Hong Kong Airport Sees 8% Passenger Increase In April

May 22, 2015

NewsStandOnline.Net (22-May-2015): Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported handling 5.8 million passengers in April, an 8.8% increase year-over-year.

Passenger volume grew 8.8% overall for Q1 2015, with 22.2 million passengers; cargo volume grew 1.9% over the quarter to 1.4 million tons.

Airport management attributed the record figures to “significant increases” in traffic from Southeast Asia and North Asia, such as AirAsia Zest’s 4X-weekly schedule from Manila.  Hong Kong resident traffic grew 12% and transfer/transit traffic grew 13%.

Hong Kong Airport Sees 8 Passenger Increase In April

The airport said the increase was also partly due to streamlined check-in procedures, including upstream check-in services to Jiuzhou Port in Zhuhai, which “enhances multi-modal connectivity throughout the Pearl River Delta (PRD),” HKIA GM-market and connectivity development Henry Ma said.

Passengers can now check in baggage and obtain boarding passes for departing flights at seven ferry ports, including Macao, Shenzhen and Zhuhai Jiuzhou.