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HKIA Passengers, Cargo, Flight Movements Grow Across First Two Months of 2013

In February, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)  handled 4.7 million of passengers , representing 14.5% growth over the same period last year. Cargo volume dropped by 13.3% to 248,000 tonnes, while flight movements increased by 4.1% to 27,665.

Combining the first two months of 2013 would even out the timing difference of the Chinese New Year.  HKIA served 9.3 million passengers and handled 582,000 tonnes of cargo in January and February, representing 3.8% and 3.6% growth respectively year on year. Flight movements grew 4.2% to 57,955.
The overall growth of passenger volume in January and February was mainly driven by visitor traffic, which registered growth of 5% over the same period last year. Passenger traffic to/ from South East Asia, the Mainland and Taiwan performed particularly well.
The overall growth of cargo throughput for the first two months was mainly attributed to an 11% year-on-year increase in transshipments. Cargo throughput to/ from Taiwan and North America outperformed other key regions.
On a rolling 12-month basis, passenger volume reached 56.8 million, registering a 4.2% year-on-year increase. Cargo increased by 3.1% to 4.05 million tonnes, while flight movements increased by 4.8% to 354,035 over the same period last year.