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Old March 6th, 2005, 09:04 AM   #801
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Provisional Civil International Air Traffic Statistics Jan 2005
February 8, 2005

Total Passengers
January 2005 : 3,025,000 vs. 3,050,311 in 01/2004 (-0.8%)
Past 12 Mths : 37,116,000 + 34.2%

Cargo Handled (Tonnes)
Unloaded : 92,000 vs. 80,533 in 01/2004 (+14.2%)
Past 12 Mths : 1,177,000 +13.7%

Loaded : 155,000 vs. 116,498 in 01/2004 (+33.0%)
Past 12 Mths : 1,975,000 +23.0%

Total : 247,000 vs. 197,032 in 01/2004 (+25.4%)
Past 12 Mths : 3,152,000 +19.4%

Aircraft Movements
Passenger : 17,080 vs. 16,892 in 01/2004 (+1.1%)
Past 12 Mths : 200,795 +26.8%

Cargo : 3,005 vs. 2,090 in 01/2004 (+43.8%)
Past 12 Mths : 33,960 +22.4%

Non-Revenue : 180 vs. 324 in 01/2004 (-44.4%)
Past 12 Mths : 3,335 +27.7%

Total : 20,265 vs. 19,306 in 01/2004 (+5.0%)
Past 12 Mths : 238,090 +26.2%
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Tuesday March 8, 8:19 AM
HK PRESS: Cathay Pacific To Expand Flight Schedule

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (0293.HK) plans to boost its trans-Pacific and Asian passenger services this summer as it takes delivery of at least six new wide-body jetliners, reports the South China Morning Post, quoting sources.

The carrier, which is due to report its 2004 results Wednesday, plans to add the west coast of the U.S. to its schedule of flights, and increase its services to north Asia, Beijing and Vietnam.

Cathay has also assigned a tentative July 1 launch for its inaugural Moscow services, but a source said the flights still haven't been given the final go-ahead by management, the paper reported.
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Cathay seeks aggressive growth
The carrier, which is forecast to report earnings of up to $4.8 billion, plans to boost its transpacific and Asian services

Joseph Lo
08 March 2005
South China Morning Post

Cathay Pacific Airways plans to boost its transpacific and Asian passenger services this summer as it prepares to take delivery of at least six new wide-bodied jetliners over the coming year.

The carrier, which was due to unveil its final results for last year tomorrow, would add the west coast of the United States to its schedule of flights while increasing its services to north Asia, Beijing and Vietnam, sources said.

Cathay has also assigned a tentative July 1 launch date for its inaugural Moscow services but a source said the flights still had not been given final go-ahead by the senior management.

Analysts expected Cathay to record profits for the year to December within the range of $3.6 billion to $4.8 billion, after the airline reported $1.77 billion in interim profit for the first six months.

As part of an aggressive expansion drive after nearly two years of industry uncertainties over the Sars crisis and the war in the Middle East, Cathay intends to launch a raft of new flights on July 1.

These increases include doubling its San Francisco services to two daily flights and adding a third daily flight to Los Angeles.

Besides, the carrier plans a second daily flight to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam as well as Beijing, to which it returned early last year after a lengthy battle with Hong Kong Dragon Airlines over mainland route rights. It also intends to add a fifth daily flight to Incheon Airport in Seoul.

In response to improved passenger traffic from Japan, the airline will add three more weekly flights to Nagoya in western Japan, while resuming daily non-stop services to Fukuoka.

Cathay spokeswoman Angelique Tam declined to answer questions about the expansion, saying only: "We are expanding our network and plan to add quite a number of flights in the summer schedule."

She said a detailed announcement would be released in the coming weeks.

The airline has six wide-bodied passenger jetliners on order for delivery by 2007, including two Boeing 777-300s and six Airbus 330-300 aircraft.

While the cost of jet fuel has surged in the past month - its price on the Singapore market reached a 12-month high last week and rose from about US$46 a barrel in October to US$63.25 yesterday - analysts said the determining factor to Cathay's bottom-line performance would be continued revenue growth in its passenger and cargo businesses and its ability to cut non-fuel operating costs.

