Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled
79,000 passengers and 10,880 flight movements in October 2020,
representing year-on-year decreases of 98.5% and 68.3%,
Cargo throughput declined 5.7% to 404,000 tonnes compared to the same month last year.
Travel demand remained weak as a result of
on-going entry restrictions in Hong Kong for non-residents as well
as travel restrictions and quarantine measures implemented in
different countries and regions.
During the month, passenger
traffic decreased significantly across all categories, namely Hong
Kong residents, visitors, and transfer and transit passengers,
compared to the same month last year.
On the cargo front, imports and exports increased
by 10% and 2%, respectively, compared to October 2019. However, transshipments
experienced a significant decrease due to the shortage of belly
capacity on passenger flights. Cargo throughput to and from
Mainland China and Southeast Asia saw the most significant
decreases during the month.
Over the first ten months of
the year, HKIA handled 8.7 million passengers and 135,440 flight
movements, equalling year-on-year decreases of 85.8% and 61.7%,
respectively. Cargo throughput was 3.6 million tonnes,
representing an 8.2% drop year-on-year.
On a 12-month
rolling basis, passengers and flight movements decreased 73.5% and
52.6% to 19.4 million and 201,970, respectively. Cargo throughput
fell 7% to 4.5 million tonnes.
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