SEA movements drive passenger growth at HKIA

SEA movements drive passenger growth at HKIA

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has sustained solid growth in passenger volume and aircraft movements in September. During the month, passenger traffic climbed 5.4% from a year earlier to 4.3 million while flight movements were up 6.1% to 27,695. The growth in passenger traffic was mainly driven by visitor traffic, which registered yearly growth of 7%, driven by movements to and from Southeast Asia performed particularly well.

Stanley Hui Hon-chung, Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said; “In addition to receiving more air passengers, I’m also delighted to see airlines choose to operate new generation aircraft at HKIA, which reflects the significance of HKIA as a regional and international aviation hub.”

In the first three quarters of 2011, passenger traffic recorded a yearly 5.8% increase, reaching 40.2 million, while flight movements surged 10.3% to 248,020. Over the past 12 months, the airport handled 53.1 million passengers and 329,705 aircraft movements, representing year-on-year increases of 6.5% and 11.2% respectively.

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