The carrier reported a $1.3 billion net profit for 2003, after having lost $1.24 billion in the first half due to the Sars crisis, which paralysed regional air travel.

Credit Suisse First Boston analyst Peter Hilton, who forecast a $3.65 billion net profit, said Cathay's outlook for the coming year looked good, although the industry could suffer from high fuel costs over the medium term.

He said that on the revenue side of the equation, the firm looked to be in a solid position. The question that did worry many analysts about its outlook was costs.

"Everyone expects jet-fuel prices to cool off by the end of the year. Our energies team expects crude oil to fall to US$40 to US$45 a barrel. The end of the year is a long time, though. Certainly, [Cathay] is capable of surprising us on the costs side. There are some bulls out there," Mr Hilton said.

Other analysts expected Cathay to report profit as much as $4.8 billion, given that the carrier had recorded the highest passenger and cargo load figures among regional carriers in the past year.
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Airline's stopover in HK boosts business links with Vietnam
08 March 2005
South China Morning Post

UNITED AIRLINES' recently launched service between Vietnam and the United States, which stops over in Hong Kong, not only offers a flight time that suits local businessmen, it is helping to smooth trade links between the countries.

The service is the first scheduled flight of a US airline to Vietnam in almost 30 years.

It took years of negotiations between the US and Vietnamese governments to renew air links between the two countries.

Initially, Ho Chi Minh City will be the airline's only destination in Vietnam stopping en route via Hong Kong.

These times met the needs of businessmen in Hong Kong who prefer to travel out of office hours, enabling them to get in a full day's work, said Wyn Li, general manager of sales and marketing for United Airlines in Hong Kong.

The stopover in Hong Kong has potential economic benefits for the SAR through increased trade and tourism.

Hong Kong has been a key intermediary in the US-Vietnam relationship regarding transport, trade and services. Many US businesspeople investing in Vietnam do so out of Hong Kong regional holding companies, or use Hong Kong-based service providers to assist them.

Improved trade links between the US and Vietnam has led to US investors returning to the country.

The number of American tourists is also increasing. In the US, the flight is attracting a large number of passengers, especially Vietnamese-Americans who resettled in the US during or after the Vietnam war and are keen to visit their homeland.

The stopover in Hong Kong is likely to boost arrival numbers from the US, with many passengers in transit choosing to stay for a few days.

While business travellers were still its target audience, Mr Li said its customer base was very broad. Businessmen often travel with their families, adding a significant number of leisure travellers to seats.

The tourism market in Vietnam is emerging, and though it is not yet a destination for large numbers of Hong Kong people, it is likely to grow.

The Vietnamese tourism board does not promote the country as a holiday destination, so United did its own research and will continue to promote tourism to Vietnam, Mr Li said. But despite potential problems caused by red tape, Ho Chi Minh City is receptive to foreigners and open to ideas for commercial growth.

He said the flight using a Boeing 747-400 was operating at an "encouraging" level. He added that 80 per cent was the average capacity of a 747 and it was not expected that daily flights to a developing destination would run at full capacity right away.

The launch is part of an aggressive development strategy by the airline, which between June last year and this year will launch flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.
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HAECO 04 Net Profit Up 27%
Recovers From SARS Outbreak

8 March 2005

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Engineering services firm Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. (0044.HK) said Tuesday its net profit rose 27% on year in 2004 as the company recovered from the SARS outbreak.

HAECO said a reduction in contributions needed to fund retirement benefit plans also helped its bottom line.

Net profit in 2004 was HK$438 million, up from HK$345 million a year earlier. Revenue rose 8% to HK$2.15 billion.

'The Hong Kong operation returned to normal after the shortfall in work seen during the SARS outbreak in the region the previous year, and has experienced growth' in maintenance work, said Chairman David Turnbull.

'In 2004, the increase in line maintenance work reflects the continued expansion of customers' fleets and the growth in traffic through Hong Kong International Airport,' said Turnbull.

