17-Sep-2012 12:54 PM

Hong Kong Airport reports record pax and movements for second consecutive month in Aug-2012

Hong Kong International Airport passenger numbers up 4% - traffic highlights for Aug-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 5.2 million, +3.9% year-on-year;
  • Cargo volume: 328,000 tonnes, +3.0%;
  • Aircraft movements: 30,470, +5.2%. [more - original PR]

The airport reported (16-Sep-2012) passenger numbers and aircraft movements broke new monthly records for the second consecutive month in Aug-2012 boosted by growing demand during the summer holiday period and driven primarily by a 7% increase in visitors while passenger numbers to/from Southeast Asia and Japan performed particularly well. In cargo traffic, a 3% increase in export volumes led the growth in cargo tonnage in Aug-2012, and cargo throughput to/from Japan and Southeast Asia outperformed other key regions. Looking ahead, Airport Authority Hong Kong CEO Stanley Hui said, "we anticipate a steady growth trend in coming months as travel usually peaks at the end of the year, and in particular, during major festivals or holidays such as the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day Golden Week".