Hong Kong sets new daily record
Hong Kong International Airport announced (01-Apr-2011) it handled 983 aircraft movements on 31-Mar-2011, a single-day record for the airport. The previous record was 973 movements set on 17-Dec-2010. The daily average at the airport is 891 movements. The Hong Kong Department of Civil Aviation recently increase runway capacity for the airport’s two runways to 61 movements per hour to meet increasing demand. Capacity will be increased to 62 movements per hour by 2012.