Passenger volumes continue to grow at HKIA
Hong Kong International Airport welcomed 401,000 passengers in July 2022, demonstrating a growth of 259.3 per cent over the same period in 2021.
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has announced the air traffic figures for Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) for July 2022. During the month, Hong Kong International Airport welcomed 401,000 passengers, which represented a growth of 259.3 per cent over the same period in 2021 but passenger volume remained significantly below pre-pandemic levels. Cargo throughput and air traffic movements recorded 17.0 per cent and 3.1 per cent year-on-year drops to 348,000 tonnes and 11,485 movements, respectively.
The relaxation of inbound travel and transfer/transit measures drove the growth in all passenger traffic segments, including Hong Kong residents, visitors and transfer/transit passengers, compared to the same month last year (2021). Passenger traffic to and from Southeast Asia experienced the most significant increase. Click here to read more.
Cargo volume was affected by factors such as global economic uncertainties and disruptions to supply chains caused by the pandemic. Exports and imports decreased by 19.0 per cent and 16.0 per cent year on year, respectively, compared to the same month last year (2021). Cargo traffic to and from the key trading regions in North America and Europe registered the most significant decreases.
Over the first seven months of the year, Hong Kong Airport handled 1.2 million passengers, an increase of 152.8 per cent compared to the same period last year, and 2.5 million tonnes of cargo and 73,635 flight movements, representing decreases of 9.5 per cent and 1.4 per cent, respectively.
On a 12-month rolling basis, the airport handled 2.1 million passengers, marking 127.0 per cent year-on-year growth, and 4.8 million tonnes of cargo and 143,780 flight movements, representing increases of 0.1 per cent and 9.5 per cent, respectively.
In July 2022 a set of vibrant multimedia installations were unveiled in Terminal 1, with specially curated contents to create a soothing environment and provide passengers with an enjoyable airport experience. The elevator at the centre of the ‘Meeters and Greeters Hall’ now houses the captivating ‘Crystal Elevator’, with its crystalline façade screening digital video and images related to Hong Kong as well as themes of travel, nature and games. The ‘Waterfall Gardens’ in the North and South Arrivals Halls synthesise the sights and sounds of nature such as a cascading waterfall, flowing creeks and crystal-clear ponds. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the vertical and floor screens by touching the waterfall and stepping on the stones of a creek, or simply relaxing by the ponds.