From January to June this year, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled
37.8 million passengers and 212,975 flight movements, an increase
2.5% and 0.8% respectively over the same period last year.
throughput decreased 6.7% to 2.3 million tonnes in the first 6
months, compared to the same period last year.
In the first
half of 2019, passenger traffic was driven by strong growth in
transfer/ transit traffic. Weak demand in all three cargo categories – imports, exports and transshipments – was observed
during the period, amid the uncertain global economic situation.
In June, passenger traffic increased to 6.3 million, representing
year-on-year growth of 2.1%. Flight movements recorded a slight drop of 0.1% to 35,295, while cargo throughput declined 8.6% to
Passenger growth in June was largely supported
by strong growth in transfer/ transit traffic. Passenger traffic
to and from Japan, Europe and Southeast Asia recorded the most
On cargo, the decrease in throughput in
June was attributed to weaker performance in transshipments and
imports, which dropped by 13% and 11%, respectively. Amongst the
key trading regions, cargo throughput to Southeast Asia and Europe
decreased most significantly.
On a 12-month rolling basis,
passengers and flight movements grew 2.1% and 1.0% to 75.6 million
and 429,435, respectively. Cargo throughput amounted to 5.0
million tonnes, a decrease of 3.5% over the same period last year.