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HKIA Records Steady Traffic Growth in March

HKIA Records Steady Traffic Growth in March

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw continued growth in all three traffic categories in March 2019. Passenger volume rose by 0.3% to 6.4 million compared to the same month last year, while flight movements increased by 1.3% to 36,735. Cargo throughput recorded year-on-year growth of 0.2% to 432,000 tonnes.

Exports saw an 11% increase in March, making the biggest contribution to cargo growth. Amongst key trading regions, cargo exported to North America and Europe posted the largest increases. Imports and transshipments both declined.

Over the first three months of the year, HKIA handled 18.8 million passengers and 105,695 flight movements, representing year-on-year increases of 2.5% and 1.1%, respectively. HKIA handled 1.1 million tonnes of cargo between January and March 2019, a 5.4% decrease compared to the same period in 2018.

On a 12-month rolling basis, HKIA handled 75.1 million passengers and 428,870 flight movements, representing respective increases of 2% and 1.3% over the same period last year. Cargo throughput experienced a slight decline of 0.6% to 5.06 million tonnes.