Record breaking year for HKIA
Published on Jan 17, 2011
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) announced it has set new annual records in each of its three traffic categories in 2010. During the year, passenger traffic grew to 50.9 million, a 10.3% increase over 2009; cargo increased 23.4% to 4.1 million tonnes; and air traffic movements rose 9.7% to 306,535.
Cross-boundary traffic by land and sea also set new annual records. Cross-boundary passenger trips via coach and limousine registered a yearly increase of 32.2% to 1.7 million, while the SkyPier ferry terminal handled 2.2 million passengers to and from the Pearl River Delta, up 23.8% year on year.
Stanley Hui Hon-chung, Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), said, "We are proud to have achieved a record-breaking year in 2010 on the back of the strong economic performance of the Mainland and Hong Kong following the financial tsunami in late 2008. This further reinforces HKIA's position as a leading international and regional aviation centre, and a preferred gateway to the Mainland.
"Thanks to the collective efforts of our business partners and their staff working at the airport, we were able to maintain high standards in both efficiency and service quality while serving the largest volumes of air passengers and cargo ever seen in Hong Kong," added Mr Hui.
The year 2010 also saw nine new airlines operating flights and routes to HKIA, the launch of new facilities and capacity enhancement. These included the official openings of the North Satellite Concourse and SkyPier, as well as increase in capacity to the baggage handling system.