Hong Kong International Airport reports drop in traffic

Posted in Airport Lounges, Airport News by Jeff on the June 16th, 2009

Hong Kong Airport have reported a year-on-year drop in air traffic, much in line with other major airports across Europe and the world.

Air cargo shipped through the airport dropped 17.6 percent year-on-year in May, as the on-going global downturn continued to impact demand for goods made in southern China. Much of the drop in air cargo via Hong Kong International airport has been attributed to the significant drop in demand for consumer goods in the United States and Europe.

Passenger numbers passing through the airport, one of Asia’s key transport hubs, also dropped 12.7 percent to 3.6 million in the same period. This drop in passenger numbers has undoubtedly had an impact on the local economy in terms of hotel trade, and indeed on services at the airport such as the three Hong Kong Airport Lounges that serve both the east and west departure halls.

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