In September 2019, Hong Kong International
Airport (HKIA) handled 4.9 million passengers and 33,390 air
traffic movements, representing year-on-year declines of 12.8% and
Cargo throughput in September decreased 5.9%
year-on-year to 406,000 tonnes, a narrower decline than in August 2019.
Transfer / transit passenger traffic
5% and the number of passengers travelling between Hong Kong and
Japan grew by 4% when compared to the same
period last year.
The momentum of transfer passenger traffic
continued during the National Day ďgolden weekĒ holidays from 1 to
7 October, as SkyPier at HKIA handled 15,455
cross-boundary ferry passengers on 1 October, surpassing the daily
record of 12,922 passengers set in 2015. The daily sea-to-air and
air-to-sea passenger numbers both achieved new records,
registering over 14,347 passengers on 1 October and 8,854 on 7
Amid continuous global trade
uncertainties, cargo volume continued to contract in September.
However, transshipment saw a significant improvement, with the
double-digit decreases in the previous months narrowing to a
single-digit 5% decrease in September. Amongst key trading
regions, Japan and India contributed positive growth.
12-month rolling basis, flight movements grew 0.4% to 427,960,
while passenger throughput and cargo throughput declined 0.5% and
5.7% to 74.1 million and 4.9 million tonnes, respectively.