AVIATION | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

HKIA passenger traffic up 0.8% to 6.32m passengers in April

Visitors to and from the Mainland and Japan buoyed monthly figures.

Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport inched up 0.8% YoY to 6.32m passengers in April, according to a media release.

The slight growth in passenger traffic was driven by 10% YoY growth in visitor traffic with travelers to and from Mainland China and Japan registering significant increases.

Cargo and airmail throughput rose 4.8% YoY to 426,000 tonnes amidst a 17% growth in transshipments, with throughput for North America reaching a significant increase in April.

Hong Kong holds the title of the world’s largest air cargo centre after handling over 5m metric tonnes of cargo in 2017.

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Over the first four months of the year, HKIA handled 24.7m passengers and 1.60m tonnes of cargo and airmail for year-on-year increases of 3.4% and 4.2% respectively. Flight movements increased 2.5% YoY to 139,935.

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