17-May-2010 12:26 PM

Hong Kong Airport reports 1.5% drop in Apr-2010 pax

Hong Kong International Airport reports (16-May-2010) the following traffic highlights in Apr-2010:

  • Passenger numbers: 4.2 million, -1.5% year-on-year;
  • Cargo volume: 354,000 tonnes, +38%;
  • Aircraft movements: 24,725, +2.7%. [more]

Airport Authority of Hong Kong: “The exceptionally strong Easter holiday traffic of last year had already created a high base for comparison. Then, Iceland’s volcanic eruption and the Black Outbound Travel Alert for Thailand (Bangkok) this year further impacted travel. As a result, there predictably was a slight decline in passenger throughput last month. However, growth momentum for passenger traffic remains strong, and I am confident we will continue to see an improvement in these numbers over the coming months,” Stanley Hui Hon-chung, Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong. Source: Company statement, 16-May-2010.

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