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Hong Kong sees “difficult times ahead” - AAHK

17-Oct-2008

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has warned of tough times ahead for the aviation industry, as its cargo numbers declined 7.5% year-on-year in Sep-08 and passenger numbers declined 4.7%. The reduction in passenger traffic came mostly from visitor traffic, while travel by Hong Kong residents and transfer/transit passenger number decreased slightly. The US and Europe, China's biggest trading partners, saw a “sharp drop” in air cargo traffic to/from Hong Kong. [833 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Hong Kong-Shenzhen airports intensify links with reciprocal check-in

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  • Hong Kong International Airport passenger numbers vs cargo volume growth (% change year-on-year): Oct-07 to Sep-08
  • Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport passenger numbers vs cargo volume growth (% change year-on-year): Oct-07 to Sep-08
  • Airline participants in Hong Kong-Shenzhen Airports Link: Oct-08 (first phase)
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