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HKIA Records Solid Traffic Growth in August

HKIA Records Solid Traffic Growth in August

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded solid growth in air traffic figures in August 2017. During the month, passenger volume and flight movements recorded year-on-year increases of 5.7% to 6.51 million and 2.3% to 35,595, respectively. Cargo traffic soared 10.1% to 412,000 tonnes, compared to the same month last year.

Exports, which registered a 12% robust increase, were the main driver behind the strong growth in cargo throughput. Transshipments also rose by 10% during the month. Amongst the key trading regions, Europe and Southeast Asia increased the most significantly.

In the first eight months of 2017, passenger throughput and flight movements increased by 2.2% to 48.8 million and 1.3% to 278,455, respectively. Cargo volume at HKIA registered 11.1% year-on-year growth to 3.15 million tonnes.

On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA handled 72 million passengers, 415,215 flight movements and 4.84 million tonnes of cargo, recording year-on-year increases of 1.6%, 0.8% and 10.1%, respectively.