AVIATION | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

HKIA passenger traffic up 6% to 5.82m in February amidst CNY break

Travellers from the Mainland and Japan took advantage of the long vacation.

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) passenger volume rose 6% YoY to 5.82m passengers in February as travellers took advantage of the long Chinese New Year break particularly passengers to and from Mainland China and Japan. 

According to a press release, other traffic categories like flight movements also rose 3.5% MoM to 32,320 whilst cargo throughput increased 7% YoY to 315,000 tonnes thanks to strong export growth.

Also read: HKIA ramps up efforts to maintain lead as world's busiest cargo airport

Transshipments also recorded growth of 7%. Amongst the key trading regions, cargo throughput to and from Europe and North America showed the most significant increases.


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