HK air­port sees record high through­put

Shanghai Daily - - FRONT PAGE - AVI­A­TION

HONG Kong In­ter­na­tional Air­port wit­nessed con­tin­u­ous traf­fic growth in 2018, with the vol­ume of pas­sen­gers and cargo through­put grow­ing 2.5 per­cent and 1.5 per­cent re­spec­tively, said Air­port Au­thor­ity Hong Kong yes­ter­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the air­port au­thor­ity, three air traf­fic cat­e­gories reached new an­nual heights. Dur­ing last year, HKIA han­dled 74.7 mil­lion pas­sen­gers and 5.1 mil­lion tons of over­all cargo through­put. Flight move­ments reached 427,725, with an in­crease of 1.7 per­cent.

Amid the un­cer­tain global eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion, Hong Kong flight move­ments and pas­sen­ger vol­ume ex­pe­ri­enced steady growth, ben­e­fit­ing from growth in vis­i­tor traf­fic to Hong Kong.

Data from Hong Kong’s Tourism Board showed that to­tal vis­i­tor ar­rivals from Jan­uary to Novem­ber last year reached 58.56 mil­lion, up 10 per­cent over the same pe­riod in 2017.

The air­port would con­tinue to launch new ini­tia­tives, in­clud­ing the up­com­ing Ter­mi­nal 1 An­nex Build­ing, to cater for the surg­ing de­mand and there­fore to so­lid­ify HKIA’s lead­ing po­si­tion as a re­gional and in­ter­na­tional avi­a­tion hub, said au­thor­ity CEO Fred Lam.

As a ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture, Hong Kong air­port con­nected over 220 des­ti­na­tions.

(Xin­hua)

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