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Hong Kong International Airport expects 'mild' traffic growth in 2013

1-Feb-2013 3:22 PM

Hong Kong International Airport CEO Stanley Hui Hong-chung, in the airport's Jan-2013 newsletter, stated (Jan-2013) the airport ended 2012 on a resounding note, with new annual records in passenger volumes and flight movements. He also said the rebound in cargo volume over the past five months has been "noteworthy", with cargo throughput increasing 2.2% to 4 million tonnes in 2012. On the outlook, he said: "Heading into 2013, whilst the financial woes in the Eurozone will probably continue and the weak conditions in the US remain for some time, GDP forecasts for the Chinese mainland and South East Asia are 8.1% and 5.2%, respectively, much higher than most parts of the world". He continued, "We are therefore cautiously optimistic about achieving mild traffic growth at HKIA in 2013". [more - original PR]