Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 6.5 million passengers
in April 2019, a year-on-year growth of 3%.
increased 0.8% to 35,655 compared to April 2018, while cargo throughput
dropped 8.1% to 394,000 tonnes.
The growth in passenger volume
was largely attributed to the Easter holiday falling in April this
year compared to late March last year. This helped drive a 15%
year-on-year rise in Hong Kong resident travel. During the month,
passenger traffic to and from Taiwan and Europe recorded the most
Cargo traffic remained weak due to
uncertain global economic conditions. The decrease in cargo
throughput this April was mainly due to 11% and 10% declines in
imports and transshipments, respectively. Amongst key trading
regions, Southeast Asia and Europe saw the most significant
Over the first four months of the year, HKIA handled
25.3 million passengers and 141,355 flight movements, representing year-on-year increases of 2.5% and 1%, respectively, while cargo
throughput recorded 1.5 million tonnes, a decline of 6.1% compared
to the same period last year.
On a 12-month rolling basis,
passenger volume and flight movements grew by 2.2% and 1.2% to
75.3 million and 429,150, respectively, while cargo throughput
recorded 5 million tonnes, a decrease of 1.7% compared to the same
period last year.