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Tue, 20 October 2020

HKIA Handled 100,000 Passengers and 10,535 Flight Movements in September 2020

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 100,000 passengers and 10,535 flight movements in September 2020, representing year-on-year decreases of 97.9% and 68.5%, respectively.

Cargo throughput was 388,000 tonnes, a year-on-year drop of 4.4%, while freighter movements surged 25% to 6,020, up from 4,815 recorded during the same month last year.

Travel demand remained weak as a result of the continuation of Hong Kongs entry restrictions for non-residents, as well as immigration restrictions and quarantine measures implemented in different countries and regions.

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

During the month, passenger traffic decreased significantly in all categories, namely Hong Kong residents, visitors and transfer/transit passengers, compared to the same month last year.

On the cargo front, although imports and exports increased by 10% and 4% respectively, transshipments experienced a significant decrease due to shortage of belly capacity on passenger flights.

Cargo throughput to and from Southeast Asia and Mainland China experienced the most significant decreases during the month.

Over the first nine months of the year, HKIA handled 8.6 million passengers and 124,555 flight movements, reporting 84.5% and 60.9% declines, respectively. Cargo throughput saw an 8.4% drop to 3.2 million tonnes.

On a 12-month rolling basis, passenger throughput and flight movements recorded 66.7% and 47.3% year-on-year declines to 24.7 million and 225,425, respectively. Cargo throughput fell 7.0% to 4.5 million tonnes.

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