Passenger throughput at Hong Kong
International Airport (HKIA) in May 2019 increased 3.2% to 6.2
million compared to the same month last year, while flight
movements rose 0.9% to 36,305.
Cargo throughput decreased 7.3%
year-on-year to 405,000 tonnes.
HKIA experienced a strong 10% growth in
transfer/transit traffic in May, which drove passenger growth in
the month. Passenger traffic to/from Taiwan recorded the most
Amid uncertain global economic situation, cargo
imports decreased by 9%, compared to the same month last year,
while exports and transshipments both declined 7%. During the
month, cargo throughput associated with Southeast Asia, Japan and
Mainland China decreased most significantly among the key trading
In the first five months of the year, HKIA
handled 31.5 million passengers and 177,665 flight movements,
representing year-on-year increases of 2.6% and 1.0%,
respectively. Cargo throughput saw a drop of 6.3% to 1.9 million
tonnes as compared with the same period in 2018.
On a 12-month rolling basis, HKIA handled 75.5
million passengers and 429,465 flight movements, representing
respective year-on-year increases of 2.4% and 1.1%, while cargo
throughput declined 2.7% to 5.0 million tonnes.
On a separate note, HKIA’s free Wi-Fi service
has been further enhanced with the latest addition of more
high-speed Wi-Fi zones. Andy Bien, Chief Information Officer,
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA),
said, “As part of the AA’s ongoing passenger facility enhancement,
the number of high-speed Wi-Fi zones at the departures level will
increase from 15 to 30 by the end of June, providing a download
speed of up to 400Mbps or more. The overall Wi-Fi coverage at HKIA
will also be strengthened with 600 additional access points to be
available next year. We are also keeping a close eye on the latest
Wi-Fi technology and standards, with an aim to provide the most
updated service to our passengers from all over the world.”
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