CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News


Homepage > News > Biz >

HK airport posts new high in passenger throughput

08-16-2010 09:29 BJT

Hong Kong International Airport said Friday its passenger throughput and aircraft movements in July were up 17.5 percent and 14.7 percent from a year earlier, reaching new monthly highs of 4.7 million and 26,720, respectively.

Cargo tonnage in July also jumped 24.5 percent year-on-year to 363,000, it said.

Passenger traffic to and from the Chinesemainland and Southeast Asia performed particularly well last month. Overall visitor number registered a 29-percent increase in July, while Hong Kong resident traffic rose 21 percent year-on-year.

On the air cargo front, exports, especially those to North America and Europe, continued to be the dominant growth driver, surging 36 percent from a year earlier. Import and transshipment volume also saw year-on-year growth of 23 percent and 2 percent, respectively.

Stanley Hui, chief of Hong Kong's Airport Authority, said the market rebound during the summer holiday travel season had been particularly strong.

"July saw a high average load factor of close to 80 percent for passenger flights at Hong Kong International Airport. To meet increased demand, carriers have been active in adding more flights, launching new destinations, or restoring flights that had been suspended during the financial crisis."

"All these increased aviation activities will further strengthen the airport's position as an international and regional aviation center," he said.

Hong Kong International Airport has retained its position as the world's busiest international cargo airport for the 14th consecutive year.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: Global Times

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program