Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 69.7 million passengers and 410,000 flight movements for the full year ending 31 March 2016. The totals represent year-on-year increases of 7.8% and 3.6% respectively. Cargo throughput softened 1.4% to 4.3 million tonnes during the year. HKIA remained the world’s third busiest international passenger airport, while in the cargo front, HKIA continued to be the world’s busiest cargo airport for the sixth consecutive year.

Jack So Chak-kwong, Chairman of the AA, said, “We are delighted that HKIA had such a remarkable year. In addition to handling record numbers of passengers and flights, HKIA also won the prestigious 'Airport of the Year' award from Air Transport World for its total commitment to service excellence.”

The number of passengers using HKIA’s land and sea cross-boundary transport during the year increased to 4.9 million. This included 2.81 million passengers who made trips between HKIA and SkyPier ferry destinations in Macao and the Pearl River Delta, 0.1% higher than last year. Lianhuashan in Guangzhou became the ninth ferry port added to the SkyPier network. HKIA also handled 2.1 million cross-boundary passengers by coaches and limousines, an increase of 1.2% over 2014/15.

The five-storey Midfield Concourse was completed on schedule and commenced operation during the year. It gives HKIA 20 additional parking positions that can handle approximately 20% of the airport’s daily flights, and raises capacity by at least 10 million passengers a year.