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.