Summer traffic boost for Hong Kong International Airport

By Charlotte Turner |

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) achieved a new monthly record of 5.6m passengers – the last monthly record was set in December 2013 – with 33,285 movements in the month, representing a 3.5% growth over the same period last year.


The growth in July passenger traffic was driven by Hong Kong resident and visitor traffic, up 4% YOY. Passenger traffic to/from North Asia and North America recorded the most significant increases.


For the first seven months of 2014, HKIA handled 36.4m passengers and 224,370 flight movements, representing year-on-year increases of 5.9% and 5.4%, respectively.


C K Ng, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said: “We are pleased to have achieved a new monthly record in air traffic movements in July. Increases in passenger traffic, cargo throughput and air traffic movements have clearly demonstrated steady growth momentum in air traffic at HKIA.”



“At the end of July, HKIA welcomed the first Airbus A350 XWB arriving from Toulouse, France, as Hong Kong was one of the fourteen cities chosen for the new aircraft’s route proving exercise. This new mid-sized wide-bodied aircraft offers superior energy efficiency and low emissions, and we applaud the industry’s efforts towards minimising environmental impact,” added Mr Ng.


In other news, during August a group of enthusiastic graduates and students at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts is staging “Summer MJ Fun @ HKIA” at the Meeters and Greeters Hall in Terminal 1 from 11 to 24 August, ‘delighting travellers with a singing and dancing performance echoing the energy and passion of the legendary Michael Jackson’s music’, aiming to provide passengers a lively terminal experience.


Graduates and students at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts is staging “Summer MJ Fun @ HKIA”.



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