Hong Kong International Airport's (HKIA) total passenger numbers increased by 4.1% to 4.72 million in May, compared with the same period last year.
The growth in passenger traffic was due to 7% year-on-year growth in visitor traffic and 10% growth in Hong Kong resident traffic. Passenger traffic to and from Southeast Asia and mainland China performed particularly well.
Total aircraft movements at the airport rose by 6.1% to 31,000, while cargo volumes climbed by 1.8% to 339,000t.
The growth in cargo throughput last month was driven mainly by exports and transshipments, which were up 1% and 4% respectively. During May, cargo throughput to and from North America outperformed other key regions.