Xiamen airport passenger numbers up 16.73% in August

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Passenger traffic at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport grew by 16.73% to 1.4 million in August from a year before.

Aircraft movements increased by 15.96% year on year to 11,561, said the airport.

The total amount of cargo handled by the airport rose by 2.22% to 20,922 tonnes, it added.

Xiamen International Airport Group, the operator of the airport, said that a boost in the tourism industry contributed to the rise in passenger traffic numbers.