HKIA traffic climbs again

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HKIA handled 4.8m passengers in September
HKIA handled 4.8m passengers in September

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) continued to record growth in terms of passenger and flight movements in September 2013.

According to the latest data from Hong Kong’s Airport Authority (AA), passenger traffic jumped 9.3% last month to 4.8 million, while flight movements saw a year-on-year growth of 5.5% to 30,440. Passenger traffic growth was driven by routes to and from Southeast Asia and mainland China.

And the AA’s CEO, Stanley Hui Hon-chung, said the airport traffic growth was complemented by other forms of cross-border transport.

“Limousine and coach passengers to and from the Pearl River Delta set a new daily record of around 10,500 on 7 October,” Hui revealed. “Furthermore, over 50,000 passengers used our SkyPier ferry services during the first seven days of the month, which is a reflection of the increasing importance of HKIA as a gateway to the Pearl River Delta.”

For the first three quarters of 2013, HKIA handled 44.8m passengers and 275,645 flight movements, representing year-on-year growth of 6.0% and 5.6% respectively.
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