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Hong Kong International Airport sets new single-day record in Mar-2013, ends 1Q2013 with record

22-Apr-2013 2:00 PM

Hong Kong International Airport announced (21-Apr-2013) it set a new single-day record of 200,000 passengers and 1172 movements on 29-Mar-2013, attributing the growth in passenger traffic to Hong Kong resident traffic, which registered an increase of 18% over the same month last year. Passenger traffic to/ from South East Asia and mainland China outperformed other key regions. The decline in cargo throughput was mainly attributed to the 7% decline in exports. Imports recorded a slight decline while transshipments registered a 7% increase. Details include:

  • Mar-2013:
    • Passenger numbers: 5.0 million, +8.0% year-on-year;
    • Cargo volume: 360,000 tonnes, -2.2%;
    • Aircraft movements: 30,540, +3.2%;
  • Three months ended 31-Mar-2013:
    • Passenger numbers: 14.3 million, +5.2%;
    • Cargo volume: 942,000 tonnes, +1.3%;
    • Aircraft movements: 88,495, +3.9%. [more - original PR]

Airport Authority Hong Kong: "With the declared runway capacity of HKIA further increased to 64 flights per hour in the Summer Schedule, the average number of daily scheduled flights has reached 1,037. This level of activity is inevitably going to pose challenges particularly in respect of parking stands," Stanley Hui, CEO. Source: Company statement, 21-Apr-2013.