Hong Kong airport passenger traffic up 16.9% in September

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Hong Kong International Airport's (HKIA) passenger numbers have risen 16.9% to 4.1 million in September from a year ago.

Total aircraft movements were up 15.9% to 26,140, while cargo volumes rose 13.9% to 346,000t.

"If everything goes well, we are confident that HKIA will achieve record volumes in both passenger and cargo throughput this year, strengthening HKIA's position as a leading international and regional aviation centre," says Stanley Hui Hon-chung, CEO of Airport Authority Hong Kong.