(16 May 2021)
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 60,000
passengers and 10,375 flights in April 2021, year-on-year
increases of 89% and 9.9%, respectively.
Passenger traffic remains
significantly below the pre-pandemic level in 2019. The
year-on-year surge recorded was mainly due to the low base for
Cargo throughput in April saw a year-on-year
increase of 15.5% to 389,000 tonnes, mainly
attributed to a double-digit growth in imports. Despite a decline
in transshipments due to a shortage of belly capacity on passenger
flights, overall cargo throughput saw an increase during the
month, most significantly in traffic to and from Southeast Asia
For the first four months of the year, HKIA
handled 237,000 passengers and 40,865 flights, representing
year-on-year decreases of 97.1% and 43.9%, respectively.
Cargo handled during the period rose 13.6% to 1.5
On a 12-month rolling basis, passenger
traffic and flight movements fell by 98.4% and 63.4% to 864,000
and 128,710, respectively, while cargo throughput recorded 4.6
million tonnes, an increase of 0.3% year on year.
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