CHINA: Hong Kong’s traffic continues to surge

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), Asia’s third-busiest airport, reported surging passenger and cargo traffic in January leading up to theLunar New Year period. Its passenger throughput surged 14 per cent year-on-year to hit four million passengers in January, thanks to the increasing number of outbound Chinese mainland tourists who started their travelling plan before the […]


Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), Asia’s third-busiest airport, reported surging passenger and cargo traffic in January leading up to theLunar New Year period.

Its passenger throughput surged 14 per cent year-on-year to hit four million passengers in January, thanks to the increasing number of outbound Chinese mainland tourists who started their travelling plan before the Chinese New Year holiday, said Hong Kong Airport Authority.

Cargo volume handled by the world’s busiest airport for international air cargo also jumped 8.9 per cent to 295,000 tonnes in the same period, the authority added.