Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled
6.7 million passengers in July 2019, a growth of 1% year-on-year.
Flight movements increased 0.4% to 36,845 when
compared to the same month in 2018 while cargo throughput dropped
7.3% to 401,000 tonnes.
The rise in passenger numbers was supported by
11% growth in transfer and transit traffic compared to July 2018.
Overall passenger traffic to and from Southeast Asia and Japan
recorded the most significant increases.
The decrease in cargo
throughput was attributed to a 12% decline in both imports and
Amongst key trading regions, cargo throughput of
Southeast Asia and North America decreased most significantly
during the month.
Over the first seven months of the year, HKIA
handled 44.6 million passengers and 249,835 flight movements,
representing year-on-year increases of 2.3% and 0.7%,
respectively. Cargo throughput recorded 2.7 million tonnes, a
decline of 6.8% compared to the same period last year.
12-month rolling basis, passenger volume and flight movements grew
by 2.0% and 0.9% to 75.7 million and 429,590, respectively, while
cargo throughput recorded 5 million tonnes, a decrease of 4.1%
compared to the same period last year.
EV100 and EP100
The Airport Authority further expanded its
environmental credentials by joining EV100 and
EP100, the Climate Group’s global corporate leadership
initiatives, in July 2019. HKIA was the first airport in the world
committing to both initiatives.
To comply with the requirements
of EV100, the AA committed to increase the number of electric
vehicles (EVs) operating at HKIA from the existing 720 to more
than 3,000 by 2030, and to provide over 1,320 charging points to
support airport operations.
In addition, more than 100 chargers
will be provided at car parks for the airport community and
As a member of EP100, the AA will continue to
expand the scope of its ISO 50001 energy management system (EnMS)
certification to cover all terminal buildings at HKIA by next year
and increase energy productivity 30% by 2030 compared to 2015.
Alex Kwan, Executive Director, Engineering and Technology for the
AA, said, “We are proud to be the first airport in the world to
commit to both the EP100 and EV100 initiatives. HKIA is dedicated
to becoming one of the world’s greenest airports, and it has always been our goal to de-carbonise our operations and contribute
towards a low-carbon aviation industry. We will continue to work
closely with our business partners through our airport-wide carbon
reduction programme to drive energy efficiency and further reduce
HKIA’s carbon emissions.”