25-Jan-2012 3:43 PM

Hong Kong International Airport handles 53.9 million pax in FY2011; cargo weakens 4.6%

Hong Kong International Airport passenger numbers up 7.5% - traffic highlights for Dec-2011:

  • Dec-2011:
    • Passenger numbers: 4.8 million, +7.5% year-on-year;
    • Cargo volume: 346,000 tonnes, -4.3%;
    • Aircraft movements: 29,275, +5.5%.
  • FY2011:
    • Passenger numbers: 53.9 million, +5.9%;
    • Cargo volume: 3.9 million, -4.6%;
    • Aircraft movements: 333,760, +8.9%.

The airport separately stated it handled 1057 flight movements on 20-Jan-2012 and 1041 movements on 21-Jan-2012, setting new daily records. These movements broke the previous single-day record of 1003 flight movements set on 11-Apr-2011 and exceeded the daily average of 914 movements recorded in 2011 by approximately 15%.

Airport Authority Hong Kong: "Looking ahead, passenger volume and aircraft movements will likely continue their growth trend, though at a slower pace. Cargo tonnage may decline further due to the slowdown in global trade but the pace of decline will likely be less than what we have seen in 2011. Notwithstanding worldwide economic uncertainty in the near term, we are confident about the medium- and long-term growth prospects of HKIA. We will continue to enhance services at HKIA and strengthen Hong Kong's competitiveness as a leading international and regional aviation centre," CEO, Stanley Hui Hon-chung. Source: Company reports, 25-Jan-2012.

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