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Sun, 20 June 2021

Hong Kong Int. Airport Reports May 2021 Increase in Passenger Traffic

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 59,000 passengers and 10,875 flight movements in May 2021, a year-on-year increase of 57.7% and a decrease of 4.3%, respectively.

Cargo throughput was 405,000 tonnes, a 7.3% increase compared to the same month last year.

The growth in cargo volume was mainly attributed to a double-digit growth in imports compared to the same month last year. Cargo to and from Southeast Asia and India experienced the most significant increases during the month.

Old picture of a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747F reg: B-HUQ taking off from HKIA. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

The year-on-year increase in passenger traffic was mainly attributed to the low base for comparison. Passenger traffic remained significantly below the pre-pandemic level of 2019 due to the on-going COVID-19 situation.

Over the first five months of the year, HKIA handled 296,000 passengers and 51,765 flight movements, representing year-on-year decreases of 96.4% and 38.5%, respectively. Cargo throughput rose 12.2% to 1.9 million tonnes.

On a 12-month rolling basis, passengers and flight movements declined 98.2% and 60.7% to 886,000 and 128,245, respectively. Cargo throughput saw an increase of 1.5% to 4.7 million tonnes.

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