Traffic records tumble at HKIA
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Traffic at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) continues to rise, with the hub achieving new record figures last month.
Fuelled by burgeoning demand in the summer peak season, passenger traffic in August 2014 rose 3.3% year-on-year to 5.8 million, beating the previous record set in the same month last year. Flight movements climbed 4.0% to 33,700, setting a new record for the second month in a row.
The growth in passenger traffic in August 2014 was mainly driven by a 6% rise in transit traffic, plus increased demand for routes to and from North Asia and North America.
“It is encouraging to see that HKIA has once again achieved new traffic records this month. We anticipate air traffic at HKIA to continue its growth trend during the remainder of the year in view of the upcoming travel peaks of the National Day golden week and Christmas,” said CK Ng, acting CEO of Airport Authority Hong Kong.
For the first eight months of this year, HKIA has now handled 42.2m passenger movements and 258,105 flight take-offs and landings, registering growth of 5.5% and 5.2% respectively compared to the same period last year.