HKIA Welcomes 60 Millionth Passenger of the Year

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Friday, 19 December 2014

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) welcomed its 60 millionth passenger of the year earlier this week.

The 60 millionth passenger, Jeffrey Cheung, flying from Manchester to Hong Kong, was presented with 48 welcome gifts with a total value of over HK$180,000.

The gifts included two roundtrip business-class air tickets sponsored by Cathay Pacific, merchandises from popular shopping categories amongst HKIA passengers sponsored by DFS, beauty products sponsored by the Este Lauder Group, a dinner sponsored by Select Service Partner Hong Kong as well as HK$6,000 cash coupons from the AA.

Jeffrey, a 20-year old student from Hong Kong who is studying at university in the United Kingdom, flew home on Cathay Pacific flight CX358 from Manchester to spend the festive season with his family.

Fred Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), said, We are very proud that HKIA is one of the very few airports in the world that ranks near the top in both passenger and cargo volumes. In only four years time, our passenger volume has surged 20% from 50 million in 2010 to a new milestone of 60 million today. Special thanks go to the over 65,000-strong airport community. Without their dedication and hard work, HKIA would never have been able to become one of the worlds busiest and finest airports.

Dr Peter Lam Kin-ngok, Chairman of Hong Kong Tourism Board, aadded, By happy coincidence, visitor arrivals to Hong Kong also hit a new record this year, reaching almost 60 million. As Hong Kong is facing fierce competition from other destinations in the region, the record achieved today is a reminder for all of us in the tourism trade that we must continue to innovate and come up with new experiences for our visitors. Hong Kong Tourism Board looks forward to working with the AA and other industry partners to continue to give our citys visitors enjoyable experiences.

Hong Kong, Manchester

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