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HKIA Achieves Record Breaking Year in 2017


Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded continuous traffic growth in 2017, with all three air traffic categories reaching new annual heights. During the year, HKIA handled 72.9 million passengers and 420,630 flight movements, representing yearly rises of 3.3% and 2.2% respectively. Cargo throughput also increased by 9.2% year on year to 4.94 million tonnes. Together with 112,000 tonnes of airmail handled during the year, the total cargo and airmail throughput of HKIA has exceeded the mark of 5 million tonnes for the first time.

In December 2017, all three traffic categories experienced steady growth. Flight movements reached a new monthly record high of 36,635, registering a 2.7% year-on-year increase.

The growth in December cargo throughput was largely driven by transshipments and exports, both registering 8% year-on-year growth compared to December 2016. Amongst the key trading regions, traffic to and from Europe and India increased most significantly during the month.