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HKIA Records Steady Traffic Growth in October

 HKIA Records Steady Traffic Growth in October

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw steady growth in all three air traffic figures in October 2017. During the month, passenger volume rose by 7.3% to 6.16 million while flight movements increased by 4% to 35,990 compared to the same month last year. Cargo throughput went up by 2.3% year-on-year to 430,000 tonnes.

The growth in cargo throughput last month was mainly driven by 4% year-on-year growth in exports. Amongst the key trading regions, Europe increased most significantly.

Over the first 10 months of 2017, HKIA has welcomed 60.5 million passengers, and handled 349,090 flight movements, marking year-on-year increases of 2.7% and 1.7%, respectively. Cargo throughput soared 9.9% from the same period in 2016 to 4.01 million tonnes.

On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA handled 72 million passengers and 417,355 flight movements, recording year-on-year increases of 2.2% and 1.1% respectively, while cargo throughput climbed 9.8% to 4.88 million tonnes.