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Growth in cargo, passenger traffic at HKIA

Cargo throughput at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) grew 6.2%, to 364,000 tonnes in November 2007, driven by strong exports to South East Asia and Europe, and transshipments to and from South East Asia and Mainland China. Air traffic movements increased 6.1%, to 25,210.

Meanwhile, passenger throughput at HKIA exceeded 4 million in November, the largest increase this fiscal year and a 10.0% improvement on November 2006. "We saw robust visitor traffic in November, particularly from the Mainland, North America and Europe. At our current growth rate, annual passenger volume will soon reach 50 million. HKIA is ready to meet this demand and committed to delivering top-quality services and facilities," said Stanley Hui, CEO of Airport Authority Hong Kong.

For the 12 months ended 30 November, passenger throughput was 47.4 million, cargo volume reached 3.72 million tonnes and air traffic movements were 294,180. This represented year-on-year growth of 7.5%, 4.3% and 5.2%, respectively.