(21 Mar 2022, 11:27 +07)
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled
86,000 passengers in February 2022, a year-on-year increase of
80.2%, though passenger volume continued to remain significantly
lower than the pre-pandemic level recorded in 2019.
Departure passengers to Mainland China and
Southeast Asia experienced the most significant increases during
the month, while transfer/ transit passenger volume underperformed
due to tightened restrictions.
On a 12-month rolling basis, passenger and cargo
volumes increased by 2.6% and 8.5% to 1.4 million and 5.0 million tonnes, respectively. Flight movements rose by 12.4% to 145,285.
Canine Unit at Hong Kong International Airport
Cargo volume and flight movements recorded 272,000
tonnes and 8,330, respectively in February, decreases
of 12.2% and 1.9% compared to the same month in 2021.
Cargo throughput declined as a result of flight
reductions following the emergence of the Omicron variant of
COVID19. Exports and transshipments were affected most
significantly, declining by double digits compared to same month
last year. Overall cargo to and from North America experienced the
most significant decrease during the month.
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) received the Gold Award in the
“Best Innovation for Future Enterprise” category at the Star
Awards 2021 organised by the Communications Association of Hong
Kong (CAHK). AAHK was awarded Gold for its innovative approach in
providing a shared infrastructure at HKIA that supports a
private-enterprise 5G network as well as infrastructure for mobile
operators to provide public 5G service.
Executive Director, Engineering & Technology of AAHK, said, “We
are honoured to receive this award, which recognises HKIA’s
commitment to innovation. The entire airport island is currently
covered by 5G networks, and we are developing the infrastructure
of our private 5G network for use together with our airport
community. The implementation of 5G at HKIA not only enhances our
operational efficiency, but also enables us to provide better
services for our passengers and accelerate the development of HKIA
into a smart airport.”