Hong Kong’s passenger traffic remains on a steady course towards recovery, whilst cargo throughput bounced back from the previous month, according to the figures of Hong Kong International Airport for the month of June.
Cargo throughput and flight movements in June saw month-on-month increases of 1.4 percent and 0.7 percent to 355,000 tonnes and 22,365, respectively.
HKIA said cargo volume continued to be impacted by global economic uncertainties with throughput in June sliding 2.2 percent year-on-year, with imports down 22.8 percent. Traffic to and from key trading regions in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Japan showed the most significant decreases.
Over the first half of the year, cargo volume declined by 5.4 percemt year-on-year to 2.0 million tonnes. On a 12-month rolling basis, flight movements rose by 35.5 percent to 195,365 as cargo throughput saw a decrease of 15.5 percent to 4.1 million tonnes.
For the same month, HKIA handled 3.3 million passengers, up 6.9 percent compared with the passenger throughput in the previous month. 1The airport also welcomed new passenger airline Royal Air Philippines and added a new destination, Nantong in China’s Jiangsu Province to its extensive air network.
Compared with the same month in 2022, passenger volume and flight movements increased over 10 times and doubled, respectively. All passenger segments experienced significant growth year-on-year, with traffic to and from Southeast Asia, Mainland China and Japan recording the most significant increases.