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Air Traffic at HKIA Records Growth in October


Air Traffic at HKIA Records Growth in October

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded growth in all three air traffic categories in October 2018. HKIA handled 6.19 million passengers and 36,500 flight movements, marking year-on-year increases of 0.5% and 1.4%, respectively. The airport also processed 451,000 tonnes of cargo and airmail, a 2.8% rise over the same month last year.

The growth in passenger traffic was mainly driven by Hong Kong resident travel, which registered a 7% year-on-year increase over the same month last year. Passenger traffic to and from Japan and Europe saw the most significant increases.

HKIA reported a 7% year-on-year rise in transshipments, which continued to be the main driver for cargo growth. Amongst key trading regions, traffic to and from North America and Southeast Asia posted the most significant increases for the month.

Over the first 10 months of the year, HKIA handled 62.2 million passengers and 4.21 million tonnes of cargo and airmail, representing year-on-year increases of 2.8% and 2.6%, respectively. The airport recorded 355,160 flight movements, a 1.7% rise over the first 10 months of 2017.

On a 12-month rolling basis, HKIA handled 74.5 million passengers, 5.15 million tonnes of cargo and airmail, and 426,725 flight movements, representing increases of 3.4%, 3.3% and 2.2% over the same period last year.