'An increase in demand for heavy maintenance in both Hong Kong and Xiamen resulted in high utilization of hangars, which were effectively full,' he said.

An aircraft undergoes line maintenance after each flight. Heavy maintenance refers to more detailed checks on aircraft.

Turnbull said the company expects a 'similar picture' for the first half of 2005.

In 2004, profit contributed by HAECO's 54.55%-owned Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Co., a maintenance and modification unit based in China's Fujian province, rose 12% to HK$91 million.

The contribution from its 45%-owned Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Ltd., which repairs and overhauls aircraft engines in Hong Kong and China, fell 0.6% to HK$157 million.

HAECO recommended a final dividend of 77 HK cents a share, up from 56 HK cents a year earlier.

HAECO is controlled by conglomerate Swire Pacific Ltd. (0019.HK), which is due to report its full year earnings on Thursday.

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 HONG KONG, March 8 (Reuters) - Year ended December 31, 2004
    (in million HK$ unless stated)
    Shr (H.K. cents)         263.0 vs 207.0
    Final Div (H.K. cents)   77.0  vs 56.0
    Exceptional items        n/a   vs n/a
    Net                      438   vs 345
    Turnover                 2,153 vs 1,987
    Company name             Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co.
                             Ltd. (HAECO)
    Books close              May 3-10
    Dividend payable         May 20
    NOTE - Hong Kong Aircraft (0044.HK) is 27.45 percent held by
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Tuesday March 8, 5:23 PM
Hong Kong's Dragonair and Air China expand code-share deal to include Beijing

AP - Dragonair, Hong Kong's No. 2 carrier, said Tuesday it has expanded a code-sharing agreement with Air China Ltd. so that they can sell seats on one another's flights to Beijing.

Under the new agreement, effective March 27, passengers flying with Dragonair will be able to take any of the six daily Air China flights to Beijing in addition to the eight flights operated by Dragonair, the airline said.

"The expanded code-share agreement provides even greater flexibility and choice to our customers," said Dragonair's Chief Executive Stanley Hui.

The two airlines' current agreement already covers the southwestern cities of Chengdu and Chongqing and the northern cities of Dalian and Tianjin, providing their passengers with more flight options on those routes.

Dragonair has been enhancing its co-operation with Chinese carriers as it faced keen competition from Hong Kong's biggest carrier, Cathay Pacific Airways, on routes to Beijing.

Cathay only got back into the mainland China market in late 2003 after a 13-year absence, posing a threat to Dragonair, which has long specialized in services between Hong Kong and the mainland.

The airline resumed cargo operations in Shanghai in January and in the southeastern city of Xiamen last month.
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Haeco profit up 27pc as demand returns to normal
9 March 2005
The Standard

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (Haeco), which provides aircraft maintenance services at the city's airport,said net profit rose by about a quarterlast year as demand increased with airlines expanding or opening more flights amid faster global economic growth.

Net profit rose 27 percent in 2004 to HK$438 million from HK$345 million a year earlier, as sales rose to HK$2.15 billion from HK$1.99 billion. The proposed final dividend was lifted to HK$0.77 from HK$0.56 a share.

"It has been a busy and profitable year for all the company's activities. The Hong Kong operation returned to normal after the shortfall in work seen during the SARS outbreak.'' chairman David Turnbull said. "In addition, the company has benefited from a reduction in the contributions required to fund the retirement benefit schemes.''

Airlines which cut or suspended flights to Hong Kong during the SARS outbreak in 2003 have since been boostingflights gradually to cope with the travel revival. Cathay Pacific Airways, the largest Hong Kong-based airline that controls Haeco with Swire Pacific, last year increased its passenger flights to New York, Manila, Surabaya, Brisbane, Auckland, Dubai and Beijing.

Haeco, the only company offering full-range aircraft maintenance at Hong Kong International Airport, said demandfor line and base maintenance services rose 26 percent and 5 percent, respectively. To handle rising demand, the company is building a second hangar at the airport, set to open first quarter of 2007, at a cost of HK$320 million. It also plans to hire 450 workers ``over the next few years.'' It currently employs nearly 6,900.

