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IATA urges development of third runway at Hong Kong; sees ATM congestion in China as a major concern


IATA has strengthened calls on authorities in Hong Kong to move forward with plans for a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), as traffic continues to show healthy growth signs in the early stages of 2011. Outgoing Director General and CEO, Giovanni Bisignani, warned that if Hong Kong wants to continue to gain the economic benefits of a growing aviation industry, a third runway "will be needed”. [1835 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:


  • ATM congestion in China a major concern
  • Growth at Hong Kong “faster than anyone could have predicted”
  • Hong Kong Airport handles 4.3 million pax in Jan-2011; new daily record of more than 170,000 pax on 07-Feb-2011 
  • AAT and Hactl report strong start to 2011 
  • Hong Kong traffic to reach 62 million in 2014
  • Continued pax and cargo growth in Jan-2011 but load factors declining
  • Cathay expects Chinese New Year traffic to be down on 2010 levels; quality of booking improved

Graphs and data:

  • Hong Kong International Airport Jan-2011 traffic highlights
  • AAT Jan-2011 traffic highlights
  • Hactl Jan-2011 traffic highlights
  • Cathay Pacific passenger numbers: Jan-2009 to Jan-2011
  • Cathay Pacific load factors (%): Jan-2009 to Jan-2011
  • Cathay Pacific/Dragonair combined Jan-2011 traffic
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