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AAHK Welcomes IATA’s Revised Projection of Air Traffic Recovery for Hong Kong


(HONG KONG, 4 July 2023, 2100hrs)  –  Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) welcomes International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) latest projection of air passenger traffic for Hong Kong which sees a full recovery to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024.

Vivian Cheung, Chief Operating Officer of AAHK, said, “We have been communicating closely with IATA and global stakeholders about the latest developments in Hong Kong. We are delighted that IATA revised its projection to express an optimistic outlook after the Government announced the new scheme that allows importation of labour to support the aviation industry.”

Previously IATA projected that Hong Kong is expected to surpass the pre-pandemic air passenger levels by 2027.

Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport has been rising since the relaxation of travel restrictions. Currently, the airport is handling over 120,000 passengers a day, representing about 60% of the pre-pandemic level.

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