Turnover at unit Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Company (Taeco) was HK$762 million last year, compared to HK$607 million a year earlier. Taeco will open its fourth double-bay hangar this year and embark on a program to convert Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft to freighters.
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US pressure for open skies pact
But HK plans to hold out for greater market access

Dennis Eng
08 March 2005
South China Morning Post

US Consul-General James Keith is disappointed over Hong Kong's continued unwillingness to open its market to American airlines and beef imports, and also wants greater protection for patents.

Topping the US list of demands is an open skies agreement - "one area where Hong Kong is not at the cutting edge", Mr Keith said yesterday at the Chinese University. He was giving a speech on the sixth World Trade Organisation ministerial conference, to held in the city in December.

"Every landing and takeoff is the result of a negotiated agreement. One way to get out of that is with an open skies agreement. There obviously has to be something in it for Hong Kong and I think there is," Mr Keith said.

The Hong Kong and US governments are scheduled to hold civil aviation talks next month.

But a government official warned that Hong Kong "already has a very open agreement with the US" and would not budge in its negotiations without the US granting greater market access. He added that, even if the US decided to play the terrorism card in the negotiations, "we will not change our position".

Mr Keith also hopes to push for the resumption of US beef imports, which were halted in December 2003 after a cow in Washington state tested positive for mad cow disease.

He stressed the US and Canada used similar means to detect and prevent the disease and was "disheartened" Hong Kong resumed beef imports from Canada but not the US.

"The government needs to show political will," Mr Keith said, adding that extensive talks with the Hong Kong administration were continuing. He did praise Hong Kong for its crackdown on piracy and counterfeiting but said more was required to protect pharmaceutical patents and copyrights on movies and books.

The Hong Kong Coalition for Intellectual Property Rights, a new group set up by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, is expected to host seminars on the mainland to raise awareness of the issue.

"The federation firmly believes intellectual property rights protection not only defends the profits of companies but also helps enhance the confidence of overseas enterprises in purchasing local products," said federation chairman Kenneth Ting Woo-shou.
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Hong Kong volume edges up
07 March 2005
Journal of Commerce Online

Hong Kong's main cargo handler said on Monday it handled 2.8 percent more cargo in the first two months of 2005 than the same period last year.

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (HACTL) said in a statement it handled 321,443 metric tonnes of cargo in January and February.

"Aggregate tonnage for January and February averages out the Chinese New Year effect, and provides a more accurate picture of tonnage growth," HACTL said.

Cumulative imports for the two month period fell 7 percent to 96,930 tonnes, while exports rose 5 percent to 173,985 tonnes and trans-shipment surged 18.5 percent to 50,528 tonnes.

In February, the total cargo volume fell 12.2 percent against the same period a year ago to 146,671 tonnes.

Import volumes fell 18.4 percent to 45,196 tonnes and exports decreased 14.6 percent to 75,539 tonnes, but trans-shipment rose 11.9 percent rise to 25,936 tonnes.
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Friday March 11, 11:41 AM
INTERVIEW: HK Dragonair To Increase Flight Capacity

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd., Hong Kong's second-largest airline, plans to increase flight capacity on China routes this summer to meet an expected sharp rise in passengers.

Dragonair also plans to start flights to Australia and other Asian countries including South Korea, and launch this summer a cargo service to the U.S.

In an interview, Dragonair's Chief Financial Officer Francis Wai said China's robust economy warrants the increase in the carrier's air services.

"Mainland China is our core market and will continue to be so," said Wai.

Founded in 1985, Dragonair flies to 30 destinations in Asia, and has cargo services to Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Southeast Asia and China.

Dragonair posted record passenger and cargo volume in 2004, when it flew 4.5 million passengers, up 49.2% from 2003. Cargo volume rose 26.8% to 342,413 metric tons.

Wai expects passenger numbers and available seat kilometer - the number of seats multiplied by the number of kilometers flown - each to increase by more than 20% in 2005 as a result of increased flights.

