AVIATION | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

HKIA passenger traffic soars for seventh straight month in August

Passenger volume rose 5.2% to 6.8 million visitors.

Passenger volume at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) maintained its upward trajectory after rising for the seventh consecutive month in 2018 after climbing 5.2% YoY to 6.8 million visitors in August, according to a media release. 

Hong Kong resident travel, which picked up by 8% YoY, propelled the positive monthly traffic figures. This was supported by a surge in passenger traffic to and from the Mainland, Japan and Europe.

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Other key aviation metrics also booked similarly positive performances in August. Cargo and airmail throughput rose 2.4% YoY to 431,000 tonnes on the back of a 9% growth in transshipments.

Amongst key trading regions, traffic to and from North America and Southeast Asia posted the most significant growth.

Flight movements also rose 3.8% to 36,950 over the same period.

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