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HKIA Records Continuous Air Traffic Growth in May


HKIA Records Continuous Air Traffic Growth in May

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded continuous growth in all three air traffic categories in May 2018. Passenger volume increased by 1% to 6.04 million, cargo and airmail throughput rose by 4.3% to 436,000 tonnes, and flight movements increased by 1.6% to 35,985 compared to the same month last year.

Transshipments recorded year-on-year increase of 16%, contributing the most to the growth in cargo throughput. During the month, Southeast Asia and India increased most significantly among the key trading regions.

Over the first five months of the year, HKIA handled 30.7 million passengers and 2.03 million tonnes of cargo and airmail, representing year-on-year increases of 3% and 4.1% respectively. Flight movements increased by 2.3% to 175,930 compared to the same period in 2017.

On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA recorded 73.8 million passengers, 5.13 million tonnes of cargo and airmail, and 424,590 flight movements, representing year-on-year growth of 3.9%, 6.5% and 2.9% respectively.