"Indeed, we expect a better performance on most of the passenger routes in our network this year," said Wai.

"The number of outbound travelers from the mainland is rising following the extension of the individual travel scheme," he said, referring to China's relaxed policy on mainland visitors to Hong Kong.

"This, combined with good inbound numbers, should help ensure travel numbers to our main market continue to rise."

Wai said he is "optimistic" that cargo volumes will rise this year as China's exports continue to strengthen. Even so, Wai acknowledged that Dragonair will face competitive pressures on this front this year.

"Many foreign carriers will increase their frequencies to China this year," said Wai, noting the impact of an expanded air services agreement between China and the U.S.

Cargo capacity measured by available tonne kilometer - or the tonnes of capacity available for the transportation of revenue load multiplied by kilometers flown - is expected to grow 20% on year in 2005.

Wai said Dragonair's revenue yields remains under pressure as a result of competition and increased capacity.

"However, we are working hard to reduce unit costs."

Wai said Dragonair continues to face heavy cost pressures from high oil prices.

"Although fuel prices started the year at a lower level than they were for much of 2004, they are still volatile and remain high," he said.

"To help mitigate the impact, we have had no choice but to seek an extension of the passenger fuel surcharge to the end of March, although the level of the surcharge has been adjusted down to HK$42."

Airlines have been levying fuel surcharges on passenger fares as a buffer to rising oil prices.

Dragonair's largest shareholder is Hong Kong-listed China National Aviation Co. (1110.HK), a state-controlled airline holding company. Conglomerates CITIC Pacific Ltd. (0267.HK) and Swire Pacific Ltd. (0019.HK) also hold stakes, while Hong Kong's leading airline, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (0293.HK), owns 18% of Dragonair.
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First stage of runway resurfacing nears completion
Matthew Lee
11 March 2005
The Standard

The first phase of the north runway resurfacing work at Hong Kong InternationalAirport will be completed this month after a 1.5 meter-long crack was discovered last November.

The HK$62 million project started almost immediately after the crack was found as incoming passenger jets were diverted to the airport's southern runway,which is mostly used for takeoffs.

The 4.4 centimeter-wide crack was found in the the midsection of the north runway. The Airport Authority denied subsidence problems but said it might have been caused by the weight of jumbo jets.

However, the north runway has suffered several problems over the years. Not long after it opened in May 1999, nearly a year after the south runway,the runway's bitumen-based paving was found to be too soft in some areas, due to insufficient curing. This required sections of the surface to be replaced.

Later, parts of the runway began to bubble as air pockets trapped beneath layers of geotechnical fabric were pushed up by the underlying water table during certain tides. This problem was solved by drilling 1cm holes through the tarmac to let the air escape.

On airports built on reclaimed land such as Hong Kong's airport, bitumen is the preferred runway surface against concrete, which can be damaged by even the slightest subsidence, a normal occurrence in the early years after land is reclaimed. However, bitumen is much less durable than concrete and requires regular maintenance.

The now completed four-month first phase includes improvements to structuralstrength and surface friction of the north runway, which is primarily used for landings, the authority said.

``With an average of 650 flights landing and taking off at the airport each day, at intervals of one in less than two minutes during peak hours, we are uncompromisingin providing and secur-ing the highest runway standards,'' airfieldacting general manager Ng Chi-kee said Thursday.

In 2004, there were a total of 237,000 takeoffs and landings at the airport.Growth is expected to be more than five per cent, topping 250,000 flights this year. Technical services senior manager Ricky Leung said excessiveroughness and bumpiness on the runway surface could cause premature fatigue and landing instability in aircraft.

The second stage of the resurfacing work will take place in winter next year and similar work is scheduled for the south runway in 2007.

Leung said visual inspections are carried out five times a day and thorough checks of the north and south runways are done once a week.
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Parties stay divided on airport privatisation
Joseph Lo
14 March 2005
South China Morning Post

Airline officials say deep divisions remain over the government's proposed Airport Authority privatisation during the second round of public consultation on the future governance of Chek Lap Kok.

