19-Sep-2011 9:59 AM

Hong Kong passenger traffic up 6.5% in Aug-2011, cargo down 7.8%

Hong Kong International Airport announced the following traffic highlights in Aug-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 5,001,000, +6.5%;
  • Air cargo: 319,000, -7.8%;
  • Aircraft movements: 28,940, +6.7%.

Airport Authority Hong Kong: "It is very encouraging to see new records set for passenger traffic and flight movements at HKIA. We are also delighted to see continuous growth in passengers using the cross-boundary transport. The growth momentum in passenger traffic at HKIA [will] continue as another travel peak is anticipated during the National Day Golden Week holidays...While the cargo decline in August was mainly attributed to the 11% year-on-year drop in export volume, imports and transshipments reduced by 5% and 1% respectively compared to the same month last year. Europe, North America, Taiwan and Japan experienced double-digit year-on-year decrease in overall cargo traffic”, Stanley Hui Hon-chung, CEO. Source: AAHK, 18-Sep-2011