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Airport Authority Announces Air Traffic Figures for September


Airport Authority Announces Air Traffic Figures for September

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) announced traffic figures at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for September 2019. During the month, HKIA handled 4.9 million passengers and 33,390 air traffic movements, representing year-on-year declines of 12.8% and 1.0%, respectively. Cargo throughput saw a decrease of 5.9% year-on-year to 406,000 tonnes in September, a narrower decline compared with the previous month.

Amid continuous global trade uncertainties, cargo volume continued to contract in September. However, transshipment saw a significant improvement, with the double-digit decreases in the previous months narrowing to a single-digit 5% decrease in September. Amongst key trading regions, Japan and India contributed positive growth.

On a 12-month rolling basis, flight movements grew 0.4% to 427,960, while passenger throughput and cargo throughput declined 0.5% and 5.7% to 74.1 million and 4.9 million tonnes, respectively.