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HKIA Achieves Record Breaking Year in 2015

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) witnessed continued traffic growth in 2015 with all three traffic categories setting new annual records. During the year, HKIA welcomed 68.5 million passengers and handled 406,020 flight movements, representing annual growth of 8.1% and 3.8% respectively. Cargo throughput also saw 0.1% year-on-year growth, reaching a record of 4.38 million tonnes.

In December 2015 alone, all three traffic categories also experienced steady growth, with flight movements setting a new monthly record of 35,400 – beating the previous record set in August 2015 and registering 3.3% year-on-year growth. The number of passengers handled during the month reached 6 million, climbing 6.1% compared to December 2014; while cargo volume rose 1% year-on-year to 391,000 tonnes.

The growth in passenger traffic in December was mainly driven by an 11% year-on-year growth in Hong Kong resident traffic. Passenger traffic to and from Japan and Chinese Mainland increased most significantly.

The growth in December cargo throughput was driven by exports, which registered 2% year-on-year growth over the same month in 2014. Amongst the key trading regions, traffic to and from Europe and Australasia grew most significantly compared to other key regions.