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HKIA Handled 6.5 Million Passengers in January 2019

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 6.5 million passengers in January 2019, an increase of 6% year-on-year.

 Flight movements during the month increased 1.4% to 36,530 and cargo throughput dropped 4.2% to 401,000 tonnes.

The growth in passenger volume was mainly attributed to an 8% rise in transfer / transit traffic and a 7% increase in visitor traffic.

Uncertain global economic conditions contributed to decreases in cargo volume in January.

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 6.5 million passengers in January 2019, an increase of 6% year-on-year. Flight movements during the month increased 1.4% to 36,530 and cargo throughput dropped 4.2% to 401,000 tonnes. Click to enlarge.

 Imports and transshipments were impacted the most, registering 8% and 6% year-on-year drops, respectively.

 Amongst key trading regions, cargo traffic to and from Europe and Southeast Asia decreased most significantly during the month.

Steven Yiu, Deputy Director, Service Delivery, Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, “After seeing continued growth in passenger numbers in January, HKIA also experienced a busy Chinese New Year peak travel season. Between 5 February and 11 February, airlines scheduled more than 180 additional flights and served an average of 217,000 daily passengers. Thanks to the concerted efforts of the airport community, operations went smoothly during the period.”

On a 12-month rolling basis, passenger volume and flight movements grew by 3.1% and 1.6% to 75 million and 428,265, respectively, while cargo throughput recorded 5.1 million tonnes, rising 0.4% year-on-year.

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