But Cathay Pacific Airways chief operating officer Tony Tyler insists the airline community and the Airport Authority were continuing to meet on open and friendly terms.

"I think I speak for the airline community as a whole when I say that most airlines are neutral on who should own the airport. But it is important for the airport to be competitive, as it is an important driver for local economic growth. Talks with the government and Airport Authority have been open and friendly. But there are still significant disagreements."

The first three-month consultation period ended without agreement on key issues such as the airport's accounting policies and a regulatory and charging structure that reflected the importance of the airport to the development of the local economy.

Public consultation papers released in November prompted concerns that aviation-related charges at Chek Lap Kok would be raised ahead of the listing to give its shares a better valuation on the stock market.

"Privatisation should not be used as an excuse to put up charges. [They] are already high enough to ensure good returns over the long term," Mr Tyler said.

A fundamental disagreement is whether the airport should continue to balance its books on a single-till accounting system or move towards a dual-till system.

The rationale for changing the system would be to give the authority power to set airline charges and commercial leases separately as needed to ensure that both areas are independently profitable.

"The core argument is that, as airport revenues grow, airlines should at least be allowed to share, to some extent, in that growth. That belief is not shared in some sectors," he said.
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14 March 2005
Corporate Pess Release
Cathay Pacific expands services to key cities in summer schedule
Beijing, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Ho Chi Minh, Johannesburg, Nagoya, Perth

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the important expansion of a number of services in its summer schedule, including seven additional weekly flights to Beijing and a third daily non-stop flight to Los Angeles. Additional services will also commence to Amsterdam, Ho Chi Minh City, Johannesburg, Nagoya and Perth.

These new flights will further enhance Cathay Pacific’s global network, which now covers more than 90 destinations world-wide, and strengthen Hong Kong as a global aviation hub and gateway to the Chinese Mainland.

The seven additional weekly flights to Beijing follow on the heels of the recent launch of a daily freighter service to Shanghai and thrice-weekly service to Xiamen.

Cathay Pacific is the only airline that flies non-stop from Hong Kong to Los Angeles and offers more frequent services there than any other airline. The early departure and arrival of the new flight will offer greater choice of connections to all Cathay Pacific code share destinations across the United States.

Amsterdam and Johannesburg, now at five and six flights a week respectively, will become daily services, and Ho Chi Minh City will step up from a daily to double-daily operation. Nagoya will see another seven services a week on top of its double-daily schedule. Perth will move from three to four weekly flights and bring to 52 the number of direct flights the airline operates to six cities in Australia each week.

Cathay Pacific Director Corporate Development Augustus Tang said: “Increasing the frequency of services to double and even triple-daily to key cities is an important part of our growth strategy. Additional and daily services to other cities create a more convenient product for our customers, strengthen our network and thereby enhance Hong Kong’s global hub and Mainland gateway position.”
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Lunar New Year holidays boost air traffic in February

Traffic Statistics : http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/a...s/ms200502.pdf

(Hong Kong, 13 March 2005) - Heavy overseas travel during Lunar New Year holiday boosted February’s passenger throughput at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to over 3.1 million, an increase of 28.6 per cent over the same period last year.

The airport experienced the busiest ever LNY holidays with a single-day record passenger number of 150,000 on 13 February. The average daily traffic over the festive period amounted to around 118,000 per day, an increase of 10 per cent compared to the same period last year. The festive period is defined as a 16-day period from the Saturday before Lunar New Year Day and the Sunday one week after.

Driven by the strong growth in passenger throughput, aircraft movements rose to 19,075, up 10.9 per cent compared to the same month last year.

Cargo throughput in the month slightly dropped by 3.1 per cent to 216,000 tonnes owing to slack traffic that normally takes place during LNY holidays.

In the past 12 months, over 37.8 million passengers travelled through HKIA, an increase of more than 38.2 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year. Cargo tonnage rose 16.0 per cent to 3,138,000. Aircraft movements recorded a buoyant 26.8 per cent increase to 240,030.
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