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HKIA Sees Steady Growth in Passenger Volume and Flight Movements in November


HKIA Sees Steady Growth in Passenger Volume and Flight Movements in November

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded steady growth in passenger volume and flight movements in November. During the month, passenger traffic rose 8.8% year on year to 5.6 million, while flight movements increased by 3.2% to 33,980. Cargo throughput dropped by 3.1% to 407,000 tonnes, compared to the same month last year.

The growth in November passenger traffic was mainly driven by a 13% year-on-year growth in Hong Kong resident travel. Transfer/transit traffic and visitor traffic grew by 8% and 6% respectively. Passenger traffic to / from Japan and Taiwan recorded the most significant increase.

The decline in cargo was mainly due to a 6% year-on-year drop in transshipment and 4% drop in import, compared to the same month last year.  Amongst the key trading regions, traffic to / from the Mainland China and Southeast Asia registered the most significant drop in the month.

Since the beginning of 2015, HKIA has handled 62.5 million passengers and 370,610 flight movements, up 8.3% and 3.9%, respectively, from a year earlier. Cargo traffic remained flat at 4.0 million tonnes.

On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA has handled 68.2 million passengers, 4.38 million tonnes of cargo and 404,870 flight movements, marking year-on-year increases of 8.3%, 0.3% and 3.9%, respectively.