Traffic up 8.5% at Hong Kong in March

posted on 16th April 2018 by Jordan Newton
Traffic up 8.5% at Hong Kong in March

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded strong growth in passenger volume in March, handling 6.39 million passengers with a year-on-year (YOY) surge of 8.5 per cent.

Flight movements increased by 2.8 per cent to 36,240 compared to the same month last year.

Passenger volume experienced a strong growth in late March as a result from the Easter travel peak as compared to 2017.

Hong Kong resident travel, which registered a YOY growth of 18 per cent over the same month last year, contributed the most to the growth in passenger traffic, while traffic to and from Mainland China and Japan recorded the most significant increases.

Over the first three months of the year, HKIA handled 18.3 million passengers a YOY rise of 4.4 per cent. Flight movements increased 2.7 per cent to 104,545 compared to the same period in 2017.

On a rolling 12-month basis, passenger throughput and flight movements increased 4.5 per cent to 73.6 million and 3.2 per cent to 423,390 respectively.

Airport Authority Hong Kong executive director of airport operations, C K Ng said: “HKIA will continue to work closely with its business partners to maintain smooth and efficient operations and provide a world-class airport experience.”