Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)
handled 5.4 million passengers and 34,300 flight movements in
October 2019, representing year-on-year decreases of 13.0% and
Cargo throughput dropped 5.5% year on year
to 428,000 tonnes, a smaller decline compared with last month.
Passenger volume in October continued to be
suppressed by weak visitor traffic, with passengers to and from
the Mainland and Southeast Asia experiencing the most significant
Transfer / transit traffic showed strong
year-on-year growth of 7.0%, while Hong Kong resident travel
Cargo exports saw improved momentum, recording
just a 2.6% decline year on year. Amongst key trading regions,
cargo exported to Japan and Europe outperformed other regions.
Over the first 10 months of the year, HKIA handled 60.8 million
passengers and 353,200 flight movements, representing year-on-year
decreases of 2.2% and 0.6%, respectively. Cargo throughput fell
7.0% to 3.9 million tonnes compared to the same period last year.
On a 12-month rolling basis, passenger volume and flight movements
recorded declines of 1.6% and 0.2% to 73.3 million and 425,755,
respectively. Cargo throughout dropped to 4.8 million, a decline
of 6.4% compared to the same period last year.