Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)
handled 96,000 passengers and 9,870 flight movements in July 2020,
a year-on-year decrease of 98.6% and 73.2%, respectively.
Cargo throughput declined 7.3% to 372,000 tonnes
compared to the same month last year.
Cargo throughput to and from Southeast Asia,
Mainland China and Europe experienced the most significant
decreases, whilst transshipments remained low due to shortage of belly
capacity on passenger flights.
Cargo throughput was relatively steady in comparison with the drop in passenger
throughput. As the demand for air cargo services remained
relatively strong, freighter movements recorded a year-on-year
increase of 21%. Exports and imports also increased by 7% and 4%
respectively, compared to the same month last year.
demand remained weak as a result of the continuation of Hong
Kongís entry restrictions for non-residents, as well as
immigration restrictions and quarantine measures implemented by
different countries and regions. During the month, Hong Kong
resident, visitor and transfer/ transit passenger traffic
decreased significantly compared to the same month last year.
Over the first seven months of the year, HKIA handled 8.4
million passengers and 104,000 flight movements, equalling
year-on-year decreases of 81.2% and 58.4%, respectively. Cargo
throughput recorded a 9.7% drop to 2.4 million tonnes.
12-month rolling basis, passengers and flight movements decreased
53.3% and 36.2% to 35 million and 273,940, respectively. Cargo
throughput fell 7.7% to 4.5 million tonnes.
Relief Package Extended
Authority has extended its generous relief package for the airport
community for another two months to end of October 2020.
Relief measures include full waiver of
parking charge for idle passenger aircraft and airbridge fees;
reduction of passenger aircraft landing charges; fees reduction
related to ramp handling, maintenance and airside vehicles; as
well as rental reduction for terminal tenants covering lounges and
offices; fees waiver for terminal licencees including ancillary
passenger services, commercial services counters and cross-border
transport operators; and concessions on franchise fees for
aviation support services such as into-plane fuelling. The full
waiver on fees in relation to aircraft maintenance charges and
fixed charges for inflight catering services will continue until
end of October.
The rental relief for retail and catering
tenants will also continue. Most of the shops and restaurants in
the terminal have suspended business and their rental is waived.
For those that remain open to provide essential services, the base
rent is waived.
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