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HKIA Sees Continuous Growth in Air Traffic in February


 HKIA Sees Continuous Growth in Air Traffic in February

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw continuous growth in all three air traffic categories in February. During the month, cargo throughput rose by 7% year-on-year to 315,000 tonnes. Passenger volume rose by 6% to 5.82 million, while flight movements increased by 3.5% to 32,320 compared to the same month last year.

In the first 2 months, HKIA handled 725,000 tonnes of cargo, 11.9 million passenger trips, and 68,305 flight movements, representing growth of 8.6%, 2.3% and 2.6%, respectively, over the same period last year.

The overall growth of cargo throughput for the first two months was mainly attributed to a 12% year-on-year increase in exports. Transshipments also recorded growth of 7%. Among the key trading regions, cargo throughput to and from Europe and North America showed the most significant increases.

On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA handled 5 million tonnes of cargo, recording year-on-year increases of 9.3%. Meanwhile, passenger throughput and flight movements also increased by 3.6% to 73.1 million and 3% to 422,395, respectively.