Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled
5.89 million passengers and 32,430 flight movements in February
2019, marking year-on-year increases of 1.1% and 0.3%,
Cargo throughput decreased by 14.4% to 274,000
Over the first two months of the year, HKIA
handled 12.4 million passengers and 68,960 flight movements,
representing year-on-year increases of 3.6% and 0.9%,
The airport handled 676,000 tonnes of cargo in January and
February 2019 for an 8.6% decrease compared to the same period in
2018. Combining the figures of January and February for comparison
would cancel the effect of Chinese New Year holidays.
volume during January and February 2019 was mainly driven by 7%
year-on-year growth in transfer / transit traffic. Japan and
Southeast Asia recorded the most significant traffic increases
over the first two months of the year.
Amid global economic
uncertainty, cargo traffic saw 10% drops in both imports and
exports in these two months, which are consistent with the
softening cargo market in the region. Amongst key trading regions,
cargo traffic to and from Europe and Southeast Asia experienced
the most significant decreases.
On a 12-month rolling basis,
HKIA handled 75.1 million passengers and 428,365 flight movements,
representing increases of 2.7% and 1.4% over the same period last
year. Cargo throughput saw a slight decrease of 0.9% to 5.06
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