Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) declined by -89.9% year-on-year in March, Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) revealed today.
During the month, HKIA served just 58,000 passengers and 10,620 flights (-12.5% year-on-year), respectively. Cargo throughput saw a year-on-year increase of +4.9% to 397,000 tonnes. In the same month last year the airport welcomed 576,000 passengers and 12,115 flight movements, representing year-on-year decreases of -91.0% and -67.0% respectively as the impact of the then fledgling pandemic began to bite.
Compared with the pre-COVID March 2019 figures (6.4 million), HKIA passenger traffic is down by -99.99% and flight numbers by -71%.
Passenger traffic remained weak in March as the COVID-19 pandemic continued, AAHK said. Passenger traffic decreased significantly compared to the same month last year in all categories, namely Hong Kong residents, visitors, and transfer/transit passengers.
Over the first three months of the year, HKIA served 176,000 passengers and 30,475 flights, representing year-on-year decreases of -97.8% and -51.9%, respectively; meanwhile cargo handled during the period rose 13% to 1.1 million tonnes.
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