Hong Kong Airport sees massive increase in passengers, wins 'Airport of the Year 2022'
The Hong Kong International Airport experienced a 254.1 percent increase in passengers for June 2022, compared to the same month in the previous year, with a total of 295,000 passengers arriving at the airport during the month, the Airport Authority (AAHK) announced on Friday.
The increase follows the relaxation of inbound travel and transfer/ transit measures of all passenger segments, including Hong Kong residents, visitors, and transfer/ transit passengers. Passenger traffic to and from Southeast Asia saw the most significant increase.
Over the first six months of the year, HKIA handled 842,000 passengers, an increase of 121.7 percent compared to last year. The airport handled 2.1 million tons of cargo and 62,155 flight movements, representing decreases of 8.2 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively.
In other news, HKIA was named “Airport of the Year 2022” at the World Air Cargo Awards hosted by Air Cargo Week. The award is considered one of the most prestigious recognitions of excellence in the global air cargo industry. Industry groups from the air freight supply chain sector, logistics providers, and suppliers vote on the winners.
Cissy Chan, Executive Director, Commercial of AAHK, said, “We are honored to receive this award, which recognizes the HKIA cargo community’s exceptional professionalism and commitment to strengthening the airport’s position as the world’s busiest cargo airport.
"Despite the challenges brought by the pandemic, HKIA ceaselessly strives for service excellence and operational efficiency. We will continue to work closely with our partners to enhance our cargo services, connectivity, and digitalization to further reinforce our status as the world’s leading air cargo hub.”