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HKIA Achieves Record-breaking Performance in 2018

 HKIA Achieves Record-breaking Performance in 2018

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded continuous traffic growth in 2018, with all three air traffic categories reaching new annual heights. During the year, HKIA handled 74.7 million passengers and 427,725 flight movements, representing yearly increases of 2.5% and 1.7% respectively. The total cargo throughput also increased by 1.5% year on year to 5.1 million tonnes.

In December 2018, flight movements and passenger volume experienced steady growth. Flight movements reached 37,085, registering a 1.2% year-on-year increase. Passenger volume during the month rose 1.7% yearly to reach 6.53 million, while cargo throughput slightly decreased 5.2% over December 2017 to 448,000 tonnes.

Passenger growth in December was mainly driven by 3% growth in visitor traffic. During the month, Hong Kong resident travel also experienced 2% growth. Overall passenger traffic to / from Japan, Southeast Asia and Europe recorded the most significant increases.

Amid the uncertain global economic situations, both imports and exports dropped by 7% last month, resulting the decrease in overall cargo throughput.  Amongst the key trading regions, traffic to / from Europe and Southeast Asia decreased most significantly in the month.