In October 2017, passenger volume at Hong Kong
International Airport (HKIA) rose by 7.3% to 6.16 million
while flight movements increased by 4% to 35,990 compared to the
same month last year.
Cargo throughput went up by 2.3%
year-on-year to 430,000 tonnes.
Transfer/transit passengers increased by 14% year-on-year, attributing the most
to the growth in passenger traffic in October.
The Japan market continued
to show the most significant growth amongst the key regions, while
passenger traffic to and from Southeast Asia and Mainland China
also recorded significant increases.
The growth in cargo
throughput last month was mainly driven by a 4% year-on-year growth
in exports. Amongst the key trading regions, Europe increased the most
Over the first 10 months of 2017, HKIA has
welcomed 60.5 million passengers, and handled 349,090 flight
movements, marking year-on-year increases of 2.7% and 1.7%,
respectively. Cargo throughput soared 9.9% from the same period in
2016 to 4.01 million tonnes.
On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA
handled 72 million passengers and 417,355 flight movements,
recording year-on-year increases of 2.2% and 1.1% respectively,
while cargo throughput climbed 9.8% to 4.88 million tonnes.
Vivian Cheung, Deputy Director, Airport
Operations of Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), said, “We have been leveraging smart technologies to provide
passengers with a pleasant and hassle-free journey from curb to
gate at HKIA. For example, we have recently launched a smart
luggage tag ‘MyTAG’, with which, after pairing up with the ‘HKG MyFlight’ mobile app, passengers will receive notification when
their checked bags are about to arrive at the baggage reclaim
carousel. We will continue to explore different innovative
solutions to further enhance the airport experience for our
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