As one of the busiest aviation hubs in the world, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) yet again set new records for monthly passenger number and aircraft movements in the previous month.
HKIA has announced that in July, passenger volume grew to 6.7 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 2.2%. Meanwhile flight movements climbed 1.1% over the same period last year to 36,685. Cargo and airmail throughput remained steady in July at 433,000 tonnes compared to last year.
Hong Kong resident travel was the main reason for the growth, which saw an 8% year-on-year growth over the same period last year. Passengers to and from China, Japan and Europe recorded the most significant increases.
Over the first seven months of 2018, passenger and cargo and airmail throughput both experienced year-on-year increases of 3.1%, reaching 43.6 million and 2.9 million tonnes respectively. Flight movements increased by 2.1% to 247,980 compared to the same period last year.
Hong Kong's sky will get even busier in September as EgyptAir will be flying to and from the city. “We are delighted to welcome EgyptAir, a new addition to HKIA’s operating airlines. We hope passengers enjoy the new service to this historic country, and we look forward to welcoming more new airlines adding even more destinations in the future," said Michael Yuen, general manager, airport and industry collaboration, Airport Authority Hong Kong.