Hong Kong passenger traffic up 1% in July, airport targets electric vehicle use

posted on 20th August 2019 by Justin Burns
Hong Kong passenger traffic up 1% in July, airport targets electric vehicle use

Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) passenger numbers grew by one per cent to 6.7 million in July, driven principally by traffic to and from Southeast Asia and Japan.

The rise in passenger numbers was supported by 11 per cent growth in transfer and transit traffic compared to July 2018.

Over the first seven months of the year, HKIA handled 44.6 million passengers, representing a year-on-year increase of 2.3 per cent. On a 12-month rolling basis, passenger volume grew by two per cent to 75.7 million.

Meanwhile, HKIA operator the Airport Authority Hong Kong has joined EV100 and EP100, the Climate Group’s global corporate leadership initiatives, and is first airport in the world committing to both initiatives.

To comply with the requirements of EV100, the AA is targeting increasing the number of electric vehicles (EVs) operating at HKIA from the existing 720 to more than 3,000 by 2030, and to provide over 1,320 charging points to support airport operations. In addition, more than 100 chargers will be provided at car parks for the airport community and passengers.

As a member of EP100, the AA said it will continue to expand the scope of its ISO 50001 energy management system (EnMS) certification to cover all terminal buildings at HKIA by next year and increase energy productivity 30 per cent by 2030 compared to 2015.