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Air Traffic Figures for October


 Air Traffic Figures for October

 In October 2019, HKIA handled 5.4 million passengers and 34,300 flight movements, representing year-on-year decreases of 13.0% and 6.1%, respectively. Cargo throughput dropped 5.5% year on year to 428,000 tonnes, a smaller decline compared with last month.

 Passenger volume in October continued to be suppressed by weak visitor traffic, with passengers to and from the Mainland and Southeast Asia experiencing the most significant decreases. Transfer / transit traffic, however, showed strong year-on-year growth of 7.0%, while Hong Kong resident travel increased 2.0%.

 Cargo exports saw improved momentum, recording just a 2.6% decline year on year. Amongst key trading regions, cargo exported to Japan and Europe outperformed other regions.

 Over the first 10 months of the year, HKIA handled 60.8 million passengers and 353,200 flight movements, representing year-on-year decreases of 2.2% and 0.6%, respectively. Cargo throughput fell 7.0% to 3.9 million tonnes compared to the same period last year.

 On a 12-month rolling basis, passenger volume and flight movements recorded declines of 1.6% and 0.2% to 73.3 million and 425,755, respectively. Cargo throughout dropped to 4.8 million, a decline of 6.4% compared to the same period last year.