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HKIA Sees Growth in All Air Traffic Figures in October


HKIA Sees Growth in All Air Traffic Figures in October

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded growth in all three air traffic figures in October 2015. During the month, passenger volume rose by 7.7% to 5.8 million, while flight movements increased by 3.5% to 34,810 when compared to the same month last year. Cargo throughput recorded growth for the second consecutive month, increasing by 2.0% to 392,000 tonnes when compared to the same period in 2014.

The growth in October passenger traffic was mainly driven by 13% year-on-year growth in Hong Kong resident travel. Transfer/Transit traffic also grew by 7%. Passenger traffic to/from Japan recorded the most significant increase.

The increase in cargo was mainly driven by imports, which were up 4% from a year ago. Exports and transshipments grew 1% and 2%, respectively, compared to the same month last year. Amongst the key trading regions, traffic to / from Europe, Australasia and North America increased most significantly.

Since the beginning of the year, HKIA has handled 56.9 million passengers, 3.58 million tonnes of cargo and 336,610 flight movements, marking year-on-year increases of 8.3%, 0.4% and 4.0%, respectively.

On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA has handled 67.7 million passengers, 4.39 million tonnes of cargo and 403,805 flight movements, recording year-on-year increases of 8.0%, 1.1% and 4.0%, respectively.