During the month, cargo throughput rose by seven percent year-on-year to 315,000 tonnes. Passenger volume rose by six percent to 5.82 million, while flight movements increased by 3.5 percent to 32,320 compared to the same month year-on-year.
Combining the figures for the first two months of this year, HKIA handled 725,000 tonnes of cargo, 11.9 million passenger trips, and 68,305 flight movements, representing growth of 8.6 percent, 2.3 percent and 2.6 percent, respectively, over the same period year-on-year.
The combined growth of passenger volume was driven by five percent year-on-year growth concerning visitor traffic. During the period, traffic to and from Mainland China and Japan recorded the most significant increases.
Commenting on February’s results and HKIA’s future Steven Yiu, acting deputy director, service delivery, Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, “Popular destinations include Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo. The airport community will work closely together to ensure efficient airport operations during the festive period [Easter].”