from the same month last year to 6.5 million, while flight movements climbed 3% to 36,270. Cargo volume also registered strong year-on-year growth of 11% to 422,000 tonnes.

Coinciding with an improvement in global trade, exports continued to lead the strong growth in cargo throughput. Exports experienced 15% growth while transshipments also rose by 10% during the month. Amongst key trading regions, Europe recorded the most significant increase.

In the first seven months of 2017, passenger throughput and flight movements increased by 1.6% to 42.2 million and 1.2% to 242,840, respectively. Cargo volume at HKIA registered 11.3% year-on-year growth to 2.7 million tonnes.

On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA handled 71 million passengers, 414,415 flight movements and 4.8 million tonnes of cargo, recording year-on-year increases of 0.9%, 0.5% and 9.5%, respectively.