Hong Kong Airport Reports 109.4% Increase in Passengers; Cargo Down Slightly

Hong Kong Worldwide Airport (HKIA) dealt with 126,000 passengers in April 2022, a year-on-year enhance of 109.4%, though nonetheless considerably decrease than the pre-pandemic ranges in 2019.

The Hong Kong authorities lifted restrictions on arrival flights from 9 nations on 1 April. A complete of 1,185 flights carrying passengers operated at HKIA in April, whereas 1,050 flights was recorded in March. In the course of the month, passenger site visitors to and from Southeast Asia skilled probably the most important will increase.

Cargo throughput and flight actions on the airport recorded through the month had been 375,000 tonnes and 10,320, respectively, decreases of two.8% and 0.6% in comparison with April 2021.

The decline in cargo throughput was primarily attributed to six% year-on-year decreases in each imports and exports, attributable to inadequate cargo capability. The general cargo to and from Europe skilled probably the most important decreases through the month.

Over the primary 4 months of the yr, passenger quantity elevated by 59% to 377,000 whereas cargo throughput and flight actions dropped by 7.6% and 0.9% to 1.4 million tonnes and 40,535, respectively.

On a 12-month rolling foundation, passenger and cargo quantity elevated by 72.5% and 5.7% to 1.5 million and 4.9 million tonnes, respectively. Flight actions rose by 12.2% to 144,450. Actions was recognised with the Inexperienced Airports Recognition 2022 Platinum award within the “over 50 million passengers every year” class for its Climate Forecast for Air-con Management System (Climate FACTS), a predictive management mannequin for air con at HKIA with the usage of large knowledge analytics on real-time knowledge at airport and climate knowledge from the Hong Kong Observatory.

Introduced by Airports Council Worldwide Asia-Pacific, the awards recognise Asia-Pacific airports for excellent achievements in carbon administration and distinctive greatest practices in decarbonisation.

Climate FACTS and one other energy-saving undertaking, the Excessive Voltage Battery Vitality Storage System (BESS), additionally acquired Asia-Pacific Innovation Awards from the Worldwide Facility Administration Affiliation.

Ricky Leung, Govt Director, Engineering & Expertise of Airport Authority Hong Kong, stated, “It’s an honour to obtain these prestigious awards, which recognise our devoted efforts in making use of progressive applied sciences to boost HKIA’s carbon effectivity. The success of Climate FACTS and BESS demonstrates our main place amongst Asia-Pacific airports in delivering exemplary environmental administration efficiency. We’ll proceed to work carefully with our enterprise companions to undertake power effectivity methods and measures as a part of our commitments to attain sustainable airport operation.”

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