Passenger Traffic Hits New Heights At Hong Kong International

September 14, 2015

NewsStandOnline.Net (14-September-2015): Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reached new monthly highs in August, with volumes climbing by +8.8% year-on-year to 6.3 million.

The growth in passenger traffic in August was driven primarily by Hong Kong resident traffic and transfer/transit traffic, which registered +13% and +11% growth respectively over the same month last year. Passenger traffic to/from Southeast Asia and Japan recorded the most significant increases by region.

Passenger Traffic Hits New Heights At Hong Kong International

Airport Authority Hong Kong General Manager, Market and Connectivity Development Henry Ma said: “We are delighted that HKIA saw another record breaking month in August, thanks to burgeoning demand in the summer. We anticipate another travel peak during the upcoming Mid-Autumn and National Day Golden Week holidays.”

Ma added: “HKIA’s extensive flight network has recently expanded in Europe. We welcomed Scandinavian Airlines, which began operations at HKIA on 11 September, offering five-times-a-week service to Stockholm, Sweden. In addition, Cathay Pacific Airways started a new four-times-a-week passenger service to Düsseldorf on 1 September. This is the only direct service from Hong Kong to this bustling and dynamic German business centre.”

In the first eight months of this year, HKIA handled 45.8 million passenger trips, representing growth of +8.7% over the same period last year. On a rolling 12-month basis, passenger volume grew by +7.9% to 67 million.