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HKIA Air Traffic Continues to Grow Steadily in April


HKIA Air Traffic Continues to Grow Steadily in April

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded growth in all three air traffic categories in April 2018. During the month HKIA handled 6.32 million passengers and 35,365 flight movements, marking year-on-year growth of 0.8% and 1.8% respectively, while cargo and airmail throughput rose 4.8% to 426,000 tonnes as compared to the same period last year.

The slight growth in passenger traffic in April was mainly driven by 10% year-on-year growth in visitor traffic. Passenger traffic to / from Mainland China and Japan recorded the most significant increases. 17% growth in transshipments attributed the most to the growth in cargo throughput in April. Among the key trading regions, cargo throughput for North America increased most significantly in the month.

Over the first four months of the year, HKIA handled 24.7 million passengers and 1.60 million tonnes of cargo and airmail for year-on-year increases of 3.4% and 4.2% respectively. Flight movements increased 2.5% to 139,935 compared to the same period in 2017.

On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA registered 73.7 million passengers, 5.11 million tonnes of cargo and airmail, and 424,025 flight movements, representing year-on-year growth of 4.1%, 7.2% and 3.0% respectively.