Hong Kong International Airport stated (21-Oct-2012) passenger traffic growth of 1.3% year-on-year in Sep-2012, while slower than previous months, was driven mainly by Hong Kong resident travel, which increased 11%. Passenger traffic to and from mainland China and Taiwan also “performed particularly well.” The airport also reported strong rebound in cargo traffic, up 6.8%, attributing the growth to a 7% increase in exports. The strong rebound in cargo throughput is also consistent with the strong rebound in trade in Sep-2012. During the month, cargo throughput to and from North America and Southeast Asia outperformed other key regions, according to the airport. Details include:
- Passenger numbers: 4.4 million, +1.3% year-on-year;
- Cargo volume: 347,000 tonnes, +6.8%;
- Aircraft movements: 28,850, +4.1%. [more – original PR]
Airport Authority Hong Kong: “We remain optimistic about cargo demand and we are confident that HKIA's long-term performance remains promising, and the airport is well positioned to continue contributing to the economy and prosperity of Hong Kong,” Stanley Hui, CEO. Source: Company statement, 21-Oct-2012.