HONG KONG, July 19 (Xinhua) — The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) dealt with 16.5 million passengers within the first half of 2023, a rise of over 18 instances from a low base throughout the identical interval in 2022, knowledge from the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) confirmed Tuesday.
HKIA dealt with 3.3 million passengers in June, representing a 6.9 p.c development in contrast with the passenger throughput in May. Cargo throughput and flight actions noticed month-on-month will increase of 1.4 p.c and 0.7 p.c to 355,000 tonnes and 22,365, respectively.
Compared with the identical month in 2022, passenger quantity and flight actions elevated over 10 instances and doubled, respectively. All passenger segments skilled vital development yr on yr, with site visitors to and from Southeast Asia, the Chinese mainland and Japan recording essentially the most vital will increase.
Steven Yiu, govt director of airport operations of AAHK, mentioned passenger site visitors on the airport has recovered to about 60 p.c of pre-pandemic ranges, and noticed a peak of over 127,000 passengers on June 25, a report excessive because the COVID-19 pandemic.
HKIA is working carefully with airways and different enterprise companions to welcome extra passengers throughout the summer season journey season, and to bolster the airport’s standing as a global aviation hub, Yiu mentioned.