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Passenger traffic grows at Hong Kong International Airport for third consecutive month

Excerpt from MoodieReport

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The international hub is benefiting from the growing middle class within China that is traveling both domestically and globally.

— Samantha Shankman

Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) climbed by +1.9% year-on-year in October, to 4.7 million. The airport also saw 30,025 flight movements, representing an increase of +.1% compared to the same month last year.

The growth in passenger traffic was driven mainly by a surge in travel by Hong Kong residents for the long National Day holidays, resulting in a +14% rise over October 2011. Passenger traffic to and from South East Asia and Taiwan performed particularly well.  There was a +1.1% rise in cargo, with throughput to and from North America and Mainland China outperforming other key regions.

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