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HKIA Releases Traffic Figures for September


The Airport Authority receives the “Elite Employee Wellness Award” in the HR Excellence Award 2019/20 organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management.

AA Wins Employee Wellness Award

(HONG KONG, 16 October 2020, 1600hrs)  –  Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) today released the traffic figures of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for September 2020. During the month, the airport handled 100,000 passengers and 10,535 flight movements, representing year-on-year decreases of 97.9% and 68.5%, respectively. Cargo throughput was 388,000 tonnes, recording a year-on-year drop of 4.4%, while freighter movements surged 25.0% to 6,020, up from 4,815 recorded during the same month last year.

Travel demand remained weak as a result of the continuation of Hong Kong’s entry restrictions for non-residents, as well as immigration restrictions and quarantine measures implemented in different countries and regions. During the month, passenger traffic decreased significantly in all categories, namely Hong Kong residents, visitors and transfer/transit passengers, compared to the same month last year.

On the cargo front, although imports and exports increased by 10% and 4% respectively compared to the same month last year, transshipments experienced a significant decrease due to shortage of belly capacity on passenger flights. Cargo throughput to and from Southeast Asia and Mainland China experienced the most significant decreases during the month.

Over the first nine months of the year, HKIA handled 8.6 million passengers and 124,555 flight movements, reporting 84.5% and 60.9% declines, respectively. Cargo throughput saw an 8.4% drop to 3.2 million tonnes.

On a 12-month rolling basis, passenger throughput and flight movements recorded 66.7% and 47.3% year-on-year declines to 24.7 million and 225,425, respectively. Cargo throughput fell 7.0% to 4.5 million tonnes.

Separately, the AA received the “Elite Employee Wellness Award” in the HR Excellence Award 2019/20 organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management, in recognition of the AA’s efforts in protecting and enhancing the health and well-being of its employees.

Florence Chung, Executive Director, Human Resources & Administration of the AA said, “Guided by our core value of caring for people, the AA provides full support to its staff by looking after their well-being and motivating colleagues to lead healthy habits through various wellness programmes. We are honoured to receive this award in recognition of our endeavours to encourage staff to lead an active lifestyle and strike a work-life balance.”

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