(10 Feb 2021)
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 71,000 passengers and 11,365 flight
movements in January 2021, year-on-year decreases of 98.8%
and 65.8%, respectively.
During the month, cargo throughput saw
year-on-year growth of 14.1% to 409,000 tonnes, while freighter
movements surged 37.2% to 6,055 from 4,413 compared with the same
month last year.
In January 2021, cargo imports and exports
at HKIA grew 37% and 24%, respectively. The year-on-year growth recorded in cargo throughput
was mainly due to a low base for comparison, as last year’s
Chinese New Year period was in January, and most factories in
Mainland China were closed.
Transshipments experienced a
double-digit decline due to a shortage of belly capacity on passenger flights. Overall, cargo throughput to and from North
America saw the most significant increase during the month.
Passenger traffic remained weak in January as the
pandemic continued. During the month, passenger traffic for Hong
Kong residents, visitors and transfer/transit passengers all
decreased significantly compared to the same month last year.
On a 12-month rolling basis, passenger volume and flight
movements fell by 95.5% and 66.7% to 3.19 million and 138,795,
respectively, while cargo throughput recorded 4.5 million tonnes,
a decrease of 5.1% year-on-year.
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