Hong Kong Airport Passenger Volumes Up 16.9% In September

According to Hong Kong's Airport Authority, passenger volumes at Hong Kong International Airport surged 16.9% year on year to 4.1 million and cargo volume went up 13.9% to 346,000 tons.

The Airport Authority said in a statement that aircraft movements also recorded a double-digit increase of 15.9% from a year earlier to 26,140 last month.

Last month, all key regions registered year-on-year growth, with the Chinese Mainland and South East Asia remaining the best performers.

For the first nine months of 2010, the airport's passenger volume amounted to 38 million, up 10.9% compared to the same period last year. Cargo throughput jumped 28.7% to 3 million tonnes and air traffic movements went up 8.2% to 224,890.

"If everything goes well, we are confident that HKIA will achieve record volumes in both passenger and cargo throughput this year, strengthening HKIA's position as a leading international and regional aviation centre," said Stanley Hui Hon-chung, CEO of the authority.